Overview of Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Jaci’s Safari Lodge is a privately owned lodge situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge is built under a grove of tamboti trees on the edge of the Marico River.

Between early morning and evening game drives, relax in the spacious lounge area or beside the swimming pool which offers excellent views of the river or venture down to the Terrapin Hide to photograph these and other creatures going about their lives.

Basking under a very temperate climate, Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers two enticing outdoor activities: you can work off the delicious meals in the open-air gym and then full asleep on one of the romantic starbeds, the star-scattered night sky shimmering above you.

This is a fantastic lodge for those travelling with children, and the Nare and Safari Suites are ideal for families or small groups.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Situated in a prime wildlife reserve in South Africa
  • Malaria-free safari destination only three hours' drive from Johannesburg
  • Small and exclusive with only eight suites
  • Special play area provided for children
  • Welcoming, homely lounge and dining areas
  • Two spacious and exclusive suites available
Bird watching

Bird watching

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Photographic safaris

Photographic safaris

Specialist guides

Specialist guides

Rooms at Jaci's Safari Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Safari Suite

    The Safari Suite is ideal for families who desire an intimate bush experience, and can sleep up to four adults and four children.

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      Nare Suite

      For something more private, the Nare Suite is an exclusive bush retreat, named after the buffalo bull that frequents the waterhole in front of the suite. The suite accommodates up to six guests with an upstairs loft complete with its own toilet – perfect for children.rnrnThe suite also features a wooden viewing deck overlooking the waterhole, private swimming pool, exclusive-use bush vehicle and professional guide. Another impressive feature is that the suite’s lounge and dining area has a self-contained kitchen, where lodge chefs can prepare meals for you in privacy.

      General Facilities

      Jaci’s Safari Lodge has plenty to keep you entertained when not out on game drives in Madikwe Game Reserve. At the main lodge, you’re able to enjoy a swimming pool, outdoor gym, spacious lounge, bar, a glorious copper fireplace and the Tlou Deck that overlooks a wildlife-frequented watering hole. The kids’ are kept entertained with a children’s’ play area that offers indoor and outdoor activities.

      The true highlight of Jaci’s Safari Lodge is the Terrapin Hide. Here, you’ll get the opportunity to snap a few up-close pictures of the animals that come to drink from the nearby watering hole.



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      Beauty therapist



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      Swimming pool


      Fantastic meals are prepared using fresh seasonal produce and meats. The modern kitchen is open-plan, so meals are prepared in full view of the dining area. Enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch and high tea in the afternoon.

      Dinners are eaten outside around an open fire in the boma area. You may also choose to eat under the stars, in the bush, surrounded by nature. Meal schedules are flexible and can be arranged to accommodate your game drives.

      Both the Nare and Safari Suite have a self-contained kitchen, where chefs prepare meals for you to enjoy in the luxury of your own retreat, either in the lounge or on the outdoor dining area.

      Expert Opinion

      We know because we go
      Mary Keet

      Mary Keet

      Africa Safari Expert

      A wonderfully unique and fun lodge - perfect for families. Attention to detail and pristine game viewing with knowledgeable rangers - I really love Jaci's

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