Jaci’s Tree Lodge
Jaci’s Tree Lodge is a stunning elevated lodge blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment. With indoor and outdoor dining spaces, open-plan lounge and bar areas, and a refurbished Main Lodge, you can expect an authentic safari experience in a unique and comfortable setting.
From the lodge, you will explore the incredible Madikwe Game Reserve. This is an 80,000-hectare wildlife reserve world-renowned for spectacular Big-5 safaris.
The Madikwe Game Reserve Wildlife Summary
- Famous for the Big 5: Leopard, Elephant, White & Black Rhino, Buffalo and Lion.
- Also home to African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Giraffe and Hippos.
- Supports herds of antelope species, including Red Hartebeest, Klipspringer, Springbok, Tsessebe, Eland, Gemsbok and Duiker.
- Other animals to find include Porcupine, Giraffe, Warthog, Serval, Aardwolf, Cape Clawless Otter, Aardvark, Honey Badger, Baboon, Bush Baby and Zebrs.
Experience the incredible African wilderness of Madikwe Game Reserve on twice-daily game drives. With over 350 bird species recorded in Madikwe, birdwatchers will also be thrilled to explore this avian paradise. For even more connection to Madikwe, take a walking safari with your expert walking-trails guide (subject to their availability).
Our stunning endemic forest is home to a plethora of birdlife, mammals and reptiles. If you’re lucky, you may even enjoy a favorite sight and spot elephants bathing in the famous Marico River. The Terrapin Hide from the lodge itself also offers you a unique vantage point for game watching. Capture priceless images of wildlife from the middle of the active waterhole.
You can also relax between activities and delicious dining experiences with an African-inspired massage treatment. This is offered by massage therapists from the local community.
As night falls, the pristine bushveld location offers a prime opportunity to stargaze. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the constellations and Milky Way in extraordinary detail, whether on a night drive, from your private deck or at the main lodge. Our knowledgeable guides are eager to share their passion for astronomy and help with constellations and celestial features.