Jatinga Country Lodge is situated just outside the charming town of White River and has a peaceful, English country house feel. The house, a former hunting lodge, still has two of its original fireplaces in the lounge. The White River, which runs through the garden, offers you the opportunity to walk along its banks while exploring the beautiful gardens.

The garden is also home to a citrus orchard as well as a pine forest, ideal for long walks. Unwind beside the secluded pool deck in a comfortable chair or in a hammock. Explore the nearby attractions such as the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim's Rest and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.


  • Elegant country lodge along the Panorama route
  • Ideal for a pre- or post safari stay 
  • Beautiful location with the White River running through garden
  • Excellent bird-viewing
  • Fantastic cuisine 

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Relax in the main lounge area in front of a cosy fireplace or explore the pristine gardens on a walk along the White River banks.

Cool off at the pool deck, complete with chairs and hammocks, or grab a pair of binoculars and do some bird watching.

From this ideal base, you can discover the surroundings on a daytrip, organised by your hosts, to top attractions such as the Kruger National Park, Pilgrim's Rest or Blyde River Canyon.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


Jatinga offers exceptional fine dining. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, including a cold selection as well as a cooked breakfast.

Enjoy a delicious alfresco lunch or a specially-packed gourmet picnic while on a game-viewing outing. Indulge in afternoon high tea with a delicious blend of freshly brewed tea as well as sweet or savoury treats.

Dinners are an elegant affair at Jatinga, with an expertly designed menu that changes daily. Dine in the elegant dining room with spectacular views over the gorgeous gardens.

Begin with a drink in the Lord Milner bar, followed by a visit to the wine cellar to select a bottle of wine before taking your seat for the tasty occasion.

Luxury Suite

Jatinga Country Lodge offers a variety of accommodation experiences. All rooms are tastefully furnished with various added extras which include outdoor showers, stand-alone baths or fireplaces.

Jatinga offers 16 Superior Rooms, tastefully decorated and furnished in Provencal and French Country styles. Most of the rooms feature a fireplace, private patio, concrete bath and outdoor shower.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

Jatinga offers two Luxury Suites, featuring dual fireplaces that warm up both the lounge and the bedroom. The rooms also feature a romantic 4-poster bed and secluded outdoor shower. For something truly special, the Honeymoon Suite features a 4-poster bed, private garden with outdoor shower, and a plunge pool.


  • Day tours
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $90 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $95 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Executive Room,Superior Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The first place, Jatinga Lodge, was beautiful and way more than I expected. A very welcome surprise after a long trip. The staff was excellent and this one guy Anthony even took me into town the first day to get a sim card for my phone because I forgot at the airport. Dinner was very good. Best of all the lodges.

    Suzanne Dean, January 2014
  • Jatinga was nice too - the grounds were very pretty and our room was very comfortable. It was good for a one night stay near the airport.

    Meredith Sharoky, December 2013
  • Beautiful gardens and surroundings. Large and comfortable room. Very convenient location for our needs. Nice staff.

    Gim Ooi, August 2012
  • The lodge and accomodations were very nice, great hospitality and food as well. Plus the entire area has a huge amount to offer tourists. The spectacular views, history and points of interest in this area were very impressive and you could easily spend 3 days just touring around. We wanted to see the caves and dinnasour park but ran out of time.

    Darren Holmes, May 2012
  • Yes, the trip will be a memorable one! All the plans you created went flawlessly and the accommodations and staff were wonderful.

    Barry Gershenson, September 2011
  • Jatinga was the perfect place to end the trip. The food was excellent and the grounds were beautiful. We slept in late and lounged around most of the time getting ready for the long flight home. The driver (Chris) who took us on the panarama route trip was great. Gods Window and the other stops where closed due to a strike by the security staff. Chris took us to other locations where we could see all of the sites. He also gave us a lot of info about the area and South Africa. The elephant encounter and ride were wonderful. A lot of info and an amazing ride. We were quite satisfied with the short ride - many of the other participants went on for a longer ride and dinner in the bush.

    JoAnne DuChez, August 2011
  • The Jatinga Country Lodge was a very pleasant surprise. I really we didn't lose a day and a half getting to Mauritius but if that was in fact unavoidable, Jatinga was a nice place to spend a night. The colonial country estate feel was very unique. While the property could use some updating we enjoyed our night there and they went out of there way to give us a nice honeymoon dinner in their "wine cellar".

    Drew Ries, October 2009

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Ashley Gerrand

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"A little hidden gem just outside White River. A perfect getaway before or after a safari - I highly recommend!"



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Beautiful gardens and surroundings. Large and comfortable room. Very convenient location for our needs. Nice staff.

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