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About Palala Podica Chalets

All the Podica chalets, three in total are built on bank of the Palala River and the Wild olive thicket, overlooking the beautiful view of the Palala River. Each chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, braai area, en-suite bath and a lovely outdoor shower for the summer months! Towel and bed linen are provided - Firewood can be provided at R20.00 per bundle. Come and stay here to escape to the peace and tranquillity of the bush. Wide diversity of game including leopard, hippo and crocodile. 7 km of the beautiful Palala river winds through the middle of the reserve Malaria free 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg Abundant bird life Self-drive game viewing. Guided walks and game drives subject to availability. Crockery, cutlery, two ring stove, kettle and toaster are provided. All you need to bring is your own food and drinks, and possibly ice.

You can self-drive or walk on the reserve. Guided game drives and walks can be booked through Jembisa Lodge. Game on the reserve includes Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Kudu, and Eland, Gemsbuck, Red – Hartebeest, Impala, Warthog, Bushpig and much more. Game drives and walks are available on request and is subject to availability as our Main Lodge takes preference.

Please note that 4x4 in not necessary to navigate the roads but a vehicle with high clearance would be recommended.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

Self-drive Safari Package: Guests are provided with a map on arrival and guests are welcome to drive all over the reserve.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 13 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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      Reviews for Palala Podica Chalets

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      Jean-Paul Rothmann
      29 March 2021

      Hi, We really enjoyed the break away from the busy city life, as well as the cabin fever enforced by Covid 19. It's really a great value for money. It's in the bush so a vehicle with good clearance is recommended for the rocky stretches, as well as the speed bumps on the dirt road.The game drive is a must, as you'll experience a breathtaking view and a bit of fun.Once again, a big THANK YOU to the team of Podica Chalets and Jembisa for their awesome hospitality.

      Vicky Gasser
      28 September 2020

      We loved our stay at Podica, the quiet, the cleanliness, the hammock, and the outdoor shower. It really gave us a chance to unwind, and connect with nature!Marinette, the manager, was always on hand for any questions we had.Thank you for a relaxing weekend!

      Teboho Ngubane
      03 December 2019

      Advise your clients of your Google location to be Jembisa instead of Palala Podica.

      Edith Jansa
      24 September 2019

      The bed was very hard and uncomfortable.The chalets should be upgraded, more could be charged per night then.

      William Harmsen
      24 September 2019

      Perfectly organized for a long weekend away from the city. The ladies in our group even enjoyed a massage in this unspoilt piece of the Waterberg bushveld.

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      Palala Podica Chalets is 46.4km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 121.7km (Polokwane Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling