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 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 famous throughout the years.

Tree Lodge

Jaci’s Tree Lodge features eight luxury Treehouse Suites, custom-built on wooden stilts and connected by raised walkways.

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 newly completed Tlou Deck – the best sundowner spot at the lodge, epitomizing all the golden hour beauty that Madikwe is famous for.

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Safari Lodge

The authentic safari-style accommodation at Jaci’s Safari Lodge features six luxury Tented Suites and two private Family / Group- friendly suites, all reflecting our striking, colourful decor and proudly South African atmosphere.

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Starbed Suites

The two Starbed Suites are the epitome of private, exclusive romantic safari accommodation. Set over two levels, these luxury suites are ideal for honeymooners and special occasions. With a choice of sleeping indoors or under the African sky, each suite boasts two king-size beds, outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a safari bar and viewing deck.

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Madikwe House

This safari hideaway is peppered with bursts of colour and personality. 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.

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Safari Experiences