Madikwe Moments Blog


Throwback Thursday

by Lotty van Hulst - Media – 25 September 2014

Throwback Thursday! Time to look back on amazing Madikwe-moments.
Today it’s Jaci’s Thomas sharing one of his favourites.


Jaci's Recipe: Homemade beers

by Lotty van Hulst - Media – 24 September 2014

Happy Heritage Day!
South Africa is celebrating National Heritage Day, also known as National Braai Day. Our guests are having boma- and starlight-dinner tonight, were their food will be prepared on the braai. At Jaci’s we try and cook outside on the fire at least three or four times a week, braai day or no braai day! Our chefs at Jaci’s Tree Lodge did want to do something out of the ordinary for today’s special celebration though, that’s why they’ve prepared Homemade Ginger Beer and Traditional Umqombotsi Beer. You can find the recipes of these beers, made by Virginia, here.


Meet Jaci's Team: Mocca

by Lotty van Hulst - Media – 20 September 2014

Jaci’s is always buzzing with business. Every staff-member is adding their share to that what makes it such a special place. But, there’s more going on than just what our guests can witness. A lodge can’t be a success without people behind the scenes, making sure everything goes as it should. That’s why we would like to put the spotlight on these hard working, busy bees in the background. For this week, meet Mocca!


Throwback Thursday

by Lotty van Hulst - Media – 20 September 2014

Throwback Thursday, time to look back on amazing Madikwe-moments.
Today it’s Jaci’s Obakeng sharing one of his favourites.


Meet Jaci's team: Naomi

by Lotty van Hulst - Media – 12 September 2014

Jaci’s is always buzzing with business. Every staff-member is adding their share to that what makes it such a special place. But, there’s more going on than just what our guests can witness. A lodge can’t be a success without people behind the scenes, making sure everything goes as it should. That’s why we would like to put the spotlight on these hard working, busy bees in the background.


Throwback Thursday

by Lotty van Hulst - Media – 11 September 2014

Throwback Thursday!
Time to look back on amazing Madikwe-moments.
Today it’s Jaci’s Olly sharing one of his favourites.


Meet Jaci's Team: Shaun

by By Lotty van Hulst - Media – 9 September 2014

A lodge is always buzzing with business. Every staff-member is adding their share to that what makes Jaci’s such a special place. But, there’s more going on than just what our guests can witness. A lodge can’t be a success without people behind the scenes, making sure everything goes as it should. That’s why we would like to put the spotlight on these hard working, busy bees in the background.


Jaci's Lodges,Madikwe - Field Guides update - July 2014

by Paul Slyer (head field guide) – 4 August 2014

Our sightings in Madikwe and around Jaci’s Lodges are still as good as always with plenty of brilliant sighting of the big 5, Cheetah and Wild Dogs, with the highlight being our northern pack of Wild Dogs hunting and killing an impala right in front of our hide.


Wild dog Brown hyena interaction sighting

by Anya Riise - Junior Guide – 17 July 2014

Yesterday our guests at Jaci’s Lodges and I had one of the best sightings ever in Madikwe Game Reserve! We were out with Declan, our guide and we went in search of the wild dogs we’d heard had taken down a waterbuck on the western side of one of the dams.


Predator interaction on Jaci's Camera trap

by Paul Slyer - Head field guide – 7 July 2014

Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe game reserve guests were treated to some very interesting and unique predator interaction after leaving a camera trap at a dead buffalo carcass over a 12:00 hour period.