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Jaci's Lodge's
"Madikwe Game Reserve"
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Set in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North-West Province, Jaci’s Lodges offers guests the ideal destination for unrivalled game-viewing, unique luxury accommodation options, outstanding service and tailor-made safari activities.

Jaci and Jan van Heteren are the founders and owner-manager couple behind Jaci’s Lodges. A dynamic duo, they have spent over 30 years working together to create and sustain their dream of a wildlife and safari experience that surpasses guests’ expectations.

Jaci’s Lodges is a true testament to the van Heterens’ insight into the needs of couples, groups and families looking for an authentic, upmarket safari getaway with no keys, no worries, outstanding food and luxury amenities…

Additionally, they are passionately committed to empowering and uplifting the individuals who make The Jaci’s Experience so special. Jaci’s Lodges is run by a team of 50 people, most of whom live in the local community. Each person who works at the lodge contributes to the daily running, management, maintenance and service that has made Jaci’s Lodges famous throughout the years.

Jaci’s Tree Lodge features eight luxury Treehouse Suites, custom-built on wooden stilts and connected by raised walkways. Tree Lodge guests can also enjoy the submerged Terrapin Hide – a favourite of amateur and photographic professionals alike, Naledi Treehouse – boasting a KolKol hot tub and unbeatable views of the active waterhole, and newly completed Tlou Deck – the best sundowner spot at the lodge, epitomizing all the golden hour beauty that Madikwe is famous for.

The authentic safari-style accommodation at Jaci’s Safari Lodge features six luxury Tented Suites and two private Family / Group- friendly suites, all reflecting our striking, colourful decor and proudly South African atmosphere.

The lodges’ two Starbed Suites are the epitome of private romantic safari accommodation. Set over two levels, with the option of sleeping out under a canopy of stars, these glamorous abodes are perfect for honeymooners, safari romantics and special occasions. Bursts of colour, authentic decor touches, bold furniture pieces and luxurious finishes reflect style, class and sophistication with a customary Jaci’s bushveld twist.



  • Comfortable shoes (closed for safari walks and sandals for around the lodge)

  • Sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and swimming costume

  • Warm rain jacket and gloves (depending on season)

  • Binoculars and camera, charger and international adapters

  • Re-usable or sufficient disposable face masks, biodegradable, washable and reusable fabric is preferred

  • There are specific travel requirements for children 18 years and under to enter South Africa, so please ensure you are aware of these and have the original, valid documentation.

Contact Information

Reservations -

Telephone - +27 (0)83 276 2387

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