Palala River Cottage

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 300 - 350
PRICE (unit):
from R 780 - 780
River Cottage is a most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more than 10 times! Situated on the banks of the Palala river, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bush.<br /><br />A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady verandah from which to enjoy game viewing, read a book or relax in the hammock.<br /><br />Equipped to a very high standard this is true get away from it all in style.<br /><br />Enjoy self drive game viewing or book one of our experienced rangers for a drive or guided walk. Subject to availability. The braai area is set on the river bank. Firewood is available.<br /><br />
"Peace, quiet and in the middle of the bush"
25 Jan 2018
By Lauren Hope
"This little cottage on a private game reserve was AMAZING! it is tucked away in the bus overlooking a little dam. Stocked with everything one needs for a romantic weekend away! Wow. We walked safely in the middle of the bush, could drive around the reserve on our own. It is a fantastic escape ..I can highly recommend it. We will be going back very soon!"
"2 Hippo's saying hello just after we arrived!"
13 Nov 2017
By Theo Vermaak
"Beautiful cottage. Secluded and quiet. Had a wonderful relaxed weekend.Will recommend cottage to friends."
"Palala weekend"
20 Jul 2017
By Christine Chambers
"Loved the peace and quiet and the braai area on the river.Cottage is clean, good quality furnishings.Roads not great for sedan car, so viewing game was limited for us."
"Bushveld Gem!"
18 Jun 2017
By Vicky Nel
"This place was everything and more we could have hoped for! A real gem! An absolute jewel! Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing, refreshing, amazing!! No words can come close to describe the fantastic stay that we had! Never before in my life have I ever experienced such hospitality and kindness and friendliness than from everyone at Jembisa. We cannot wait to return to Palala River Cottage!! This was an experience we will never forget! Thank you to the wonderfull people there who exceeded every expectation I had for our romantic stay. It was breathtaking and absolutely stunning in every way. Thank you!!"
"Just what we needed!"
29 Mar 2016
By Pieter, South Africa
"Palala River Cottage was just what me and my wife needed. Private and peacefull. What a great place to just go and relax and to find one another again. We had a great romantic weekend."
"Great place to chill"
19 Dec 2015
By charmain, South Africa
"Perfect getaway for 3 or 4 days if you just want to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Solitude is the order of the day - nearest other chalets 10km+.Fantastic accommodation - including hammocks on the veranda and large braai area next to the river.One negative - although its a game reserve this is not the place for viewing in a non hi-ride vehicle. Very few roads are accessible to standard sedans "
"Best breakaway"
17 Nov 2014
By Lionel, South Africa
"We have been married for 29 years and make a point of it to have a romantic weekend at least once a year. This place has all you need - shady trees, privacy, wildlife, river, quiet walks, no TV, nice fireplace indoors and outdoors, big bed and all the other basic comforts - all put together in a very nice package. I will definitely go again!"
"Relaxing weekend away"
03 Nov 2014
By Helen, South Africa
"It is most definitely a place that everybody should go to. It was wonderful, relaxing and peaceful. We saw plenty of wildlife and had pleasant weather. It really helped us to relax and forget about the concrete jungle. Thank you again for an amazing cottage."
07 Oct 2013
By Eckhard, Germany
"River Cottage was our first stop on our trip through northern South Africa and it's a perfect place to come down from the hustle and bustle at work. We stayed there for 3 nights, did walks and hikes in the nature reserve, loved the hammocks, made some braai and lazed the time. Around the cottage we saw a lot of game incl. 2 crocs nearby in the river. Perfect - we really enjoyed it."
20 Aug 2012
By Annelie, South Africa
"We had a fantastic stay at Jembisa River cottage! As the name states, our cottage was right on the Palala River, assuring you of excellent river views. We saw ample of game, including two rhinos, a crocodile, kudus, impalas etc. Can't wait to show the family all the great pictures we took. Thank you Jane, Megan and Collin for an unforgettable weekend."