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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Near Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked our SA tour through Lion World Travel and they set us up here. The experience was breathtaking from the second we arrived to the second we left. The staff is beyond friendly, the food was 5 Stars for every sit down meal, the lodge grounds were beautiful and the rooms/cottages were outstanding. You had the best of both... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Than when the Jeep goes off road and you know you are about to see an animal, the excitement sets in because you wait in anticipation of what animal you are about to encounter. Such a great experience to see the big 5 and so much more in their habitat. Not to mention the beauty of a the resort, the... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The one thing I would recommend is that you do not go to Kruger national park after going to Jackalberry lodge. If you are going to Kruger go there first. We went to Kruger first which we loved but then went to Jackalberry and were totally blown away by how close they took us to the animals at Jackalberry. Kruger... More

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Concord, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our trip to South Africa was amazing! Laurandie du Preez from Lion World Travel arranged everything beautifully, and we were very pleased with the whole trip. All of the accommodations were very nice, food was fantastic and the agency that did our transportation and tours was very good. Laurandie and Lion World Travel made the entire trip very easy for... More

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East Meadow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What an amazing experience we had at the Jackalberry Lodge. Every day we were always greeted with smiles -- everyone could not do enough for us. On arrival we were greeted by Crystal who is an extraordinary individual, and Ocean, our ranger and Themba, our tracker showed us the big 5 the first night on safari. The accommodations, the food,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Jackalberry lodge exceeded all expectations we had for a game lodge and safari. From the moment we met met the staff we started to feel like family. Crystal was a great making sure we had everything we needed at all times. The games drives with our ranger, Brad, and our tracker, John were so much fun and we saw more... More

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Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Devine smaller private game lodge within the Thornybush Game Park. We loved it, wonderful staff, so knowledgable & always there to help. Please try it if you prefer smaller more intimate attention. Loved the Kalahari amenities ...bought more of their products at a spa elsewhere. Special mention ....Lucas , & Brad Marais, our fantastic 'personal' rangers! What professional & knowledgable... More

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Thanks to Lion World Travel, we stayed in a First Class Lodge with exceptional service, food, and comfort. Our Guide, Ocean, and Tracker, Jon, were professional, knowledgeable, and passionate. Ocean is great; with us, he saw mating Hippo's, an unusual find, for the first time in his 20-years. See you next trip! Thank you, Crystal for superb hospitality! Taylor and... More

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Riverside, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was my second safari trip and I enjoyed it as much as the first. Ocean and Thamba were our ranger and tracker at the lodge and they ensured that we saw lots of animals (all of the big 5). Each trip out into the bush was an amazing adventure. The rest of the staff at the lodge were also... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Jackalberry and found it to be great value for money. It's in the Timbervati reserve so there is plenty of game all the big 5. We have an excellent ranger Ocean and great tracker. Ocean is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour. Rooms are comfortable .cant fault the food but did find... More

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Address: Near Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Jackalberry Lodge 4*
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Jackalberry Hotel Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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