Jacis Safari Lodge

South Africa

  • Big 5 safaris in Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Lavish suites, treehouses and starbeds
  • Swimming pool and gym
  • Al fresco dining
  • Boma sundowners 

Open:  Jaci’s Safari Lodge and Jaci's Tree Lodge are open all year.  

Location:  The lodges are on the edge of the Marico River in Madikwe Game Reserve, about a 4-hour drive or 45-minute flight from Johannesburg. The lodges have their own airstrip.  

Rooms:  Jaci's Safari Lodge has are eight luxurious, spacious rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with large bath tubs, twin hand basins and outdoor bush showers. They have private decks. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans as well as underfloor heating for the cooler winter months. They have thatched roofs and canvas walls with panels that can be rolled up, allowing you to enjoy the view. An extra bed can be added to accommodate a child. There are two family suites, which include a plunge pool, your own guide and game vehicle. One of these, the Safari Suite, accommodates up to four adults and four children and the other, the Nare Suite, sleeps six people. Private dinners can be eaten in the suite, or you can opt to dine in the lounge with other guests. The lodge also has two starbed suites, offering tghe option of sleeping outdoors as well as inside, and each with an indoor bathroom, outdoor shower, sitting area, bar and deck.   

Jaci's Tree Lodge has eight treehouse suites connected by elevated walkways. Each suite has a bedroom, indoor bath and outdoor shower. They are air conditioned and have ceiling fans, and all have their own viewing deck.

Activities:  The lodges offer game drives in the early morning and late afternoon and guided walking safaris. This is a good area for bird watching. At the lodge you can go for a swim, enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa or go for a stroll along the river. Jaci's Tree Lodge also has a submerged terrapin hide.

Facilities:   Jaci's Safari Lodge has a main lounge is where you relax between activities, read a book and enjoy brunch and high tea. On cool evenings a fire can be lit in the large fireplace. The loft bar serves a range of drinks. Sundowners can be enjoyed round the firepit. There is a plunge pool and a swimming pool. The games room has a table tennis table, a pool table and lots of board games. There is a gym.  

Jaci's Tree Lodge's main building includes a lounge with a fireplace, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a boma=, bar and a shop. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, bush gym and a river walk. 

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables at jaci's Safari Lodge and are often eaten communally at Tree Lodge.  

Children:  Jaci's Safari Lodge welcomes children of all ages. Activities can be tailored for children and families, and special meals can be arranged.

Jaci's Tree Lodge accepts children aged 13 years and over.

Health:  This is not a malarial area.

Communication: There is no internet access.  

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Client Rating for South Africa 5/5 from 74 reviews

The accommodation at Jaci's was very comfortable. Our lodges were spacious and airy and we loved the way it was closed down like a tent in the evening. The food at Jaci's was excellent - probably the best we had anywhere. All the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home - we felt part of one big happy family.

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