Jackalberry Lodge

OVERVIEW

There’s just something about the location that makes you happy to sit back at our Jackalberry Lodge, listen to the sounds of the bush on a quiet afternoon and watch the light slowly change on the northern escarpment of the Drankensberg mountain range.

Nataly and Natasja will make you feel right at home, while Ocean’s infectious laugh rings throughout the Jackalberry lodge while also impressing you with his exhaustive knowledge of bird calls.

Jackalberry is a place to slow down and unwind while also mixing in the thrill of world-class game viewing. Overlook a nearby waterhole often visited by elephants (one of the big 5 safari animals) and antelope, guests can enjoy wildlife sightings, without having to leave the comfort of the main area.

Our hacienda has mottled shade for long, relaxed lunches, while our pool and firepit are also firm favorites with guests. Combined, all these elements create a special feeling at Jackalberry, that keep guests coming back time and again.

If you are looking for more options, check out our other Thornybush Game Reserve lodges in the Kruger Park.

 

Jackalberry Lodge Accommodation Options

Each of the seven thatched suites accommodate two guests each and come with a private deck and an outside shower. There is also a family unit accommodating up to four people.

Lodge Facilities & Services


Babysitting
Bar
Boma
Bush Breakfast
Bush Dinner
Dining Room
Game Drives
Library
Lounge
Mobile Coverage
Pool
Spa
Wake Up Calls
WiFi
STANDARD RATES SA RESIDENTS RATES

The thatched suites have a home-away-from-home feel, allowing guests space and privacy while also being close to the lodge’s main area.

All suites have both inside and outside showers, as well as a large bath. The private veranda allows for some casual game-viewing or a perfect place to read a book.

The classic safari decor adds a bit of local flair to the chalet-style suites, which are all en-suite.


Air-conditioning
Bath Tub
Coffee Maker
Disabled Suitable
Fan
Gratuity Information
Hairdryer
International Adaptor
Kettle
Laundry Service
Mini Bar
Mobile Coverage
Mosquito Net
Outdoor Shower
Phone
Safety Box
Shower
Slippers
Toiletries
WiFi

The Family Suite has two adjoining suites, ideal for a family holiday. Planned in a similar fashion to the other suites, the Family Suite has both inside and outside showers, as well as a large bath.

The private veranda allows for some casual game-viewing or a perfect place to relax between game drives. The classic safari decor adds a bit of local flair to the chalet-style suites, which are all en-suite and come with comfortable, modern furnishings.


Air-conditioning
Bath Tub
Coffee Maker
Disabled Suitable
Fan
Gratuity Information
Hairdryer
International Adaptor
Kettle
Laundry Service
Mini Bar
Mosquito Net
Phone
Safety Box
Shower
Slippers
Toiletries
WiFi



Location

Inside the Thornybush Nature Reserve

Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.

Jackalberry Lodge Reviews

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451paiget Avatar
March Safari & engagement
5 star rating

We can’t express enough how incredible our stay was at Saseka. We only stayed for 2 nights and we were so sad to go- it was the most action packed part of our whole week stay in Kruger ! The... read more

451paiget

2 months ago
AfricaLinx Avatar
Ticked all the boxes
5 star rating

Saseka delivers in every aspect. Hosts are friendly, effective, informative, attentive and the list goes on. The communal spaces are modern, yet the mix of antique and modern furniture and earthy textures fits perfectly on the edge of the riverbed.... read more

AfricaLinx

2 months ago
RoxyGersh Avatar
Absolutely incredible!
5 star rating

We stayed 3 nights at Saseka and it was the most amazing experience. Photos do not do it justice, the lodge itself is just incredible - nothing to fault. The rooms magnificent and every detail has been thought of. Private... read more

RoxyGersh

2 months ago

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