With the lodge being positioned between two rivers your first introductions to Jaci's Safari Lodge is a bouncy walk over a wooden suspended rope bridge after which the amazing staff greet you. It is almost as if you are arriving home or meeting up with long lost friends.
From the central lodge area the gravel pathways lead to the rooms, swimming pool, spa and an open-air gym. Birdlife around the lodge is phenomenal and expect to bump into a bushbuck or two on your walks.
The tented rooms with thatched roofing are large and roomy, each room has a private verandah and en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower. The beds are oh so comfy with the bonus of mosquito nets to keep those pesky little fellows at bay. Under-floor heating for winter and air-conditioning for summer, Jaci's has to covered on that front.
The meals are really good whether it be brunch, afternoon tea or dinner. A good wine selection, cold beers and a rather excellent selection of South African gins can all be found in the bar area at the main lodge.
Out of the two Jaci's lodges (Safari Lodge and Tree Lodge), Jaci's Safari Lodge is the one to seriously consider if you are travelling with the family. The whole make-up of the lodge is based around the family safari experience. If you are looking for a more adult experience then have a look at Tree Lodge.
The staff are amazing with the little ones, the kitchen offers up a child-friendly menu, there is a games room with table tennis and other attractions, there are activities for kids on offer and a late morning jungle game drive that is perfect for children under 6. Babysitting is also on offer should the kids not want to do game drives or when the adults need to escape the children.
All in all, Safari Lodge is up there in the Top 5 child/ family friendly safari lodges in South Africa.
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