About Jaci's Safari Lodge

Located in the heart of the splendid Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province, South Africa - Jaci’s Lodges is the perfect safari getaway. Guests at Jaci's Lodges have the benefit of enjoying a variety of safari activities and a comfortable stay with amazing views. Madikwe Game Reserve is also a habitat to an extensive variety of animals, birds, trees and grasses - the reserve is renowned for being a Big 5 safari destination.

Jaci and Jan van Heteren are the dynamic duo and owner-manager couple behind Jaci’s Lodges. Together they have spent more than 30 years working tirelessly to start and keep alive their vision of a wildlife and safari experience that speaks to their authenticity and desire to positively impact those around them. Guests can stay at either Jaci's Tree Lodge or Jaci's Safari Lodge, both options offering an unfortgettable and generous experience.

Jaci's Safari Lodge is a family-friendly haven where nature and luxury seamlessly converge. The central hub, known as the Main Lodge, boasts a remarkably roomy and open lounge area, adorned with a splendid copper fireplace and a well-stocked bar. The chef’s kitchen and dining spaces are seamlessly integrated, showcasing our distinctive vibrant decor and the welcoming ambiance characteristic of South African style. This inviting space is designed not only for comfort and style but also to cater to the needs of families, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking an immersive and enjoyable experience amidst the wonders of the African wilderness.

Jaci's Safari Lodge Setting

Nestled within the heart of the wilderness, Jaci's Safari Lodge offers an enchanting escape where nature and luxury seamlessly converge. The lodge's crown jewel, the Thutlwa Lookout, invites guests to savor the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise and sunset, providing an idyllic setting to unwind, chill, and immerse themselves in the mesmerizing African landscape. Whether indulging in a leisurely dining experience or simply basking in the natural beauty, the Thutlwa Lookout promises an unforgettable vista. For those seeking an up-close encounter with wildlife, the Terrapin Hide presents a unique opportunity to discreetly observe and photograph animals as they gather at the watering hole. It's a sanctuary where the thrill of the safari unfolds just beyond the doorstep, ensuring an immersive and captivating stay at Jaci's Safari Lodge.

Whether you are on one of many daily excursions into the wild, or having a rejuvenating spa treatment, you are assured an experience that is tailored to your needs. Relax or explore or do a little bit of both at the lodges and in the surrounding areas… the choice is yours.

Accommodation options at Jaci's Safari Lodge

  • Tented Suites

    Min 1 guest - max 4 guests
    6 Tented Suites

    Indulge in the epitome of luxury with our exquisite room options. Choose between a spacious, open-plan bedroom, elegantly appointed to accommodate either a King…

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    from R 9195 / per-person-per-night

    R5685 RESIDENT RATE

    R6255 Resident Rate Peak Season

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    Aircon
    Aircon
    Bath
    Bath
    En-suite bathroom
    En-suite bathroom
    Fan
    Fan
    Mini Bar
    Mini Bar
    WiFi
    WiFi
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  • Safari Suite

    Min 1 guest - max 8 guests
    1 Suites

    Discover unparalleled comfort in our thoughtfully designed accommodation options. The Master Bedroom, adorned with a luxurious King-sized bed, offers a retreat …

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    from R 41400 / per-accommodation-per-night

    R7907 RESIDENT RATE

    R8698 Resident Rate Peak Season

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    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Private Plunge Pool
    Private Plunge Pool
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Day Bed
    Day Bed
    Outdoor Shower
    Outdoor Shower
  • Nare Suite

    Min 1 guest - max 6 guests
    1 Suites

    Experience unparalleled luxury in our exquisite accommodation options. The ground floor boasts a magnificent Master Bedroom, adorned with opulence, featuring a …

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    from R 47000 / per-accommodation-per-night

    R8624 RESIDENT RATE

    R9487 Resident ate Peak Season

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    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Bar
    Bar
    Private Plunge Pool
    Private Plunge Pool
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Day Bed
    Day Bed
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What's included

The Rate Includes:

• 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. *No spirits included if booking on SA Resident rate)

• Access to the submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide and Tlou Deck

• Optional Naledi Treehouse sleep-out experience (Subject to availability and additional costs)

• Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter

Location

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How to get there

  • 4 hrs

    O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Jaci's Safari Lodge

    Jaci's Lodges, Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe, 2838

  • Check in at Jaci's Safari Lodge

    15:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Jaci's Safari Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the best time of year to visit?

  • Is Malaria prevalent in this region?

  • Are the Big Five on Madikwe Game Reserve?

Reviews

  • Unique Bush Experience

    We stayed at Jaci's Tree Lodge over a long weekend and had an amazing time. The tree houses are unique, service excellent and game drives were fantastic - our guide was extremely knowledgeable

    Conservio.com review

    K. Samson

  • Perfect Bush Break

    Jaci's was the perfect place to escape for a few days and enjoy the wildlife rich Madikwe!

    Conservio.com review

    A. Fairfield

Jaci's Safari Lodge impact highlights

Jaci's Safari Lodge is more than just a luxurious retreat—it's a conscientious steward of the environment and an active contributor to the local community. The Main Lodge, the central hub of Jaci's, is not only a spacious and inviting haven but also a testament to the lodge's commitment to sustainable practices. Jaci's Lodges take pride in their eco-friendly initiatives, such as recycling, redirecting food scraps to a local pig farm, eliminating plastic bottles, and harnessing solar power. Notably, they are pioneers in implementing hydrogen power, marking a groundbreaking step toward eco-conscious energy solutions. The lodge's dedication extends beyond environmental efforts, with a focus on community development projects. Apart from the staff trust that empowers employees with a share in the business, Jaci's Lodges actively engages in various community development initiatives. Moreover, their commitment to conservation is evident through projects like rhino notching, microchipping, elephant collaring, lion branding, and aiding in African wild dog relocation. At Jaci's Lodges, the symbiotic relationship between luxury, sustainability, and community engagement forms the very essence of their mission.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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