An unbelievable three night stay at Jackalberry Lodge exceeded my expectations 1000 fold. The rooms were clean and spacious with great air conditioning, the food was excellent, and the staff could not be more accommodating. Now the game drives....we were a group of 12, so we were 6 per jeep. Although I can honestly say I had a remarkable experience seeing "The Big Five" and more, unfortunately our ranger was not as passionate and informative as what we heard from ALL of the other 6 passengers in the other vehicle. While all 12 of us seemed to have viewed the same animals (sometimes on different days), we learned more from our traveling companions about the animals than from our ranger. They heard all and more, from their ranger, Willie, and sang his praises during, and after we left Jackalberry, leaving us to feel that our experience could have been a better one, had we had Willie as our ranger. I absolutely loved every minute of my time at Jackalberry, but found myself a little perturbed that my ranger was more interested in hooking up with his buddies for beers at night, than taking the time to make our experience equal to that of our traveling companions. I absolutely recommend Jackalberry Lodge without a doubt, but try to get Willie.
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- Also Known As:
- Jackalberry Hotel Thornybush Private Game Reserve
- Jackalberry Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa