Jaci’s Safari Lodge is hidden beneath a thick canopy of Tamboti trees on bank of the Marico River in the malaria-free Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve.
The communal area at Jaci’s Safari Lodge consists of a large open-air building with a thatched roof and a timber frame. The building looks out over the Marico River and across the thick bush of the Madikwe Game Reserve. There is a large open-plan dining room, a small library, a bar, a gym and a children’s play area. Painted in vibrant colours, the style and design of the lodge is a blend of classic African safari and chic vibrant colours and natural stone accents.
The main lounge area is in the centre of the communal area, with views out across the bushveld. The lounge houses a good selection of comfortable couches scattered around a large stone fireplace. Both the lounge and dining area lead out onto a large wooden viewing deck, with spectacular views across the riverbed and reserve. Here guests can enjoy an outdoor breakfast or sit around the fire at night. On hot days, guests can cool off in the large swimming pool situated in the lush gardens.
Accommodation at Jaci’s Safari Lodge consists of just eight tented safari-style suites. Each private suite has its own wooden viewing deck looking out across the reserve and waterhole below. The main bedroom opens up completely to the outdoors with rollaway canvas front and sides, a wonderful connection with the bushveld. The bedroom includes twin or double beds with air-conditioning, beside lighting, overhead fans and an indoor fireplace. The en-suit bathroom houses a large mosaic bathtub, twin basins and an outdoor shower with a view.
Activities at Jaci’s Safari Lodge include both morning and evening game drives, guided bush walks and birdwatching. This is a Big 5 area – with regular sightings of lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and many other species.