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Madikwe 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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Best time to visit

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


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WELCOME TO JACI’S MADIKWE HOUSE
Your bushveld home-away-from-home, Jan and Jaci’s House is now available for exclusive-use bookings! This safari hideaway, showcasing the van Heterens’ love for travel, is peppered with bursts of colour and personality. Ideal for up to 10 guests, the house comes complete with a private chef, housekeeper, waitron, swimming pool, KolKol hot tub and pizza oven as well as a private game viewing vehicle and field guide.
Jaci’s Madikwe House boasts spectacular views into the reserve from the expansive deck,often providing frequent sightings of elephant herds heading to and from the waterhole, waterbuck grazing under the trees and bushbuck wandering by…
The Main Lodge at Jaci’s Safari Lodge features an impressively spacious, open-plan lounge, a glorious copper fireplace and bar, chef’s kitchen, and dining areas – all proudly reflecting our trademark colourful decor and customary South African atmosphere.
Thutlwa Lookout is designed especially for idyllic outdoor dining experiences, sublime safari sundowners and game viewing while in camp. A superb spot for relaxation and taking in Madikwe’s magical sunrises and sets, Thutlwa Lookout is accessible to all guests staying at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Fully equipped with wifi, Thutlwa Lookout also makes a perfect safari office!
Jaci’s Lodges’ photographic equipment is 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.
Madikwe House

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  • Location & Access
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  • Rates are quoted per person sharing per night
  • 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.

RATES INCLUDE

  • Private game viewing vehicle and field guide
  • Private hospitality team including chef, housekeeper and waitron
  • 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, 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

Please note:
The inclusions listed above are subject to change and are only applicable when booking at full rates.
Special offers bookings exclude all beverages.
Bookings are subject to a minimum of 6 guests.
Terms and conditions apply.

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
  • All spirits, cocktails, champagnes and premium wines / beers.

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

 

AIR CONDITIONERS
The air conditioners have been pre-set to a comfortable temperature. Overhead fans in the rooms can be used as an alternative.

CAMERA HIRE

Guests at Jaci’s are able to make use of the lodge cameras. Our camera kit includes Canon 7Dii’s with 100-400mm lenses and Gimpro game viewer mounts and can be rented at a cost of R1250.00 per camera per day, which consists of an evening and a morning drive.
Subject to availability.

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT TIMES

Check-in time is from 3pm.
On the morning of your departure, we request your suite to be vacated before 10:00am.
If you are flying out, please feel free to use the Main Lodge areas until your departure time from the lodge.

CELL PHONES & INTERNET
We have limited cell phone coverage and kindly request that you refrain from using cell phones on game drives. You can access Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge areas, Nare, Safari and Starbed Suites, Jaci’s House and the lodge viewing deck areas. Please note however that our Wi-Fi is limited and is not designed for downloading movies or games.

GAME DRIVES
Your guide will give you a safety briefing before departing for an activity. Whilst out on drive, please do not stand up without consent from your guide. Look out for overhanging branches and be aware when going over uneven terrain. Please wait for the guide to check the safety of areas before disembarking from the vehicle.

LAUNDRY
We offer a laundry service that is charged directly to your room account. Items are charged individually. Should you wish to have any laundry done during your stay, request a laundry basket / bag to be provided and fill in the laundry list. Please leave your items in the laundry basket / bag with your list, before departing on the morning game drive. No brassieres, panties, handkerchiefs or underpants will be washed by the laundry department due to their delicacy. We have provided some detergent in your room should you wish to hand wash these items.

MADIKWE GUEST CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION
Through the implementation of the mandatory Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution, every visitor has the opportunity to protect our endangered animals. All funds go directly to the Madikwe Concessionaires Forum for its anti-poaching initiatives within the reserve.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Should you require medical assistance of any kind, please contact a member of our management team or your field guide without delay.

PERSONAL SAFETY
Our lodge is situated in a natural game reserve and as a result, animals do move through the camp. Please do not feed any animals as they could potentially become dangerous. Please do not walk outside of the demarcated perimeter of the camp without the assistance of a Jaci’s Lodges field guide.

