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About Jaci’s Tree Lodge

Jaci's Tree Lodge is an all-inclusive safari getaway located in the beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province. Concealed in a lush riverine forest on the banks of the flowing Marico River, the recently-renovated retreat offers a wonderful oasis from the heat of African summer days, doubling as a cosy fireside sanctuary during the cooler winter months.

Jaci’s Tree Lodge is the accomplishment of Jan’s (the owner's) dream – an elevated lodge that seems to float above the ground. The lodge is intimate, private and luxurious, and appears to grow naturally from the earth. Each of the eight suites has been designed to sit high on stilts and with a focus on eco-friendly construction, making sure that they blend flawlessly into their environment. Guests also have full access of both the indoor and outdoor dining spaces as well as open-plan lounge and bar areas.

Jaci's Tree Lodge Setting

Madikwe is one of South Africa's famed game reserves, offering an authentic safari experience just 4 hours from the bustling city of Johannesburg. It's here where guests can spot the Big Five on informative game drives, embark on guided bush walks, and immerse themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime experience surrounded by nature and wildlife in one of the country's most spectacular regions.

Jaci's Tree Lodge offers the perfect base from which to discover Madikwe, with every element carefully considered to set the tone for a real, inspired safari experience. Guests staying at the lodge can take part in an abundance of safari activities including daily game drives, snapping images at the photographic hide, enjoying river path walks, sleeping under the stars, stargazing and birdwatching.

Accommodation options at Jaci's Tree Lodge

  • Treehouse Suites

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    8 Treehouse Suites

    Jaci’s Tree Lodge consists of 8 Treehouse Suites, custom-built on wooden stilts and connected by a raised walkways to the main lodge. All suites have views thro…


    from R 12065 / per-person-per-night


    R7145 Resident Rate Peak Season

    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
    Fire Boma
    Fire Boma
    Malaria Free
    Malaria Free
    Outside Dining Area
    Outside Dining Area

What's included

  • All meals
  • Select alcoholic beverages
  • All non-alcoholic beverages
  • Two daily game drives
  • Optional Naledi Treehouse sleep-out experience (subject to availability)
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir/private charter



How to get there

  • 4 hrs

    OR Tambo International Aiport

  • Jaci's Tree Lodge

    Madikwe Game Reserve, Mabeskraal

  • Check in at Jaci's Tree Lodge

    15:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Jaci's Tree Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure


  • Perfect Experience

    My partner and I had an amazing time at Jaci's Tree Lodge. The hospitality, the wildlife and the views from our lodge were perfect. I am honestly glad we visited Jaci's. review

    W. Maweza

  • Loved the Experience

    I loved my stay at Jaci's. My highlight was the photographic hide activity. I really enjoyed the experience and took really amazing shots of the animals. I would do it again! review

    D. Larris

Jaci's Tree 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.

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