With the breathtaking vistas of Madikwe Game Reserve as the backdrop and a diverse variety of wildlife as the subject matter, Jaci’s Lodges’ complete photographic offering caters to all guests, whether amateurs or professionals, who want to capture once-in-a-lifetime memories, rare and beautiful game sightings, emotive landscapes or those special often-overlooked details that the bush provides in abundance.

Our resident photographic expert Andrew Aveley is on hand at various times during the year to bring keen photographic enthusiasts his “Creative Nature Experience”. Perfectly complementing the photographic offering at Jaci’s Lodges is the submerged Terrapin Hide. Accessible via an underwater tunnel, the popular hide is open 24/7 to all guests.

The Terrapin Hide

Whether you want to capture priceless images of wildlife from the centre of the waterhole or simply sit quietly, immersing yourself in your surroundings, the water-level Terrapin Hide at Jaci’s Lodges is proud to offer this unique vantage point. Our friends at Pangolin Photo Safaris assisted with the design and construction of the hide, ensuring its position and functionality 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, you can sit quietly and watch them coming down to drink as if you weren’t even there.

  • The Terrapin Hide, open since September 2015, has established Jaci’s Lodges as a premium photographic safari destination
  • Its west-facing orientation guarantees soft morning light and warm backlit silhouettes in the late afternoon
  • Accessible via an underwater tunnel, the hide is open 24 hours a day
  • It is fully equipped with red LED interior lights, spotlights and a radio
  • It is open to all guests of Jaci’s Lodges

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Photographic Gallery

We love to receive images from our guests who have taken advantage of the amazing photographic opportunities that our lodge and the magical Madikwe Game Reserve offer. Our field guides and resident photographic experts are also a constant source of inspiring photography. It is our pleasure to share a selection of these with you.

Photographic Equipment Hire

Guests at Jaci’s are able to make use of the lodge cameras while staying with us. Whether you require a camera for a particular day’s 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 this quality photographic equipment.

Camera kit for hire:

Canon 7dii
100-400ii Lens
Gimpro game viewer mount

Rate: R1250.00 per camera for use on two game drives / 1 day

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