We visited Jaci's some time ago (1,5 years) and I would normally not write a review on places visited that long time ago, but I just signed to Tripadvisor and Jaci's made such an impression on me and my family that I wanted to share it with you.
When we arrived we were met by the always cheerful and sweet staff who greeted us with moist towels to dry off the dust in our faces and a nice cold drink, followed by a briefing of the facilities in the open and cool reception building.
A typical day at Jaci's starts with an early wake up call by the staff, followed by a light breakfast to keep us going through the morning safari drive. We were there in August and the mornings were chilly, so our jeep had blankets and a hot water bottles in each seat. The drive started before sunrise, which is a brilliant time to see the wildlife and of course the magical South African sunrise. Midway through the drive; morning coffee with the optional dash of Amarulla. After the drive, a big brunch with all the goodies you can think of; fresh fruits, breakfast freshly made from your order, drinks.. Lovely! There is time for about four hours relaxation until the last drive of the day, followed by dinner. Speaking of meals; over the four days we were at Jaci's we never had a meal at the same place, and they were all set at frist class settings!
The wildlife is spectacular, but your experience doesn't get better than what your driver gives you. We had one dedicated driver for our stay, simply the best driver around! In fact all the other guests said the same about their own drivers. All drivers work as one team and they constantly share information between themselves. This makes not only the individual drives stand up, but the whole team. This is also the spirit for the whole Jaci's team.
Jaci's is truly a five star experience; comfy lodges, excellent food, attention to details. Speaking of details, we observed too many to mention here. Go experience for yourself!
- Also Known As:
- Jaci`s Tree Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
- Jaci`s Tree Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jaci’s Lodges promise personal attention to detail from effervescent staff each indivdually committed to outstanding service and united in assuring you enjoy an supurb African Safari with memories to be cherished.Jaci's Tree Lodge, with breathtaking raised walkways & only 8 “tree houses” eachhidden amongst the ancient riverine trees, ensures the ultimate, luxurious forest hideaway in the african bush veld.… complimented with daily game drives in expansive madikwe, conducted by knowledgable and attentive guides your wildlife sightings and memories will be unforgettable. Perfect for romantic safaris, weddings, or just to escape the urban jungle...we look forward to pampering you. ... more less
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