Fodor's Expert Review Jaci's Lodges (Jaci's Safari Lodge and Jaci's Tree Lodge)

Madikwe Game Reserve, North-West, South Africa

The two lodges that make up Jaci's Lodges are family-owned and have a longstanding reputation for friendliness, superb game drives, and comfortable accommodations. They are located side-by-side in the southeast of the reserve on the edge of the Marico River. At Jaci's Safari Lodge, you'll stay in one of eight roomy tented suites with outdoor showers, handcrafted mosaic baths, and a private deck overlooking the bushveld and river below. There are also two suites that sleep about 8 each if you have a bigger family group and two romantic star bed suites. The welcoming public areas are cheerful with a seamless fusion of contemporary and African decor. Children are well catered for (6 to 12 years, younger by special arrangement). The eight suites of the secluded Jaci's Tree Lodge, built of wood and thatch and perched on stilts connected by wooden walkways, have views through the riverine trees across the Marico River. All stays include all meals, house drinks, and game drives.

PROS

  • friendly, welcoming atmosphere
  • children welcome
  • great game-viewing

CONS

  • if children aren't your thing, stay away from Jaci's Safari Lodge
  • food is tasty, but don't expect fine dining
  • pricey

QUICK FACTS

Family
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 083-700–2071-reservations | 083-303–0885-Jaci's Safari Lodge manager | 083-276–2387-Jaci's Tree Lodge manager

HOTEL DETAILS

18 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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