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Accommodation

 

Jaci’s Madikwe House accommodates up to 10 guests.

  • There are 4 separate bedrooms in the main house and an additional double-occupancy suite in the adjacent guest cottage.

MASTER BEDROOM

  • King-bedded main bedroom
  • Indoor fireplace
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Outdoor bath and shower
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan

GUEST BEDROOM 1

  • 1 Twin-bedded guest bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and WC (Bathroom is not en-suite)
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan

GUEST BEDROOM 2

  • Double-bedded guest bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and outdoor shower, shared with
  • Guest Bedroom 3 (Bathroom is not en-suite)
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan

GUEST BEDROOM 3

  • Double-bedded guest bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and outdoor shower, shared with
  • Guest Bedroom 2 (Bathroom is not en-suite)
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan

*GUEST COTTAGE

  • King-bedded bedroom
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and WC
  • Outdoor bath and shower
  • Mini fridge and tea / coffee station
  • Private balcony
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan

*The Guest Cottage at Jaci’s Madikwe House is separate from the Main House.

MAIN HOUSE AREAS

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Indoor and outdoor lounge areas (Indoor lounge has TV)
  • Private swimming pool
  • KolKol wood-fired outdoor hot tub
  • Pizza oven

 

 

 

 






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Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

 

Our “Stay for 4 Pay for 3”

Special is valid 01 May – 30 June 2024 & 01 November – 15 December 2024


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All rooms are equipped with underfloor heating to ensure thatyouarecomfortable during the chilly winter months, and air conditioning and a ceiling fan to keep you cool during sunburnt summer days. With thatch roofs, low stone walls and canvas panels that roll up, the spacious rooms really let the outside in, making for a unique African safari experience from the comfort of your bed.

Nare Suite

Carefully combining contemporary design with an eco-friendly bushveld aesthetic, the newly constructed Nare Suite is an idyllic, private safari haven for families and groups. The suite has recently been masterfully rebuilt, and now luxuriously accommodates up to 6 guests on an exclusive-use basis.

Nare Suite is nestled immaculately within its tranquil, natural surroundings, positioned just a stone’s throw away from its own active waterhole, providing endless opportunities to view an array of wildlife passing through the area.

With your own game drive vehicle and field guide, Jaci’s famous outdoor dining experiences and the impressively spacious Nare Suite as your private safari base, all members of your group are assured to get the most out of their Madikwe adventure.

Nare Suite accommodates up to 6 guests.

  • 1 KING BEDDED ROOM accommodating a maximum of 2 guests with a full bathroom
  • 1 KING/TWIN BEDDED ROOM accommodating a maximum of 2 guests with a full bathroom
  • 1 KING/TWIN BEDDED LOFT ROOM accommodating a maximum of 2 guests with WC and shower
  • Lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Safari bar
  • Private plunge pool with deck area
  • Daybed
  • Private waterhole


    Rates include:

    • Private game viewing vehicle and field guide
    • Private chef
    • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
    • All meals daily
    • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
    • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers and non-alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
    • Eco-friendly amenities
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
    • Access to Thutlwa Deck at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
    • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
    • 15% VAT

     

    Rates Exclude
    • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees and Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution
    • (Prices are subject to change and will be added to your pro forma invoice, to be prepaid with
    • accommodation)
    • Transfers to and from the lodge (other than the Eastern Airstrip) and escorts after dark from
    • the reserve gates
    • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and all other incidental costs
    • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
    • Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes
Please note:
The inclusions listed above are subject to change and are only applicable when booking at full rates.
Special offers and SADC Rate bookings exclude all beverages.
Terms and conditions apply.
 
We highly recommend a minimum of 4 night’s stay in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular safari experience and hospitality!

Safari Suite

Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers a refreshing, authentic safari space in which to unwind. Here, guests can experience some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife from our eclectic, down-to-earth bushveld haven.

The Safari Suite is ideal for larger families or groups (Ideally four adults and four children) The expansive custom-built deck features a central fire pit and spacious seating area, leading on to a partially covered starpod and private swimming pool, surrounded by majestic Tamboti Trees and overlooking the famous Marico River.

The secluded Safari Suite is comfortably decorated in bright, bold colours, vibrant textures, tones and custom finishes. With your own game drive vehicle and field guide, Jaci’s famous outdoor dining experiences and the home-away-from-home Safari Suite as your private bushveld base, it’s quite simply the perfect, exclusive-use safari hideaway.

