• Madikwe Game Reserve

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Experience the ultimate authentic African safari at Jaci’s Lodges.

‘The descent of the African night is never forgotten. There is nothing more complete than to rest by a fire on a canvas seat … as the sky grows blue dark and the stars sharpen with the clarity peculiar to Africa…’ Safari: A Chronicle of Adventure by Bartle Bull

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 aeroplane, Jaci’s Lodges are a mere 3½-hour drive or an hour’s flight from Johannesburg.

The gorgeous safari-style accommodation at Jaci’s Safari Lodge 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, seem to float high above the ground.

Madikwe Game Reserve is world renowned as a spectacular Big 5 safari destination, and 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 favourite 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 flavour and flair and our staff takes special pride in their attention to detail, ensuring your Jaci’s Lodges safari experience will be treasured for years to come.


Jaci’s Safari Lodge and Jaci’s Tree Lodge offer authentic safari-style luxury accommodation options in the idyllic Madikwe Game Reserve.

Safari Experience

Experience the splendour of the African bushveld through a variety of tailor-made activities, designed to offer a complete and diverse safari package.


The 75 000-hectare reserve, which lies in the extreme northwest corner of South Africa, is home to a variety of animals, birds, trees and grasses.


Everything you need to know to prepare yourself for your once-in-a-lifetime Jaci’s Lodges authentic African safari experience in Madikwe.

Field Guide Blog

Around the Campfire – What Are We Hide’ing

Wildlife experiences come in many different forms. Out here in Madikwe, we have the traditional vehicle-based safari’s and the thrill of a walking safari. We however, have a little something that not many other lodges can brag about. We have an eye level, photographic hide, situated in the middle of our pan. This can often be the highlight of guests stay, which can have you close to the animals, without them even realizing you’re there. Image by Darren Donovan [...]

Around the Campfire – Uninvited Guest

An uninvited guest  Here at Jaci’s we pride ourselves on the level of hospitality that we deliver, and welcome all of our guests, from all over the world with the same feeling of pride for our home. We recently, however had to forcibly remove a guest from our lodge. A fairly large Puff Adder was found on the main walkway, heading straight towards one of our suites. Now, the Puff Adder has a rather bad reputation in South Africa, as [...]

Around the Campfire – Field Guide Sightings Update

Weekly update 20-27 Feb 2018-02-27 We had really good rains this week, and the bush is getting thick and lush. It’s amazing how the dry savagery of Madikwe, is replaced by a lush green carpet of devil thorns, wild flowers and grasses sprouting from nowhere, after 48mm of rain. Whilst it’s great for the reserve, it can make life tough for the guides. Certain parts of the reserve are closed after big rains, because of the sensitive nature of the [...]