Tembo Plains Camp

At Jaci’s Tree Lodge, guests are accommodated in custom-built treehouses that seem to float high above the ground. Guests can enjoy a magnificent accommodation experience with views over the surrounding riverine forest as well as glimpses across the Marico River. Jaci’s Tree Lodge blends into the overarching canopy of the surrounding bush and foliage, making for fantastic birdwatching in a natural environment. Due to its structure, on wooden stilts connected by raised walkways, Jaci’s Tree Lodge isn’t suitable for small children. Kids 13 years and older are welcome. There’s a main lodge to gather for meals and relaxing as well as a swimming pool to cool off.

Jaci's Tree Lodge - King/Twin (8 ROOMS)

"Tree House" among the Riverine forest on stilts, up to 4 meters from the ground. Built of rosewood, thatch and stacking doors - the forest surrounds are invited in, to compliment an open plan, en-suite enormous stone bath and outdoor "jungle shower”.

Rooms come with:
Air Conditioning

Balcony / Deck

Dressing Gowns




Lounge Area

Outside Shower

Pure Cotton Linen


Tea / Coffee


The Reserve’s location, close to the edge of the Kalahari Desert ensures visitors a truly diverse game-viewing experience. Madikwe Game Reserve is famous for its Big 5: Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant and White & Black Rhino. The reserve is also home to Hippo, Giraffe, African Wild Dog, Brown and Spotted Hyena, and Cheetah.

The most endangered species are Cheetah, Wild Dog, Black and White Rhino. Madikwe Game Reserve supports a number of large antelope species, including Eland, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest and Tsessebe. Smaller antelope species also abound, including Springbok, Duiker and Klipspringer. Other animals found here include Honey Badger, Cape Clawless Otter, Serval, Aardvark, Baboon, Porcupine, Warthog, Bush Baby, Giraffe, Zebra and Aardwolf.

Big 5 Game Viewing

Bird Watching

Game Drives

Cultural Visits

Game Walks

Photography - Terrapin Hide

Whether you want to capture priceless images of wildlife from the centre of our active waterhole or simply sit quietly, immersing yourself in your surroundings, the water-level Terrapin Hide at Jaci’s Tree Lodge is proud to boast this unique vantage point.

Our friends at Pangolin Photo Safaris assisted with the design and construction of the hide, ensuring its position and functionality is optimized for a truly unique game-viewing and photographic experience. The hide is visited by a wide variety of animals and birds, and thanks to its unique location and design, one can sit quietly and watch them coming down to drink as if you weren’t even there.

Home to our ever-growing “resident” Nile Crocodile, the low angle gives photographers an unparalleled opportunity to capture eye-level images. From the safety and unique vantage point of the hide, you might even get lucky and capture an elusive leopard, swimming elephants or African wild dogs…

The Terrapin Hide, open since September 2015, has established Jaci’s Lodges as a premium photographic safari destination with its West-facing orientation guaranteeing soft morning light and warm backlit silhouettes in the late afternoon. Accessible via an underwater tunnel, the hide is open to Jaci’s Tree Lodge guests 24-hours a day.

For guests’ convenience, our photographic equipment is also available to hire. Whether you require a camera for a particular day’s safari drives or would like to make use of one for the duration of your stay, we are happy to be able to offer our guests access to our quality photographic equipment. An Apple MAC computer, with suitable photographic editing software is also on-hand at Jaci’s Tree Lodge Main Lodge.

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Floating Above the Action
A free night - Stay 3 nights / Pay 2
* Valid for travel Nov 1-Dec 15, 2023