RIVER PATH
The river path is open to guests during daylight hours only (sunrise to sunset) Please note that the river is fenced off with an electric fence. Anyone who goes down to the river, does so at their own risk.
Children are to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

SAFARI WALKS
We have guided safari walks on offer, please speak to a manager with regards to availability.Safari walks at Jaci’s are subject to the availability of our qualified, on-site trails guide and an additional cost of R600 per person. The duration of walks may vary due to number of guests, weather conditions and game drive schedules.
Children under the age of 16 are not accommodated on safari walks and guests over the age of 60 require a doctor’s note.

SEPTIC TANKS
We use septic tanks for all our bathroom waste water. Please do not discard any foreign objects in the toilets, instead make use of the brown paper bags provided.

SMOKING POLICY
Smoking in your room is not allowed. Please refrain from smoking in enclosed public areas and at the dinner table. Ashtrays can be obtained from the main lodge. Smoking is prohibited on the game drive vehicles, please ask your guide if you would like to stop for a cigarette.

STAFF GRATUITIES
Tipping is not compulsory but any gratuities that you may wish to leave for the staff will be greatly appreciated. General staff gratuities are “pooled” together and divided between back-of-house staff members equally. We request that field guides be tipped separately or personally. You may wish to follow this tipping guideline: Field Guides: R350.00 per room per day General Staff: R350.00 per room per day

SWIMMING POOLS
The pools do not all have nets covering them, therefore children are not allowed near the swimming pool areas unless supervised by an adult. There are steps and shallow areas inside of the pool, as a result diving is not permitted

WATER
In the effort to conserve water, we will only wash towels that have been left on the floor or have been placed in the laundry basket / bag. Our tap water is 100% safe to drink, we take a lot of care at our water purification plant to ensure this.

WINES
We have a wonderful selection of South African red, white and sparkling wines. Please do not hesitate to ask for a wine list and recommendations.

WOODEN DECKS & RAILINGS
Please refrain from running on the decks as they can be slippery and could cause injury. Please do not sit or hang on the railings around the lodge as well as your room, to prevent injury and damages.

 

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

The 75 000-hectare Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve lies in the extreme North-West corner of South Africa’s North West province.

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 is easily accessible by both road and air.

Daily flights are available on Federal Airways. We can arrange a private road transfer, or a charter flight upon request at additional costs.

Please contact us directly for arrangements and more information. OR Tambo International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve Eastern Airstrip: 55 min flight Madikwe Game Reserve Eastern Airstrip to Jaci’s Lodges: 15 min drive

  • 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 - 4 hours
  • Sun City: 1.5 hours
  • Gaborone: 2 hours
  • Rustenburg: 2 hours
  • Derdepoort Border Post: 1 hour

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 name and contact details
 Estimated time of arrival

  • Please contact the lodge to advise us via WhatsApp when you have passed Sun City:

Jaci’s 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: Safari Lodge Manager: +27 (0)83 303 088

 JACI’S MADIKWE HOUSE INCLUDES:

  • Private game viewing vehicle and field guide
  • Private hospitality team including chef, housekeeper and waitron
  • Twice-daily private game drives, including sunset / sunrise stops and night drives
  • Access to Thutlwa Lookout as well as the Main Lodge and swimming pools at Jaci’s Safari Lodge (Jaci’s Madikwe House guests are transported to and from Jaci’s Safari Lodge by their house field guide, upon request)
  • 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
  • Transfers to and from the Eastern Airstrip when flying with FedAir / private charter.
  • 15% VAT

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.
  • Bookings are subject to a minimum of 6 guests.
  • Jaci’s Madikwe House guests are transported to and from Jaci’s Safari Lodge by their house field guide, upon request.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

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
  • All spirits, cocktails, champagnes and premium wines / beers.

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

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

 

Cancellation policy:

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 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

Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 60 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 60 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

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.


WINTERS Generally sunny and dry

Temperatures vary from 0 – 30 degrees Celsius

SUMMERS Generally sunny, expect rain with spectacular thunderstorms

Temperatures vary from 12 – 42 degrees Celsius

 

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