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Sumptuous Food & Swish Shweshwe at Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Sumptuous safari-style food with flair:

An integral part of the overall guest experience at Jaci’s Lodges is our exceptional dining offering, and we take great pride in delivering authentic, fresh and generous dishes served with customary proudly South African flavour! With the recent revamp of our Jaci’s Safari Lodge main lodge building and new open-plan chef’s kitchen, we thought the timing was ripe for a food-focused photography shoot. Showcasing our passion and commitment to delivering a veritable gastronomic adventure with all its colour and flair, one can see why Jaci’s Lodges is the ultimate one-of-a-kind holistic safari experience.

Jaci’s Lodges Executive Chef Beatrix and her vibrant team of kitchen staff ensure that whether guests are indulging in a fire-cooked boma dinner under the stars, or simply enjoying a sundowner stop while out on drive, they are treated to the highest quality fare with all the trimmings.

JL_SHWESHWE1We’re thrilled to share this mouthwatering visual depiction of our Jaci’s Lodges safari-style dining with you, featuring some of our favourite specialty dishes set in the serene ambiance of our unique lodge in Madikwe.



Photography: Andrew Aveley | Jaci’s Lodges Executive Chef: Beatrix Thornhill

Swish Shweshwe – Locally sourced touches at Jaci’s Lodges

Jaci’s Lodges is proudly South African! We make a concerted effort to source everything locally – from ingredients to suppliers, construction materials, and decor. Our guests often comment on the extra special “touches” at Jaci’s – whether it’s a brass sink plug molded in the form of a frog or pebbled paw prints inserted into pathways leading the to the boma area – we’re committed to incorporating these unique details throughout the lodge.

Our lodge is bright, bold (we could never be accused of being scared of colour), celebratory and joyful – even our table linen accents reflect these energetic themes.


We’re pleased as can be to have our “swish Shweshwe” (say that ten times fast!) supplied by Barnaby Street and Miemie’s Creations:

“Barnaby Street began a long time ago, before we had a logo, a name or started selling products. It began when we first found Shweshwe. We fell in love with the 100% cotton fabric from the start, even when the only colours available were indigo, chocolate and red. Our dream was to turn this fabric into a range of gorgeous items. Shweshwe, originally was produced in Europe and India and had to be shipped down to South Africa, starched to protect it during the long journey. But in 1982, Da Gama Textiles bought the sole rights to Shweshwe.

Now it is exclusively produced in Zwelitsha in the Eastern Cape. Traditionally it is still starched, which gives it a distinctive smell and stiff feel. Before using it, we wash it to reveal a soft fabric. In Easter 2015, we were able to realise our dream. Barnaby Street launched its range, mainly using Shweshwe but also incorporating denim and other fabrics.” 

Contact Jaci’s Safari Lodge
Tel. +27 (0)83 700 2071 / +27 (0)83 447 7929



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