Jaci's Lodges: The Experience


Enjoy atmospheric, lantern-lit dinners on the main deck of the Safari Lodge.

The Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the best places in Africa to spot endangered rhinos.

Observe elephants drinking from a watering hole on an unforgettable safari.

In the lodge’s beautiful boma, guests are treated to a South African barbecue and meals cooked over an open fire.

Set out on daily morning and evening game drives through the pristine, 165,000-acre reserve.

Set at the edge of the Madikwe Game Reserve—a 165,000-acre expanse of savanna and grassland flanked by the Marico River—Jaci’s Lodges invite you to experience the wonders of the bush firsthand. Venture out on a game drive in search of lounging lions, rare black rhinos, herds of graceful giraffe, and African wild dogs—one of the reserve’s most endangered species. On bush walks, observe Madikwe’s smaller flora and fauna, and look out for the bright plumage of the lilac-breasted roller and blue waxbill. Or, opt for a photographic safari, and produce high-quality prints of your images to take home—the perfect Jaci’s memento.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Game Drives
  • Conservation Safaris
  • Photography Safaris
  • Bush Walks
  • Bird-watching
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming

Food and Drink

From homemade muesli and fresh yogurt before your morning safari to a sumptuous three-course dinner served in a boma, mealtime at Jaci’s Lodges is a special experience. Owner Jan van Heteren—a former restauranteur—personally vets the lodge’s meat, seafood, and produce purveyors to ensure that the ingredients on your plate are of the highest quality, and sustainably sourced. Watch gourmet chefs craft vibrant South African dishes in the interactive kitchens, and enjoy a mouthwatering South African barbecue with the region’s traditional papatata bread served hot off the coals.

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