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About Palala River Cottage

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.

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.

Equipped to a very high standard – this is true get away from it all in style.

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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 39 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Check-in Time: 14H00 and checkout Time: 11h00.

Availability and pricing

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  • River Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady... see more
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      Reviews for Palala River Cottage

      39 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Lauren Hope
      25 January 2018

      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!

      Theo Vermaak
      13 November 2017

      Beautiful cottage. Secluded and quiet. Had a wonderful relaxed weekend.Will recommend cottage to friends.

      Christine Chambers
      20 July 2017

      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.

      Vicky Nel
      18 June 2017

      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...
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      Pieter van der Walt, South Africa
      29 March 2016

      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. 

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      Palala River Cottage Map

      Palala River Cottage is 46.4km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 118.4km (Polokwane Airport).
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