Jaci’s Safari Lodge




₤ 393 (Pps)


  • More intimate and sociable in feel
  • 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

Jaci's Safari Lodge, on the eastern side of Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, offers a relaxed and intimate safari ambience, and is particularly known for its family safaris.

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.

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 has six luxurious canvas-under-thatch suites, each with an open plan bathroom There's a hand built huge baths, big enough for at least two to share, as well as an outdoor shower. They are somewhat unusual for safari lodges in that they are decorated in vibrant colours. Plus much use of African textures. The suspended private decks allow for peaceful game viewing over the stream below. You may see warthogs rolling in the mud or tree squirrels darting through the foliage. The mix of low stone walls, thatched roof and roll-up canvas sides give an African ambience. Open the side panels to allow the outside in. Underfloor heating keeps you toasty in the chilly winter evenings. Whilst air-conditioning and a ceiling fan keep you cool throughout the hot summer days.

Recently they have added two luxurious Starbed Suites, which have a much more modern contemporary feel. These split level luxury suites are ideal for honeymooners and anniversaries. Striking bursts of colour, bold furniture pieces and luxurious finishes reflect style, class and modern sophistication. Here you can choose to sleep indoors or under the African sky on your private star bed. Plus an indoor bathroom, outdoor shower, lounge, private safari bar and viewing deck.

Child friendly

Jaci's Safari Lodge is particularly known for its family-friendliness. 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) - see below. Children from 6 years up can join the adult game drives at Jaci's Safari Lodge.  Childern ages 3 - 5yrs have the option of doing a mid-morning "Jungle Drive" where Mom & Dad are 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 parents enjoy 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.

Family accommodation at Jaci's Safari Lodge

If you prefer to stay more as a family unit, then we recommend the Nare and Safari Suites. As they offer an exclusive bush retreat. The Nare Suite is perfect for a family safari, with two en suite bedrooms downstairs and a children's loft area upstairs (with toilet) so that 4 to 6 people can be accommodated. The newly renovated 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. Both of 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 children of all ages can enjoy the game drive.


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Jaci Safari Lodge Tented Suites

Jaci's Safari Lodge tented suites are decorated in vibrant colours and African textures.

Each suite is home to a large mosaic bath (big enough for two to share), a private outdoor shower and a suspended viewing deck from which to watch warthogs rolling in the mud or tree squirrels darting through the foliage.

With thatch roofs, low stone walls and canvas panels that roll up, the Lodge's six spacious tented suites let the outside in, making for an exclusive African safari experience.

The suites are equipped with underfloor heating to ensure that you are comfortable during the chilly winter months, and air conditioning and a ceiling fan to keep you cool during sunburnt summer days.


Jaci Safari Lodge -Starbed Suite

The two new Starbed Suites are the epitome of private romantic safari accommodation. Set over two levels, these luxury suites are ideal for honeymooners and special occasions.

Striking bursts of colour, authentic decor touches, bold furniture pieces and luxurious finishes reflect style, class and sophistication with Jaci’s bushveld twist.

With a choice of sleeping indoors or under the African sky, each suite boasts two king-size beds (one on the roof under the stars), outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a private safari bar and viewing deck.


Special offers

Winter Offer in 24 - 4 for 3

Does what it says on the tin: Stay 4 nights but pay for only 3

Terms & Conditions: Also valid 1 Nov to 15 Dec

VALID FROM 01/05/2024
VALID UNTIL 30/06/2024


Meals with brunch/lunch on day of departure, coffees/teas, game drives.


Babysitting services (only available during morning and afternoon game drives and dinner), curio shop purchase, all drinks including mineral water, telephone calls, lodge transfers, spa treatments, laundry, gratuities, Madikwe Game Reserve gate fee (subject to change), airstrip tax (subject to change), lunch on day of arrival (between 13:30 - 14:30)

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area