• 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.

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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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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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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

It’s a Bee-autiful Life, Honey!

Jaci's Lodges is a veritable hive of activity and excitement as we have officially bottled our first batch of honey, made with love in Madikwe! Our pure, raw, natural (and might we add, delicious!) honey is the result of careful planning and a lengthy process, but definitely worth the wait! A catch box was hung on branch Jaci’s Safari Lodge at the beginning of September 2018, to lure bees away from public areas into a manageable hive. Bees were moved [...]

Around the Campfire – Private Photographic Safari Diary

We recently hosted a very keen photographer at the lodge, and Darren Donovan was their guide. Darren kept a diary of the sightings and compiled the below sightings blog. Photographic safari 19-21 December 2017 19 December PM drive: We started out hanging around the area, just to the west of the lodge. The plan was to hopefully get African Wild dogs, as a pack was seen in the area during the morning drive. Initially we got a White Rhino bull, [...]

Jaci’s is Striking a Pose – Feast your eyes on our new lodge photo shoot!

We have been waiting oh-so-patiently to share these stunning photographs of our special lodge with you! Renowned lodge photographer, the awesome DOOK, has wowed us again with his depiction of Jaci's as seen through his lens. He has definitely managed to capture the true magic of Jaci's Lodges in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. Our images are full of life, passion and flair which is exactly what we stand for and we hope you'll enjoy scrolling through this photo blog [...]

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