Safari Suite accommodates a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children.
  • 1 KING BEDDED ROOM accommodating a maximum of 2 guests with a full bathroom
  • 1 KING BEDDED ROOM accommodating a maximum of 2 guests with a bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 1 CHILDRENS ROOM accommodating a maximum of 2 children on 2 single beds with WC and hand basin (shared shower / bath with master bedroom)
  • 1 LOFT ROOM accommodating a maximum of 2 children on 2 single beds with shared WC, bath and shower with downstairs guest room
  • Lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Safari bar
  • Private plunge pool with deck area
  • Daybed
Please Note:
The inclusions listed above are subject to change and are only applicable when booking at full rates.
Special offers and SADC Rate bookings exclude all beverages.
Terms and conditions apply.
The Safari Suite at Jaci’s Safari Lodge includes
  • Private game viewing vehicle and field guide
  • Private chef
  • Twice-daily private game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
  • All meals daily  
  • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers and non-alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
  • Eco-friendly amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Access to Thutlwa Deck at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
  • 15% VAT
Rates Exclude
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees and Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution
  • (Prices are subject to change and will be added to your pro forma invoice, to be prepaid with
  • accommodation)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge (other than the Eastern Airstrip) and escorts after dark from
  • the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes

We highly recommend a minimum of 4 night’s stay in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular safari experience and hospitality!
Tented Suite

The Tented Suites, with thatched roofs, low stone walls, private outside showers and viewing decks, canvas panels and large hand-mosaiced baths, seamlessly let “The Great Outdoors” in. Decorated in vibrant colours and African textures, each of the six safari-tent-style suites provide an ideal “glamping” base for your Madikwe safari adventure.

Each of the Tented Suites can accommodates a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children on stretcher beds

  • 1 KING / TWIN BEDDED ROOM
  • Bathroom with bath and WC
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private viewing deck
  • Air-conditioner and ceiling fan

Please Note:

The inclusions listed above are subject to change and are only applicable when booking at full rates.
Special offers and SADC Rate bookings exclude all beverages.
Terms and conditions apply.

Rates Include:
  • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
  • All meals daily
  • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers 
  • and non- alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
  • Eco-friendly amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Access to Thutlwa Deck at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
  • 15% VAT
Rates Exclude
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees and Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution
  • (Prices are subject to change and will be added to your pro forma invoice, to be prepaid with
  • accommodation)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge (other than the Eastern Airstrip) and escorts after dark from
  • the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes

We highly recommend a minimum of 4 night’s stay in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular safari experience and hospitality!
Starbed Suite

The two new Starbed Suites are the epitome of private romantic safari accommodation. Set over two levels, these luxury suites are ideal for honeymooners and special occasions. Striking bursts of colour, authentic decor touches, bold furniture pieces and luxurious finishes reflect style, class and sophistication with Jaci’s bushveld twist. With a choice of sleeping indoors or under the African sky, each suite boasts two king-size beds (one on the roof under the stars), outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a private safari bar and viewing deck. 

Jaci’s Starbed Suites accommodate a maximum of 2 guests per suite.

  • 1 KING BEDDED ROOM in the main suite
  • 1 KING BEDDED OUTDOOR “STARBED” on the rooftop extension
  • Full bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Outdoor shower
  • Lounge
  • Private viewing deck
  • Safari bar
Rates Include:
  • Twice daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stop & night drive
  • All meals daily
  • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers
    and non- alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
  • Eco-friendly amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Access to the submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide and Tlou Deck
  • Access to Thutlwa Deck at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
  • 15% VAT
 
Rates Exclude:
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees & Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution (prices subject to change – will be added to pro forma invoice & prepaid with accommodation)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge (other than the Eastern Airstrip) & escorts after dark from the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls & all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, speciality wines & champagne


We highly recommend a minimum of 4 night’s stay in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular safari experience and hospitality!

Jaci’s Photographic

With the breathtaking vistas of Madikwe Game Reserve as the backdrop and a diverse variety of wildlife as the subject matter, Jaci’s Lodges’ complete photographic offering caters to all guests, whether amateurs or professionals, who want to capture once-in-a-lifetime memories, rare and beautiful game sightings, emotive landscapes or those special often-overlooked details that the bush provides in abundance.

Perfectly complementing the photographic offering at Jaci’s Lodges is the submerged Terrapin Hide. Accessible via an underwater tunnel, the popular hide is open 24/7 to all guests. For your convenience, our photographic equipment is also available to hire.

The Terrapin Hide
Whether you want to capture priceless images of wildlife from the centre of the waterhole or simply sit quietly, immersing yourself in your surroundings, the water-level Terrapin Hide at Jaci’s Lodges is proud to offer this unique vantage point. Our friends at Pangolin Photo Safaris assisted with the design and construction of the hide, ensuring its position and functionality for a truly unique game-viewing and photographic experience. The hide is visited by a wide variety of animals and birds, and, thanks to its unique location, you can sit quietly and watch them coming down to drink as if you weren’t even there.

