Jaci's Tree Lodge
Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Jaci's Tree Lodge opened in December 2002 - with Eight "Tree Houses", each encompassing a giant Tambotie or Leadwood Tree. Each “Tree House” is constructed amongst the Riverine forest on stilts, up to 6 meters above the ground. In these spacious “Tree Houses” – built utilizing a combination of rosewood, thatch and stacking doors - the forest surrounds are invited in, to compliment your stay with us. An open plan, en-suite bathroom with an enormous stone bath and outdoor “Jungle Shower” allow you to enjoy your forest surrounds. Relax, on the deck in front of your room, in the main lodge or wander to the forest pool to cool off. Raised wooden walkways, suspended in the forest canopy lining the banks of the Marico River, will connect with the extraordinary Main Lodge and its generous facilities.



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Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

1 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017 19 Dec 2017 to 5 Jan 2018
Single Per Night 10 395 11 995
Per Person Per Night Sharing 6 995 7 995

For SA Residents Rates please contact our offices at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via telephone on  0878200021
Jaci's Tree Lodge SA RESIDENTS Last Minute Specials
Rates now include all local beverages
Guests are free to enjoy a special selection of fabulous South African wines (red / white & sparkling), craft & local beers, non-alcoholic beverages as well as selected premiun spirits.

 
Valid High Season : 01 July - 18 December 2017
Treehouse Suites: on Request
Children:  We regret that children are not accommodated at Jaci's Tree Lodge
 
Valid Peak Season : 19 Dec 2017 - 05 January 2018
Treehouse Suites:   on Request
Children:  We regret that children are not accommodated at Jaci's Tree Lodge

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Jaci's Tree Lodge SA RESIDENTS Last Minute Specials

Rate Validity: 1 Jan  until 31 December 2017

Applicable 14 days prior to arrival

Rates are quoted per person per night on Request
A minimum three night stay throughout the year is recommended
Long weekends - Minimum 3 night stay is applicable
Valid for SA/SADC residents only, valid driver's license, permanent residence or work permit required to qualify for the rates

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The raised rosewood walkways link the rooms to the main lodge - inviting you to explore your luxurious tree house. Luxurious silk cushions, cotton bed linen complimented by burnt orange suede beanbags, invite you to lie on the deck to admire the stars. The open plan bathroom features an enormous stone bath and handmade copper taps as well as an outdoor "jungle" shower.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, fans and heaters, to ensure your comfort through the year. Decorated in vibrant reds and greens - complemented by modern African elements, each room also has a large balcony, an ideal spot from which to watch resident mongoose families or birds in the surrounding tree canopy.

In such a luxurious and playful environment, Jaci's Tree Lodge makes creating lasting memories effortless.

The spacious open-plan main building at Jaci's Tree Lodge includes a magnificent bar and lounge area separate from the dining area by a 4 sided open fireplace. Enjoy sundowners whilst on safari or at the hide overlooking the waterhole, alternatively listen to the sounds of the bush, or curl up with a good book by the fireplace or in the breakaway lounge.

The interiors of Jaci's Tree Lodge proudly showcases the vibrant colors and unique crafts found in Southern Africa. Jaci has created a truly African lodge, enhanced by a superior personal service and a very intimate safari experience. Expect outstanding meals from our open plan kitchen, bountiful cosmopolitan food! Enjoy outdoor dining on deck above the forest floor, enjoy the night symphony and the vibrant stars above!

Safari game drives take place when the likelihood of sightings is at its highest early morning and late afternoon. Winters are dry and evening temperatures may drop to 0°C, while the wet summers are characterized by daily highs of up to 38°C. Game drives take into account these shifts in temperature, to ensure that guests are in no discomfort while out on a drive.

The morning drive leaves after a light breakfast at first light, while the later drive usually departs around 15h00 to 15h30, depending on the season. Each drive lasts for three-and-a-half hours on average, but if a spectacular or unusual sighting is made, it could last longer.

Facilities & Services

  • Fitness Centre with Play Room
  • Games Room
  • River Walk
  • Swimming Pools                  
  • Masala Spa
  • African Safaris

Daily Scheduled Flights

There are daily scheduled flights from Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg direct to Jaci's Lodges. Private charters can also be arranged on request. Landing strip fees of R100 per adult and R20 per pensioner/child (2-12 years) are payable for use of the strip.

Road Transfers | Self-Drive

Jaci's is an easy four-hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport. Allow us to arrange a private road transfer for you or you could simply take the self drive option.

