Jaci's Safari Lodge is set on the edge of a small stream in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Accommodation consists of eight luxurious rooms with large mosaic bath, outdoor shower and private deck. All rooms are equipped with under-floor heating and fireplaces for the winter, and air conditioning and a ceiling fan to cool during the summer days. For families looking for a more intimate bush experience, the well-appointed Safari and Nare Suites are the perfect venue.
Activities include twice-daily game drives into the Madikwe Game Reserve. Game drives take place when the likelihood of sightings is at its highest – early morning and late afternoon. Only three vehicles are permitted at a time per animal sighting, and subsequent arrivals remain out of range, only approaching once the initial vehicles have left the scene. This system works well in Madikwe and prevents commercialisation of its wildlife resource.
The guides of Madikwe prefer to focus on the "Top Ten" rather than the Big Five. So, in addition to the more sought-after African species such as lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino, the area is also home to hippo, giraffe, wild dog, hyena and cheetah. Of these, the cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena and black rhino are the most endangered species. Madikwe's location close to the edge of the Kalahari Desert means that there's an overlap of a number of species, offering visitors greater viewing diversity.