  • The Terrapin Hide, open since September 2015, has established Jaci’s Lodges as a premium photographic safari destination
  • Its west-facing orientation guarantees soft morning light and warm backlit silhouettes in the late afternoon
  • Accessible via an underwater tunnel, the hide is open 24 hours a day
  • It is fully equipped with red LED interior lights, spotlights and a radio
  • It is open to all guests of Jaci’s Lodges
The “Terrapin” Photographic Hide

 

The Terrapin Hide is located in the middle of a waterhole, with easy access from Jaci’s Tree Lodge and within walking distance of Jaci’s Safari Lodge. The hide, which is accessed via a submerged tunnel and features a water-level viewing window, has established Jaci’s Lodges as a premium photographic safari destination.

The low angle gives photographers an unparalleled opportunity to capture eye-level images of the plethora of animal life that visits the waterhole daily. Its west-facing orientation guarantees soft morning light and warm backlit silhouettes in the late afternoon. From the safety and unique vantage point of the hide, you might even get lucky and capture an elusive leopard, swimming elephants or African wild dogs.

The hide is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fully equipped with red LED interior lights, spotlights and a radio, this unique vantage point is enjoyed by not only photographers but all lodge guests.

Conservation Safari



Conservation safaris at Jaci’s Lodges are designed to help everyday bush lovers contribute to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts taking place in the greater Madikwe Game Reserve.

This initiative includes exhilarating involvement in wildlife safeguarding efforts within the reserve, such as notching and microchipping rhino; collaring elephants; and collecting genetic material to help record, track and protect Africa’s endangered wildlife, branding lions and gathering information for North West Parks Board field rangers to help effectively manage Madikwe’s core species of lion and rhino and African wild dog relocation.

Each conservation safari is led by a team of professionals, including:

  • A wildlife veterinarian with specific training in immobilising wild animals, and with knowledge of their habitat, stress levels and other factors that may affect the outcome of darting procedures.
  • A helicopter pilot skilled in low-level flying, who enables the vet a clear and steady shot.
  • Field rangers who assist the team in doing the job quickly and efficiently, helping gather essential data and recording the details of each animal, contributing to the successful outcome of a conservation safari.

Walking Safari


Accompanied by an expert walking-trails guide, guests can explore parts of Madikwe Game Reserve on foot. You may not spot many of the larger animal species (although you will almost certainly see their spoor), but you will learn so much more about the relationship between flora and fauna in the African bush, making it an unforgettable experience for all your senses.

The focus of a walking safari is the things you may miss on a game drive: the smaller animals, insects and birds, surrounding trees and grasses, with a spotlight on animal spoor and dung, small flowers and plants, bird calls and the aromatic smells of herbs and shrubs.


Tips and tricks

  • We recommend a reasonable level of fitness, as walks vary between 5km and10km over three to four hours.
  • The guide will match the pace of the slowest person in the group, so there’s no need to worry about having to keep up.
  • No guests under the age of 16 years are allowed on walking safaris.
  • Opt for neutral-coloured clothing, and shorts in summer and long trousers in winter.
  • Wear comfortable, closed walking boots and socks, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Don’t forget your sunblock.
  • Try to carry as little as possible – stick to a small daypack containing your camera, binoculars and notebook.

Your guide will carry a first-aid kit, water, a radio for emergencies and toilet paper.

Weddings



Madikwe Game Reserve offers an extraordinary setting for romantic wedding ceremonies with a difference, surrounded by Mother Nature, with the setting African sun as your witness. Joined by a gathering of close family and cherished friends, brides- and grooms-to-be are invited to celebrate their big day at Jaci’s Lodges.

The special-events crew at Jaci’s Lodges will do their very best to make sure that your wild wedding is unforgettable. Whether you want to exchange (or renew) marriage vows, celebrate your anniversary, or host an engagement party, Jaci’s Lodges’ dedicated events staff will ensure that your special occasion runs smoothly.

The Jaci’s Lodges Grand Wedding Package includes:
  • An ordanined Minister for the ceremony, including preparation and processing of all legal documents.
  • A wedding ceremony at a location of your choice in the lodge or in the bush.
  • Local flowers of your choice. (depending on season and availability)
  • Sparkling wine for the bridal couple.
  • A single layer wedding cake with topping of your choice.
  • Local Tswana dancers to perform at the ceremony.
  • Wedding turndown for the bridal couple.
  • Traditional wedding gifts.
  • Professional photographer for 2 to 3 hours & a CD with all your wedding photos.
  • Professional hairdresser and make-up artists are available on request and are quoted separately.

