Reviews of Jaci’s Lodge, Riverdene & Mooiplaas
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My experience at Jaci’s Lodge was one of the most thrilling and relaxing vacations ever.
The game rides were exceptional and our guide, Bianca, was personable and knowledgeable. I always felt safe in her hands.
During one game ride, we came upon a herd of elephants and Bianca knew exactly what to do to get us out of a precarious situation.
The lodge itself is over the top. It’s a 5-star resort, but you really feel like you are in the African bush.
One night I slept under the stars, in a queen-size bed with a netting. I woke up to lions and baboons.
It was magical. All the employees are very helpful and kind.
I would recommend Jaci’s Lodge to anyone and everyone.
I had a lovely time while staying at Riverdene in the Shamwari Game Reserve. The space itself is stunning and clean. The staff is very attentive and food was fantastic. Our guide, Jess, was superb. She was enthusiastic, knowledgable and funny. I was sad to leave her. The pool was very refreshing. Just what I needed between game rides. I also loved sunbathing and looking out to a nearby waterhole seeing zebras, warthogs and impalas. Riverdene is also very kid-friendly. They have a large play area for kids, including a zipline! I highly recommend Riverdene for families and those who want a mild nature adventure.
The Mooiplass Guesthouse is a wonderful place to experience the wonder of Ostriches. These prehistoric giant birds with a brain the size of a thumbnail stole my heart!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and I could have listened to him talk about these amazing birds for hours. The property is nice. I loved having a cocktail by the infinity edge pool, watching the sunset and seeing the Ostriches roam the land. The food was delicious and the staff was pleasant.
The rooms were good, nothing fancy, but totally acceptable. It was a fun stop on our way to the game reserves. I would also recommend going to the nearby Cango Caves. The caves are fascinating and totally worth exploring.