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Scattered over the reserve in this wilderness area of outstanding natural beauty, the three self-catering Palala River cottages are all different and can accommodate couples looking for a romantic getaway to families after adventure and fun or groups of friends. All will enjoy the peace, beauty, wildlife, and opportunity to relax in comfortable, well-appointed lodges and excellent personal service. Some of our guests have returned over 30 times!

"Third trip and the best ever! Saw most game and took a drive to the ‘River Crossing’ for the most awesome view!! Sunset drinks on the dunes – watching the hippos was a different experience. Thanks for another bush & bundu bashing two days."
–  Ernie & Barbara

"Just the right amount of everything. No TV, no cellphone reception, lots of silence, the sound of running water and a nice outdoor shower. Thank you for the wine and the card."
–  Wouter & Sandra

"The family came for a wedding. Wow. The 2 days we spent here have been wonderful. We certainly didn't want to go home (Johannesburg). Mother nature together with your friendly, helpful staff, (they must be hand-picked) made the wedding and our stay unforgettable. Compliments to all the staff."
–  Colin & Desiree

"Thank you for the excellent accommodation! We really appreciated the complimentary bottle of wine, and the personalised card was a nice touch. The peace and quiet was just what the doctor ordered. We will definitely be back."
–  Hercules, Candice & Hailey

"Dankie vir die stil verblyf. Die natuurskoon is wonderlik. Wonderlik om te kan ontspan en die stilte te kan ervaar."
–  Danie

"Thanks for a very memorable evening. The massage down by the river is great. Will definitely be back."
–  Franswa & Corrie

"Another magical, restorative stay at Podica (no.3 WOW!) Wonderful Eland & Giraffe sightings & we found the Iron Age site…. At last! Thank you for everything, take care of yourselves & we’ll see you soon. "
–  Leo, Dominique & Cassey

"Thank you for a most enjoyable and peaceful stay. All the staff we met were friendly and very helpful and we loved driving and walking in your most beautiful bush. We look forward to coming back again. "
–  Charles & Joan

"Thank you for the great weekend away. We really enjoyed being one with nature and the relaxing environment. We did a self drive game drive and saw lots of beautiful animals which was one of our highlights. We also really loved showering outside. Thanks again for the card and the wine (nice touch). "
–  Xolani & Pusho

"The birding has been awesome and the animals, special as always."
–  Philip and Caroline

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Kingfisher CottageKingfisher Cottage
Sit on the veranda with wide views across the Palala river to the far hills. Single party bookings ensure privacy. Ideal for small groups or families. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large sitting room with log fire, braai, and swimming pool.
Escape to the wilds. 3 fully equipped, en-suite thatched rondavels sleeping 4, 4 and 2 nestled in the riverine bush on the banks of the Palala river. Relax in a hammock, walk, enjoy game viewing or watching the abundant bird life and cool off under your private bush shower, and braai area.
An exclusive, romantic, 1 bedroom stone and thatch cottage in the middle of nowhere! This beautifully- appointed and luxurious hideaway cottage is for those who want to get away from it all in style.
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