|JEMBISA BUSH HOME, VAALWATER (50km)
|Reservations: 082 570 8474
Lodge: 083 438 1166
|Muisvogelkraal, Vaalwater 0530 South Africa
Jembisa is a beautiful, classic safari house, located within its own private game reserve in the heart of the beautiful Waterberg Plateau, in the northern Limpopo Province of South Africa. The safari adventure offering is flexible, tailor made with many, many safari activities on offer to suit all ages.
It is perfect for families, multi-generational groups and small groups of friends. The safari experience is timeless with an extraordinary level of service and attention to detail. Jembisa Bush Home won the 2019 Safari Guild awards for the Best Safari House in South Africa and Best Family Safari Experience South Africa, amongst other awards.
The reserve is a beautiful un-spoilt wilderness of rivers, cliffs, gorges, woodland and open savanna that has been preserved through careful conservation management.
Jembisa is beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable with spacious, light and airy rooms and 6 en-suite bedrooms and a children’s bunkroom.
The total capacity of Jembisa is 12 adults & 4 children. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden with lots of lawn and shady trees with a swimming pool, floodlit tennis court, bush -croquet lawn and trampoline. Monkeys, banded mongoose and tortoises are frequent visitors to the garden.
All ground floor rooms open onto a wide, shaded verandah, perfect for bird-watching, playing games, reading and sundowners. There is a library - including special African reference section. A wooden deck provides wide views over the Palala river and beyond and facilities for massages and other spa treatments. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. There is a small curio shop.
There are a wide range of activities to suit all ages and interests, including day and night game drives, guided bush walks, wildlife camera trap setting, bird watching, camp outs under the stars, mountain biking, teen tracker programmes, swimming, fishing, visits to Bushman painting and Iron Age sites on the reserve and massage treatments for those looking for more relaxation. We also offer interesting activities nearby such as safari horseback riding, big 5 game drives, safari golf, shopping at African curio art shops, adventurous zip lining and cultural tours (subject to availability).
The landscape provides a wide variety of habitats, resulting in a high diversity of animal and plant species. The reserve offers more than 69 animal species and over 300 bird species. Night drives are a favourite where guests can search for the more elusive nocturnal animals such as bush baby, porcupine, aardvark, caracal, leopard and brown hyena.
Children of all ages are very welcome at Jembisa. A wide range of fun, interesting and entertaining activities have been developed to enthral, enchant and educate children of all ages. There is also a spacious playroom where children’s books, games and wildlife videos are available. Free baby-sitting is provided.
All meals are freshly prepared by the chef who makes use of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We will gladly cater for any special dietary requirements and offer a variety of exciting dining venues both at the lodge and in the bush. Special occasions can be celebrated in style.
Jembisa and its sister lode Magari lend themselves perfectly as a romantic safari destination wedding venue. Weddings of any size can be arranged up to a maximum of 45 guests, who would be accommodated across the two lodges and our bush camps. Each wedding is crafted individually in consultation with the bridal couple. The wedding ceremony and celebration can be conducted anywhere around the lodge and on the reserve. Likewise, conferences can be arranged and accommodated across the two lodges.
GPS CO-ORDINATES: 23° 57.596 E 28° 23.029
Jembisa is approximately 300 km/3 hours North of Johannesburg by road. Transfer services by road or air can be arranged.
RATES INCLUDE: Rates include exclusive use or non-exclusive use of the lodge, all meals, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, laundry service, game drives and bush walks, sundowners, camp outs, all activities on the game reserve and VAT/taxes.
RATES EXCLUDE: Rates exclude road and air transfers to and from Jembisa, transport to and from local excursions, curios, massages and telephone calls.
TRANSFER RATES: Available on request
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES: Arrive: 14h00 Depart: 11h00
Jembisa is located in a malaria free reserve. There are doctors, a paediatrician and a pharmacist in our local town of Vaalwater which is 40 minutes’ drive away. We recommend that you seek general medical advice from your doctor prior to travel.
INSURANCE: We highly recommend that all guests take out comprehensive travel insurance including full medical cover, as well as cancellation and curtailment cover.
Please contact the team at Jembisa Bush Home directly for ENQUIRIES.