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Jaci’s Starbed Suites

The two Starbed Suites at Jaci’s Lodges epitomise exclusive, romantic safari accommodation with an emphasis on privacy and modern bushveld luxury.

Jaci’s Starbed Suites are set over two levels, these sublime suites are ideal for honeymooners, special occasions and romantic getaways. With a choice of sleeping indoors, or under a blanket of African stars, each suite boasts two king-size beds, outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a safari bar and private viewing deck.

Striking decor touches, custom furniture pieces and bespoke finishes reflect a superior level of style, comfort and sophistication, all with our customary Jaci’s colourful twist. When it comes to Madikwe luxury lodges there’s nowhere as romantic as Jaci’s Starbed Suites.

The Main Lodge at Jaci’s Safari Lodge features an impressively spacious, open-plan lounge, a glorious copper fireplace and bar, chef’s kitchen, and dining areas – all proudly reflecting our trademark colourful decor and customary South African atmosphere.

Each of the 2 Starbed Suites Include:

  • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
  • All meals daily
  • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers and non-alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
  • Access to the Main Lodge and swimming pool areas as well as Thutlwa Lookout at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
  • Access to our submerged Terrapin Hide and Tlou Deck at Jaci’s Tree Lodge
  • Enjoy sundowners and the private KolKol hot tub at Naledi Treehouse (Subject to prior arrangement and availability)

Each of the 2 Starbed Suites Feature:

  • A magnificent king-bedded, full en-suite Master Bedroom on the ground floor featuring two separate bathrooms as well as a writers’ desk and luxury lounge area
  • An idyllic double-bedded “Starbed” located on the suites’ private rooftop extension
  • A personal safari bar and custom Inverroche Safari Gin Tasting Kit
  • Two private outdoor showers
  • Panoramic glass sliding doors
  • A private viewing deck with superb views into the beautiful surrounding bushveld
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Eco-friendly Afriearth amenities
  • Our Starbed Suites’ striking, custom entrance murals were created especially for Jaci’s by the amazing South African urban artist, Falko One (Instagram: @falko1graffiti)

Jaci’s Starbed Suites each accommodate up to 2 guests.

There is 1 double-occupancy full en-suite Master Bedroom on the ground level and a second King-size “starbed”, perfectly perched on the outdoor rooftop extension.

Please Note:

The inclusions listed above are subject to change and are only applicable when booking at full rates.
Special offers and SADC Rate bookings exclude all beverages.
Naledi Treehouse sleep-outs and sundowner experiences are subject to additional costs and availability.
Terms and conditions apply. 
Special offers and SADC Rate bookings exclude all beverages, including those stocked in the Starbed Suites’ personal safari bars.
All premium spirits are charged on consumption and are not included in booking rates. 


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Terrapin Hide

The Terrapin Hide at Jaci’s Tree Lodge provides a truly unique vantage point for game watching, whether you want to capture priceless images of wildlife from the centre of our active waterhole or simply sit quietly, immersing yourself in your surroundings.

Accessible via an underwater tunnel, the submerged photographic hide is open to Jaci’s Tree Lodge and Jaci’s Starbed Suite guests 24-hours a day and for guests’ convenience, our photographic equipment is also available to hire. Whether you require a camera for a particular day’s safari drives or would like to make use of one for the duration of your stay, we are happy to be able to offer our guests quality photographic equipment rental.

Camera kit for hire

  • Canon 7Dii’s
  • 100-400mm lenses
  • Gimpro game viewer mounts
  • R1250.00 per camera per day, which consists of an evening and a morning drive.

Please Note:

The Terrapin Hide is only accessible to guests staying at Jaci’s Tree Lodge and Jaci’s Starbed Suites.
Camera kit hire is subject to additional costs and availability.
Terms and conditions apply.

Thutlwa Lookout

Thutlwa Lookout is designed especially for idyllic outdoor dining experiences, sublime safari sundowners and game viewing opportunities throughout the day, while in camp.

A superb spot for relaxation and taking in Madikwe’s magical sunrises and sets, Thutlwa Lookout is accessible to all guests staying at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Fully equipped with wifi, Thutlwa Lookout also makes a perfect safari office and yoga space!

Thutlwa Lookout is only accessible to guests staying at Jaci’s Safari Lodge, Jaci’s Starbed Suites and Jaci’s Madikwe House. Guests staying at Jaci’s Madikwe House need to be driven to and from Thutlwa Lookout by their field guide.

Naledi Treehouse

Naledi Treehouse offers Jaci’s Tree Lodge guests the ultimate safari sleep-out under the stars, without even having to leave camp. Naledi – meaning Star in Tswana – is kitted out with a canopied King-size bed, private KolKol wood-fired hot tub, Enviroloo, outdoor shower and boasts exceptional watering hole views.

This romantic sleep-out experience, enjoyed under starlight and the cover of an impressive Tamboti Tree, is certainly worthy of a top spot on every safari-lover’s bucket list!

Please Note:

Naledi Treehouse sleep-outs are subject to additional costs and availability.
Naledi Treehouse is only accessible to guests staying at Jaci’s Tree Lodge and Jaci’s Starbed Suites.
Terms and conditions apply.