Jaci’s Safari Lodge


Jaci’s Lodges provide guests with unparalleled wildlife encounters, distinctive luxury accommodations and impeccable service.
The lodge epitomizes its founders’ (Jaci and Jan van Heteren) keen understanding of the desires of couples, families, and groups seeking an authentic and upscale safari retreat. With a focus on timeless experiences, delicious food, and world-class amenities, guests are encouraged to relax and unwind.

A deep commitment to uplifting and empowering the individuals is also vitally important at Jaci’s. Employing a dedicated team of 50 individuals predominantly from the local community, each person plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations, management, upkeep, and service that have solidified Jaci’s Lodges’ reputation as a premier destination within Madikwe Game Reserve.


Eight Treehouse Suites is a luxurious and situated within a custom-built stilted structure, designed in a treehouse style. Connected by elevated walkways, each suite offers splendid views of the surrounding riverine forest and glimpses of the renowned Marico River.
The six Tented Suites, characterized by thatched roofs, low stone walls, private outdoor showers, viewing decks, canvas panels, and spacious hand-mosaiced baths, seamlessly blend indoor comfort with the beauty of the outdoors. Additionally, two exclusive-use Family/Group-friendly suites provide an ideal base for private safari experiences.

The two exclusive and romantic Starbed Suites emphasize privacy and modern luxury. Set over two levels, they provide an ideal setting for honeymooners, special occasions, and romantic getaways. Guests can choose between sleeping indoors or under the stars, with each suite featuring two king-size beds, outdoor showers, indoor bathrooms, lounge areas, a safari bar, and a private viewing deck.


All guests will have a private bathroom equipped with a shower, complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, and slippers. Each morning guests have a choice of à la carte, continental, or Full English/Irish breakfast served daily.

Visitors to the Tree Lodge can also take advantage of unique features such as the submerged Terrapin Hide, favored by both amateur and professional photographers, the Naledi Treehouse with its KolKol hot tub and breathtaking views of the active waterhole, and the Tlou Deck, renowned as the premier spot for sundowners and outdoor dining.



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The above accommodation options are just a small sample of the 100’s we have for you to choose from. Get in touch for more amazing options, pricing and personalized itineraries!


With twice-daily game drives, family-style dining experiences, and convenient accommodation options, every member of the family is guaranteed to make the most of their Madikwe safari adventure.

The photography offerings at Jaci’s Lodges are meticulously curated to cater to photographers of all skill levels and camera types, from amateurs to specialized wildlife professionals seeking to capture once-in-a-lifetime images.

Conservation safaris at Jaci’s Lodges are tailored to allow wildlife enthusiasts to actively contribute to on-the-ground conservation efforts within the greater Madikwe Game Reserve. This initiative includes engaging in wildlife safeguarding activities such as rhino notching and microchipping, elephant collaring, lion branding, and gathering vital information for North West Parks Board field rangers to effectively manage Madikwe’s core species, including lion, rhino, and African wild dog relocation.


The Big 5

Embark on morning and afternoon safari drives in open vehicles to seek out the Big Five and a host of other fascinating creatures, from cheetahs to African wild dogs.


Bird Watching

With over 350 recorded bird species in Madikwe, the reserve’s diverse array of trees and wild grasses creates a haven for birdwatchers.


Photography Trips

Catered to both amateur enthusiasts and specialized wildlife professionals seeking to capture unforgettable moments.