Jaci's Safari Lodge
Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Park fees
  - R180 per Adults per STAY
  - R105 Child per  STAY
Guest Conservation Contribution
  - R150 per Adults per DAY
  - R75 per Child (under 12 years) per DAY
SUBJECT to change without notice
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Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight landing fee
  - R240 per Adult
  - R150 per Child (under 12 years)
SUBJECT to change without notice

Best time to visit

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

Why Book With Us

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What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 300 bird species
Effortless road and air access
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Masterfully blends into its surroundings, encompassing a magnificent main area built around an ancient termite mound. The location was discovered and the concept envisaged by Jan in combination with Jaci's colorful decorating style and attention to detail you are sure of a memorable and unique Safari experience. Featuring only eight large rooms and the exclusive 2 bed-roomed "Nare Suite" - all built with shaggy thatched roofs, canvas walls and large tented windows - to create a true safari atmosphere, inviting you to enjoy your bush surroundings. Early risers may catch a glimpse of Bush Babies returning to roost in the trees around the rooms or enjoy the morning Francolin calls. Jacis Safari Lodge, Main Lodge consists of a spacious lounge and open plan dining area with uninterrupted views of the bush. Enjoy fire cooked meals in our enclosed boma, or under the stars at a bush braai (BBQ). Lounge at the pool or enjoy bird watching from the hammock on the bank of the Groot Marico River Indulge yourself in your surroundings.



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2018 SADC RATES 


Stay  at Jaci's Safari Lodge
  • SADC Last Minute High Season Rates are also extended to apply to SADC reservations for the period of travel from 01 May – 31 July 2018
  • Last Minute Rates outside of the 01 May - 30 July 2018 are subject to the reservation being made 14 days & less from date of travel
  • Last Minute Rates are only valid for travel between 06 January 2018 & 18 December 2018
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night
  • Single Supplement Rate available on request
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • Minimum 3 night stay over long weekends
  • Copy of Valid SA Driver’s license to be provided prior to confirmation of reservation. Please note that we do not accept Visitors Visa or Transit Visa, only a valid South African Work Permit valid for a minimum of 3 years, or a resident’s visa or valid SADC country drivers licenses.
Stay at Nare Suite
  • SADC Last Minute Season Rates are also extended to apply to SADC reservations for the period of travel from 01 May – 31 July 2018
  • Last Minute Rates outside of the 01 May - 30 July 2018 are subject to the reservation being made 14 days & less from date of travel
  • Last Minute Rates are only valid for travel between 06 January 2018 & 18 December 2018
  • Rates are quoted based on 4 guests, additional guests are charged the additional person rate (Maximum 4 adults, 2 children in Nare Suite)
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • Minimum 3 night stay over long weekends
  • Copy of Valid SA Driver’s license to be provided prior to confirmation of reservation. Please note that we do not accept Visitors Visa or Transit Visa, only a valid South African Work Permit valid for a minimum of 3 years, or a resident’s visa or valid SADC country drivers licenses.
Stay at  Jaci's Safari Suite
  • SADC Last Minute Season Rates are also extended to apply to SADC reservations for the period of travel from 01 May – 31 July 2018
  • Last Minute Rates outside of the 01 May - 30 July 2018 are subject to the reservation being made 14 days & less from date of travel
  • Last Minute Rates are only valid for travel between 06 January 2018 & 18 December 2018
  • Rates are quoted based on 4 guests, additional guests are charged the additional person rate (Maximum 4 adults & 4 children in Safari Suite)
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • Minimum 3 night stay over long weekends
  • Copy of Valid SA Driver’s license to be provided prior to confirmation of reservation. Please note that we do not accept Visitors Visa or Transit Visa, only a valid South African Work Permit valid for a minimum of 3 years, or a resident’s visa or valid SADC country drivers licenses.
Stay at  Jaci's Starbed Suite
  • SADC Last Minute High Season Rates are also extended to apply to SADC reservations for the period of travel from 01 May – 31 July 2018
  • Last Minute Rates outside of the 01 May - 30 July 2018 are subject to the reservation being made 14 days & less from date of travel
  • Last Minute Rates are only valid for travel between 06 January 2018 & 18 December 2018
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night
  • Single Supplement Rate available on request
  • Jaci’s Tree Lodge does not accept children. Children over 13 are considered adults and will be accommodated in their own room.
  • Minimum 2 night stay
  • Minimum 3 night stay over long weekends
  • Copy of Valid SA Driver’s license to be provided prior to confirmation of reservation. Please note that we do not accept Visitors Visa or Transit Visa, only a valid South African Work Permit valid for a minimum of 3 years, or a resident’s visa or valid SADC country drivers licenses.

