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Made in Chelsea go wild on safari to Jembisa

12th December 2013 Print
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Jembisa Private Bush Home in South Africa has recently played host to the cast of Made in Chelsea whose safari adventures were broadcast for the first time on Monday night on UK’s E4 channel.  Chosen for its secluded setting in its own private game reserve Jembisa provides the ultimate house party hideaway.

Sleeping up to 14 people this little known hidden gem sits in the heart of the Waterberg region, whose exceptionally beautiful landscape has been declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. From here guests enjoy an array of exciting wildlife activities that include getting close to Africa’s creatures on bush walks across the open savannah plain, traversing the full flowing river home to hippo and crocodile in a 4x4 and spotting rhino and leopard hiding in the Syringa Woodland.  For the more adventurous, there are camp-outs too extending the thrills of the day long into the night whilst those looking for some relaxation can enjoy pampering massages and follow cast members Binky and Lucy’s example with a little sunbathing by the pool. Complementing the flexible menu of traditional and unique safari activities, elephant back safaris, helicopter flights and horse riding safaris can also be enjoyed nearby.

Staying in sheer privacy with no other people around for miles, guests have the liberty to enjoy a safari experience at a rhythm tailored to them.  They can relish in Jembisa’s legendary lunches shaded by acacia trees and delight in romantic dinners under a canopy of stars, accompanied by Jembisa’s own African choir and drummers, along with some bush dancing for extra entertainment as enjoyed by Spencer and Jamie.  Exceptional meals prepared by Zimbabwean born Head Chef David along with Portia’s world class pastries, breads and cakes are paired with delicious South African estate wines that are all included in guest’s stay.

The combination of quick and easy accessibility, minimal time difference and no malaria provides the essential ingredients that make Jembisa ideal for a traditional safari holiday and even for an impressive ‘big long weekend’ break for those short of time. With no jetlag to contend with guests can fly overnight to Johannesburg and an easy 3 hour drive later receive a big welcome from their Jembisa hosts.

Favoured by family and friends as well as small wedding parties seeking a stylish safari lodge experience that is high on adventure, Jembisa has a reputation for true exclusivity, outstanding service and flexibility. Its fun house-party atmosphere and high service levels delivered by a dedicated team of staff, led by the attentive featured Cliff from Malawi, coupled with exciting bush activities makes Jembisa a favourite for those in the know who return year after year.

Certainly some of the Made in Chelsea cast mentioned they hoped to return and Jembisa’s Visitors’ Book was full of praise.

Prices from £1930 for up to 8 guests per night on an exclusive use basis.  Additional guests (max 14) are charged at £135 each per night. This rate is fully inclusive of all meals, drinks, wildlife activities on the reserve and laundry.

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