Jembisa Bush Home overlooks the Palala River which flows through a private wildlife reserve in the heart of the malaria-free Waterberg region of the northern Limpopo province. This exquisite Bush Home represents the very pinnacle of luxury wilderness safari destinations. And can be booked on an exclusive-use basis or non-exclusive, shared basis. With capacity for up to 10 adults and four children, Jembisa makes the perfect bushveld base for an unforgettable family or group breakaway.
Constructed from local stone, dark wood, and thatch with a central courtyard, this idyllic, family-friendly Bush Home is both aesthetically appealing and functional. Jembisa offers guests five beautifully-appointed en-suite bedrooms, and separate children’s bunkroom with cots available for infants and toddlers.
Each bedroom features a king-size bed and is done out with crisp white linens and vibrant colours. This contemporary take on the vintage colonial style is evident in the refined ebony furnishings, burnished metal fittings, and African-inspired accessories found throughout this stylish Bush Home.
Enjoy the stunning views over the adjacent bushveld and the Palala River from your private balcony or the communal wooden deck. Relax in the cool tranquility of the thatched awning alongside the swimming pool. Challenge fellow guests to a friendly match on the floodlit tennis court. Curl up with a good read in the well-stocked library which includes a special Africana section. Keep your energy levels up with freshly prepared meals made to your specifications using as many locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients as possible, and served in a range of exciting dining venues.
A stay at Jembisa ensures no shortage of fun things to do for the whole family. Activities include guided game drives, bush trails, magical star-gazing, visits to ancient Bushman paintings and Iron Age sites, fishing, quad biking, and cycling.
The private reserve’s varying habitats from lush, wooded gorges to open savanna are home to a phenomenal abundance of plant and animal species. Expect sightings of giraffe, hippopotamus, Livingstone’s eland, kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, impala, and crocodile. While bush babies, porcupines, aardvark, caracals, leopards, and brown hyenas are typically encountered on the thrilling night drives.
Children-oriented activities include spoor identification and tracking, bug and frog hunting, and basic bush survival skills. Scenic helicopter flips, horseback and elephant back safaris as well as excursions to Welgevonden Game Reserve for the chance to see the Big 5 can be arranged at an additional cost.
For a truly sublime wilderness experience, spend a night or two camping out Nomad style under the mesmerising southern stars. What better way to start your day than waking with the dawn chorus as the sun rises over the pristine Waterberg plateau.
Use of Jembisa is inclusive of all meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, game activities, and laundry plus the dedicated services of a chef, ranger, and nanny. If the idea of a secluded safari getaway with a difference takes your fancy, you’ll find Jembisa really is the epitome of a Bush Home away from home.
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
|Details||1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018|
|Exclusive Use (1-8 guests)||
|- Additional Guests (Per Adult)||
|- Additional Guests (Per Child)||
|- Additional Guests (Per Infant)||
|Non Excl Use (Per Adult)||
|- Non Excl Use (Per Child 3-11Yrs)||
|- Non Excl Use (Per Infant 0-2yrs)||
|Weekly Rate per week min. 7 nights, up to 8 guests||238,620.00|
|- Additional Guests (Per Adult 7 nights)||23,765.00|
|- Additional Guests (Per Child 7 nights)||16,975.00|
|- Additional Guests (Per Infant 7 nights)||6,790.00|
Jembisa can be taken on an exclusive, private use basis, or a non-exclusive, shared basis. The rates for each are below plus an extra rate for extended stays, 7 nights or more.
All rates are fully inclusive of all meals, all drinks, safari activities at Jembisa and laundry.
Rates are subject to change without notice
Jembisa is an idyllic “exclusive use” safari lodge, located within a private game reserve in the heart of the beautiful Waterberg Plateau, which is found in the northern Limpopo Province of South Africa. The reserve is a beautiful un-spoilt wilderness of rivers, cliffs, gorges, woodland and open savanna that has been preserved through careful conservation management.
Rates include exclusive use or non exclusive use of the lodge, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, private chef, private ranger, personal nanny, laundry service, game drives and bush walks, sundowners, camp outs, all activities on the game reserve and VAT/taxes.
Rates exclude road and air transfers to and from Jembisa, transport to and from local excursions, curios, massages and telephone calls.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Special Offers and discounted rates cannot be used in conjunction with each other, and are subject to change without notice.
TRANSFER RATES: ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES:
Available on request Arrive: 14h00 Depart: 11h00
LODGE ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES:
Jembisa Lodge has 5 en-suite bedrooms and a children’s bunkroom. The total capacity of Jembisa is 10 adults & 4 children. Arrangements are flexible, to suit guests needs. Cots are available for infants. Library - including special Africana section
Tranquil wooden deck overlooking the Palala River, plus a swimming pool with thatched shade and a floodlit tennis court
Wi-fi is available at the lodge. There is a small curio shop.
CHILDREN AT JEMBISA:
Children of all ages are very welcome at Jembisa, and activities are tailor-made to suit all ages.
There is a spacious playroom where children’s books, games and wildlife videos are available. Free baby-sitting is provided.
Jembisa offers guided game drives and bush walks, night drives and magical star-gazing. Private visits to Bushman painting and Iron Age sites on the reserve, bush dining, sleep outs, fishing, swimming, tennis and cycling. Fun activities for the children include spoor identification and tracking, bug and frog hunting and basic bush survival skills. Other local activities include a scenic helicopter flips, horse riding, quad biking and even an elephant back safaris and visit to a Big 5 reserve – these external excursions can all be arranged at an additional cost.
Jembisa is located in a malaria free area. There are doctors, a pediatrician 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.
MEALS & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:
All our meals are freshly prepared by our chef and we will gladly cater for any special dietary requirements. Separate meal times can be arranged for children. We offer a variety of exciting dining venues, and make use of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
The landscape provides a wide variety of habitats, resulting in a high diversity of plant and animal species. Sightings of giraffe, hippopotamus, Livingstone’s eland, kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, impala and crocodile are common. On night drives, bush babies, porcupines, aardvark, caracals, leopards and brown hyenas can be encountered.
WEDDINGS & CONFERENCES:
Jembisa is ideal for intimate weddings and small conferences. Please contact us with your requests.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY:
A 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure the reservation.
Full and final payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.
60-90 days prior to arrival 25% cancellation fee
30-60 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation fee
0-30 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee
*All cancellations must be received in writing.
We highly recommend that all guests take out comprehensive travel insurance including full medical cover, as well as cancellation and curtailment cover.