My family of 5, 2 adults and three children aged between 13 and 17 travelled to this lodge to celebrate my husband's birthday. We picked it after our travel agent recommended it to us as she had stayed there previously. We picked the Nare suite to stay in as it provided plenty of room for our family and also meant we could be together as a family. This suite was way above our expectations and the attention to detail was amazing. We loved the outdoor shower where you could watch the parade of animals travel from the waterhole, one afternoon we saw elephant, giraffes, zebra and Impala whilst showering, this is a once in a lifetime experience. The suite is very luxurious and hard to believe most of the walls are canvas. It was winter but we never felt cold, in fact one of my favourite things was to climb into bed at night and enjoy the electric blanket that had been turned on earlier in the evening......bliss!!!
The food at the lodge was always of a high standard and plentiful, the boma was a lovely experience although a little cold. The snacks served with early morning coffee on game drive and then at sundowner drink on evening game drive was always just enough to keep you going. Sundowner drinks in the bush with a lion meters away were also something we never thought we would experience.
Our guide during our game drives was David and he was fantastic, he went above and beyond to make sure we followed the animals through the bushes or found the animals we wanted to see. We searched for the elusive leopard and unfortunately never found one but watching two lions eat a buffalo they had killed, lion cubs playing on the banks of the dam, African wild dogs leaving their den to hunt for food and young elephants at play all made up for this. David was very knowledgable about all the animals and we never realized you could tell so much by an animals poo. These game drives are something we will remember forever and our guide David made them that much more special.
I would highly recommend this lodge as it gives you a great experience in luxury accommodation with wonderful staff who are there to look after anything you might need. We left at 5am on last morning and they woke us, packed us breakfast and drove us to the gate to let us out. . They certainly go above and beyond.
- 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 suburb African Safari with memories to be cherished. Jaci's Safari Lodge with only 8 "tents" and 2 exclusive suites -features eclectic combinations of vibrant colour, earthy canvas, stone and shaggy thatch. Enjoy fire cooked & starlit meals - heaven indeed!... Complimented with daily game drives in expansive madikwe, conducted by knowledgeable and attentive guides your wildlife sightings and memories will be unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jaci`s Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve