Jackalberry Lodge

A lodge settled in the heart of the African Bush, Jackalberry Lodge derives its name from the jackalberry tree. The tree provides fruit and shelter to the countless animals roaming the greater Kruger Park. Set in the Thornybush Private concession, the lodge offers outstanding wildlife viewing and African hospitality.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Jackalberry consists of 7 suites, including a family suite. Accommodating both families and couples alike, each suite comes with a corner bathtub and outdoor shower and amazing views from a private patio. Classically furnished, each suite provides an oasis of relaxation after a day of exploring. Complete with modern amenities, guests can relax in room or spend their time lounging by the pool. The lodge also offers a curio shop and informal library.

Getting There

Thornybush Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park, 30 minutes from Hoedspruit Airport. A five hour drive from Johannesburg.


Game Drives (dawn and dusk safaris), guided bushveld walks, hot air balloon, visit to the Hlokomela Community Project.

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Review of Jackalberry Lodge

Aarom Meador

Words fail us here.... we could not have been more blown away by our experience at Jackalberry. We were treated like royalty! Every one of the staff made our trip that much more unforgettable. Our ranger and trackers are a huge part of our favorite memories made and stories to tell from the trip; the food was out of this world, our room was straight out of a fairy tale,…

28/12/2021 Read full trip review

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Katie Dyson

The staff was friendly and the lodge was incredible. Our game driver and tracker were super knowledgeable about all things we saw in the bush, even the stars, and made sure we had an exciting experience.

14/11/2019 Read full trip review

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