Jaci's Tree Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve
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.
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. There is a swimming pool for guest's enjoyment. Raised wooden walkways, suspended in the forest canopy lining the banks of the Marico River, link the guest rooms to the main lodge.
Aside from the superb accommodation, the early morning and evening game drives and bush walks will be the highlight of your stay.
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.
|Our standard rates for a Luxury Tree House|
|1 July 2017 to 18 December 2017||GBP £ 382 US$ 500 ZAR 6,585 EUR 424||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|19 December 2017 to 5 January 2018||GBP £ 436 US$ 571 ZAR 7,525 EUR 484||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|6 January 2018 to 30 April 2018||GBP £ 431 US$ 565 ZAR 7,440 EUR 479||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018||GBP £ 431 US$ 565 ZAR 7,440 EUR 479||pps||Standard Rate (1-2)||1 to 2 nights|
|1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018||GBP £ 431 US$ 565 ZAR 7,440 EUR 479||pps||Stay Pay (3/2)||3+ nights|
|1 August 2018 to 18 December 2018||GBP £ 431 US$ 565 ZAR 7,440 EUR 479||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|19 December 2018 to 31 December 2018||GBP £ 464 US$ 608 ZAR 8,000 EUR 515||pps||Standard Rate||3+ nights|
|19 December 2018 to 5 January 2019||GBP £ 464 US$ 608 ZAR 8,000 EUR 515||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; the Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution; shared game drives/walks; "jungle drive" for kiddies; and child-minding are included (plus from from 06 January 2017 all local branded drinks too). 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.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Overall 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.
Jaci's Tree Lodge Location
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 cash entrance fee of R180 per adult and R80 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.
General Information For Guests
In custom-built Tree Housesandnbsp;that float high above the ground on wooden stilts, connected by suspended walkways, you can enjoy a magnificent accommodationandnbsp;experienceandnbsp;with views across the mightyandnbsp;Marico River.
Each of the eight Tree Houses areandnbsp;decorated in vibrant reds and greens, complemented by modern African elements.andnbsp;Each room includes a king-sized or 2 three quarter beds, a luxurious stone bath and a privateandnbsp;outdoor shower, air conditioning/heating andamp; overhead fans, tea/coffee making facilities; and eco-amenities.
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