Jaci’s Starbed Suites

The two Starbed Suites are the epitome of private, exclusive romantic safari accommodation. Set over two levels, these luxury suites are ideal for honeymooners and special occasions. With a choice of sleeping indoors or under the African sky, each suite boasts two king-size beds, outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a safari bar and viewing deck.

Striking bursts of colour, authentic decor touches, bold furniture pieces and bespoke finishes reflect style, class and sophistication with a customary Jaci’s bushveld twist.

Bushveld romance personified… These two suites are furnished with bursts of colour and custom-made finishes, with rooftop extensions that afford guests the unique opportunity of sleeping under a blanket of African stars, completely immersed in the peace and tranquility of the bushveld.

Each of the 2 Starbed Suites at Jaci’s Safari Iodge include:

  • Choice of two sleeping areas: One king-bedded room in the main suite and a king-bedded “Starbed” on the rooftop extension
  • Private viewing deck
  • Desk area and personal safari bar
  • Two private outdoor showers
  • Two indoor bathroom areas
  • Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
  • Eco-friendly Afriearth amenities
  • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
  • All meals daily
  • Local and specialized teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • * Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers and non-alcoholic beverages (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Traditional fireside dining as often as possible
  • Access to our submerged Terrapin Hide and Tlou Deck
  • Sleep out under the stars at Naledi Treehouse, complete with private KolKol hot tub and outdoor shower (Additional costs apply)
  • Access to Jaci’s Safari Lodge Main Lodge
  • Access to the Jaci’s Safari Lodge swimming pools

* Please note: The inclusions listed above are subject to change and are only applicable when booking at full rates. Certain special offers / SADC rates may exclude all beverages etc.
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Terrapin Hide

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, the water-level Terrapin Hide at Jaci’s Tree Lodge is proud to boast this unique vantage point.

Our friends at Pangolin Photo Safaris assisted with the design and construction of the hide, ensuring its position and functionality is optimised for a truly unique game-viewing and photographic experience. The hide is visited by a wide variety of animals and birds, and thanks to its unique location and design, one can sit quietly and watch them coming down to drink as if you weren’t even there.

Home to our ever-growing “resident” Nile Crocodile, the low angle gives photographers an unparalleled opportunity to capture eye-level images. From the safety and unique vantage point of the hide, you might even get lucky and capture an elusive leopard, swimming elephants or African wild dogs…

The Terrapin Hide, open since September 2015, has established Jaci’s Lodges as a premium photographic safari destination with its West-facing orientation guaranteeing soft morning light and warm backlit silhouettes in the late afternoon. Accessible via an underwater tunnel, the hide is open to Jaci’s Tree Lodge guests 24-hours a day.

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 access to our quality photographic equipment. An Apple MAC computer, with suitable photographic editing software is also on-hand at Jaci’s Tree Lodge Main Lodge.

The Terrapin Hide is only accessible to guests staying at Jaci’s Tree Lodge and Starbed Suites.

Camera kit for hire

  • Canon 7dii
  • 100-400ii Lens
  • Gimpro game viewer mount
  • Guests hiring photographic equipment receive a complimentary SD card
  • Rate: R1250.00 per camera for use on two game drives / 1 day

Photographic equipment hire and printing are subject to availability and additional costs.

Tlou Deck

Tlou – meaning Elephant in Tswana – could not be a more appropriate name for the recently constructed viewing deck at Jaci’s Tree Lodge. Arguably the best sundowner spot at the lodge, epitomizing all the “golden hour” beauty and epic bushveld vistas that Madikwe is famous for, the impressively elevated structure is located directly adjacent to our watering hole. This affords guests the opportunity to observe the daily comings and goings of a variety of animals that frequent the area.

Complete with an outdoor fire area and safari bar, Tlou Deck is idyllically set-up for unique safari dining and sundowner experiences, against a beautiful bushveld backdrop. Fully equipped with wifi, Tlou Deck also happens to be the best “office” in Africa!

Tlou Deck is only accessible to guests staying at Jaci’s Tree Lodge & Jaci’s Starbed Suites.

Naledi Treehouse

Experience the ultimate safari sleep-out under the stars at Naledi Treehouse. Naledi – meaning Star in Tswana – is kitted out with a canopied King-size bed, your own private KolKol wood-fired hot tub, Enviroloo, outdoor shower and exceptional watering hole viewing deck.

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!

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