Jaci’s Tree Lodge

The best of Madikwe at Jaci's Tree Lodge

Explore the best of Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s Northwest Province, on the famous Groot Marico River, where you will find Jaci’s Tree Lodge, unrivalled unique treehouse style accommodation for an authentic and perfect honeymoon safari.

Game drives with experienced and driven game rangers ensure that all visitors to Jaci’s Tree Lodge are enthralled by the wilderness and its enormous variety of wildlife. Sit on the viewing terrace for tea and see some 40 elephants arrive to drink at the water hole – life changing! Most visitors are lucky to see the Big 7, let alone the big 5, thanks to skilful rangers and trackers, and the wealth of life here in superb Madikwe Game Reserve. 

The type of luxury and service that Jaci’s is known for permeates the vacation you choose here in the bushveld. The Tree House Lodge is based on an eco-friendly approach to building in the environment and reflects the kind of safari abode you will experience in the Okavango Delta. Picture wooden cabins on stilts over the beautiful expanse of wilderness, created especially to leave no impact, yet to take in as much of the magic as possible. 

What’s more, Jaci has decorated these tree houses so beautifully with an organic, ethnic African aura of quality and colour, things could not be more homely or more sophisticated anywhere else. Each treehouse suite boasts aircon and fans, outside showers, luxuriating baths, coffee, king size beds – and hanging boardwalk access to drinks and food at the main lodge. 

After morning and evening game drives, find a sumptuous breakfast and dinner served in differing locations each day – sometimes in the central area, or down by the lake or in the BBQ area. Cool off in a small swimming pool and pop into the underground hide jutting out into the lake.

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Elevated timber suites reminiscent of tree houses in the wild Okavango Delta in Botswana leave no impact on the riverine forest wherein they are created at Jaci’s Treehouse Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Find these eco-friendly units on the Marico River where elephant herds and antelopes feed and where walks take you into a dream wilderness.  Do some outdoor gym in the equipment along the river walk and ask a local community therapist for a massage in your suite. 

We love Jaci’s Tree Lodge for its authentic take on a safari in Africa – the focus is on the magnificent environment and the wildlife, the river, the smaller animals and the night drives where guests use all their sense to discover nature. Meals are cooked to perfection, set in new venues each time to surprise and enthral guests. 

Rest and relaxation are the main drawcard at Jaci’s but guests can also get involved on a deeper level in the conservation initiatives within Madikwe Game Reserve. These involve exhilarating wildlife preservation efforts including notching and microchipping rhino, collaring elephants, branding lions and more to help essentially manage Madikwe’s core species of lion and rhino and African wild dog relocation. Wow! Do it! 

At the end of the day, return to a luxurious suite with a deep bathtub or open-air shower, a cold beer and a hot meal. Meet other gests around the open fire in the boma and share stories about your game viewing or conservation aiding day.  There are only 8 lavish suites in the trees so the number of people is few and the game drives are quiet.  Open your large stacking doors to the wilderness out there and allow the birds to wake you at dawn. Stay near your own suite all day or venture down to the swimming pool or hide for a photograph of a closeup elephant sighting.   

Explore the best of Madikwe at Jaci’s Tree Lodge with its eco-friendly approach to a safari in Africa and unrivalled, unique treehouse style accommodation. Authentic, friendly and perfect for a safari honeymoon, we recommend an all-inclusive package deal to Madikwe Game Reserve for you and your partner. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Jaci’s Tree Lodge

Activities

  • A variety of safaris: game-drives, walking, birding, conservation, photographic
  • Jaci’s Star Bed (a four-poster bed perched on top of a hide, where guests can enjoy a night out in the wild.)
  • Masala Spa
  • River walks, outdoor gym

Included

  • Twice-daily game drives 
  • All meals daily
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers and non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Teas and coffee
  • Access to submerged Terrapin Hide and Tlou Deck
  • Sleep out under the stars at Naledi Treehouse, complete with private KolKol hot tub and outdoor shower (Additional costs apply)
  • Swimming pool
patio area of the Jaci’s Tree Lodge accommodation looking over the bush in South Africa
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Facilities

  • Swimming pools
  • Games Room
  • Lounge and dining areas
  • Bar
  • Viewing decks
  • Mosaic bath/stone bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private viewing deck
  • Under-floor heating
  • Air conditioning

Highlights

  • Exquisite elevated wooden treehouse suites radiating an African vibe and connected via timber walkways to the main lodge where herds of elephants come to drink at the waterhole
  • Wander down the famous Marico River between Jaci’s Tree and Safari Lodges in a riverine forest and play on the outdoor bush gym equipment on this path
  • Grab a therapeutic massage from locally rained therapists who run their own businesses in the surrounding communities – lay back in your treehouse and get pampered! 
  • An organic earthy atmosphere where no stone remains unturned in terms of five-star service and lavish amenities excellent food and spectacular wildlife viewing.

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