The Jaci’s Lodges Intimate Wedding Package includes:
  • Arrangements for wedding parties of 2-8 people, including the bridal couple
  • Bush bouquet for the bride and boutonnière for the groom
  • Small homemade decorated cake
  • Ceremony venue and setup at our designated outdoor bushveld wedding area
  • Two game-viewing vehicles available for one hour during the day (to be scheduled between standard game-drive times)
  • Special romantic suite turndown with a bottle of bubbly for the bridal couple

Jaci's is situated at an ideal spot overlooking an established and well used water hole, under a grove of Tamboti trees, on the edge of the Marico River. The main complex is different, open plan, curved around a huge anthill, under shady trees overlooking the water hole and on the banks of the Marico River.Meals come from an ultra modern kitchen, spotless, in full view of the dining area. Dinners are eaten outside around the open fire in the boma under the stars, or out in the bush on a "braai", surrounded by nature.

Upstairs there is a quiet reading space. There is also a well-stocked ethnic craft shop. Jaci's Safari Lodge now has a fully equipped gym situated between Jaci's Safari Lodge and Jaci's Tree lodge as well as a kiddies play area, overlooking the river.

There are only eight double rooms and the exclusive Nare Suite in this "must see", malaria free destination. Each one faces out over a dry river-bed which acts as a walkway for game on its way to and from the water hole. They each have a "tented" interior, walls of local stone and a cool thatch roof, for giving that special African bush feeling. A charming built in, en-suite hand-made rock bath with an outdoor "safari" shower, and fans to keep a gentle breeze flowing. Between the early morning and evening game drives and walks, there is a cool swimming pool overlooking the river. Lie in a hammock, sip an ice-cold drink, watch the birds, the butterflies and beasts, relax, unwind. The day, the place, the ambiance are yours, in peace.

DIRECTIONS & ACCESS

Whether you fly directly to Jaci’s Lodges on one of the daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe, or decide to do a self-drive, Jaci’s Lodges is easily accessible by both air and road.
Daily flights are available on Federal Airlines. We can arrange a private road transfer or charter flights upon request.
Private road transfers and chartered flights are subject to additional costs.
AIR TRAVEL TIMES
OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO MADIKWE GAME RESERVE’S EASTERN AIRSTRIP 55-minute flight
MADIKWE GAME RESERVE’S EASTERN AIRSTRIP TO JACI’S LODGES 15-minute drive
SELF-DRIVE TIMES
JOHANNESBURG 3.5 to 4-hour drive
RUSTENBURG 2-hour drive

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SELF-DRIVE ACCESS

  • We do not recommend using a GPS to get to Jaci’s Lodges, please instead make use of the directions provided.
  • Due to sporadic / unforeseen road closures, we recommend self-drive guests confirm their intended driving route on their day of arrival and check local road conditions before their departure / arrival.
  • All gates into Madikwe Game Reserve open at 06h00 and close at 16h00.
  • Guests arriving or departing outside these times will require an escort to the lodge, this must be pre- arranged with Jaci’s Lodges and has an additional cost per escorted trip:


MOLATEDI GATE R500.00 per vehicle / escort
DERDEPOORT GATE R750.00 per vehicle / escort
ABJATERSKOP GATE R1250.00 per vehicle / escort

Information required for self-drive and road transfers:

TRANSFER COMPANY / GUEST NAMES & CONTACT DETAILS ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL

  • Please contact us via WhatsApp to advise when you have passed Boshoek:

JACI’S TREE LODGE +27 (0)83 276 2387
JACI’S SAFARI LODGE +27 (0)83 303 0885

  • A GPS will not bring you directly to Jaci’s Lodges from OR Tambo International Airport / Johannesburg / Pretoria / Sun City.
  • Ignore all signs saying Madikwe Hospital or Madikwe Village along the Mabeskraal Road.
  • Advise the lodge of your estimated time of arrival and confirm the afternoon game drive schedules to ensure you will be on time.
  • Please drive carefully and be aware of village pedestrians, children and stray animals.
  • We advise that you refuel at Boshoek, as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.

