Guest and Press Comments

What our guests say about us.

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Absolutely perfect in every way. Perfect wedding – perfect holiday.
Barry and Leigh Dunton
Four days in paradise, it has been magical and we have been thoroughly spoiled. Fascinating game drives – Steven’s knowledge has been inspiring, very sad to leave.
Ian and Georgina (Gloucestershire, United Kingdom)
First class hospitality, friendship and cuisine in a lovely African bush family home. Loved the rhinos. I feel like one after the amount of good food – serious dieting when I return home. We look forward to repeating the operation.
Brian Stephenson (London, United Kingdom)
Fabulous week. HUNDREDS of photographs of animals and scenery to keep me happy for many weeks at home too. Many, many thanks to everyone at Jembisa for making it all so special.
John Hodgkin (Wales)
Just ‘THE BEST’ !! Such a treat to be home from home. We have been spoilt by everyone and have loved every minute of it! So much enthusiasm and something exciting every day. A big thank you to everyone.
Mark and Susie Goodman (London, United Kingdom)
What a fantastic first visit to South Africa. Food out of this world. Wonderful game drives. The staff made us so welcome, never wanting for anything. We will be back.
Wonderful hospitality, food and company in the most lovely home – I will definitely be back for more spoiling and luxury!
Alison Inglis (Johannesburg, South Africa)
A wonderful relaxing 4 days – everyone so kind and helpful – I just didn’t want to leave!
Michael Wedgewood (95)
I love Jembisa - a little piece of heaven on earth. A place where time stands still and where you are spoiled from dawn to dusk by the quiet and attentive hosts.
Karen (Cape Town, Antigua and Barbuda)
Rarely in life you experience a moment in time where it is just PERFECT… At Jembisa that lasted for the three days we were here! From the majestic setting, to the passionate, and incredible friendly staff team to the rhino spotting on Mountain Bike!....
The Sears Family (United States)
Yes, dreams do come true. You all at Jembisa have given me a magical experience to be treasured and remembered all my life.
Pauline Grocki (South Africa)
The rare combination of endless thought and caring together with freedom is an art form perfected at Jembisa. We loved every minute.
Frances D’Sousa
To everyone who made our time here so special, many thanks! You guys are a special team, for a special place
Simon Campbell
A special “Gem” – Thank you for sharing your piece of the African bush with us – we felt so at home – would love to linger longer!
Grant & Lorraine Yoko
A wonderful, wonderful weekend. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff did everything they could to make this birthday celebration special. Very hard to leave – we will be back.
Heron Familyz
It was such a special few days. We all had a memorable trip. Thank you for all the extra special suprises and the great game drives – We will be back!
Tyrell & Owens Families
Wow! Wow! What an experience! It was really fabulous and the friendly staff and good food, the ambience and lots of adventure – this is really a great place.
Bulelwa & Mandla Makeke (Cape Town, South Africa)
Thank you for a delightful stay in your African paradise. We can never thank you enough for all your hard work on our behalf, and the wonderful homely feel you all created, it really relaxed us from the moment we walked in th
Mark Johnson
This was the most memorable weekend – thank you so much for the outstanding service and hospitality. We will definitely return. The food was lovely and the staff was excellent!
Sisa & Nonku Ntshona (Cape Town, South Africa)
Thank you so much for all the attention and special meals – including the deck and boma dinners and the riverside breakfast. We enjoyed the wildlife and the small side tour to the baboon resting grounds.
Nagy Family
AGAIN! Thank you so very much for all the hospitality – you guys are amazing and we feel that we have been here for a month – see you all in June!
Kooijman Family
Wow! What can we say – we have had the most amazing time, Jembisa is simply magical and awesome! We have been so well looked after…and Steven your knowledge, enthusiasm and deep love for the bush is incredible, we have learne
Simon Barnes & Mary Levey
“Heaven on Earth” – Having travelled the world it was great to find the source.
John Caswell (Capetown, South Africa)


The best place I have ever been to.
Archie (9)
Wow! What a fantastic place. I would love to come here again.
Bryonie (12)
Stunning scenery, interesting wildlife, inviting company make this an amazing place to stay. The food is wonderful and the activities on offer will make you want to stay longer as I found out.
Ben (14)
Steven has totally inspired me about the wildlife in Africa.
Harry (11)
Great food, great dogs, great people. The Daddy of all game lodges! Thank you!
Tom (19)
Everything was superb, the food, the game drives, hospitality and the weather! – Will not forget the picnic on the rocks in the river and the sundowner drinks in the storm! This week has just been bliss and I wish I was staying longer.
Helen (16)


Fabulous! We had the most wonderful time and could not think of a better venue for our wedding. You are all awesome.
Rudi and Margie Schlebosch (Cape Town, South Africa)
Nothing was too much trouble and the wedding logistics were managed so smoothly and to an incredibly high specification. It really was perfect.
Helen Swailes
The staff at Jembisa were incredibly warm and helpful, the house is stunning and we particularly loved having dinner in a different spot in the garden every night. Amazing to be able to go running/biking/walking in a game reserve full of animals.
Nick Squires
I can’t begin to tell you how we were looked after - nothing was too much trouble - the food was amazing, the game drives, the picnic by the river, dinner in the Boma and so the list goes on.
Diane and Ian Heron
Wow!! Fantastic memories. Thank you. Absolutely magical! The best 3 days of our lives.
Chad and Helen Williams (United Kingdom)
Fabulous!!! Ons het die wonderlikste naweek gehad en kon nie vir ‘n beter plek gekies het vir ons trou nie! Julle is almal awesome!!! Dankie x
Rudi & Margie Schlebosch (Cape Town, South Africa)
The perfect way to start our new life – thank you for making our dream come true.
Brian & Inette Swart


Jembisa was, in a word, fantastic! I have nothing but praise for the set up there. Food and wine were superb, as indeed was the hosting. Everyone was around enough, but not too much. The guiding was quite excellent, in particular Steve, the younger of the two guides. He was informative, incredibly knowledgeable and wonderfully helpful. The kids developed a serious case of hero worship for him ! It is an ideal place for kids, and I will certainly recommend it to friends with kids. The staff went out of their way to make it a wonderful experience. Although we did lots of things, the highlight was undoubtedly our safari and stay at Jembisa.
Nick Maynard (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)



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