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About Palala River Cottages

Perfectly positioned on the banks of the Palala River in the majestic Waterberg region of the Limpopo province, Palala River Cottages offers lovers of the bush a relaxed self-catering getaway in one of the most scenic locations in the country. Spread across the private Jembisa Game Reserve, Palala River cottages are all unique and ideal for couples, families and groups of friends looking for an adventure with all the comforts of home.

Sleeping anywhere from two to 10 guests per unit, each cottage is equipped with comfortable furnishings and a wonderful sense of privacy, with gorgeous views in every direction. Guests can choose to stay in the 10-sleeper Kingfisher Cottage, the three-unit Podica Bush Camp (sleeping 6 in total), the 2-sleeper River Cottage, or the 6-sleeper Samia Lodge. All accommodations offer a large kitchen, spacious living areas, and the wonderful opportunity to game-watch from your private patio.

Palala River Cottages Setting

Palala River Cottages is located in the beautiful Jembisa Private Game Reserve in the northern area of South Africa. The reserve is known for its extensive diversity of habitats and biomes, as well as the vast and varied landscapes including savannah plains, syringa forests, riverine forests, gullies, rock faces, cliffs, flood plains and a 7km stretch of the Palala River flowing through it.

While staying at Palala River Cottages, guests will be able to experience the surrounding landscapes and extensive wildlife with a range of safari activities. From self-driving to guided game drives and bush walks, hiking and mountain biking trails, to fishing, birding or simply relaxing with a massage, guests have the freedom of choosing how they would like to spend their time at the cottages.

What's included

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Superb

    Our stay was amazing, we loved everything about the river cottage and the service was great, will definitely be going back again next year

    Conservio.com review

    U. Manari

  • Loved the experience

    Neat and cozy.

    Conservio.com review

    H. Van Tonder

  • Amazing

    Excellent relaxation place, very tranquil surrounding.

    Conservio.com review

    W. Masombuka

Palala River Cottages impact highlights

Jembisa Private Game Reserve is situated in the center of the Unesco world biosphere reserve of the Waterberg. Land and wildlife management is top priority and planned with the help of consultants and experts in the field. As a result, this pristine wilderness is being managed sustainably and protected for the future.

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