SELF-DRIVE DIRECTIONS
FROM OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO JACI’S LODGES VIA MOLATEDI GATE

  • Directly after leaving the airport, look out for the road sign saying R21 PRETORIA / KEMPTON PARK. The sign will be on your left, with the turn-off located very soon after leaving the airport.
  • Follow the road signs to PRETORIA and N1 POLOKWANE.
  • After approximately 36km you will see large signs over the highway, follow the directional signage for PRETORIA and N1 POLOKWANE / NORTH and turn onto this highway.
  • After passing a number of off-ramps, you will see signs for a toll road called BAKWENYA PLATINUM HIGHWAY / N4 / RUSTENBURG. Take the left slip-lane off the N1 Highway to get on to this toll road.
  • You are now on the N4 Highway. Continue on the N4 and PASS THROUGH 3 TOLL GATES and THE TOWN OF  RUSTENBURG.
  • Approximately 6km after Rustenburg, take the off-ramp marked SUN CITY / PHOKENG.
  • Continue through the village of BOSHOEK (We advise that you refuel at Boshoek, as there is no fuel available inside the reserve) and proceed until reaching a stop street indicating a right turn to Sun City. DO NOT TURN RIGHT to Sun City, CONTINUE STRAIGHT.
  • Follow the R565 ROAD for approximately 39.4km passing Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg Platinum Mine turnoff, and turn left at KAYAKULU (Tar road)
  • Continue straight along the D548 ROAD for 24.8km until you reach a T-JUNCTION.
  • Turn right at the T-Junction onto a tar road, sign-posted DERDEPOORT.
  • After about 10km you will pass signs to OBAKENG VILLAGE on your left, continue straight.
  • Continue for another 10km. You will have to turn left - as a road closure is in place - towards MADIKWE / MOLATEDI GATE (Sign-posted)
  • Continue on towards MOLATEDI VILLAGE. DO NOT TAKE THE DERDEPOORT TURNING to the right. Continue straight through the village (where the road changes from tar to gravel) and then over the MARICO RIVER (+/- 14km)
  • Continue straight through the 1st boom gate and then on to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance (+/- 7km) to access

MADIKWE GAME RESERVE.

  • From here the gate staff will sign you in and can give you directions to JACI’S LODGES (You will turn immediately right after entering the Molatedi Gate, simply follow the signs to Jaci's Lodges from there)

Please contact us via WhatsApp to advise when you have passed Boshoek or if you need assistance en route:

  • JACI’S TREE LODGE +27 (0)83 276 2387
  • JACI’S SAFARI LODGE +27 (0)83 303 0885


 RATES INCLUDE

  • Twice daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stop & night drive with astronomy
  • Afternoon Tea, Dinner & Brunch, local & speciality teas as well as fabulous filter coffee
  • All house drinks, which include a special selection of fine South African wines (Red, White & Sparkling), local beers, non-alcoholic beverages as well as house spirits
  • Fireside, starlight dining as often as possible
  • Access to our submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide (From Dusk to Dawn arrangements for individual access as well children to be made in advance with management)
  • Transfers to & from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / Unique Air / FlexeFlyer / private charter
  • 15% VAT

RATES EXCLUDE

  • Camera Equipment available for daily rental
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees & Madikwe Guest Conservation Levy (subject to change, confirmation of fees will be added on pro- forma invoice at time of booking)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge other than the eastern airstrip
  • Escort after dark from the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments
  • Gratuities, laundry, telephone calls, all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, speciality wines & champagne

We highly recommend a minimum of 3 nights stay at Jaci’s Lodges in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular South African Safari experience & hospitality!
 
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES

Check in:
From 14h00
Should guests require lunch on the day of arrival, please note that this will need to be pre-booked. Lunch is served between 13h00 – 14h00.
Check out:
Until 11:00

ELECTRICITY & WATER
We have Eskom power and back-up generators for emergencies.
Jaci’s Lodges now has filtered water on tap. This water is available to our guests at no charge.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • All gates into Madikwe Game Reserve open at 06h00 and close at 16h00.
  • Guests arriving or departing outside these times will require an escort to the lodge, this must be pre-arranged with Jaci’s Lodges and has an additional cost per escorted trip.

STARBED SUITE

Rates Include

  • Twice daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stop & night drive with astronomy.
  • All meals daily
  • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers and non- alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
  • Eco-friendly amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Access to the submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide and Tlou Deck
  • Access to Thutlwa Deck at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
  • 15% VAT

Please note:

  • he inclusions listed above are subject to change and are only applicable when booking at full rates.
  • Special offers and SADC Rate bookings exclude all beverages.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Rates Exclude

  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees & Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution (prices subject to change – will be added to pro forma invoice & prepaid with accommodation)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge (other than the Eastern Airstrip) & escorts after dark from the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls & all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, speciality wines & champagne

We highly recommend a minimum of 3 night’s stay in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular safari experience & hospitality!

TENTED SUITE

Rates Include

  • Twice-daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
  • All meals daily
  • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers 
  • and non- alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
  • Eco-friendly amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Access to Thutlwa Deck at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
  • 15% VAT

Rates Exclude

  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees & Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution (prices subject to change – will be added to pro forma invoice & prepaid with accommodation)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge (other than the Eastern Airstrip) & escorts after dark from the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls & all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, speciality wines & champagne

We highly recommend a minimum of 4 night’s stay in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular safari experience & hospitality!

