Right in the heart of the 75,000-hectare conservation of Madikwe, Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers guests the perfect destination for unrivaled game-viewing, unique accommodation options, outstanding service and tailor-made safari activities. Located a mere three hours drive from Johannesburg, unwinding in the bush has never been easier, or more luxurious.
Jaci's Safari Lodge boasts two exclusive Starbed Suites, six luxury Tented Suites, and two private Family Suites.
Decorated in vibrant colors and African textures, each of the six Luxury Tented Suites
The two new Starbed Suites are set over two levels and are perfect for those romantic getaways. These suites are decorated with striking colors and bold and luxurious furnishings, and offer guests the choice of sleeping indoors or under the African sky, with each suite boasting two king-size beds (one on the roof under the stars). Other features include outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, a comfortable lounge area, a private safari bar and viewing deck.
The Nare Suite, which accommodates up to six people (four adults and two children), is ideal for families or small groups traveling together. This suite includes two bedrooms, an open-plan bathroom with a large stone bath and outdoor shower; and an upstairs loft. The Nare Suite is equipped with a private game viewing vehicle and professional guide.
The Safari Suite can accommodate up to eight guests (four adults and four children) and is perfect for larger families or groups traveling together. The main bedroom and adjoining second bedroom share an outdoor shower and open-plan bathroom. Across the passage, there is a lounge with adjoining guest room and an upstairs loft. The Safari Suite is equipped with a private game viewing vehicle and professional guide.
The lodge facilities include an indoor and outdoor dining area, viewing deck, open-plan kitchen, cozy fireplace, lounge and guest-welcome area, outdoor boma area, fully stocked bar, bush swimming pool, bush gym and river walk.
Bordering Botswana, the diversity of plant and animal species in the Madikwe reserve is remarkable. Besides the sought-after Big Five - lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino, Madikwe also boasts over 300 bird species and a variety of antelope. Home to the endangered wild dogs as well as hyenas, cheetahs and hippos, game drives offer the potential of seeing some of Africa’s most extraordinary animals.
The Terrapin Hide is located in the middle of a waterhole within walking distance of the lodge. The hide, which is accessed via a submerged tunnel and features a water-level viewing window, offers guests the most remarkable photographic opportunities.
Walking safaris in Madikwe Game Reserve provide guests with a better understanding of the African bush as you discover the smaller wondrous creatures, along with the fauna and flora of the reserve.
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.
Jaci's Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a well-rounded Big Five safari experience.
Transfers other than from the airstrip, premium brand beverages, laundry, gratuities, rental of photographic equipment, items of a personal nature, Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees & Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution.
Children from 6 to 12-years-old sharing a room with their parents qualify for special rates.
The Jaci's Safari Suite and Nare Suite can be booked for families or small groups. Children of all ages are accommodated in the Nare and Safari Suites.
From $ 349
Includes: Accommodation, Twice daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stop & night drive with astronomy. Afternoon Tea, Dinner & Brunch, local & specialised teas as well as fabulous filter coffee. Fireside, starlight dining as often as possible. 24-hour access to our submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide (Arrangements for children to be made in advance) Transfers to & from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / Unique Air / private charter.
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|06 Jan 2021 — 18 Dec 2021||$ 349||$ 524|
Includes: Accommodation, twice daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stop & night drive with astronomy, afternoon Tea, Dinner & Brunch, local & specialised teas as well as fabulous filter coffee, all house drinks, which include a special selection of fine South African wines (Red, White & Sparkling), local beers, nonalcoholic beverages as well as house spirits, fireside, starlight dining as often as possible, access to our submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide (From Dusk to Dawn arrangements for individual access as well children to be made in advance with management), transfers to & from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / Unique Air / FlexeFlyer / private charter
Please Note: A 3-night stay is highly recommended in order to get the full benefit of the spectacular South African Safari experience & hospitality.
Credit Cards: The lodge does not accept American Express or Diners Club cards.
"We got introduced to Jaci's Lodge through a friend and spent two nights in the Nare suite. Simply, it was one of the most amazing trips of our life. Firstly the beautiful suite, with its own private pool, overlooks a waterhole where we encountered elephants, giraffes and rhinos, as just as a few examples. Then there was the food, which was delicious with all the staff being so friendly and accommodating. Finally, we were so fortunate on our games drives seeing a huge variety of animals including cheetahs, white and black rhinos and lions. The ranger was also outstanding answering all the questions we threw at him, along with tracking the more elusive animals. We also had the pleasure of meeting Jaci and her wonderful family who were so welcoming and great fun!"
