Fly or Drive to Madikwe. Federal Air has daily scheduled flights or a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg.
8 Luxury Tree Houses each encompassing a giant Tambotie or Leadwood Tree
ABOUT JACI’S TREE LODGE
Each "Tree House" is constructed amongst the Riverine forest on stilts, up to 6 meters above the ground. In these spacious "Tree Houses" - built utilizing a combination of rosewood, thatch and stacking doors - the forest surrounds are invited in, to compliment your stay with us. An open plan, en-suite bathroom with an enormous stone bath and outdoor "Jungle Shower" allow you to enjoy your forest surrounds.
Relax, on the deck in front of your room, in the main lodge or wander to the forest pool to cool off. Raised wooden walkways, suspended in the forest canopy lining the banks of the Marico River, will connect with the extraordinary Main Lodge and its generous facilities.
The spacious open-plan main building at Jaci's Tree Lodge includes a magnificent bar and lounge area separate from the dining area by a 4 sided open fireplace. The interiors of Jaci's Tree Lodge proudly showcases the vibrant colors and unique crafts found in Southern Africa. Jaci has created a truly African lodge, enhanced by a superior personal service and a very intimate safari experience.
Expect outstanding meals from our open plan kitchen, bountiful cosmopolitan food!
ABOUT THE MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
Herman Charles Bosman has woven many a tale about Abjaterskop and the Marico River. It is perhaps he that best describes the vast area where enselsberg rise from the savannahs and an area that is given life from the Marico River. This is the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, 75 000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty, it is also the home to the big 5, wild dog, cheetah and a large variety of mammal and bird life.
This 75 000 hectare reserve is situated in the North-West province of South Africa, on the border with Botswana. The large diversity of vegetation and ecozones allows for a rich diversity of game and bird species to inhabit the reserve.
History of the Reserve.
The reserve was proclaimed in August 1991, but officially became the estate of the North-West Parks Board on the 31 October 1991.
The reserve is one of very few in the world that was proclaimed purely on the grounds of it being the most appropriate sustainable land use for the area in which the reserve lies. Studies done through independent consultants clearly showed that wildlife-based tourism would be the most beneficial option for an area that was in an economic depression. The vision for Madikwe was to have a joint venture run by the North-West Parks Board, private investors and the local communities living in the surrounding area.
The reserve has now become a role model for many similar ventures country wide due to the successes achieved within the reserve. Prior to the park being proclaimed, work had already begun on clearing derelict farm buildings, fencing, and a number of alien plant species. The park has a number of old buildings that were spared from demolition and now serve as The Parks Board headquarters. There were other game scout outposts built to house game scouts and other reserve staff.
The perimeter was fenced with approximately 150km of electric game fencing, which is electrified to prevent the escape of the larger game species. In the park local business and labour was used to demolish buildings, erect fences and to construct roads, dams and lodges.
'Top Ten' game animals
Open air gym
All rooms have outdoor "jungle showers"