NARE SUITE

Rates Include

  • Private game viewing vehicle and field guide
  • Private chef
  • Twice-daily private game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
  • All meals daily
  • Local and specialised teas and fabulous filter coffee
  • Select local house drinks including a variety of fine South African wines, spirits, beers and non- alcoholic beverages (subject to booking terms and conditions)
  • Eco-friendly amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Access to Thutlwa Deck at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
  • 15% VAT

Rates Exclude

  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees and Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution (Prices are subject to change and will be added to your pro forma invoice, to be prepaid with accommodation)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge (other than the Eastern Airstrip) and escorts after dark from the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, cocktails, wines and champagnes

Cancellation policy:

  • All cancellations must be in writing
  • 25% cancellation fee incurred if the booking is cancelled after written confirmation.
  • 50% cancellation fee incurred if booking is cancelled 31 - 45 days prior to arrival
  • 100% cancellation fee incurred if booking is cancelled 30 days / less prior to arrival
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

CHILD POLICY

JACI'S STARBED SUITES

  • No Children are permitted in Jaci's Starbed Suites.

JACI'S SAFARI LODGE ROOMS / TENTED SUITES

Children 6 - 12 years:

  • Two rooms are allocated to families with a maximum of two stretcher beds per room being available.
  • Only one child per stretcher bed.
  • Children from 6 - 12 Years old will be accommodated on evening and morning safari drives with their parents.
  • A Child occupying their own room will be charged the applicable Adult Rate.
  • A Child Sharing a room with a single adult will be charged the Child Rate,  and the Adult will be charged the Single Supplement Rate.
  • Persons 13 years and older are considered adults and will be charged the applicable adult rate.

Children 0 – 5 years:

  • Children 5 years and younger are NOT accommodated on evening and morning game drives (Except in Nare / Safari Suites / Jaci’s Madikwe House)
  • A baby-sitting service, early dinner arrangements and “Jungle Drive” are included in the charged daily rate.

JACI’S NARE SUITE & SAFARI Suite

  • Welcomes children of all ages.
  • Children of all ages are allowed on Game Drives as there is a private vehicle provided per suite.

TERRAPIN HIDE & TLOU DECK

  • No children are permitted in the Terrapin Hide or on Tlou Deck.

 

INSURANCE

We highly recommend that all guests have travel insurance & medical insurance cover for all unexpected incidents & to insure cancellation fees are covered

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES

Check in: From 15:00

Check out: Until 10:00

Please note:
Should guests require lunch on the day of arrival, this will need to be pre-booked.
Lunch is served between 1pm - 2pm
Should guests require early check in or late departures, it must be pre-arranged with the lodge.

ELECTRICITY & WATER

We have Eskom power and back-up generators for emergencies

Jaci’s Lodges now has filtered water on tap. This water is available to our guests at no charge.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All gates into Madikwe Game Reserve open at 06h00 and close at 16h00.

Guests arriving or departing outside these times will require an escort to the lodge, this must be pre-arranged with Jaci’s Lodges and has an additional cost per escorted trip:

Molatedi Gate: R 500  per vehicle / escort 

Derdepoort : R 750 per vehicle / escort 

Abjaterskop Gate: R1 250 per vehicle / escort 

The following information is required for all self-drive or road transfers: 

  •  Guests names & contact details 
  •  Transfer company & contact details 
  •  Estimated time of arrival 

Please contact Jaci’s Lodges to advise us when you have passed Sun City:

RATES INCLUDE

  • Twice daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stop & night drive with astronomy
  • Private game viewing vehicle & field guide for the duration of your stay
  • Afternoon Tea, Dinner & Brunch, local & speciality teas as well as fabulous filter coffee
  • All house drinks, which include a special selection of fine South African wines (Red, White & Sparkling), local beers, non-alcoholic beverages as well as house spirits
  • Fireside, starlight dining as often as possible
  • Access to our submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide (From Dusk to Dawn arrangements for individual access as well children to be made in advance with management)
  • Transfers to & from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / Unique Air / FlexeFlyer / private charter
  • 15% VAT

RATES EXCLUDE

  • Camera Equipment available for daily rental
  • Madikwe Game Reserve entrance fees & Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution (prices subject to change, confirmation of fees will be added on to pro-forma invoice at time of booking)
  • Transfers to and from the lodge other than the eastern airstrip & escort after dark from the reserve gates
  • Spa treatments, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls, all other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • Premium spirits, speciality wines & champagne
  • We highly recommend a minimum of 3 nights stay in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular safari experience & hospitality!


 JACI’S SAFARI LODGE CHILD POLICY

  •  Children of all ages are welcome at Jaci’s Safari Suite
  •  The Safari Suite allows children of all ages on game drives as they have a private game viewer
  •  Children are not permitted at Jaci’s Tree Lodge

CANCELLATION NB:

All cancellations must be in writing

  •  25% cancellation fee incurred if the booking is cancelled after written confirmation.
  •  50% cancellation fee incurred if booking is cancelled 31 - 45 days prior to arrival
  •  100% cancellation fee incurred if booking is cancelled 30 days / less prior to arrival
  •  A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

INSURANCE

We highly recommend that all guests have travel insurance & medical insurance cover for all unexpected incidents & to insure cancellation fees are covered

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES

Check in: From 14:00

Should guests require lunch on the day of arrival, please note that this will need to be pre-booked. Lunch is served between 1pm - 2pm.

