Jaci's Safari Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve
Jaci's Safari Lodge is situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, which boasts 76,000 hectares of Big 5 game viewing territory. The reserve is also home to wild dog, cheetah, plains game including gemsbok, springbok, zebra and giraffe, and over 340 species of birds.
The stylish lodge is situated under shady trees on the edge of the Marico River and overlooks an established and well used water hole. The Jaci's team will ensure that you will enjoy superb personal service, a wonderful ambience, outstanding food and wine, and an exceptional game viewing experience.
The main lodge consists of a spacious lounge and open plan dining area with uninterrupted views of the bush.
Early morning and evening game drives and bush walks will be the highlight of your stay.
Between these times, you can lounge around the pool, lie in a hammock, or sip an ice cold drink while you watch the African bush unfold her secrets.
Children of all ages are welcome and specially catered for.
The 8 rooms are all built using a unique combination of thatched roofs, stone and canvas walls, which creates a 'tented' feel and captures all the elements of a truly luxurious African bush safari. Each room has an open plan bathroom with a hand-made rock bath with an outdoor shower, and fans to keep a gentle breeze flowing. The deck in front of the room allows you to sit and enjoy the surrounding sights and atmosphere of the bushveld.
For families that would like to spend time together, the exclusive Nare or Safari family suites are a great option. The suites come with their own guides and game drive vehicles, as well as a private plunge pool and at night you can choose to dine with other guests at the lodge or have your own private dinner.
|Our standard rates for a Safari Room King/Twin Room|
|1 October 2015 to 31 October 2015||GBP £ 252 US$ 384 ZAR 4,985 EUR 341||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 November 2015 to 17 December 2015||GBP £ 205 US$ 311 ZAR 4,045 EUR 276||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015||GBP £ 252 US$ 384 ZAR 4,985 EUR 341||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|18 December 2015 to 11 January 2016||GBP £ 252 US$ 384 ZAR 4,985 EUR 341||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 January 2016 to 30 April 2016||GBP £ 276 US$ 420 ZAR 5,455 EUR 373||pps||Standard Rate||3+ nights|
|1 May 2016 to 30 June 2016||GBP £ 176 US$ 268 ZAR 3,480 EUR 238||pps||Standard Rate||3+ nights|
|1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016||GBP £ 276 US$ 420 ZAR 5,455 EUR 373||pps||Standard Rate||3+ nights|
|1 July 2016 to 11 January 2017||GBP £ 276 US$ 420 ZAR 5,455 EUR 373||pps||Standard Rate||3+ nights|
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
All meals, teas and shared game drives/walks, "jungle drive" and child-minding are included. PLEASE NOTE: If you would like lunch on day of arrival this will be an additional cost. IN ADDITION: All other drinks are NOT included. For guests arriving by road, the cash entrance fee of R160 per adult and R65 per child younger than 12 years (subject to change) to enter the reserve is also not included. For guests arriving and/or departing via FedAir, the landing/departure fees are not included and are payable directly to the lodge - rates on request.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children aged 4 years and under are specially accommodated with their own game activities. Children under 12 are not allowed on bush walks. Early evening meals for all children under 12 years are provided. Babysitting services are available.
Children of all ages are welcome at Jaci's Safari Lodge and are especially catered for.
Children aged 8 years and older are allowed on the regular game drives with the adults, but children aged 7 years and younger do not go out on the regular game drives but instead are specially accommodated on their own 'jungle drive' during the day. This drive goes out once a day after the parent's morning drive and is included in the rate for children. The 'jungle drive' lasts between 30 minutes and 90 minutes, and the information on the drive is aimed at the ages of the children on the drive. Parents are of course welcome to join - but must behave like children!
In addition, the lodge also has a Children's Specialized Safari that goes out twice a day at the same time as the regular game drive. The children go out with specifically trained guides and are introduced to different aspects of the bush. These safaris are at an additional cost per drive (rates on request) and are for children 3 years and older. Please note these drives and subject to availability and are completely different from the 'jungle drives'!
