Jaci’s Safari Lodge Highlights
- More intimate and sociable in feel
- Very child-friendly
- Malaria-free game-viewing in Madikwe
- Great relaxed and friendly ambience
- Luxurious huge stone baths
- Ethnic African décor with much use of stone and natural materials
The exquisite thatched main lodge area at Jaci’s Safari Lodge is curved around an ancient termite mound near the banks of the Marico River. The main areas at the lodge include a spacious lounge and an open plan kitchen/dining room with central fireplace, upstairs bar and library. Jaci’s Safari Lodge’s décor is very vibrant and stylish with lots of unusual twists. The lodge has a convivial ambience with roaring fires in winter and sunken seating areas. Dinners at Jaci’s Safari Lodge are under the stars, either in the boma or at a bush braai after the excitement of game viewing.
Jaci’s Safari Lodge has eight luxurious canvas-under-thatch suites, each with an open plan bathroom with a hand built huge rock baths and outdoor shower. They are a mix of stone walls and tented roof under thatch to give an African ambience. Private decks allow for peaceful game viewing over the stream below.
Family accommodation at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
The Nare and Safari Suites at Jaci’s Safari Lodge offer an exclusive bush retreat. The Nare Suite perfect for a family safari, offers two en suite bedrooms downstairs and a children’s loft area upstairs (with toilet) so that 4 to 6 people can be accommodated. The Safari Suite also offers two en suite bedrooms as well as two children’s bedrooms so that this is ideal for up to 8 people including children. These suites are ideal for parents wanting to be close to their children but not necessarily in the same room. Both have their own private pool and their own private ranger and vehicle so that you can design your safari around your family’s needs at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Families with young children under 6 years need to take one of the suites.
Meals at Jaci’s Safari Lodge come from the open plan kitchen, while dinners are eaten outside around the open fire in the ‘boma’ under the stars, or out in the bush at a ‘braai’ surrounded by nature.
Jaci’s Safari Lodge is particularly known for its family friendliness particularly the child-friendly approach. Children of all ages are very welcome and they can accommodate up to two children sharing with their parents. Alternatively you can opt for the Nare Suite or the Safari Suite (if you have younger kids). Children from 6 years up can join the adult game drives (morning & evening) at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Childern ages 3 – 5yrs have the option of doing a mid-morning “Jungle Drive” where Mom & Dad is welcome to join. All children of 12 or under eat in the dining room straight after their game drive and then can play in the playroom whilst their parents are having dinner in the boma. Very young children are fed and bathed whilst their parents are on the game drive. Breakfast and lunch are eaten together as a family.