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Jaci's Safari Lodge

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Southern Africa

Overview

Jaci’s Safari Lodge in Madikwe Private Game Reserve serves as your ultimate sanctuary for genuine safari relaxation. Unwind in a charming retreat that is as uniquely vibrant as the African wilderness that surrounds it. The heart of the lodge, our Main Lounge, features a sprawling, open-layout space adorned with a striking copper fireplace, an inviting bar, a gourmet kitchen, and various dining corners, all of which mirror our signature South African vibrancy.

To cool down from the warmth of the bushveld, dive into our tranquil, shaded swimming pools, offering a heavenly escape from the African heat. Experience dining alfresco under a canopy of stars as often as you can; this time-honoured South African tradition promises to enrich your stay at Jaci’s Lodge in unforgettable ways.

For those looking to stay active, we offer an assortment of outdoor gym equipment thoughtfully placed along our scenic river pathway, available for use by all our guests. Immerse yourself in a blend of luxury and nature, in a setting that captures the very essence of an authentic African safari.

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Restaurant

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Safe

What to Expect

At Jaci’s Safari Lodge, our photography program is meticulously crafted to cater to photographers of all skill levels and equipment types. Whether you’re a casual enthusiast or a dedicated wildlife photographer, we offer an opportunity to capture moments that will last a lifetime. For your convenience, we also provide high-quality photographic equipment for rental, whether you need it for a single safari drive or your entire stay.

Our Conservation Safaris are designed to give nature enthusiasts a hands-on role in the wildlife conservation initiatives within the larger Madikwe Game Reserve. Experience the thrill of directly contributing to wildlife preservation—be it through rhino notching, elephant collaring, lion branding, or gathering critical data to assist the North West Parks Board in managing key species like lions, rhinos, and African wild dogs. 

Highlights

Tented Suites

Infusing modern luxury with rustic charm, the Tented Suites at Jaci’s Safari Lodge offer an authentic “glamping” experience in the heart of Madikwe. Crafted with thatched roofs, stone walls at the base, and canvas panels, each of the six suites offers a seamless blend of indoor comfort and outdoor splendour.

Adorned in lively hues and textures inspired by Africa, these tented havens provide a spacious open-plan bedroom, configurable with either a King or Twin beds, to suit your needs. The en-suite bathroom boasts a double vanity and a generously sized bathtub, complementing the suite’s upscale amenities.

For an immersive nature experience, each suite is equipped with a private outdoor shower. A personalised Inverroche Safari Gin Bar, along with a mini fridge and a Kalahari Cooler, keep a curated selection of fine teas, coffees, and home-baked goodies at your fingertips.

Take your wilderness experience up a notch with a private viewing deck, which opens up to unparalleled views of the magnificent bushveld that surrounds you. With the added comfort of air-conditioning and ceiling fans, your stay will be as cosy as it is adventurous. The suite also features eco-friendly Afriearth amenities, making your stay both luxurious and responsible.

Nare Suite

Marrying modern elegance with sustainable bushveld charm, the recently redesigned Nare Suite serves as an intimate safari sanctuary for families and small groups. Accommodating up to six guests for an exclusive experience, this suite offers a peaceful retreat, nestled harmoniously within its natural habitat. What sets it apart is its proximity to a bustling waterhole, just a brief walk away, granting you countless opportunities to observe a variety of wildlife in their element.

Fully equipped with your own game drive vehicle and dedicated field guide, the suite provides the perfect starting point for Jaci’s celebrated outdoor dining adventures. With the roomy comfort of the Nare Suite as your private base, every member of your party is guaranteed a fulfilling journey through Madikwe.

The suite features a grand Master Bedroom on the ground level, complete with a sumptuous en-suite bathroom that boasts dual rain showers and an opulent free-standing bathtub. Equally generous is the adjacent Guest Bedroom, which also comes with a full en-suite bathroom adorned with double rain showers and a lavish free-standing bath. For those seeking a heightened experience, the upstairs Loft Bedroom provides an en-suite shower and WC, complemented by a private balcony offering elevated views.

Further enhancing the Nare Suite are the panoramic glass sliding doors found in all bedrooms and the lounge, as well as outdoor dining and boma areas for communal gatherings. The expansive, private deck boasts a heated swimming pool, a sunken fire pit, and seating, all offering magnificent views of the waterhole—which remains active throughout the year.

For your comfort, the suite is fitted with air-conditioning and ceiling fans. It also features eco-friendly Afriearth amenities, ensuring that your stay aligns with sustainable practices.

Safari Suite

Experience the rejuvenating authenticity of safari life at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. The Safari Suite is the perfect enclave for extended families or groups, accommodating ideally four adults and four children. As you step onto the expansive, custom-designed deck, you’re greeted by a central fire pit and generous seating area that connects to a starpod and your own private swimming pool. All of this is framed by the towering Tamboti Trees and offers sweeping views over the iconic Marico River.

Inside, the Safari Suite bursts with colour, its vibrant hues and unique finishes offering a refreshing, homey retreat. Your exclusive game drive vehicle and knowledgeable field guide add extra dimensions to Jaci’s famed outdoor dining experiences, making the Safari Suite your private bushveld sanctuary.

The suite features a King-sized Master Bedroom complete with an open-plan en-suite bathroom and adjoining outdoor shower. It also houses a Twin-bedded Children’s Bedroom, sharing the bathroom and outdoor shower with the Master Bedroom. For added privacy, there’s a Double-occupancy Guest Bedroom with its own en-suite bath and outdoor shower, as well as an upstairs Twin-bedded Loft Bedroom that shares facilities with the Guest Bedroom.

Complementing the suite are both indoor and outdoor lounge and boma areas, and an expansive private viewing deck that features a swimming pool, starpod, fire pit, and seating—all offering unparalleled views onto the surrounding riverine forest and Marico River. The suite is equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and eco-friendly Afriearth amenities, ensuring a comfortable and conscientious stay.

Thutlwa Lookout

Specifically crafted for outdoor dining and relaxing safari sundowners, Thutlwa Lookout serves as a tranquil vantage point for day-long wildlife spotting within the camp. Perfect for soaking in the awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets of Madikwe, the lookout is open to all guests of Jaci’s Safari Lodge.

Enhanced with Wi-Fi connectivity, Thutlwa Lookout doubles as an ideal space for a serene safari office setup or a peaceful yoga retreat. Experience the best of both worlds—connectivity and nature—as you unwind in this unique outdoor haven.

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