Jembisa Bush Home

The Best Family Safari Experience In South Africa Award The Best Safari House In South Africa Award

A small and stylish bush home in its own private wildlife reserve offering a unique safari experience that is a perfect blend of adventure and comfort. Situated in beautiful wilderness above the Palala river in the Waterberg region of the northern Limpopo province of South Africa. It offers a wide range of wildlife and safari activities that are flexible to suit all ages and interests. Easily accessible from Johannesburg and malaria-free.

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Jembisa was originally built as a family home and for many years the owners lived here. The same family still own and run the reserve and with their presence Jembisa has retained a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Staying here really does feel like a holiday to one’s home in the bush with personal collections available to all in the library and games room. The heritage of this safari lodge has given it a unique atmosphere of warmth, care, fun, peace plus an intangible 'special something' that is hard to define.


The Jembisa Bush Home will cater to your every desire. Fancy a refreshing swim in the heated pool, a game of tennis on the floodlit court or just sitting back with a good book; we've got you covered.

Relaxation At It's Finest


Whether you wish to relax in style or be more active, there are a host of options available at Jembisa. An essential oils massage on the sundeck, a visit to the bushman rock art, bush walks on the trail of wild game or a traditional game drive, day or night, in open Land Rovers – all are possible. Game on the reserve includes giraffe, zebra, leopard, brown hyena, hippo and crocodile, with opportunities on night drives to see aardvark, civet cats and porcupines.

  • Game drives
  • Night safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Campouts
  • River walks
  • Astronomy safaris
  • Ranger shadowing
  • Photographic safaris
  • Mountain biking
  • Bush dining
  • Children's activities
  • Fauna & flora
  • Aromatherapy massages
  • Birding
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