Jaci's Safari Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve
Jaci's Safari Lodge is situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, which boasts 75,000 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|
|6 January 2017 to 30 April 2017||GBP £ 405 US$ 507 ZAR 6,585 EUR 474||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 May 2017 to 30 June 2017||GBP £ 261 US$ 326 ZAR 4,235 EUR 305||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 July 2017 to 18 December 2017||GBP £ 405 US$ 507 ZAR 6,585 EUR 474||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|19 December 2017 to 5 January 2018||GBP £ 463 US$ 579 ZAR 7,525 EUR 542||pps||Standard Rate||1+ 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; shared game drives/walks; "jungle drive" for kiddies; 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 R180 per adult and R80 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 (currently R240 per adult and R150 per child).
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.
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