Jaci's Safari and Tree Lodge
Madikwe, South Africa
Utterly authentic, this safari sanctuary sits in the world-renowned Madikwe Game Reserve and takes you back to nature at every opportunity. Its walking safaris and game-drives are just the start (although with this malaria-free reserve home to the 'Big Five' and wild dogs, it’s a pretty spectacular start). You’ll also find yourself taking night drives for a spot of astronomy and tucking into fire-cooked meals under a blanket of stars. Or hanging out in the waterhole’s submerged Terrapin Hide, waiting for a unique photo-opportunity of bathing elephants. (Don’t worry, Jaci’s Lodge has its own pool, so you can give in to the urge for a dip yourself). All this before settling in for the night in one of the incredible suites. Perhaps a Treehouse Suite on stilts? Or a Starbed Suite, letting you sleep beneath the night skies?
- Swimming Pool
- Fitness Centre/Gym
Where is itSet in South Africa’s North West province, in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. A 5-hour drive or 1-hour internal flight from Johannesburg (time restrictions apply).
Accommodation is split into 2 lodges: Jaci’s Safari Lodge and Jaci’s Tree Lodge (unsuitable for small children. Children 13 years and older are welcome). Jaci's Tree Lodge offers 8 custom-built treehouses built on wooden stilts that are connected by raised walkways. All of the suites have air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private outdoor shower, indoor bath and private viewing deck.
All Inclusive of: afternoon tea, dinner and brunch, all house spirits and drinks including local beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Twice daily game-drives, including sunset/sunrise stop and night drive with astronomy.
Safari Lodge has recently been refurbished and offers the following;
- 6 tented suites, all with air-conditioning and ceiling fan, private outdoor shower, mosaic indoor bath and raised private viewing decks.
- 2 new Starbed Suites (ideal for couples), set over 2 levels and boasts bold interior and authentic decor, guests can enjoy 2 king-size beds (one on the roof under the stars), lounge areas, a private safari bar and viewing deck.
- Nare Suite sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children and Safari Suite sleeping maximum 4 adults and 4 children are also available for families or groups travelling together.
Each main lodge includes kitchen and dining areas, a bar, lounge and fireplace. The Main Lodge at Safari Lodge has recently had a full refurbishment now offering guests brand new lounge areas and a copper fireplace and bar. Outdoor boma area. Viewing deck. Swimming pools. Outdoor gym on the river walk. Daily game-drives, including sunset/sunrise stop and night drive with astronomy. Terrapin Hide (unique vantage point where a submerged tunnel offers a water-level viewing window). Complimentary WiFi access.
2 nights between 1 May '18-5 Jan '20.
* Denotes local charge.