Jaci's Tree Lodge

Jaci's Tree Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve

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Jaci's Tree Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve


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Jaci's Tree 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. Aside from the superb accommodation, the early morning and evening game drives and bush walks will be the highlight of your stay.

In addition, the submerged Terrapin Hide is a favourite spot for amateur and professional photographers alike. The hide is located in the middle of a waterhole and easily accessed from the lodge. The low angle gives photographers an unparalleled opportunity to capture eye-level images of the plethora of animal life that visits the waterhole daily.

The interiors of Jaci's Tree Lodge proudly showcases the vibrant colours and unique crafts found in Southern Africa. This is a truly African lodge, enhanced by a superior personal service and a very intimate safari experience. The spacious open-plan main building at the lodge includes a magnificent bar and lounge area separate from the dining area by a 4-sided open fireplace. Raised wooden walkways, suspended in the forest canopy lining the banks of the Marico River, link the guest rooms to the main lodge.

There is also a swimming pool for guest's enjoyment.

Jaci's Tree Lodge has 8 luxurious 'Tree Houses', each encompassing a giant tamboti or leadwood tree. Each 'Tree House' is constructed on stilts, up to 6 meters above the ground. An open plan bathroom with an enormous stone bath and outdoor 'Jungle Shower' allow you to enjoy your forest surrounds.

Silk cushions and suede beanbags invite you to lie on the deck to admire the stars or curl up in front of your fireplace.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Tree House
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 September 2019 to 30 September 2019 GBP 442 USD 535 ZAR 8,069 EUR 482 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 September 2019 to 30 September 2019 GBP 442 USD 535 ZAR 8,069 EUR 482 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 October 2019 to 31 October 2019 GBP 442 USD 535 ZAR 8,069 EUR 482 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP 442 USD 535 ZAR 8,069 EUR 482 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 November 2019 to 30 November 2019 GBP 442 USD 535 ZAR 8,069 EUR 482 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 December 2019 to 18 December 2019 GBP 442 USD 535 ZAR 8,069 EUR 482 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
19 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 GBP 479 USD 579 ZAR 8,734 EUR 522 per person sharingStandard Rate3+ nights
6 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 484 USD 586 ZAR 8,842 EUR 528 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2020 to 31 July 2020 GBP 484 USD 586 ZAR 8,842 EUR 528 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 May 2020 to 31 July 2020 GBP 484 USD 586 ZAR 8,842 EUR 528 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 August 2020 to 18 December 2020 GBP 484 USD 586 ZAR 8,842 EUR 528 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
19 December 2020 to 5 January 2021 GBP 503 USD 608 ZAR 9,171 EUR 548 per person sharingStandard Rate3+ 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.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Madikwe Conservation Levy (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 8 USD 10 ZAR 152 EUR 9 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 9 USD 11 ZAR 165 EUR 10 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals (including lunch on the day of arrival if pre-booked); tea/coffee; house spirits, wines, local beers and non-alcoholic drinks; the Madikwe Conservation Levy; and twice daily shared game drives are included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive guests, the gate entry fee of R210 per adult/R105 per child (subject to change and payable in cash) to enter the reserve is NOT included. For guests travelling by FedAir, the landing/departure fees are not included and are payable directly to the lodge (currently R280 per adult/R140 per child and subject to change).


Children Policy

Children aged 13 years and older are welcome. Children under 16 are not allowed on bush walks.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve.  Guests over 60 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


Special Offers

 

Jaci's Tree Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Free Night
Jaci's Tree Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Code: SAF-04770


Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at Jaci's Tree Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Valid:   1 May 2020  -  31 July 2020.

Book Before:   28 July 2020.

Example price for 2 people staying 3 nights from:

Example price based on staying in a Luxury Tree House between 1 May 2020 and 31 July 2020.

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Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings




Start TestimonialOverall the staff at Jaci's were very attentive and obliging. The Fed Air pilots were also very friendly and accommodated our son sitting in the pilot's seat which really made the holiday for him.End Testimonial

T GATAWA


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Directions For Drivers

SUGGESTION: Refuel at Sun Village/Zeerust as there is no fuel available inside the reserve. DO NOT follow your GPS after Zeerust/Sun City - it will take you on the wrong roads.

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 gate entrance fee of R210 per adult/R105 per child (subject to change and payable in cash) 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.

SUGGESTION: Refuel at Sun Village/Zeerust as there is no fuel available inside the reserve. DO NOT follow your GPS after Zeerust/Sun City - it will take you on the wrong roads.

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 gate entrance fee of R210 per adult/R105 per child (subject to change and payable in cash) 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.



General Information For Guests

Each of the treehouse-style suites features a private outdoor shower and indoor bath, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, and a suspended private viewing deck. Each suite is decorated with vibrant colours, complemented by modern elements and with a focus on privacy. The custom-built stilted structures are connected by suspended walkways.

Jaci's Tree Lodge has indoor and outdoor dining areas, a viewing deck, open-plan kitchen, lounge/guest-welcome area, outdoor boma, fully stocked bar, bush gym, river walk and a curio shop. There is also a main swimming pool.

Limited Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge areas but the connection can be slow.

The lodge does not accept American Express or Diners Club credit cards, but Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

The Terrapin Hide is located in the middle of a waterhole, with easy access from Jaci’s Tree Lodge and within walking distance of Jaci’s Safari Lodge. The hide is accessed via a submerged tunnel and features a water-level viewing window.

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. A reasonable level of fitness is recommended, as walks vary between 5 km and 10 km over 3 to 4 hours.

If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the lodge is a 35 minute drive away from the airstrip.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve.  Guests over 60 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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