Jaci`s Safari and Tree Lodges
- These two exceptional, privately owned lodges, run by Jan and Jaci, together with an outstanding team, will exceed all your safari expectations. Situated in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve boasting 75,000 hectares of "Top Ten" territory.
You can also expect to see Wild Dog, both Black and White Rhino, Extensive plains game, including Sable, Gemsbok, Springbok and Giraffe, as well as over 340 species of birds. We at Jaci`s Safari and Tree Lodges, invite you to share the wildness of Africa in the exclusive luxury of one (or both) of our magnificent Lodges. We look forward to welcoming you to this `must see` destination and promise you a superb bush experience enhanced by our personal service.
Accommodation at Jaci`s Safari and Tree Lodges: Jaci`s Safari Lodge:
Enjoy fire cooked meals in our enclosed boma, or under the stars at a bush braai. Lounge at the pool or enjoy bird watching from the hammock on the bank of the Groot Marico River. Indulge yourself in your surroundings Jaci`s is built around an ancient termite mound overlooking an established and well used water hole, under a grove of Tamboti trees, on the edge of the Marico River.
Jaci`s Safari Lodge now has a fully equipped gym, overlooking the river and situated between Jaci`s Safari Lodge and Jaci`s Tree Lodge.
Between the early morning and evening game drives and walks, there is a cool swimming pool overlooking the river. Lie in a hammock, sip an ice-cold drink, watch the birds, the butterflies and beasts, relax, unwind. The day, the place, the ambiance are yours, in peace.
Jaci`s Safari Lodge - With only seven rooms, the Safari Cottage and the exclusive 2 bed-roomed Nare Suite. All the rooms and the Nare Suite are built using shaggy thatched roofs and canvas walls to create a "tented" feel. Each room has and open plan bathroom with a hand built "rock" bath and outdoor "safari" shower. A private wooden viewing deck at the entrance overlooks a small stream where animals and birds come to drink.
Jaci`s Tree Lodge:
Jaci`s Tree Lodge opened in December 2002 - with Eight "Tree Houses", each encompassing a giant Tambotie or Leadwood Tree. Each “Tree House” is constructed amongst the Riverine forest on stilts, up to 6 meters above the ground. In these spacious “Tree Houses” – built utilizing a combination of rosewood, thatch and stacking doors - the forest surrounds are invited in, to compliment your stay with us. An open plan, en-suite bathroom with an enormous stone bath and outdoor “Jungle Shower” allow you to enjoy your forest surrounds.
Relax, on the deck in front of your room, in the main lodge or wander to the forest pool to cool off. Raised wooden walkways, suspended in the forest canopy lining the banks of the Marico River, will connect with the extraordinary Main Lodge and its generous facilities.
The spacious open-plan main building at Jaci`s Tree Lodge includes a magnificent bar and lounge area separate from the dining area by a 4 sided open fireplace.
Expect outstanding meals from our open plan kitchen, bountiful cosmopolitan food! Enjoy outdoor dining on deck above the forest floor, enjoy the night symphony and the vibrant stars above.
The raised rosewood walkways link the rooms to the main lodge - inviting you to explore your luxurious tree house. Luxurious silk cushions, cotton bed linen complimented by burnt orange suede beanbags, invite you to lie on the deck to admire the stars. The open plan bathroom features an enormous stone bath and handmade copper taps as well as an outdoor "jungle" shower.