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Jaci's Tree Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Jaci's Tree Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many positives that I shall start with the staff. They are not only warm and friendly but go the extra mile. Our family of 4 were treated as an extension of theirs and we commented on our departure that they run the place like owners of the business, not just as staff. My husband celebrated a birthday... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad that you have enjoyed you stay during your visit Looking forward for you return More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I just love Madikwe as a Bush weekend / Safari getaway. It's big five country at its best ( Elephant , Buffalo, Rhino , Lion and Leopard). Lucky our guide tells us that they are called the big five because they are the most dangerous to hunt. Lucky was the first person to meet us at the Lodge entrance and... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very humbly thankful for your appreciative comments and positive feedback and hope to continue providing such memorable experiences for you during your future visits to Jaci’s. We look forward to saying “Welcome back!” More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I are no strangers to safaris; we have done a number in Kenya, but we have learned an important lesson. It is possible to see the 'big five' in a single day, but it is so much better to spend real time getting to know the bush, the animals and the people. We have just returned from... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review. We are glad that you have a wonderful and memorable stay with us.It heart-warming to hear that you were pleased with your room, the food, and the service of our staff. Looking forward for you return More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our family spent four nights at Jaci's Tree Lodge, which is set in an idyllic forested location along the Groot Marico river in the Madikwe reserve. We flew in with Federal Air from Johannesburg, and were fetched from the reserve airstrip by a Jaci's Tree Lodge guide. The lodge is fenced for protection against predators and other dangerous wildlife, but... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience with us, from the guide, staff, accommodation, food and game drives. We are looking forward to your return. More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Jaci's Tree Lodge was recommended to us by a good friend and we loved every minute of our 3 day stay. Drove down from Jo'burg airport which was really part of the experience; a beautiful 4/5 hrs drive through different villages and parts of the African landscape. Thanks to Jaci's excellent directions it was an easy find. Although our (small)... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for a wonderful review. we are so happy that you enjoyed you stay with us Looking forward to welcome you again More 

Leland, Michigan
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from 4 days at the Tree Lodge with another couple. This was our second trip to Madikwe, the last time we brought our grandchildren and stayed at the Safari Lodge, at that time The Tree Lodge was being redone so we thought we would try it. Wonderful room, well appointed with a large tub and an... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again at Jaci's Lodges in the not too distant future. More 

Launceston, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place came recommended to us. We spent a few nights in the tree house and a couple over in the adjoining luxury tent accommodation. Food and service were fantastic with a great selection of dishes. Kudu stew was delicious, but the two vegetarians staying at the same time seemed horrified every time dinner was served. Staff were great with... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our guides take great pride in their work and ensure to tailor their drives to keep everyone interested. I will let the chefs know that the Kudu Stew is a winner! Hopefully we will get to host you and your family again at Jaci's Lodges. More 

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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Tree houses are beautiful. Well furnished. Outdoor shower, a pleasant surprise! Big five on the game drives. Lucky is a wonderful guide. One of the best anywhere in the world. Great service! Would go back anytime.

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Thank you for your review. we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you soon More 

amsterdam
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83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Treehouses are fabulous, service excellent: staff took care of every need and did it with a lot of pleasure. Service with a big smile. Food was excellent and so were the game drives. We stayed here for 3 nights and our guide did and excellent job. One small thing: wifi wasn't perfect. Personally I kind of like that, but not... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

It warms our hearts to know that you did enjoy your stay. We are very glad that we had the opportunity to show you what our home at Jaci’s is able to offer. Looking forward to see you again More 

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I spent three glorious nights at Jaci's Tree Lodge. It was our first safari and the best part of our South Africa vacation. From the moment we arrived at the lodge we were treated like family. We received the warmest welcome ever and were very pleasantly surprised to hear our host Brian speaking Spanish; that was certainly... More 

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EmmannuelM, Manager at Jaci's Tree Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time during you stay. The finer things are very important to us at Jaci’s and we are so proud to hear that you appreciated them! Looking forward for you return More 

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