|PALALA RIVER COTTAGES
082 570 8474 or 083 438 1166
|Fax:||086 768 5632|
|Address:||Muisvogelkraal 654LR, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa|
Scattered over the reserve in this wilderness area of outstanding natural beauty , the three self-catering Palala River cottages are all different and can accommodate couples looking for a romantic getaway to families after adventure and fun or groups of friends. All will enjoy the peace, beauty, wildlife, and opportunity to relax in comfortable, well-appointed lodges and excellent personal service. Some of our guests have returned over 30 times!
1. KINGFISHER COTTAGE
Kingfisher cottage consists of a 3 bedroom farmhouse set in a garden with a swimming pool and braai area. There are also 2 en suite rondavels in the garden, creating a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is situated on the banks of the beautiful Palala river with open views across to the hills. Guests may hear hippo , zebra and other wildlife from the lodge and may see a variety of wildlife from the garden.
The spacious open plan sitting and dining room has a log fire for winter months. Firewood is available.
It is perfect for families or small groups and for larger parties can be taken in conjunction with Podica bush camp ( 3 traditional rondavels 500 metres upstream on the other bank of the river). It can be serviced by arrangement.
There is a bird hide a short distance from the cottage on the edge of the Palala river.
2. PODICA BUSH
Podica bush camp has 3 traditional rondavels, each fully equipped with kitchen, bathroom, outdoor shower and veranda. One of the rondavels is a double, another is a double and 2 single beds and the third is a double with a sofa bed. Each has a hammock and private outdoor braai area. Firewood is available. The camp can be taken by one party or each rondavel booked separately.
Set in the riverine bush approximately 50 metres from the Palala river, this camp is right ‘in the bush’. Wildlife may wander through the camp and the birding along the river is excellent. A small hide is set in the bush behind the camp.
Guests can self-game –drive or book a game drive or guided walk with one of our experienced rangers. Subject to availability. For those wanting extra relaxation, a massage can be enjoyed in the privacy of your rondavel.
It is perfect for families or small groups wishing to take the whole camp, or couples looking for a getaway in the wilds.
3. RIVER COTTAGE
The most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more than 10 times! Situated on the banks of the Palala river, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bush.
A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady verandah from which to enjoy game viewing, read a book or relax in the hammock...
Equipped to a very high standard – this is true get away from it all in style.
Enjoy self –drive game viewing or book one of our experienced rangers for a drive or guided walk. Subject to availability. The braai area is set on the river bank. Firewood is available.
Breathtaking wilderness conserved with care.
Jembisa lies in the heart of the Unesco world biosphere reserve of the Waterberg. It is a breathtakingly beautiful reserve that encompasses a wide diversity of habitats and biomes including savannah plains, syringa forests, riverine forests, gullies, rock faces, cliffs, flood plains and with 7 km of the Palala river meandering through it.
As a result it is home to a very broad range of fauna and flora species The land is managed in line with a plan drawn up by Dr Fanie Venter, a leader in the field of bushveld management.
The reserve was created by joining several pieces of land and now covers 3000 hectares. It is private land that is owned by the owners of the Jembisa Bush Home. This allows for good conservation management and control and provides guests with privacy and the knowledge that there will not be other visitors to the reserve other than Jembisa guests.