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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 unrivalled 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 and daily specialised photographic safari drives are favourites 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

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 [...]

Around the Campfire – Wild Dogs Update

Update on the resident pack of Wild Dogs After we were successful with setting our camera traps on paths that the wild dogs were taking regularly, we were hoping that patience would pay off. We left our camera traps up for a very long time, and although we were able to view the resident pack hunting around camp most evenings, we delayed collecting the camera traps. The behaviour we were able to witness was incredible – at around sunset, on [...]

Magic Madikwe Cycling Weekend

The 3rd annual Magic Madikwe Cycling Weekend was hosted at Jaci's on the 21st of July. The weekend included 2 Nights at Jaci's Safari Lodge or Jaci's Tree Lodge, two 40km cycling routes through the stunning reserve, game drives, our infamous Safari Gin Bar stop and all-out-fun-filled-family-and-friends cycling weekend for a worthy cause! By participating in our cycling weekend and super secret auction, participants have played a big part in the conservation and preservation of Madikwe Game Reserve’s environment. All [...]

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