Jembisa Lodge in Vaalwater
Jembisa lies at the heart of the magnificent Waterberg, a plateau in the middle of the Limpopo Province. Jembisa is stylishly relaxed, luxurious but informal and set within spectacular wilderness. Owned and lived in by a British family for 10 years, it retains the wonderful atmosphere of a family home where guests feel relaxed and can enjoy the peace and tranquillity, whilst experiencing a fabulous game and wilderness experience and personal service of the highest level. Jembisa is built from local stone and thatch in harmony with its surroundings. Only one booking is taken at a time allowing guests exclusive use of the lodge, with a maximum of 14 guests at a time. There are five luxury en-suite bedrooms, three with private balconies plus a children's bunkroom. The quality of cuisine is celebrated and can include picnics in the bush, dinner under the stars, lunch on the terrace, and al fresco breakfasts and brunches. Rates are fully inclusive of all game activities on the reserve, meals and drinks. Whether you wish to unwind in style or be more active, there are a host of options available at Jembisa and in the surrounding area, which include swimming or relaxing by the natural saltwater pool, playing tennis 'in the bush', tranquil massages, game drives, bush walks, camp-outs, visiting bushman paintings, stargazing, birdwatching, archaeological sites, elephant back safaris and scenic helicopter flights. Children are very welcome and special activities can be organized for them. The exclusive use policy makes it perfect for families (children of all ages), groups of friends, special occasions and bush weddings. The area is malaria free and access is easy from Johannesburg by either road or air. Transfers can be arranged. Jembisa is a part of Classic Retreats of Africa and a member of the African Travel and Tourism Association. An easy three hour drive from Johannesburg, this hidden gem is the ultimate for private use and special occasions; staying here one does truly feel 'at home in the bush'.