Jackalberry Lodge





For this safari you would need to book your international flights to arrive and depart from Johannesburg unless you select one of the below safari or tour extensions.

Your tour highlights:

  • Thornybush - Private Game Reserve

  • Daily Open Vehicle Safaris

  • Bush Walks

  • Full Day Panorama Route Tour

Recommended Extensions:

  • Cape Town

  • Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe or Zambia

  • Chobe - Botswana


  • “Meet & Greet” on arrival at the airport

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • Flight:

                       Johannesburg to Hoedspruit

                       Local airline taxes & fuel surcharges

                       Checked luggage

  • 4 Star accommodations: 4 Nights

  • 10 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 4 Dinners

  • All local transfers & transport

  • Professional English-speaking guide - transfers & tours

  • Conservation & entrance fees per itinerary

Day 1:

Depart for South Africa on an overnight flight to arrive the next morning. If this is not convenient or you can get a better deal, if you book an earlier flight, then please let us know and we will plan accordingly.

Day 2, 3 & 4:

Our representative will meet you upon your morning arrival at Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport. He / She will assist with your transfer to the domestic terminal and your check-in, in order for you to catch your short internal flight to Hoedspruit. A representative from Jackalberry Lodge will be at the Eastgate Airport to welcome you and escort you to their lodge located in the Thornybush Nature Reserve. The reserve with its “Big 5” encounters and diversity of wildlife has helped to establish an outstanding safari destination within the Greater Kruger National Park area. The guides and trackers leading the open vehicle & walking safaris are experts in their fields who always aim to please their spirited nature loving guests. Jackalberry is a place to slow down and unwind while also mixing in the thrills of excellent game viewing opportunities. The lodge overlooks a nearby waterhole often visited by elephant and a variety of other animals. Guests can also enjoy wildlife sighting without leaving the comfort of the main living area or they could relax in the heat of the day around the sparkling swimming pool. After a delicious dinner and an exciting day of adventures, guests can gather around the open bush fire with a refreshing drink to listen for any nocturnal visitors and even reminisce with fellow travellers on all that has been seen on safari.

Accommodation:  Jackalberry Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Included Daily Activities:

  • Early morning & afternoon (sunset) open vehicle safaris

  • Walking Safaris

Day 5:

Your guide / escort will pick you up after your early morning game drive and breakfast, for a day of touring. Travel southeast to the province of Mpumalanga, meaning the “pulling of the sun” or “the land where the sun rises”, also known as “Paradise Country”. We drive along the “Panorama Route” of the Transvaal Drakensberg Mountains with its breathtaking vistas. Here you can view the imposing Three Rondavels and admire the stunning scenery of the Blyde River Canyon, which is one of the deepest in the world. We also pay a visit to the spectacular Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Lunch can be had en-route and dinner will be served at the lodges’ restaurant. Overnight in the beautiful Sabie River Valley.

Accommodation:  Hazyview

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Included Activity:

  • Panorama Tour

Day 6:

After breakfast and a leisurely morning, we will transfer you to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) near Nelspruit for you to catch your onward flight to your next destination, as per your selected safari or tour extension.

Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast