A welcoming home in the bush

Facilities & services
  • Five bedrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Private chef
  • Dining and living areas
  • Tennis courts
  • Game drives and bush walks
  • Cycling
  • Visits to the bushman rock art

In the breathtakingly beautiful mountains scenery of the Waterberg, Jembisa is a genuine bush home on its own private game reserve, the Palala River Reserve.

This stylish lodge is perfect for family safaris or small groups of friends or couples looking to experience true African hospitality and diverse wildlife experiences and in a malaria-free environment.

There are five large, spacious bedrooms are en-suite and decorated with natural materials and a contemporary take on colonial style. There is a separate bunkroom allowing adults privacy and children independence and space to play, and cots are available for the youngest visitors. For the adventurous, it’s also possible to spend a night or two camping out under canvas.

The resident Zimbabwean chef, David, prepares delicious meals using fresh local ingredients and seasonal produce from the organic kitchen garden. Dining locations are varied: picnics in the bush, dinner under the stars, lunch on the terrace and al fresco poolside breakfasts. A wide range of drinks are always available along with wines from quality South African estates.

Whether you wish to relax in style or be more active, there are a host of options available at Jembisa. Swimming in the natural saltwater pool; tennis on the floodlit court; an essential oils massage on the sundeck; a visit to the bushman rock art; bush walks on the trail of rhino or a traditional game drive, day or night, in open Land Rovers – all are possible. Game on the reserve includes giraffe, zebra, leopard, brown hyena, hippo and crocodile, with opportunities on night drives to see aardvark, civet cats and porcupines.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.

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