Palala River Cottages Vaalwater, Self Catering in Waterberg
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Palala River Cottages is a highly recommended property for self catering in Vaalwater for tourists visiting the Waterberg region.

About Palala River Cottages

Palala River Cottages offers accommodation in self catering cottages on a private game reserve on the banks of the Palala River. Here you can enjoy total serenity, surrounded by nature. Ideal for a romantic getaway or a family adventure.

Accommodation

The Palala River Cottages are all fully equipped self-catering cottages. There are 4 cottages/locations to choose from.

Our River Cottage is perfect for couples looking for a private escape. The cottage is situated on the banks of the Palala River.

Our Kingfisher Cottage is perfect for big family gatherings, sleeping 10 guests in 5 rooms. The cottage has a big kitchen, lounge, dining area, braai area outside and plunge pool. The Podica Bush Camp is those looking for a more rustic bush experience.

The bush camp consists of 3 separate rondawels that can either be booked separately or as a whole. Each cottage can sleep 2 guests with an open plan living area, attached bathroom with bath and outside shower.

Samia Cabin is a wooden cabin consisting of 3 en-suite bedrooms, with a communal kitchen, lounge and dining area. The cabin has a viewing deck that opens from the lounge area and a boma area where you can sit and watch the African sky at night.

Please see the individual unit descriptions with photographs below, to assist you with your choice.

The Area

Jembisa Game Reserve is located within the heart of the beautiful Waterberg Plateau, in the northern Limpopo Province of South Africa. The safari adventure offering is flexible, tailor made with many, many safari activities on offer to suit all ages. It is perfect for families, multi-generational groups and small groups of friends. The safari experience is timeless with an extraordinary level of service and attention to detail. The reserve is a beautiful un-spoilt wilderness of rivers, cliffs, gorges, woodland and open savanna that has been preserved through careful conservation management.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

River Cottage

The most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. Situated right on the riverbank, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bushveld and view game from the viewing deck. 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. A single bedroom furnished with a double bed, 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.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Podica Chalet

Get back to nature. Three traditional rondavels in the riverine bush, 50m from the beautiful Palala River. Each rondavel is fully equipped and has a braai area and outside shower. Wildlife may wander through the camp and the birding along the river is excellent. Podica bush camp has 3 traditional rondavels. One of the rondavels is a double, another is a double and 2 single beds and the third is a double with a sofa bed. It is perfect for families or small groups wishing to take the whole camp, or couples looking for a getaway in the bush. All the Podica rondavels are fully equipped with a kitchenette, bathroom, outdoor shower and veranda. Each has a hammock and private outdoor braai area. Firewood is available. The camp can be taken by one party or each rondavel booked separately.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Kingfisher Cottage

Close to the beautiful Palala River with open views across the hills. Guests may hear hippo, zebra and other wildlife from the lodge and may see a variety of wildlife from the garden. The main lodge sleeps 6 (one double and two twin) and the two en-suite rondavels (one double and one twin) sleep 2 guests each. Guests can enjoy a crystal clear swimming pool, shaded braai area and free WiFi. Kingfisher cottage consists of a 3 bedroom farmhouse set in a garden with a swimming pool and braai area. There are also 2 en-suite rondavels in the garden, creating a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The spacious open plan sitting and dining room has a log fire for winter months. Some firewood is provided, and additional wood is available. It is perfect for families or small groups and for larger parties can be taken in conjunction with Podica bush camp (3 traditional rondavels 500 metres upstream on the other bank of the river). It can be serviced by arrangement. There is a bird hide a short distance from the cottage on the edge of the Palala river.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Samia Cabin SC

Samia is an elevated wooden cabin, privately situated with stunning views across the Waterberg mountains and river. Beautifully appointed, including a lounge with fireplace and external viewing deck and braai area. Samia can comfortably accommodate 6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms with mosquito netting. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed with private access to the viewing deck. All of the bedrooms can be converted from a double room into a twin room. All bathrooms have both a bath and shower. his lodge is perfect for a family or group of friends wanting a peaceful getaway in the bush. The lodge has a communal fully-equipped kitchenette, dining area and lounge with a fireplace. Outside boasts with a viewing deck with stunning views, boma area and covered parking for 2 vehicles. Bed linen and towels are provided.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

The River cottage was an excellent accomodation far from everything next to the flowing river where i had time to fidh unfortunately the fish were not biting as it was cold. Andre took us on an informed game drive with his vast experience and knowledge of wild life. I had to learn a lot about different mammals on the game reserve especially giraffes. Thanks a lot Andre and Loraine i will hopefully see you again.

April 2022

Selaelo M. (Marble Hall)

Verified reviewexcellent

A lovely weekend getaway in a very neat and clean cottage that had everything we needed. The peace and quiet was a much needed break from the noise and bustle of the city. Really enjoyed the hanging chair, braai area and outdoor shower.

September 2020

Janine G. (Centurion)

Need to Know

Response timePalala River Cottages typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since July 2017

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