Check out: Until 11:00

ELECTRICITY & WATER
We have Eskom power and back-up generators for emergencies.
Jaci’s Lodges now has filtered water on tap. This water is available to our guests at no charge.
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • All gates into Madikwe Game Reserve open at 06h00 and close at 16h00.
  • Guests arriving or departing outside these times will require an escort to the lodge, this must be pre-arranged with Jaci’s Lodges and has an additional cost per escorted trip


JACI’S LODGES SPECIALISED SAFARI OFFERING
BUSH WALK
Safari walks at Jaci's are subject to the availability of our qualified, on-site trails guide. The duration of walks may vary due to number of guests, weather conditions and game drive schedules. Accompanied by our expert trails guide, guests are afforded the opportunity to explore parts of Madikwe Game Reserve on foot. You may not spot many of the larger animal species (although you will almost certainly see their spoor), but you will learn so much more about the relationship between flora and fauna in the African bush, making it an
unforgettable experience for all your senses. Terms & Conditions as well as age restrictions / limitations apply

FAMILY & GROUP SAFARIS
We love families! Children and Families of all ages and sizes are most welcome at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. A family safari retreat at Jaci’s is packed full of activities and child-friendly amenities for all ages. With twice daily game drives, family-style dining experiences and convenient accommodation options, all family members are assured to get the most out of their African adventure.

Accommodating up to eight guests, The Safari Suite is nestled amongst a Tamboti grove and is ideal for larger families or groups. The custom-built deck features a central fire pit and spacious seating area leading on to a partially covered starpod and private swimming pool, all overlooking the Marico River.

Nare Suite, which accommodates up to six people, is ideal for families or groups travelling together. The suite includes a master and guest bedroom, an open-plan bathroom with a generous stone bath and outdoor shower, swimming pool and an upstairs loft – perfect for children to stretch out and chill in.

CONSERVATION SAFARIS
Conservation safaris at Jaci’s Lodges are designed to help everyday bush lovers contribute to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts taking place in the greater Madikwe Game Reserve.
This initiative includes exhilarating involvement in wildlife safeguarding efforts within the reserve, such as notching and microchipping rhino, collaring elephants, branding lions and gathering information for North West Parks Board field rangers to help effectively manage Madikwe’s core species of lion and rhino and African wild dog relocation.

Each conservation safari is led by a team of professionals, including:

A wildlife veterinarian with specific training in immobilising wild animals, with knowledge of their habitat, stress levels and other factors that may affect the outcome of darting procedures.
A helicopter pilot skilled in low-level flying, who enables the vet a clear and steady shot.
Field rangers who assist the team in doing the job quickly and efficiently, helping gather essential data and recording the details of each animal, contributing to the successful outcome of a conservation safari.
Conservation Safaris are subject to additional costs, availability and prior arrangement.

WEDDING SAFARIS
Say “I DO” against a backdrop of breathtaking vistas and the gorgeous bushveld, with your closest family and friends. Surrounded by nothing but Mother Nature, with the setting African sun as your witness, the special events crew at Jaci’s Lodges will do their very best to make sure that your wild wedding is a most memorable affair.

Our wedding packages include an option of either an Intimate Wedding for 2-10 guests or a Grand Wedding for 10-50 guests, but we welcome the opportunity to work with you to tailor-make your dreams of a wild safari wedding a reality!

Use of game drive vehicles to be scheduled between standard game-drive times. Additional services are available on request and are quoted separately. Flower choice is dependent on season and availability. Package offers are exclusive of accommodation.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

Guests at Jaci’s are able to rent the lodge cameras while staying with us. Whether you require a camera for a particular day’s drives or would like to make use of one for the duration of your stay, we are happy to be able to offer our guests access to this quality photographic equipment. If you’re interested in any of the above specialised safari experience, please enquire with our reservations team when making your booking.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

The photographic offering at Jaci’s Lodges is carefully thought out and designed to accommodate photographers of all levels with all camera types, from amateur snappers to specialised wildlife professionals who want to capture once-in-a-lifetime images.

For guests’ convenience, our photographic equipment is also available to hire. Whether you require a camera for a particular day’s safari drives or would like to make use of one for the duration of your stay, we are happy to be able to offer our guests access to our quality photographic equipment. An Apple MAC computer, with suitable photographic editing software is also on-hand at Jaci’s Tree Lodge Main Lodge.