If you will be arriving by car, the quickest (and recommended) route from Johannesburg is to drive via Sun City, and then on to the Molatedi Gate in the south-western corner of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Please contact the lodge directly when passing Sun City for more specific directions should you require them, and to alert us so that we can prepare for your arrival.

Please refuel at Sun Village / Zeerust as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.

Please remember that although the gates into the Madikwe Game Reserve close at 21h00, guests are not permitted to drive unaccompanied in the reserve after 18h00. Should you expect to arrive after 18h00, please make prior arrangements for a lodge escort (chargable).

Please DO NOT use GPS location systems (even google earth etc....) to get to Jaci's Lodges - you will be taken on routes | roads that no longer exists.

For more information, please contact our reservations office.

All 8 tree houses can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults each
6 x king bedded tree houses
2 x twin bedded tree houses

- Includes open plan kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, pool,
- Main  Lodge & Reception gift boutique, out door hide overlooking an active waterhole, gym and massage sala available close by at Jaci's Safari Lodge.

Minimum 3 night stay throughout the year is recommended

Terms & Conditions

Rates Incude:  
  • All meals, local and speciality teas & fabulous filter coffee
  • Game drives - including sunset stop and night drive with astronomy
  • All house drinks - a specially selected selection of fabulous South African wines (red/white & sparkling),local beers, non-alcoholic beverages as well as selected house premium spirits
  • Transfers to and from eastern airstrip when flying with FedAir / Unique Air / FlexeFlyer / private charter
  • Emergency medical assistance within Madikwe Reserve boundaries (excluding evacuation)
  • VAT at 14%
Specialised  Inclusions:
  • Access to the "Terrapin Hide"
  • Outdoor gym
  • Bush dinners / breakfasts
  • River path walk
  • Bush boules
  • Games room
  • A choice of swimming pools
  • Star bed at Jaci's Tree Lodge overlooking the waterhole for a starlit nights sleep out
  • Surprise turndown
Rates Exclude:  
  • Photographic safari drives
  • Reserve entrance fees - 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
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Masala spa treatments
  • Gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • All other incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds
  • All premium spirits, speciality wines (& champagne), *mineral water and sundowner drinks
  • Check-in is at 14h00. Should guests arriving earlier & require lunch, please note that this has to be pre-booked at an additional cost and is served between 13h00 - 14h00.
  • The first meal included in the package is high tea which is served at approximately 15:30.
  • The rate excludes gate entrance fees
  • If you are driving, please note that the gate closes at 20h00.
  • Should you require lunch/brunch on day of arrival please book with the Lodge there will be an additional charge and lunch is served between 13h00 and 14h00
Specialised Photographic  Vehicle
  • Specialized photographic vehicle is available throughout the year
  • Departures every evening and morning
  • DSLR camera with 100 - 400 mm telephone lens
  • Gimpro vehicle mount for camera
  • Two professional guides - Driver guide and Photographic guide
  • Max 4 - 6 guests
  • Complimentary SD card
  • Above is optional extra - additional charge applies per seat per drive

*Bottled mineral water is excluded from rate, due to the fact that Jaci's has pure, safe, drinkable borehole water which is supplied through our taps, and ice cold water is provided in the guests rooms. By not supplying unnecessary bottled
water, we are minimizing the lodges' carbon footprint. If guests however insist on having mineral water due to personal preference, this is available and can be purchased from the bar.

Children Policy

  • Does not permit children 12 years and under in the rooms or Main Lodge area. 

Payment Policy

  • A 50% deposit is required within 72 hours of the booking confirmation and balance is due 40 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation.
  • All bookings to be confirmed in writing. All bookings are subject to our terms & conditions.
  • The lodge reserves the right to release bookings should payment not reflect by the requested date.
  • All bank charges are for the account of the tour operator & not the lodge.

Cancellation Policy

  • Only written cancellations will be accepted.
  • Ensure to receive an acknowledgment of cancellation from the reservations office
  • 25% cancellation fee incurred if the booking is cancelled after written confirmation and deposit paid.
  • 50% cancellation fee incured if booking is cancelled 31 - 45 days prior to arrival
  • 100% cancellation fee incured if booking is cancelled 30 days / less prior to arrival
  • Refunds, if agreed, are subject to a 10% administration fee.
We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1 Jan 2017:
  • Adults: R180
  • Children: R80
  • Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
  • Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150

The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
  • All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
  • Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
  • Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.
Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy.