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Tented Suites

Decorated in vibrant colors and African textures, each of the six double occupancy safari style tent rooms that 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.  With thatched roofs, low stone walls, suspended viewing decks and canvas roll-up panels, the six spacious tented suites let the outside in.

Starbed Suites

Bushveld romance personified, these two new suites are furnished with bursts of color and custom-made finishes, with rooftop extensions that afford guests the unique opportunity of sleeping under the African stars. The two new 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 color, authentic decor touches, bold furniture pieces 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.

Nare Suites

This family-friendly bush retreat is named after the resident buffalo bull that frequents the waterhole in front of it. The suite, which accommodates up to six guests, includes a private swimming pool and viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. The Nare Suite, which accommodates up to six people (four adults and two children), is ideal for families or groups travelling together. The suite includes a master and guest bedroom, with an open-plan bathroom with a generous stone bath and outdoor shower; and an upstairs loft perfect for children to stretch out and chill. Nare Suite guests have a private game viewing vehicle for the duration of their stay.

What’s Included at Jaci’s Nare Suite?
  • King-bed room with bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • Twin-bed room with bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • Loft with two single beds with toilet and hand basin (shares bath and shower with twin room).
  • ‘Starpod’/daybed.
  • Lounge with comfortable couch area, kitchenette and safari bar.
  • Private plunge pool with private deck area.
  • Eco-friendly amenities.
  • Underfloor heating.
  • Air conditioner and ceiling fan.
  • Access to the Main Lodge swimming pool.
  • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset/sunrise stop and night drive with astronomy.
  • Afternoon tea, dinner and brunch.
  • Local and specialized teas and fabulous filter coffee.
  • All house spirits and drinks, including a special selection of fine South African wines (red, white and sparkling) and local beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Fireside starlit dining as often as possible.
  • 24-hour access to our submerged Terrapin Hide (Arrangements for children to be made in advance).
  • Transfers to and from Madikwe’s Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir/Unique Air/FlexeFlyer/private charter.
Safari Suite

The Safari Suite is decorated in bright, bold colors and African textures. Accommodating up to eight guests (four adults and four children), it’s the perfect safari hideaway for larger families or groups travelling together. The master bedroom and adjoining children’s room share an outdoor shower and open-plan bathroom with magnificent views into the bush. Across the passage there is a lounge with adjoining guest room, and there’s an upstairs loft. Safari Suite guests have a private game viewing vehicle for the duration of their stay. Accommodating up to eight guests, this suite is ideal for larger families or groups. The custom-built deck features a central fire pit and spacious seating area leading on to a partially covered ‘star pod’, ideal for stargazing, and a private swimming pool.

What’s Included at Jaci’s SAFARI SUITE?
  • King-bed room with bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • Twin-bed room with bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • Children’s room with two single beds, toilet and hand basin (shares bath and shower with king-bed room).
  • Loft with two single beds (shares ablution facilities with twin-bed room).
  • Lounge with comfortable couch area.
  • Private plunge pool with private deck area.
  • Kitchenette and safari bar.
  • ‘Starpod’/daybed.
  • Eco-friendly amenities.
  • Underfloor heating.
  • Air conditioner and ceiling fan.
  • Access to the Main Lodge swimming pool.
  • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset/sunrise stop and night drive with astronomy.
  • Afternoon tea, dinner and brunch.
  • Local and specialized teas and fabulous filter coffee.
  • All house spirits and drinks, including a special selection of fine South African wines (red, white and sparkling) and local beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Fireside starlit dining as often as possible.
  • 24-hour access to our submerged Terrapin Hide (Arrangements for children to be made in advance).
  • Transfers to and from Madikwe’s Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir/Unique Air/FlexeFlyer/private charter.
Main Lodge

The ‘old’ Main Lodge was the heartbeat of Jaci’s Safari Lodges for 17 years, and has warmly and proudly welcomed a great many guests. But now it’s time to usher in a new era, and after much planning and anticipation and building, the extreme makeover process is complete! We are so proud of our bold, refreshed, upgraded and spectacular new Main Lodge.

The new building features a new-and-improved lounge, fireplace, bar, kitchen and dining areas, all proudly reflecting our trademark striking and unique decor and authentic proudly South African atmosphere.The main lodge building has recently received an extreme makeover resulting in a bold, refreshed, upgraded and spectacular new gathering place. It features a spacious and elegant lounge, a glorious copper fireplace and bar, kitchen and dining areas, all proudly reflecting our trademark striking colorful decor and authentic proudly South African atmosphere.

