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About Jembisa Bush Home

Jembisa Bush Home is a beautifully private safari villa, perfectly positioned in the stunning mountainous region of The Waterberg in Limpopo, South Africa. Tucked away on Jembisa Private Game Reserve, the surrounds offer a peaceful escape from it all, with an extensive diversity of habitats and biomes as well as savannah plains, syringa forests, riverine forests, gullies, rock faces, cliffs, flood plains and the majestic Palala River flowing through the reserve.

Jembisa Bush Home can be booked out on an exclusive-use or per-room basis, and offers comfortable, wonderfully furnished lodgings with six en-suite bedrooms and a children's bunkroom. Five of these en-suite bedrooms are located within the Jembisa Bush Home itself, while the sixth loft-style suite, known as the Garden Room, is adjacent to the lodge and comfortably accommodates two guests. Jembisa Bush Home can host a total of 12 adults and 4 children and features spacious living and dining areas, a pool, tennis court, shaded patio and rolling lawns.

Jembisa Bush Home Setting

Jembisa Bush Home was initially constructed as a family residence, the very same family continues to operate the reserve, and their ongoing presence has preserved a delightfully laid-back ambience at Jembisa. A stay here is reminiscent of vacationing in a cosy bush home, complete with shared access to personal collections in the library and games room. The lodge's rich heritage has a distinctive atmosphere characterised by warmth, attentiveness, enjoyment, tranquility, and a true sense of being somewhere unique.

There are numerous activities to choose from while staying at Jembisa, suited to all ages and interests. These include day and night game drives, guided bush walks, wildlife camera trap setting, bird watching, campouts under the stars, mountain biking, teen tracker programmes, swimming, fishing, visits to Bushman painting and Iron Age sites on the reserve, and even at-home massage treatments for those looking for more rejuvenation.

What's included

  • All meals
  • All beverages
  • Laundry service
  • All available activities

Frequently asked questions

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  • Does Jembisa Bush Home have a pool?

  • What type of room options are there at Jembisa Bush Home?


  • Jembisa!

    Had the most amazing time with the Jembisa team! The attention to detail of the staff was absolutely off the charts and it made our anniversary weekend away very special. Would recommend Jembisa to anyone looking to relax, eat amazing food and enjoy nature at its finest!

    Conservio.com review

    Kimberly D.

  • Heaven for the kids

    Jembisa was heaven for our kids - everything thought through to make the stay memorable and enjoyable. Such a great place for families with lots to do and all taken care of - highly recommended! We will be back

    Conservio.com review

    M. Haytor

Jembisa Bush Home impact highlights

Jembisa is situated in the center of the Unesco world biosphere reserve of the Waterberg, in Limpopos. Land and wildlife management is key and planned with the assistance of consultants and experts in the field. As a result, this pristine wilderness is being managed sustainably and conserved for the future.

The owners of Jembisa hold a deep-seated commitment to preserving and responsibly overseeing this extraordinary and stunning segment of the natural environment. Their foremost focus is on the meticulous management of the land and wildlife, a task undertaken in collaboration with experienced consultants and field experts. This dedicated effort ensures that the pristine wilderness is being sustainably tended to and safeguarded for generations to come.

To craft a comprehensive management blueprint for Jembisa, the services of Dr. Fanie Venter, a distinguished figure in the field, have been enlisted. This meticulous plan encompasses every facet of land, river, flora, and fauna management.

On a broader scale, Jembisa is an integral part of the UNESCO-designated Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, actively participating in the Waterberg Nature Conservancy. This organization unites the majority of landowners in the region, with the shared objective of nurturing sound conservation practices, exchanging ideas, and offering mutual support. At the international level, our primary affiliation is with Fauna and Flora International, an organization we fervently endorse and support.

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