SAFARI EXPERIENCES

FAMILY & GROUP SAFARIS

We love families! Children and Families of all ages and sizes are most welcome at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. A family safari retreat at Jaci’s is packed full of activities and child-friendly amenities for all ages. With twice daily game drives, family-style dining experiences and convenient accommodation options, all family members are assured to get the most out of their African adventure.

Accommodating up to eight guests, The Safari Suite is nestled amongst a Tamboti grove and is ideal for larger families or groups. The custom-built deck features a central fire pit and spacious seating area leading on to a partially covered starpod and private swimming pool, all overlooking the Marico River.

Nare Suite, which accommodates up to six people, is ideal for families or groups travelling together. The suite includes a master and guest bedroom, an open-plan bathroom with a generous stone bath and outdoor shower, swimming pool and an upstairs loft – perfect for children to stretch out and chill in.

WEDDING SAFARIS

Say “I DO” against a backdrop of breathtaking vistas and the gorgeous bushveld, with your closest family and friends. Surrounded by nothing but Mother Nature, with the setting African sun as your witness, the special events crew at Jaci’s Lodges will do their very best to make sure that your wild wedding is a most memorable affair.

Our wedding packages include an option of either an Intimate Wedding for 2-10 guests or a Grand Wedding for 10-50 guests, but we welcome the opportunity to work with you to tailor-make your dreams of a wild safari wedding a reality!

Use of game drive vehicles to be scheduled between standard game-drive times. Additional services are available on request and are quoted separately. Flower choice is dependent on season and availability. Package offers are exclusive of accommodation.

Wedding Packages PDF

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

The photographic offering at Jaci’s Lodges is carefully thought out and designed to accommodate photographers of all levels with all camera types, from amateur snappers to specialised wildlife professionals who want to capture once-in-a-lifetime images.

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.

Please note: Certain safari activities may be restricted due to COVID-19 protocols.
Photographic Safaris are subject to availability and prior arrangement.

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.

CONSERVATION SAFARIS

Conservation safaris at Jaci’s Lodges are designed to help everyday bush lovers contribute to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts taking place in the greater Madikwe Game Reserve. This initiative includes exhilarating involvement in wildlife safeguarding efforts within the reserve, such as notching and microchipping rhino, collaring elephants, branding lions and gathering information for North West Parks Board field rangers to help effectively manage Madikwe’s core species of lion and rhino and African wild dog relocation.

Each conservation safari is led by a team of professionals, including:

  • A wildlife veterinarian with specific training in immobilising wild animals, with knowledge of their habitat, stress levels and other factors that may affect the outcome of darting procedures.
  • A helicopter pilot skilled in low-level flying, who enables the vet a clear and steady shot.
  • Field rangers who assist the team in doing the job quickly and efficiently, helping gather essential data and recording the details of each animal, contributing to the successful outcome of a conservation safari.

Please note: Certain safari activities may be restricted due to COVID-19 protocols.
Conservation Safaris are subject to additional costs, availability and prior arrangement.

Safari Experiences at Jaci’s PDF

SAFARI ACTIVITIES

BIRD WATCHING

More than 350 species of birds have been recorded in Madikwe. The birds are attracted by the reserve’s trees and wild grasses, making Jaci’s Lodges a veritable paradise for  bird watchers..

BUSH BOULES

Instructions, equipment and a designated playing area are available for guests staying at Jaci’s Tree Lodge.

BUSHVELD GYM

A selection of outdoor gym equipment, installed along our river path, is available to all guests.

Children to be accommodated by an adult at all times.

JACI’S CHEEKY CHILLI

Preparing your Jaci’s Cheeky Chilli prior to a fire-cooked meal, is a nightly ritual around our dinner tables and involves a special preparation technique, which we love to teach you!

MASSAGE THERAPY

Our trained and talented massage therapists are proud entrepreneurs from our local community. They successfully run their own business and are excited to offer our guests a sublime selection of classic massage treatments with an African twist. Select treatments and book appointments with our on-site therapists.

Subject to additional costs and therapists’ availability.

OUTDOOR DINING

We encourage you to embrace enjoying your meals under the stars as often as possible. This traditional South African way of dining truly enhances your Jaci’s Lodges safari experience.

RIVER PATH WALK

Enjoy a stroll along the famous Marico River between Jaci’s Safari and Jaci’s Tree Lodges. The beautiful endemic forest boasts an array of bird life as well as the chance to spot elephants swimming in the famous Marico River. Our outdoor bush gym equipment is located along this path.

Children to be accommodated by an adult at all times.

SAFARI GIN BAR

When it comes to idyllic sundowner locations, you will be hard pressed to beat the vista’s of our magical Madikwe Game Reserve! With that in mind, our guests are invited to enjoy an inspired selection of Gins and tonics, prepared and served from our custom-made, mobile safari bar. A “G&T” is traditionally the safari tipple of choice, and our specially curated selection tempts guests to try different combinations and brands while soaking up the sunset…

SAFARI WALKS

Accompanied by an expert walking-trails guide from Jaci’s Lodges, you can explore parts of Madikwe on foot. Safari walks are subject to the availability of our qualified, on-site trails guide. The duration of walks may vary due to number of guests, weather conditions and game drive schedules.

Please note: Certain safari activities may be restricted due to COVID-19 protocols.
Safari Walks are subject to availability of our qualified trails guide and prior arrangement.
Children under the age of 16 are not accommodated on safari walks.

STARGAZING

Our unspoilt bushveld location allows for the best star-views at night. Whether on night drive, from your private deck or the main lodge, the sky-scape will leave you star-struck! Our knowledgeable guides would love to point out the constellations and other astronomical delights.

SWIMMING POOLS

With idyllic, shaded swimming pool areas at both Jaci’s Tree Lodge and Jaci’s Safari Lodge, guests can enjoy a welcome respite from the bushveld heat.

Children are not allowed near the swimming pool areas unless supervised by an adult. There are steps and shallow areas inside of the pool, diving is not permitted.

Jaci’s Safari Activities PDF
Massage Menu PDF