Jaci’s Tree Lodge
Jaci’s Tree Lodge in South Africa is situated close to the Botswana border, in the 76,000 hectare, malaria free, Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge has a lovely peaceful location in a forest by the Marico river. 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 Tree Lodge has eight luxuriously appointed rooms built on wooden stilts, offering splendid views over the Marico River from their large balconies, and a unique forest canopy experience. Each room blends in with its surroundings and all are linked by aerial walkways. They have en-suite bathrooms and feature outside showers and stone baths. Jaci’s Tree Lodge lends itself more to couples and families with older children, and has its own bar and dining room, and is decorated with vibrant colours giving it a contemporary vibe.
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 pools at either camp or sit in the Terrapin hide and watch the wildlife and birds as they come to drink. Guests can spend a night star gazing at the nearby stand-alone Naledi treehouse star bed for an additional charge. Massages can also be arranged and paid for locally.