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Palala River Cottages

- Waterberg -

Scattered over the private Jembisa Game Reserve, our four self-catering Palala River cottages are all different and can accommodate couples looking for a romantic getaway to families after adventure and fun or groups of friends. Activities include self or guided game drives, mountain bike tracks, hiking & walking trails and so much more. Meals can be ordered in advance from the Palala Pantry. Some of our guests have returned over 30 times!

Kingfisher Cottage

- Sleeps up to 10 guests -

Close to the beautiful Palala River with open views across the hills. Guests may hear hippo, zebra and other wildlife from the lodge and may see a variety of wildlife from the garden. The main lodge sleeps 6 and the two en-suite rondavels sleep 2 guests each. Guests can enjoy a crystal clear swimming pool, shaded braai area and free WiFi.

Podica Bush Camp

- Sleeps up to 2, 4, 2 guests -

Get back to nature. Three traditional rondavels in the riverine bush, 50m from the beautiful Palala River. Each rondavel is fully equipped and has a braai area and outside shower. Wildlife may wander through the camp and the birding along the river is excellent.

River Cottage

- Sleeps up to 2 guests -

The most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. Situated right on the riverbank, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bushveld and view game from the viewing deck.

Samia Lodge

- Sleeps up to 6 guests -

Samia is an elevated wooden cabin, privately situated with stunning views across the Waterberg mountains and river. Beautifully appointed, including a lounge with fireplace and external viewing deck and braai area.

Activities

There is a wealth of options available to Palala River Cottages guests to get the most out of the beautiful landscape and the wildlife on the reserve. From self-driving to guided drives and walks, hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, birding or relaxing with a massage, guests are free to choose. Guided activities need to be booked in advance. There are also some fabulous nearby excursions.

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Self-Drive Game Viewing

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Guided Game Drives

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Guided Bush Walks

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River Walks

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Night Safaris

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Mountain Biking

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Archaeological Walks

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Hiking & Running trails

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Fishing

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Birding

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Aroma Therapy Massages

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Local Excursions

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Trip Advisor Reviews

Bushveld Bliss

Kingfisher cottage offered us a very comfortable place to relax and restore. Plenty of space to 'chill'. Loved the freedom of being able to walk in the reserve. Staff are very helpful and friendly. We felt as though we 'owned' a little piece of the bushveld for a few days.

Absolute Heaven!

Perfect for a romantic getaway and getting all the rest and nourishment your soul could possibly need. We have visited time and again and will continue to do so. Service is fantastic!! This place and its people - an absolute gem!

Magical Bush Getaway

What an absolute treat of a weekend getaway! A little piece of heaven in the middle of the bush- completely amongst nature at its most beautiful. Food for the soul.