Jaci’s Tree Lodge
Jaci’s Tree Lodge is built into a dense stand of tamboti trees lining the banks of the Marico river in the 76,000 hectare, malaria free, Madikwe Game Reserve. The reserve is close to the Botswana border in northwest South Africa, on the margins of the semi-arid Kalahari Desert.
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 tree canopy experience. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms with outside showers and stone baths. They blend in beautifully with their surroundings and all are linked by aerial walkways to the main lodge. Jaci’s Tree Lodge lends itself more to couples and families with older children, has its own bar and dining room, and is decorated with vibrant colours giving it a contemporary vibe. Guests can use the Terrapin Hide submerged in a nearby waterhole at any time, or the Tlou deck overlooking it. The lodge also offers access to the Naledi sleep-out deck for an additional fee.
Wildlife & Activities
Madikwe Game Reserve has fantastic fauna and flora, and is home to 27 species of animals and over 340 species of birds. These include lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino and buffalo, giraffe, zebra, kudu and wildebeest, as well as cheetah and the rare wild dog. 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 hide and watch the wildlife and birds as they come to drink. In the evenings guests can star gaze from the nearby stand-alone star bed. Massages can also be arranged and paid for locally.