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.
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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.
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.
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.