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All rooms are equipped with underfloor heating to ensure that you are comfortable 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

  • The Nare Suite accommodates a maximum of 4 adults & 2 children / 6 guests in total
  • 1 x King bedded room accommodating a maximum of 2 guests with bathroom & outdoor shower
  • 1 x Twin bedded room accommodating a maximum of 2 guests with bathroom & outdoor shower
  • 1 x Loft with 2 single beds with WC & hand basin. Shared bath & Shower with down stairs guest room
  • Lounge with comfortable couch area, kitchenette & safari bar
  • Private plunge pool with private deck area
  • Star pod / Day bed 

Safari Suite

  • The Safari Suite can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children / 8 guests
  • 1 x King Bedded Room accommodating a maximum of two guests with a bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 1 x Twin Bedded Room accommodating a maximum of two guests with a bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 1 x Adjoining Children’s Room with 2 single beds, WC & hand basin. Shared bath & Shower with Master Bedroom
  • 1 x Loft with two single beds, shared WC, bath, shower & basin with downstairs guest room
  • Lounge with comfortable couch area
  • Private plunge pool with private deck area
  • Kitchenette & safari bar
  • Star pod / Daybed

Safari Lodge

  • 6 x Double occupancy safari tented-style rooms with private outdoor shower and large mosaic indoor bath

Starbed Suites

  • 1 x Rooftop King size outdoor Starbed
  • 1 x Indoor King bedded room accommodating a maximum of 2 guests
  • Indoor bathroom & oversize bath
  • Outdoor Shower areas
  • Lounge area with comfortable leather couch
  • Safari bar & writing desk

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.

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.

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
  • All meals including afternoon tea, dinner & brunch
  • 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 as well as local & specialised teas & fabulous filter coffee
  • 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 & 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

JACI’S SAFARI LODGE CHILD POLICY
  •  The Nare Suite allows children of all ages on game drives as they have a private game viewing vehicle
  •  Children of all ages are welcome at Jaci’s Nare Suite
  •  Children are not permitted at Jaci’s Tree 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 18h00. 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: R950.00 per vehicle / escort
  •   Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle / escort
  • The following information is required for all self-drive or road transfers:
  •   Guests names & contact details
  •   Transfer Company & contact
  •   Estimated time of arrival
  • Please contact Jaci’s Lodges to advise us when you have passed Sun City: +27 (0)83 700 2071
  •                                                                                                                  +27 (0)83 303 0885
  • Please print and use the directions as they appear in this information sheet.
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:

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance for unforeseen cancellations,medical emergencies, etc. 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.
  • 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
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 18h00. 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:  R950.00 per vehicle / escort
   Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle / escort
The following information is required for all self-drive or road transfers:
  Guests names & contact details
  Transfer Company & contact
  Estimated time of arrival
Please contact Jaci’s Lodges to advise us when you have passed Sun City: +27 (0)83 700 2071
                                                                                                                 +27 (0)83 303 0885
Please print and use the directions as they appear in this information sheet.
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:

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance for unforeseen cancellations,medical emergencies, etc. 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.
  • 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
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 18h00. 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:  R950.00 per vehicle / escort
   Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle / escort
The following information is required for all self-drive or road transfers:
  Guests names & contact details
  Transfer Company & contact
  Estimated time of arrival
Please contact Jaci’s Lodges to advise us when you have passed Sun City: +27 (0)83 700 2071
                                                                                                                 +27 (0)83 303 0885
Please print and use the directions as they appear in this information sheet.

PARK & CONSERVATION FEES 2018​

  • Park fees - R210 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
  • Landing fees - R280 per adult | R140 per child (provisional, subject to change)
  • Guest Conservation Contribution: R210 per adult per DAY | R75 per child per DAY
 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 18h00. 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: R950.00 per vehicle / escort
  •   Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle / escort
  • The following information is required for all self-drive or road transfers:
  •   Guests names & contact details
  •   Transfer Company & contact
  •   Estimated time of arrival
  • Please contact Jaci’s Lodges to advise us when you have passed Sun City: +27 (0)83 700 2071
  •                                                                                                                  +27 (0)83 303 0885
  • Please print and use the directions as they appear in this information sheet.
PARK & CONSERVATION FEES 2018​
Park fees - R210 per adult per STAY | R105 per child per STAY
Landing fees - R280 per adult | R140 per child (provisional, subject to change)
Guest Conservation Contribution: R210 per adult per DAY | R75 per child per DAY Rates are quoted per person per night

Walking Safaris
:
With our walking-trails-qualified guides you can enjoy a 3 to 4 hour walk through the Madikwe bushveld.
We recommend a reasonable level of fitness as walks could vary between 5km and 10km.
Subject to a walking guide being available.

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.

Photographic Equipment:
We are able to offer our guests the opportunity to rent our photographic equipment for use on their daily safari activities. One evening safari, and consecutive morning safari constitutes the duration of one days rental period. The equipment is a DSLR camera body (plus base plate), 100-400 lens, including a complimentary SD card. Gimpro game viewer mount or Monopod (On request and Subject to availability) Our Jaci’s Lodges field guides are photographically minded, ensuring that the game viewers are parked in the best possible location for our guests photographic needs.
If you’re interested in any of the above specialised safari experience, please enquire with our reservations team when making your booking.

