Fly or Drive to Madikwe. Federal Air offers daily scheduled flights into the Eastern Airstrip or a 4 hour self-drive from Johannesburg.
8 x Luxury Tented-Style Suites
1 x Luxury Nare Suite - min 4 & max 6 guests
1 x Luxury Safari Suite - min 5 & max 8 guests
ABOUT JACI’S SAFARI LODGE
Jaci's Safari Lodge masterfully lends into its surroundings, encompassing a magnificent main area built round an ancient termite mound. The location was discovered and the concept envisaged by Jan in combination with Jaci's colorful decorating style and attention to detail you are sure of a memorable and unique Safari experience.
The generous Main Lodge consists of a spacious lounge and open plan dining area with uninterrupted views of the bush. Enjoy fire cooked meals in our enclosed boma, or under the stars at a bush braai.
Lounge at the pool or enjoy bird watching from the hammock on the bank of the Groot Marico River.
The Nare Suite has a self contained kitchen, (for our chefs to prepare meals for you in the luxury of your own retreat), lounge and outdoor dining area.
Jaci's is situated at an ideal spot overlooking an established and well used water hole, under a grove of Tamboti trees, on the edge of the Marico River.
Lie in a hammock, sip an ice-cold drink, watch the birds, the butterflies and beasts, relax, and unwind. The day, the place, the ambience is yours, in peace.
Luxury Nare Suite at Jaci's Safari Lodge
Min 4 & Max 6 guests
The suite has a master and guest bedroom downstairs, each with open an open-plan bathroom, a handmade rock bath and an outdoor safari shower. The upstairs loft, which has its own toilet, is ideal for children. The Nare Suite also has a wooden viewing deck with private plunge pool that overlooks a waterhole, on which you can kick back and enjoy watching the animals and birds that visit. Private game-drive vehicle and professional guide, the chefs can also prepare meals for you in privacy, should you so desire.
Luxury Safari Suite at Jaci's Safari Lodge
Min 4 & Max 8 guests
The Safari Suite is perfect for larger families looking for a more exclusive and intimate bush experience. Designed and decorated with the vibrant colours and African textures. The suite can sleep up to eight people. The master bedroom has an outdoor "safari" shower, open-plan bath with magnificent views into the bush, and adjoining children's room (perfect for younger children). Across the passage there is a lounge with adjoining guest room and an upstairs loft – both sharing the bathroom facilities downstairs and an outdoor "safari" shower. Guests staying at the Safari Suite have their own private splash pool flanked by a deck and loungers on which to soak up the sunshine, as well as a small lounge in which to relax after a long day in the bush. There is also a private field guide and game-drive vehicle.
ABOUT MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
Herman Charles Bosman has woven many a tale about Abjaterskop and the Marico River. It is perhaps he that best describes the vast area where enselsberg rise from the savannahs and an area that is given life from the Marico River. This is the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, 75 000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty, it is also the home to the big 5, wild dog, cheetah and a large variety of mammal and bird life.
This 75 000 hectare reserve is situated in the North-West province of South Africa, on the border with Botswana. The large diversity of vegetation and ecozones allows for a rich diversity of game and bird species to inhabit the reserve.
History of the Reserve
The reserve was proclaimed in August 1991, but officially became the estate of the North-West Parks Board on the 31 October 1991. The reserve is one of very few in the world that was proclaimed purely on the grounds of it being the most appropriate sustainable land use for the area in which the reserve lies. Studies done through independent consultants clearly showed that wildlife-based tourism would be the most beneficial option for an area that was in an economic depression. The vision for Madikwe was to have a joint venture run by the North-West Parks Board, private investors and the local communities living in the surrounding area.
The reserve has now become a role model for many similar ventures country wide due to the successes achieved within the reserve. Prior to the park being proclaimed, work had already begun on clearing derelict farm buildings, fencing, and a number of alien plant species. The park has a number of old buildings that were spared from demolition and now serve as The Parks Board headquarters. There were other game scout outposts built to house game scouts and other reserve staff.
The perimeter was fenced with approximately 150km of electric game fencing, which is electrified to prevent the escape of the larger game species. In the park local business and labour was used to demolish buildings, erect fences and to construct roads, dams and lodges.
Suites are air-conditioned and also feature fireplaces and private decks
'Top Ten' game animals
Rock baths and outdoor showers
Open air gym
Private swimming pool at the Nare Suite
27 species of game
Children most welcome