 

MADIKWE WEATHER

Winters: Generally sunny & dry
Temperatures vary from 0 – 24 degrees Celsius
Summers: Generally wet with spectacular thunderstorms
Temperatures vary from 12 – 38 degrees Celsius

WHAT TO PACK

  • Hat
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera,
  • spare battery & charger
  • Long trousers
  • Short trousers
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Sweatshirt / jersey
  • Rain jacket
  • Wind proof jacket
  • Scarf
  • Gloves (winter)
  • Closed shoes


Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.’ Brian Jackman, wildlife writer. To experience a truly authentic African safari in the splendid Madikwe Game Reserve is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure guaranteed to be forever etched in your memory.
On a Jaci’s Lodges safari, you can look forward to an epic experience including the possibility of seeing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino), as well as cheetah, African wild dog, hyena, giraffe and hippo – all sightings for which Madikwe is famous.
Jaci’s Field Guides

Your expert field guides will always do their utmost to ensure that you enjoy an incredible bush safari adventure on our twice-daily safari drives.
Over the years, our highly qualified guides have accumulated a wonderful repertoire of anecdotes and interesting facts on local wildlife, geology, history and geography, and they look forward to sharing these tales of the wild with you, making your African safari game drive a fun and informative experience.
Should your guides see fit, they may venture off-road onto bush trails and into natural terrain to track animals.
Expect to hear languages you may not understand: Jaci’s field guides will communicate sightings and recent kills via a two-way radio, using Setswana and vernacular code words.
To ensure a private safari experience, only three safari vehicles at a time are allowed at each sighting.
Our guides make stops on the morning drive for hot chocolate, coffee or tea and home-baked rusks, and in the late afternoon for sundowners and snacks while taking in an unforgettable African sunset.
Be sure to follow our field guide blog for all the up-to-date happenings at the lodge, fantastic sightings and photography.

Your Safari Schedule

Wakeup call: You will be woken by a knock on your door. Please feel free to make a cup of coffee/tea in your room, or enjoy tea, coffee and cereal at the Main Lodge before setting off on the morning drive.
Departure: The morning drive leaves from the Main Lodge and includes a stop along the way for exceptionally good coffee and freshly baked rusks.
Brunch: Enjoy a delicious continental or full-English breakfast selection, with additional lunch dishes and refreshments, on your return from the morning drive.
High tea: Refreshing homemade drinks and an assortment of savouries and pastries are served before you depart for your afternoon drive.
Departure: The afternoon drive also leaves from the Main Lodge and includes a stop for your choice of sundowner as well as stargazing after sunset.
Dinner: On returning from the drive, guests have time to freshen up before pre-dinner drinks at the Main Lodge bar, before being treated to a variety of South African-inspired, fire-cooked dishes, which we serve under the stars around the campfire as often as possible.

Safari Activities


Jaci’s Lodges’ photographic offering gives our guests the opportunity to learn about photography and capture those iconic safari images without having to invest in their own kit, under the guidance of our resident photographic expert, Andrew Aveley.
The Terrapin Hide is a submerged photographic hide with a water-level viewing window in the Jaci’s Lodges waterhole.
Conservation safaris at Jaci’s Lodges are designed to help everyday bush lovers contribute to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts taking place in the greater Madikwe Game Reserve.
Our walking safaris teach guests to walk in the wild with senses finely tuned to every sound and smell.
Say ’I do’ in, the gorgeous African bush, surrounded by your true love and closest friends – weddings at Jaci’s Lodges is a truly magical experience.

Madikwe Weather


Winters are generally sunny and dry, with temperatures varying from 0 to 24ºC.
Summers are generally wet, with spectacular thunderstorms and temperatures varying from 12 to 38ºC.
Expect sunny days for most of the year.

Need Assistance ?

South Africa+27 14 004 0056 / 014 004 0056

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat: (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours

E-mail: safaris@madikwe.net

 
       

What sets us Apart!

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

Why Book With Us?

Personal inter-action
Lodges with high standards
Stay in control of your booking
Most special deals by far
Secure payment process (SSL)
South African based
Superior knowledge
Expert advice
No booking fees

Best time to visit

The best time to visit malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is during March and November, when temperatures are lower.

Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Rebuilding and Recovery levy
  - R115
pppn (optional)
Gate Entry Fees
  - R200
 per Adults per STAY
  - R100  per Child  (3-8 yrs)
Conservation Levy for International Guests
  -  R450 per Adults per DAY
  -  R225 per Child  (2-12 yrs)
 -  Free under 2 years
 Conservation Levy for South African Resident Guests
  -  R225 per Adults per DAY
  -  R115 per Child  (2-12 yrs)
  -  Free under 2 years
• Bed Levy
  - ZAR 10 pppn from age 1 year old    
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Once-off payment
• Paid directly by clients
Flight Landing Fee
  - R280 per person per stay from age 10 years old
  - R180 per Child (3-9 yrs)  
SUBJECT to change without notice
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