Jaci's Lodges

Jaci’s Lodges

Project Description

Save R5 204 on Nare Suite and Safari Suite

R30 299 – R25 095 (based on 4 guests per night)

– For SA residents only (drivers license required)


Jaci’s Lodges promises a truly magnificent African experience in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. As a luxury getaway in the heart of the wild, this is an ideal destination whether you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday, an epic Big Five expedition, or a romantic safari for two. Both of Jaci’s properties pride themselves on attention to detail and outstanding service, ensuring that your adventures will be unforgettable. Escape to the bush in style when you choose either the Tree Lodge or the Safari Lodge!

Investing in the local community is important to all who work at Jaci’s lodges. Aside from the staff trust, which empowers staff with a shareholding in the business, Jaci’s Lodges is involved in a number of community upliftment projects – from educating local children to recycling.

Tree Houses at Jaci’s Tree Lodge

Picture eight luxurious tree houses perched high above the ground on wooden stilts. These rooms are connected by wooden walkways to the main lodge and all have views through the forest canopy, offering glimpses of the mighty Marico River below. Soak in the surrounding atmosphere in a bath built for two.

  • 6 houses with King beds
  • 2 houses with Twin beds
  • Outdoor “jungle shower”
  • Open plan bath
  • Eco-Amenities

Tented Suites at Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Relax into one of eight tented safari suites, each decorated to celebrate the vibrant colours of Africa; colours that carry through to a handmade mosaic bath built for two.

  • 2 suites with King beds
  • 6 suites with Twin beds
  • Outdoor shower
  • Suspended viewing deck
  • Eco-Amenities

Families looking for a first-class bushveld getaway are recommended to choose either the Nare Suite or Safari Suite at Jaci’s Safari Lodge or Mongoose House. Additional features of these two suites include a private plunge pool and deck, a bar (stocked with selected spirits, wines, beers and soft drinks), as well as exclusive use of a game drive vehicle.

Nare Suite

  • 2 Bedrooms – one Master; one with twin beds
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers
  • 1 Loft room with twin bed and toilet

Safari Suite

  • 3 bedrooms – one Master; one adjoining children’s room (two single beds and toilet); one guestroom with adjoining open plan bath, toilet and outdoor shower
  • 1 Loft room with twin bed
  • Master bedroom has en-suite bath, toilet and outdoor shower

Starbed Suite

  • 4 bedrooms – the rooms share 2 bathrooms and one outdoor shower. A private vehicle for 10 guests is included and a private chef can be arranged if requested.

Mongoose House (self catering)

  • 1 x Main King bedded room with en-suite bathroom with bath & outdoor shower
  • 1 x Twin-bedded room & 2 x Double-bedded rooms with 2 shared bathrooms with bath, loo & shower
  • 1 x Cottage King bedded room with open plan bathroom with bath & outdoor shower
  • Private swimming pool & viewing deck areas
  • Fully complete kitchen as well as indoor & outdoor dining areas
  • Accommodates a minimum of 6 & a maximum of 10 guests
  • Children of all ages are welcome at Jaci’s Mongoose House
  • Children of all ages on game drives as they have a private game viewing vehicle


At Jaci’s Lodges, your needs are the first priority and everything is mapped out to ensure an environment that is safe, peaceful and blissfully bespoke.
Amenities differ slightly between the two main lodges, but note that they share a massage sala and a gym.

Facilities at Jaci’s Tree Main Lodge

  • Open plan kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor dining
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor hide overlooking an active watering hole
  • Gift boutique

Facilities at Jaci’s Safari Lodge

  • Open plan kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor dining
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Children’s playroom
  • Gift boutique

Food & Wine on Safari

From breakfast to sumptuous fireside meals under the stars, you can expect both gourmet favourites and delectable local dishes to be expertly prepared by Jaci’s head chef.


Whether 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. Guests are offered multiple contact points with the natural surroundings, including the one-of-a-kind Terrapin Hide. In fact, this watering hole has established Jaci’s as the premium destination for wildlife photographers.

  • Twice-daily game drives with an expert field guide will get you up close to the Big Five, along with rarer species such as the cheetah and the African wild dog.
  • Photographic Safaris focus on capturing epic images; for amateurs and pros alike.
  • Birding Safaris teach guests how to recognize some of the 350 species of birds that inhabit the Madikwe Reserve.
  • Conservation Safaris are designed to help everyday bush lovers contribute to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts.
  • Walking Safaris are an education in walking on the wild side, where senses must be finely tuned to every sound and smell.
  • Children’s Photo Safaris are all about having fun while learning basic photographic skills from well-known pros, David Rogers and Andrew Aveley.

Special Events

From weddings in the wild to weekends dedicated to mountain biking, Jaci’s Lodge staff will help you plan and make memories to last a lifetime.

Rate Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Brunch
  • Two game drives per day (morning and afternoon)
  • Return transfers from the Madikwe Eastern Airstrip

Child Policy

Jaci’s welcomes the young and the young at heart. Please note that children aged 6 and up are welcome in both lodges. However, both the Nare and Safari Suites are equipped to accommodate little ones under 6 years old.

From R7 895
per person per night
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