"I was fortunate to spent my 49th birthday at Madikwe Safari Lodge with my husband and two teenage sons. The staff was incredible friendly and made this one of my best birthdays ever! They even baked a cake and came to sing for me under the stars! When I got to my beautiful, cozy bedroom (with under floor heating) a bubble bath with candles and champagne waited for me! I would definitely recommend this Lodge. The food, staff, atmosphere and game viewing was superb!"
"Amazing game lodge set in one of the most beautiful game reserves in South Africa. the service, the team and the whole experience is five star. I have been a few times to Jacis and have not been disappointing. (Being South African I have been to many but this one is my favourite) The lodge itself is tastefully decorated The rangers are passionate knowledgeable and most importantly respectful of nature. The rooms are comfortable and romantic And the food is Amazing. In other words All expectations are met. No matter how many times you return the experience is exceptional."
"A group of 10 of us visited from Scotland and 8 of us were experiencing our first safari experience ... What a place to experience it! The safari suite we stayed in was simply amazing and the plunge pool was a welcome sight after a morning drive. The children were treated like royalty ( ages 15, 11, 7 and 5 ) and nothing was ever too much trouble for the wonderfully welcoming staff! The food was amazing and Virginia and her team are a real credit to the camp. Mocca and all the other staff made us feel very welcome and very much at home. Our ranger David was simply amazing - kind, patient, a wealth of information and it was a pleasure to be in his company when you could feel his love for his job and his eagerness to share this beautiful area with us all. Thank you to everyone for making our stay so special, I have been to many places but my heart has never been so heavy as it was when I left on the bush plane. We will be back and we look forward to seeing you all again! Princess Cara and her family send their love. X"
"My wife wanted to stay at the best lodge and have the best Safari. Jaci's Safari Lodge exceeded her expectations. The single unique feature is the new hide (or blind) that is built in a watering hole. We went every day to view the various animals come to drink. Saw 11 giraffes one day. The weather was a furnace -110 at mid day. But it cooled down at night and with night air conditioning it was great for sleeping. The plunge pool cooled us off each day. Armand our Game Ride guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Food was very good, with one romantic dinner served at our tent. Barbecue was also wonderful. Spent time with Jaci at the hide waiting for a lion to come to drink. Everyone was just great and the service was outstanding."
"Set in Madikwe game reserve this is a super friendly and luxurious hotel. We stayed here 3 nights for a safari in one of their lodges. Lodge was very nice with beautiful big bath and large four poster bed, the shower was outside of the villa but accessible from the bathroom area and joined onto villa. Very open frontage to lodge with canvas and zippers which the staff closed in the afternoon. Our guide David was fabulous and very knowledgeable about all the animals, birds and insects. We saw the big 5 on the first day we arrived which was great. A wonderful experience which I definitely hope to do here again."
"We spent 3 nights as part of a special birthday celebration. It was a fantastic experience. From arriving and meeting Lauren (GM) and Anja our guide. Anja was brilliant and very knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the birthday cake was very special. It was great to watch the elephants right outside our unit."
"My family had 5 nights at Jaci's and loved every minute of it! Expertly led by our safari guide Sello, we had amazing wildlife viewing, including a herd of 70 plus swimming elephants, cheetah, wild dog puppies and much more. If that wasn't enough, coming back to the serene lodge and beautiful food felt like pure indulgence. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and felt like we were connected to the park outside even while staying in luxury. The staff were brilliant - happy, friendly, and devoted to making sure our stay was the best it could be. This was a magical family holiday for us, one that my 9 and 7 year olds will not forget. The lodge, staff and game experiences Jaci's provided will ensure this is a memorable family occasion."
"I have been to other lodges in South Africa and Botswana and my say Jaci's ranks on top. The food was great, staff was friendly and responsive and the game drive experience was superior. I had more sightings in a short stay at Jaci than I have had at Kruger. I cannot wait to return."
"Jaci's Safari Lodge delivers on every level. The team who run it are friendly, effective and extremely accommodating. The rooms are exceptional - I loved the big kidney shaped bath and outdoor shower as well as the effective day-to-night transformation of the rooms from open tent into cozy bedroom. Kids are well taken care of, with any special meals or arrangements happily provided. Oh, and the food! Almost the best part. Or it would be if it weren't for the game. Really, the food was without exception fantastic. And the game viewing experience was made more meaningful with our ranger David's vast knowledge that he was happy to share. Because the lodge is within a fenced area you can also get a decent walk in... good to walk off all the eating. And there are a couple of communal areas so if you feel like relaxing in peace but not in your room that's also quite achievable. I'd definitely recommend it to any families looking for a treat."
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