The name Jaci is synonymous with the Madikwe, as Jaci’s Safari Lodge has been a stalwart almost since the inception of the reserve. Alongside the Marico River at the eastern edge of the reserve, Jaci’s is particularly well-known because it is so child friendly. Whereas most safari lodges either refuse to accept children, or don’t allow them on game drives, Jaci’s has a special programme dedicated to kids. Special drives are laid on, either family drives, where parents and children set off to learn about the bush together, or jungle drives, where the very young can be taken off their parents hands for an introduction to the bush – allowing their parents to go on a normal game drive. Child minding is also provided free of charge. The lodge itself is very African in feel – vibrant colours, thatched roofs, mosquito nets and wooden furniture all compete for your attention. There is also a second lodge, Jaci’s Tree Lodge, which is more modern and funky in design.