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Jackalberry Lodge

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Overview of Jackalberry Lodge

Jackalberry Lodge

4.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Hoedspruit with safari and outdoor pool
9,4 out of 10 Exceptional
9,4/10 Exceptional

9 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Thornybush Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front-desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Kruger National Park - 67 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Klaserie One Stop - 29 min drive
  • Boma - 15 min drive

About this property

Jackalberry Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Hoedspruit, Jackalberry Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include a terrace and a garden.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 5 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Safari


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 50.00 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards.
Per property policy, children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives.

Also known as

Jackalberry Hoedspruit
Jackalberry Lodge
Jackalberry Lodge Hoedspruit
Jackalberry Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Jackalberry Lodge Lodge
Jackalberry Lodge Hoedspruit
Jackalberry Lodge Lodge Hoedspruit

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jackalberry Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Jackalberry Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Jackalberry Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Jackalberry Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Jackalberry Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jackalberry Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Jackalberry Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Jackalberry Lodge includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Jackalberry Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Jackalberry Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Jackalberry Lodge like?
Jackalberry Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Thornybush Game Reserve.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

They suggested what tip we should leave each person which was far beyond a tip, more like paying the staffs wages. Made our stay uneasy
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A fabulous place to stay... We saw the big 5 on our first game drive. Truly amazing. Seeing the animals was incredible, but the staff and the lodge made the trip very special.
DAVID, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very welcoming game park
Excellent ranger Reece and his tracker John, in the 3 days we were there we saw all the Big Five and more, great food except too much sugar used in the cooking, exceptional staff tending to your every need. Would highly recommend.
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8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful Honeymoon
My wife and I stayed two nights at this lodge on our honeymoon. We had a great time. They set up a nice private dinner the night we arrived. The next morning they gave us a private game tour. I was very pleased with their thoughtfulness. The guides do a great job of communicating with our guides and trackers in the reserve to ensure you get to see all the animals (especially the Big Five). The staff and guides are all friendly and excellent. I would highly recommend this lodge and look forward to returning.
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10/10 Exceptional

Pode ir sem medo!
Achei muito bom, tudo de ótima qualidade, serviço impecável! Volterei com certeza!
Francesco k f, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mon coup de coeur Sud Africain
C'est un lieux extraordinaire en plein bush, un endroit d'une sérénité absolue au milieu de cette nature qui elle ne s’arrête jamais. Les lodges sont équipés d’immenses baies vitrées et donnent l'impression de vivre dehors en permanence. La nourriture est délicieuse et variée. L'accueil et les attentions de l’équipe sont un délice quotidien. Pour exemple, nous avons trouvé chaque soir sur le lit de nos enfants (6 et 12 ans) un conte africain a leur raconter avant d'aller dormir. Willie notre ranger (un amoureux éperdu de la nature) et John notre traqueur (l'homme qui voit tout et qui ne renonce jamais) on fait de nos safaris une succession de découvertes et de rencontres avec des animaux de tout poils. Cet endroit, les hommes et les animaux qui y vivent sont vraiment MON COUP DE COEUR SUD AFRICAIN!!!
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10/10 Exceptional

Einmalig, genial, familiär!
Wir würden jedem einen Aufenthalt in der Jackalberry Lodge empfehlen! Wir haben zwei Nächte dort verbracht und waren begeistert. Insgesamt gibt es dort nur 7 Lodges was zu einer extrem familiären Stimmung beiträgt. Als wir dort waren, waren neben uns nur noch ein weiteres Paar in dem Hotel. Der Service ist nahezu perfekt. Vom Empfang bis zur Abreise können wir nichts kritisieren. Die Zimmer/Lodges sind extrem geschmackvoll eingerichtet und bieten alles was man braucht. Ab und zu haben kleine Tiere es geschafft sich in unser Zimmer zu schleichen (vor allem kleine Frösche), doch man muss bedenken, dass man mitten in der Wildnis ist. Das andere Paar hatte keine Tiere im Zimmer. Das Essen, welches serviert wurde war exzellent! Am ersten Abend gab es ein romantisches Dinner auf einer kleinen Terrassen im hoteleigenen Garten und am zweiten wurde gemeinsam am Lagerfeuer gegessen. Täglich wurden zwei Safaris je ca. 3 Stunden angeboten. Schon nach der zweiten hatten wir die kompletten Big Five gesehen. Wir waren mit Ranger Brad und Tracker Timber unterwegs. Beide haben jahrelange Erfahrung in dem Gebiet und wussten genau wo, welches Tier zu finden war. Wir haben uns zu jeder Zeit absolut sicher gefühlt! Es gibt wirklich keinerlei Kritik die uns zu diesem wundervollen Ort einfällt. Wir würden sofort ein zweites Mal gehen.
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8/10 Very good

Excellent accueil, bon safari, mais pas assez de protection pour empecher les animaux de venir près des cases. Bon repas servi autour d'un feu ou sous l'auvant. Les rangers pour le safari sont excellents
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