Jembisa Bush Home

Accommodation Suppliers

PO Box 162, Vaalwater, 0530
Member Number: 20475 Tel: +27 (0) 82 570 8474

Jembisa Private Game Reseve in the Waterberg, South Africa is home to just two small, beautiful lodges offering perosnalised, private safaris and a wide range of wilderness experiences for all ages. 

Jembisa Bush Home is an exceptional bush home with large, comfortable rooms, an expansive veranda and a wealth of facitiies  including a tennis court, swimmng pool and games room and offers  wildlife adventures on a flexible itinerary.

Magari, launched at the end of 2018 is a stunning new lodge set above a sweeping bend of the Palala river about one mile up stream of the Bush Home. The views are breathtaking . Both are available on an exclsuive use or shared basis. Malaria-free. Guests will enjoy warm hospitality and be looked after to the highest standard of personal service. A wide menu of informative and exciting bush activities for adults and chidlren alike include a junior and teen tracker programme children and the option to sleep out around a campfire under the stars.

 Local excursions include horse riding,  Big 5 Game drives, cultural tours, golf, local art and curio shopping and helicopter rides.

Where we operate

  • South Africa

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Eco tourism


The Waterberg Trust

The Waterberg Trust ( TWT) was founded by Jembisa owner Jane Whitbread in the UK in 2005 in order to raise funds to support projects which uplift the people and place of the Waterberg. This followed the founding of The Waterberg Welfare Society by Jane in 2000 in the Waterberg whose aim was to support those infected and affected by HIV/Aids. WWS continues to contribute to its aims through education, pre-school for orphans and vulnerable children, a hospice, a radio station, an after school club, home based care programme and youth programmes. WWS is supported by TWT which also has a broader remit than healthcare and to date has funded 24 roadside cameras in the Waterberg to provide number plate registration recognition with the aim to improve security in the area and reduce rhino poaching. These funds were dispersed via Save the Waterberg rhino. TWT has also funded environmental education residential courses for 200 schoolchildren in the Waterberg via Lapalala Wilderness School, school uniforms for 200 children annually via Lethabo Kids Club, TWT initiated a role for a school nurse in the Waterberg - the first time this had ever been done in the Waterberg. TWT funds her salary and she is making a big impact on reducing schoolgirl pregnancies and has started a project providing schoolgirls with sanitary protection. This has significantly reduced the number of girls staying away from school for a week each month. TWT has also funded educational materials for Clive Walker's living museum.


03 February 2015

Jembisa - New Palala River walk for family safaris.

Jembisa announces that they have opened a new safari river walk, with new land purchase, on the south bank of the Palala river in Limpopo, South Africa. Walkers ( of all ages 5 years and up) will also help to cross streams and gullys by helping build fords and bridges. Wildlife along the river includes hippo, crocodile, otter, various plains game and diverse bird life. San bushmen sites along the river can also be explored and there will be a chance to cool off in pools and small waterfalls.

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11 December 2013

Made in Chelsea go on safari to Jembisa

Jembisa Private Bush Home in South Africa recently played host to the cast of Made in Chelsea whose safari adventures were broadcast for the first time last night on UK’s E4 channel.  Chosen for its secluded setting in its own private game reserve this small and stylish safari lodge provides the ultimate house party hideaway.  The show will be broadcast again on Wednesday 11 December on E4 at 23.05 and can be viewed on demand through Channel 4’s 4OD.   The cast parti…

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