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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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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Leland, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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36 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An amazing first safari holiday for my 26 year old. Our room was huge and beautifully furnished. The rooms led off from the main area via wooden walkways. Each one secluded. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent with a choice of evening meal.The chef,Virginia was outstanding. We were served our evening meal in the... More 

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Thank you for a wonderful review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us We hope to see you again soon More 

Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Jaci's Tree Lodge was luxury in any one of eight tree houses connected by a lantern lit wooden walkway, which led you to the wonderfully open bar and dining areas. The daily menus were amazing,and prepared to perfection whether served in the dining area, or in the bush after the evening drive. The animals were easily seen and in extremely... More 

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We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience with us from the game drive, accommodation, food and our wonderful staff Looking forward for you return More 

Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed at Jaci's Tree Lodge for 4 nights in Jan., 2015. We were with a group of eleven and had the time of our lives. The rooms were luxurious, the staff was attentive and made the entire stay a trip to remember. Our Guides, Anya and Peter were professional and very knowledgeable. Virginia and Carol made each meal a... More 

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

Thank for you review, we are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us Looking forward to see you again More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Stayed for one night at Jaci's Tree Lodge between conferences. Brilliant, so relaxing and so comfortable. Enormous room, totally secluded with a private deck and with the front of the room being entirely glass overlooking the river and the forest. Slept with all the curtains fully open so as to not miss the dawn. Met the 2 Bushbuck en route... More 

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Thank you .so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us Looking forward for your return More 

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