An Authentic
Safari Getaway

Set in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North-West Province, Jaci’s Lodges offers guests the ideal destination for unrivalled game-viewing, unique luxury accommodation options, outstanding service and tailor-made safari activities.

Jaci and Jan van Heteren are the founders and owner-manager couple behind Jaci’s Lodges. A dynamic duo, they have spent over 30 years working together to create and sustain their dream of a wildlife and safari experience that surpasses guests’ expectations.

Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve is a true testament to the van Heterens’ insight into the needs of couples, groups and families looking for an authentic, upmarket safari getaway with no keys, no worries, outstanding food and luxury amenities…

Additionally, they are passionately committed to empowering and uplifting the individuals who make The Jaci’s Experience so special. Jaci’s Lodges is run by a team of 50 people, most of whom live in the local community. Each person who works at the lodge contributes to the daily running, management, maintenance and service that has made Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve famous throughout the years.

Tree Lodge

8 Treehouse Suites luxuriously accommodate guests in custom built stilted treehouse-style structures. Connected by elevated walkways, they each boast magnificent views into the surrounding riverine forest, as well as glimpses across the famous Marico River.

Tree Lodge guests can also enjoy the submerged Terrapin Hide – a favourite of amateur and photographic professionals alike, Naledi Treehouse – boasting a KolKol hot tub and unbeatable views of the active waterhole, and Tlou Deck – the best sundowner and outdoor dining spot at the lodge.

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Safari Lodge

6 Tented Suites, with thatched roofs, low stone walls, private outside showers and viewing decks, canvas panels and large hand-mosaiced baths, seamlessly let “The Great Outdoors” in. 2 exclusive-use Family / Group-friendly suites provide the perfect bushveld base for your private safari experience.

Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers a refreshing, authentic safari space in which to unwind. Here, guests can experience some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife from our eclectic, down-to-earth safari haven. A superb spot for relaxation and taking in Madikwe’s magical sunrises and sets, Thutlwa Lookout deck is accessible to all guests staying at Jaci’s Safari Lodge.

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Starbed Suites

The 2 Starbed Suites at Jaci’s Lodges epitomise exclusive, romantic safari accommodation with an emphasis on privacy and modern bushveld luxury.

Jaci’s Starbed Suites are set over two levels, these sublime suites are ideal for honeymooners, special occasions and romantic getaways. With a choice of sleeping indoors, or under a blanket of African stars, each suite boasts two king-size beds, outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a safari bar and private viewing deck.

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Safari Experiences