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Jaci’s Safari Lodge

On the Eastern borders of Madikwe Game Reserve you will find Jaci’s Safari Lodge. This vibrant and stylish lodge is set alongside the Marico River in a beautiful setting of lush trees and vegetation.
Jaci’s promises an authentic, friendly and welcoming safari experience for eco-conscious guests.

The 8 tented suites incorporate stone, shaggy thatched roofs and canvas walls.
The Nare & Safari Suites includes use of a private safari vehicle and all are fenced together, along the riverbank creating a secure family friendly lodge.

Facilities & Activities

Facilities at the lodges include a main lounge with fireplace, games room with table tennis, foosball, a pool table and a wide selection of board games.

There is a cooling jungle pool (2 at Safari Lodge), close to the banks of the River. Both the Nare and the Safari Suite also have private plunge pools.
Game drives, guided walks (adults only) and use of the gym and games room are complimentary at Jaci’s. Spa treatments are charged additionally.

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Dining

Atmospheric areas for eating and drinking have been created at the lodges, with open kitchens, and outdoor Boma’s for eating under the stars. The Bar at the Safari Lodge also has a juke box for lively occasions!

Breakfasts are served after morning game drive and offer a delectable buffet plus your choice off the cooked breakfast menu.
Lunches and dinners are served out on the deck or in the boma and offer a choice to suit all appetites!

Rooms

Tented Suites at Main Lodge
We love the bold, refreshed, upgraded and spectacular new Main Lodge! The new building features a new-and-improved lounge, fireplace, bar, kitchen and dining areas, all reflecting an authentic South African atmosphere. Decorated in vibrant colours and African textures, each of the safari-tent-style rooms features a private outdoor shower, a lavish handcrafted-mosaic indoor bath and raised private viewing decks. The suites are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans to keep you cool during the summer and under floor heating and fireplace for the winter months.

Nare & Safari Suites
The Nare and Safari Suites are ideal for families or small groups seeking privacy and exclusivity. The Nare Suite, which can accommodate 6, offers 2 rooms on the ground floor and an upstairs third bedroom. The Safari Suite can accommodate up to 8 guests with 2 double rooms and 2 twin rooms, including an upstairs loft room. Both suites boast a plunge pool and include a private game drive vehicle. The Nare Suite underwent a complete refurbishment in 2022.

Starbed Suites
The two Starbed Suites are the epitome of private romantic safari accommodation. Set over two levels, these luxury suites are ideal for honeymooners and special occasions. Striking bursts of colour, authentic decor, and luxurious finishes reflect style, class and sophistication with Jaci’s bushveld twist. With a choice of sleeping indoors or under the African sky, each suite boasts two king-size beds (one on the roof under the stars), outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a private safari bar and viewing deck.

Jaci’s Madikwe House

Launched in 2023. Ideal for up to 10 guests, the house comes complete with a private chef, housekeeper, waitron, swimming pool, KolKol hot tub and pizza oven as well as a private game viewing vehicle and field guide.

With no telephones or TV’s Jaci’s allows you to switch off completely and enjoy the wilderness. Guests are encouraged to use the communal areas for drinks and relaxation (although drinks can be ordered for your room and kettles are available on request).

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Family

The camp has been pioneering family safaris for many years, offering activities such as children’s game drives and bush play areas. Children from 6 years can join family game drives while those 5 & under will participate in jungle drives. In-between the safari activities, there is a Jungle Gym with trampoline and playroom with a selection of toys and games such as table tennis and foosball. Alternatively, there are board games in the main lodge area to use during the day or in the evening.

Jaci’s are flexible when it comes to family dining. For young children 5 & under early dinner is usually served around 6pm. Older children can join their parents for dinner in the boma or eat earlier. Jaci’s will also arrange family dinners if guests prefer. Along with a child-friendly menu, the chefs will meet with guests to discuss the children’s likes and dislikes!

The Tented Suites can accommodate a maximum of 2 children aged 6 – 12 years on stretcher beds, sharing with adults. For children 5 & under sharing with parents, they would need to be accommodated in either the Nare or Safari Suite, which are also ideal for families who would like separate rooms within the same building.

Sustainability

Jaci’s Lodges takes its commitment to sustainable tourism to heart. Aside from Jaci’s Staff Trust, which empowers staff with shareholding in the business, Jaci’s are involved in a number of conservation and eco-friendly community projects. Also on offer are Conservation Safaris allowing guests to get involved with wildlife safeguarding, record, track and protection of wildlife.

The Lodges now also run on 100% renewable energy utilising solar power during the day and sustainably sourced hydrogen at night via an HIPO system (Hydrogen In, Power Out) .  It is the first lodge in Africa to incorporate this new sustainable technology.

Location

Madikwe Game Reserve is a mere 4-5 hours drive from Johannesburg and for those that wish to experience an exhilarating fly-in safari, the reserve has an excellent all-weather 1 500-metre gravel airstrip with return shuttle flights from Johannesburg International Airport (1 hour).

This Big 5 reserve is malarial free and offers you fantastic opportunities to view the rare and endangered Wild Dog, which is a mega “tick” on any game viewers list. There is also extensive plains game and over 340 species of birds to attract your attention.

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