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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.

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Accommodation

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

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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.

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Madikwe

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.

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FAQ

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

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Field Guide Blog

Dining at Jaci’s – Sumptuous safari-style food with flair!

An integral part of the overall guest experience at Jaci's Lodges is our exceptional dining offering and we take great pride in delivering authentic, fresh and generous dishes served with customary proudly South African flavour! With the recent revamp of our Jaci's Safari Lodge main lodge building and new open-plan chef's kitchen, we thought the timing was ripe for a food-focused photography shoot. Showcasing our passion and commitment to delivering a veritable gastronomic adventure with all its colour and flair, [...]

Swish Shweshwe – Locally sourced touches at Jaci’s Lodges

Jaci's Lodges is proudly South African! We make a concerted effort to source everything - from ingredients to suppliers, construction materials and decor - locally. Our guests often comment on the extra special "touches" at Jaci's - weather it's a brass sink plug molded in the form of a frog or pebbled paw prints inserted into pathways leading the to the boma area - we're committed to incorporating these unique details throughout the lodge. Our lodge is bright, bold (we [...]

Around the Campfire – Slash Photography’s Jaci’s Lodges Experience

My wife, Jo and l arrived in sunny warm Jaci's Lodge in Madikwe from cold Melbourne Australia. We were greeted with the warmest welcome and felt like part of the family already. We unpacked and got our cameras ready for our adventure. What was to come was superb. The first night we were there we had dinner and went off to the Terrapin Hide (which is a photographic hide in the middle of a waterhole). The staff gave us coffee [...]

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