Jaci’s Safari Lodge
Jaci’s Safari Lodge in South Africa is situated close to the Botswana border, in the 76,000 hectare, malaria free, Madikwe Game Reserve. The reserve has fantastic fauna and flora; home to 27 species of animals and over 340 species of birds. These include the ‘Big Five’ of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as cheetah and the rare wild dog.
Accommodation & Facilities
Jaci’s Safari Lodge is situated in ideal spot overlooking an established and well used water hole under a grove of tamboetie trees, on the edge of the Marico River. The lodge comprises a range of accommodation options. There are eight beautifully furnished rooms designed in the style of tents with rollable canvas sides, each with an en-suite bathroom. The rooms are large enough to accommodate extra beds for families who wish to be under ‘one roof’. Two of the tents are Starbed suites with rooftop extensions which afford guests the unique opportunity of sleeping under the African stars. There is a main dining and bar area, decorated with African textures in vibrant colours, as well as two pools.
Also part of the Safari Camp are the exclusive-use Nare Suite (for up to six people) and the Safari Suite (for a maximum of eight), which both have their own vehicles and guides and small pools. The Nare Suite also offers guests the option to enjoy meals at the suite or at the main camp. The Safari Lodge welcomes families and is renowned for its excellent dedicated and trained family guides. Other facilities at the lodge include a games room. Massages can also be arranged and paid for locally.
Wildlife & Activities
Madikwe Game Reserve has an excellent population of wildlife, which includes lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, black and white rhino, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, kudu and wildebeest, as well as prolific birdlife. Wildlife drives, and walking safaris in the early morning and evening are the highlight of a stay at Jaci’s. During the middle of the day guests can relax by the pool or sit in the Terrapin hide, submerged in the waterhole, or on the Tlou viewing deck and watch the wildlife and birds as they come to drink. A separate shorter ‘jungle’ drive then goes out later in the day for very small children which their parents can join if they wish. A night sleeping under the stars in the Naledi treehouse can also be arranged for an additional fee.