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About Palala Kingfisher Cottage

Palala Kingfisher Cottage is situated within a privately owned 3000ha game reserve within the Waterberg area in the Limpopo Province. Kingfisher Cottage can sleep up to 10 people.

The main house can sleep six people. It has a bathroom, a lounge area with a fire place, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with rockery, cutlery, a two-ring stove, a kettle and a toaster. All you need to bring is your own food, drinks and possibly ice. The two rondawels can each sleep two people and each rondawel has its own bathroom. Bath towels and bed linen will be provided.

Kingfisher also has a splash pool and a big braai area with a covered garage. Wood is available for purchase at R20 per bundle. Guided walks and game drives are available on request and are subject to availability due to Jembisa Lodge taking priority.

Come and stay here to escape to the peace and tranquillity of the bush. There is a wide diversity of game including leopard, hippo and crocodile. 7km of the beautiful Palala River winds through the middle of the reserve.

This malaria free reserve is only three hours from Johannesburg, is great for self-drive excursions and boasts abundant bird, giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, kudu, eland, impala, warthog, bush pig and much more.

Please not that 4x4 is not necessary to navigate the roads but a 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).


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

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


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  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 14 Jul 2020 and 30 Nov 2020)

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  • Kingfisher Self Catering Unit Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Kingfisher Cottage sleeps a maximum of 10 people in 2 twin rooms and 3 double rooms. Three rooms in the main house and... see more
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      Reviews for Palala Kingfisher Cottage

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      Rebecca Berhanu
      31 August 2020

      This is a lovely 3BR house with two additional rondavels. The interior has been updated/refreshed since these photos. We enjoyed the house tremendously. We also really enjoyed an afternoon game drive in the reserve.

      Matt Loomes, England
      28 February 2015

      Thanks for another lovely stay at Kingfisher.  We love its location and the peace and quiet.  The reserve is also a great place to explore.Thanks for another lovely stay.

      Matthew Loomes, England
      04 November 2013

      Kingfisher cottage was everything I had hoped for and more besides. Located in a lovely setting it was a very relaxing stay and the staff were so helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

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      Palala Kingfisher Cottage is 46.6km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 120.5km (Polokwane Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling