Perfectly positioned in the stunning mountainous views of the Waterberg in the Limpopo province, South Africa, Jembisa is an incredible private game reserve with an extensive diversity of habitats and biomes as well as savannah plains, syringa forests, riverine forests, gullies, rock faces, cliffs, flood plains and with 7km of the Palala river flowing through it.

There are two beautiful homely and cosy lodges within the reserve, Jembisa Bush Home and Magari Safari Lodge. These modern and leisurly lodges are a great getaway destination for family safaris or small groups of friends or couples who want to enjoy the award winning African hospitality and diverse wildlife experiences many unique to Jembisa.

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

Accommodation options at Jembisa

  • Jembisa Lodge Suites

    groupMin 1 guest - max guests

    Comprising cosy and modern lodge suites, Jembisa Bush Home, in its own secluded wildlife reserve with a unique safari experience that is a great combination of …


    from R 8200 / Per person per night

    R4100 Last minute rate

  • Magari Safari Lodge

    groupMin 1 guest - max guests

    Magari Lodge is a stunning, boutique safari villa in the private Jembisa Game Reserve in the heart of the Waterberg wilderness. Magari is in an unbelievably bea…


    from R 7288 / Per person per night sharing

    R3644 Last minute rate


What's included

The Rates Include:

Rates include exclusive use or non-exclusive use of the lodge, all meals, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, laundry service, game drives and bush walks, sundowners, camp outs, all activities on the game reserve and VAT/taxes.

The Rates Exclude:

Rates exclude road and air transfers to and from Jembisa, transport to and from local excursions, curios, massages, and telephone calls.


How to get there

  • 1 hrs

    Polokwane International Airport

  • Jembisa

    Jembisa, Muisvogelkraal 654LR, Vaalwater

  • Check in at Jembisa

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Jembisa

    11:00 on day of departure

R 8,200 / per person per night

R4100.00 Last minute offer

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  • 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! review

    Kimberly D.

Jembisa 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.