All children 10 years and younger have dinner as soon as all the children on specialized safaris and / or children on the regular game drives are back at the lodge. This is because dinner is served late and children are tired and hungry before the main dinner is served. If this is a problem please advise and the lodge will set a table separately for the family. Parents eat later but are welcome to sit with their children whilst the children eat if the parents are back from game drive when the children's dinner is served. Please advise your consultant at Travel Butlers of children's preferred meals so that the chef can be prepared.
Childminders are provided as part of the lodge's service during game drive time and dinner time.
General Information For Guests
A private Land Rover can be pre-booked, subject to availability. This will be an additional cost - rates available on request.
Typical Summer Schedule: ::5 am - 6 am - Wake up call, cereals, rusks, tea and coffee in the dining room - thereafter depart on morning activity.::9 am - 10 am- A selection of fresh fruit, yoghurt, homemade mueslis, a wild varied bush breakfast will be served in the dining room.::1 pm - 2 pm - A light lunch will see you through the summer heat, followed by a selection of fine South African cheeses.::4 pm - 4.30 pm - Afternoon tea, a selection of fine teas, filter coffee, fruit juice, sweet or savory snacks - thereafter depart on afternoon drive. The afternoon drive includes a sundowner stop and a night drive.::8 pm - 9 pm - Pre-dinner drinks and snacks served in the boma or bush bar.::9 pm - 10 pm - Dinner, consisting of a starter, fire cooked main meal, dessert, tea or coffee and liqueurs if desired, will be served in the boma or dining room.
Typical Winter Schedule: ::6 am - 7.30 am - Early morning wake up call. Coffee / tea with rusks and light cereals before early morning game drive. ::On game drive your Guide will close down for coffee / tea break. ::10.30 am - 12.30 pm - Brunch served after return to the Lodge after a game drive of 3-4 hours. ::2.30 pm - 3.30 pm - You are then left to your own devices till High Tea at 2.30 pm after which you depart on game drive for about 4 hours. On game drive you will close down for sundowners and light snacks. ::7 pm - 7.30 pm - On return to the Lodge there will be time to freshen up and have a drink at the Bar prior to dinner in the boma or dining room.
SUGGESTION: Refuel at Sun Village/Zeerust as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.
From Johannesburg Airport: Watch out for the sign saying R21 Pretoria/Kempton Park. It is on the left, and the turning is soon after leaving the Airport, so keep a sharp lookout. Follow the signs to Pretoria and N1 Pietersberg.
After approximately 36 km you will see big signs over the highway - follow the direction N1 Pietersberg - you are now travelling in a northerly direction - and proceed for quite a while. You will see signs for a toll road called Bakwenya Platinum Highway N4 Rustenberg. Take this toll road. Once on the N4 continue in the Rustenberg direction – take Exit 225 which is the R556 Sun City/Majakaneng. Turn right at the top of the off ramp to Sun City and continue straight to Sun City (it is approximately 73 km to Sun City from this off ramp).
After passing Sun City on the right, continue straight until you reach a 4-way junction. Turn right to *Derdepoort. Follow the road for approximately 8 km, and turn left at the sign saying *Bapong. Continue straight along this road (ignoring ALL signs saying Madikwe etc). After passing through Mabeskraal you will come to a 4-way stop – turn right to *Derdepoort.
After about 25 km the tar road ends and becomes gravel/dirt. The Dwarsberg Liquor Store is on your left, and continue straight along the gravel road towards Molatedi Village (do not take the next Derdepoort turning to the right, but continue straight). Pass through the Molatedi village, go over the Marico River and enter the reserve via the Molatedi Gate.
You will have to pay a cash entrance fee of R150 per adult and R100 per child (subject to change) to enter the reserve.
Once you are in the reserve, follow the signs to the lodge. Allow about 20-30 minutes to drive from the gate to the lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
Please contact the Lodge on the following numbers to advise when you have passed Sun City : 083 700 2071 or 083 447 7929 or 014 778 9900.
*There are brown Jaci’s Safari Lodge/Jaci’s Tree Lodge and Madikwe Game Reserve signs at these points.: : From Sun City: Turn right out of the reserve, and follow the directions as above.
Jaci's Safari Lodge Map
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