What’s Included at Jaci’s Main Lodge?
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas.
  • Viewing deck.
  • Open-plan kitchen.
  • Cozy fireplace.
  • Lounge and guest-welcome area.
  • Outdoor boma area.
  • Fully stocked bar.
  • Bush swimming pool.
  • Bush gym and river walk.

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Tree Lodge

At Jaci’s Tree Lodge, guests are accommodated in custom-built tree houses that seem to float high above the ground. Guests can enjoy a magnificent accommodation experience with views into the surrounding riverine forest as well as glimpses across the Marico River. Jaci’s Tree Lodge blends into the overarching canopy of the surrounding bush and foliage, making for fantastic bird watching in a natural environment. Due to its structure, on wooden stilts connected by raised walkways, Jaci’s Tree Lodge isn’t suitable for small children. Kids 13 years and older are welcome.

Each of the eight tree houses is made from a combination of gum poles and African rosewood. Each of the eight double-occupancy tree house style suites features a private outdoor shower and indoor bath, and suspended private viewing decks. Each suite is decorated with our trademark African vibrancy, complemented by modern elements and with a focus on privacy. The custom-built stilted structures are connected by suspended walkways.

What’s Included at Treehouse Suites?
  • Large indoor bath.
  • Private outdoor shower.
  • Private viewing deck.
  • Eco-friendly amenities.
  • Air conditioner and ceiling fan.
  • Access to the Main Lodge swimming pool.
  • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset/sunrise stop and night drive with astronomy.
  • Afternoon tea, dinner and brunch.
  • Local and specialized teas and fabulous filter coffee.
TREE HOUSE Main Lodge

On arrival at Jaci’s Tree Lodge, guests are warmly welcomed in the main lodge building, which provides a cool retreat from the heat of African summer days as well as a warm and cozy fireside sanctuary during the chilly winter months. With its authentic natural decor and focus on privacy and serenity, the Jaci’s Tree Lodge Main Lodge is the ideal spot for sundowners and our famous fire-cooked starlit dining. Enjoy the cozy fireplace, fully stocked bar and lounge, as well as our indoor and outdoor dining areas, and browse through our African curio shop.

The Main Lodge at Jaci’s Tree Lodge Includes?
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas.
  • Viewing deck.
  • Open-plan kitchen.
  • Cosy fireplace.
  • Lounge and guest-welcome area.
  • Outdoor boma area.
  • Fully stocked bar.
  • Bush swimming pool.
  • Bush gym and river walk.
  • Curio shop.
  • Easy access to the submerged Terrapin hide

Experience the ultimate authentic African safari at Jaci’s Lodges. Set in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province, Jaci’s Lodges offer guests the perfect destination for unrivaled game-viewing, unique accommodation options, outstanding service and tailor-made safari activities. With easy access via car or air craft, Jaci’s Lodges are a mere 3½-hour drive or an hour’s flight from Johannesburg. The gorgeous safari style accommodation features two exclusive Starbed Suites, six luxury Tented Suites and two private Family suites.

At Jaci’s Tree Lodge, eight Treehouse Suites, custom-built on wooden stilts and connected by raised walkways that seem to float high above the ground. Guests can enjoy a magnificent accommodation experience, with views onto the surrounding ravine forest as well as glimpses across the Marico River. Jaci’s Tree Lodge blends into the overarching canopy of the surrounding bush and foliage, making for fantastic bird watching in a natural environment.

Due to its structure, on wooden stilts connected by raised walkways, Jaci’s Tree Lodge isn’t suitable for small children. Kids 13 years’ and older are welcome. Each of the eight tree houses is made from a combination of gum poles and African rosewood. Each of the eight double-occupancy tree house style suites feature a private outdoor shower and indoor bath, and suspended private viewing decks. Each suite is decorated with our trademark African vibrancy, complemented by modern elements and with a focus on privacy. The custom-built stilted structures are connected by suspended walkways.

Madikwe Game Reserve is world renowned as a spectacular Big 5 safari destination. At Jaci’s Lodges we pride ourselves on our varied and exceptional safari activity offerings. Twice-daily game drives with our expert guides provide the perfect opportunity to explore the diverse and game-rich reserve. Our submerged Terrapin Hide is a favorite of amateur snappers and photographic professionals alike. Additionally, conservation safaris and walking safaris under the guidance of experts in their field, offer everyday bush lovers the opportunity to experience Madikwe Game Reserve from unique perspectives. We serve fire-cooked meals under the stars, with authentic South African flavor and flair. Our staff take special pride in their attention to detail, ensuring your Jaci’s Lodges safari experience will be treasured for years to come.

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R49, Madikwe Game Reserve, 2874

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