SELF-DRIVE DIRECTIONSFROM OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO JACI’S LODGES

It is approximately a 3.5-hour drive to the lodge. We advise that you refuel at Sun Village, as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.
  •  Directly after leaving the airport, look out for the sign saying R21 PRETORIA / KEMPTON PARK.
  •  The sign will be on your left with the turn-off very soon after leaving the Airport, so keep a sharp lookout.
  •  Follow the signs to PRETORIA & N1 PIETERSBERG / POLOKWANE
  •  After approximately 36km you will see large signs over the highway, follow the direction PRETORIA & N1 PIETERSBERG / POLOKWANE / NORTH
  •  Turn onto this highway (you are now travelling in a northerly direction)
  •  After passing a number of off-ramps, you will see signs for a toll road called BAKWENYA PLATINUM HIGHWAY / N4 / RUSTENBURG
  •  Take this toll road.
  •  Once on the N4, continue in the Rustenburg direction & take EXIT 225, which is the R556 / SUN CITY / MAJAKANENG offramp.
  •  Turn right at the top of the off ramp & continue straight to SUN CITY.
  •  Sun City is approximately 73km from this off-ramp.
  •  It is advisable to fill up with fuel at the Sun Village, just after the Sun City entrance on the right.
  •  After passing Sun City and the Sun Village on the right, continue straight until you reach a four-way junction.
  •  Turn right to DERDEPOORT.
From here, there are two route options:
OPTION A (Recommended route)
  •  Follow the R565 road for approximately 39.4km & turn left at KAYAKULU.
  •  Continue straight along the D548 road for 24.8km until you reach a T-JUNCTION.
  •  Please note: This T-Junction is not marked & there are no warning signs that you are approaching it.
  •  Turn Right at the T-Junction onto a tar / sealed road that continues for about 10.4km & then becomes gravel / dirt
  •  The DWARSBERG LIQUOR STORE will be on your left, continue straight along the gravel road towards MOLATEDI VILLAGE (do not take the next Derdepoort turning to the right, continue straight)
  •  Pass through MOLATEDI VILLAGE, over the MARICO RIVER & straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into MADIKWE GAME RESERVE.
  •  From here the friendly gate staff can give you directions, or just follow the signs to JACI’S LODGES.  
 OPTION B (Alternative route)
  •  Follow the road for approximately 8km, you will need to turn left at the sign saying BAPONG.
  •  Continue straight along this road (Please ignore all signs saying Madikwe Hospital / Madikwe Village)
  •  After passing through MABIESKRAAL, approximately 45km, you will come to a 4 way stop.
  •  Turn right to DERDEPOORT. This tar / sealed road continues for about 25km & then becomes gravel / dirt.
  •  The DWARSBERG LIQUOR STORE will be on your left, continue straight along the gravel road towards MOLATEDI VILLAGE (do not take the next Derdepoort turning to the right, continue straight)
  •  Pass through MOLATEDI VILLAGE, over the MARICO RIVER & straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into MADIKWE GAME RESERVE.
  •  From here the friendly gate staff can give you directions, or just follow the signs to JACI’S LODGES.
PLEASE NOTE
  •  There are brown Jaci’s Safari Lodge / Jaci’s Tree Lodge & Madikwe Game Reserve signs at various points along the way.
  •  A GPS will not bring you directly to Jaci’s Lodges if utilised from ORT / JHB / Pretoria or Sun City.
  •  Please ignore all signs saying Madikwe Hospital or Madikwe Village along the Mabeskraal Road.
  •  Please advise the lodge of your estimated time of arrival & check the afternoon game drive schedules to ensure you will be on time.
  •  Please drive carefully & be aware of village pedestrians, children & animals.
SELF-DRIVE DIRECTIONS FROM GABORONE
  •  Gaborone-Tlokweng: Take the road from the city centre to the Tlokweng border post.
  •  Once customs and immigration formalities have been completed, continue in the direction of Zeerust.
  •  After approximately 10km you will see the Abjaterskop gate entrance into Madikwe.
  •  From here follow the signs to Jaci’s Lodges (approximately a two-hour drive with a 50-minute drive through the reserve)
  •  Gaborone-Sikwane: Take the Francistown road.
  •  Look out for the road to Odie on the right and continue through Odie (this road starts as tar and becomes gravel) to a Tjunction where you turn right.
  •  Once customs and immigration formalities have been completed at Sikwane, continue in the direction of Derdepoort.
  •  You will pass the Derdepoort General Dealer on the left, continue to a four-way stop and go straight to the Derdepoort gate entrance to the Madikwe Game Reserve.
  •  From here follow the signs to Jaci’s Lodges (approximately a two-hour drive, with a 50-minute drive through the reserve)
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