The lodge is situated in the heart of the African bush in Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa. The majestic Drakensberg Mountains are visible in the background. Thornybush Game Reserve is situated adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park and can be accessed either by road or air.
Guests travelling by air can fly from OR Tambo International Airport to Eastgate Airport. The flight will take about an hour. Transfer from the airport situated in Hoedspruit to Thornybush Game Reserve will take approximately 245 minutes.
From Johannesburg, take the N4 and turn left off the N4 towards Belfast. Continue to Dullstroom and Ludenburg and take the R36 to Orighstad and Strijdom Tunnel. Take the R531 / R527 towards and through Hoedspruit. Continue over the railway bridge to the four way stop.
Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie. After about 25km (15.53 miles) turn left onto the Klaserie / Cheetah Inn Road. Once you pass the Cheetah Inn, slow down as the road becomes sandy. Continue until you reach a T-junction.
At the T-junction, turn right. Please note that the road can be very bad when it's wet. The Jackalberry Gate is about 2km (1.24 miles) further on the left hand side. Once you're inside the reserve, follow the signs to Jackalberry Safari Lodge.