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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONMadikwe Game ReservePOOLVarious pools spread across the lodge layout
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADYesAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIANo


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Extraordinary game viewing
  •   Extremely dedicted staff
  •   Malaria free and a quick drive from JHB for that weekend break away.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 May - 31 July 2018 Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 3,690 pppn sharing special rates for advance bookings
01 August - 18 December 2018 Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 3,690 pppn sharing last minute special rates - bookable within 14 days of travel
Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 5,130 pppn sharing special rates for advance bookings
19 December 2018 - 05 January 2019 Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 4,000 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 14 days of travel
Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 5,640 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings

ALL SPECIAL RATES OFFERED ABOVE ARE VALID FOR SA RESIDENTS ONLY.
*PLEASE NOTE: PROOF OF SA RESIDENCY (VALID SA DRIVER'S LICENSE) WILL BE REQUESTED WHEN BOOKING ON SA RESIDENT RATES.
 

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR THE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 

Contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email info@bushbreaks.co.za for more info.

 
*Surcharges & a minimum 3 night stay will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends.


RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• All meals
• Two game drives daily in open game drive vehicles
• Teas & coffees
• Drinks include: selected local housewines, craft & local beer, selected premium spirits and non alcoholic beverages
• Transfers to and from the eastern airstrip in Madikwe when flying with FedAir, Unique Air, Flexi Flyer or private charter
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a 50% single supplement on the per person sharing rate.
CHILD POLICY
• Children 0 - 5yrs can only be accommodated in the Luxury Nare or Safari suites
• The child policy below applies to all children from 6 up to and including 12 years, sharing a room with two adults:
• Jaci’s Safari Lodge can accommodate a maximum of two children aged 6 - 12 years sharing with two adults in a room - subject to availability of stretcher beds.
• One child aged 6 - 12 years, sharing with a single adult will be charged the normal child sharing rate.
• Children occupying their own room will be charged normal adult sharing rates
• Children sharing with adults are accommodated on a stretcher bed. Each stretcher bed and cot can accommodate a maximum of one child
• Children's menu is available on request and can be discussed with the chef upon arrival
• Children 13 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable adult sharing rates.
• Please kindly request a child sharing rate from your BushBreaks consultant.

GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Children 6 – 12yrs old sharing with parents may join their parents on the adult morning and/or evening game drives at the discrection of the Ranger.
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
JACI'S SAFARI SUITE
Accommodates a maximum of 4 adults & 4 children
1 x King & 1 x Twin Bedded Room accommodating a maximum of two guests each with a bathroom and outdoor shower, 1 x Adjoining Children’s Room with 2 single beds, WC & hand basin. Shared bath & Shower with Master Bedroom, 1 x Loft with two single beds, shared WC, bath, shower & basin with downstairs guest room, Lounge with comfortable couch area, Private plunge pool with private deck area, Kitchenette & safari bar, Star pod / Daybed.

JACI'S NARE SUITE
Accommodates a maximum of 4 adults & 2 children
1 x King & 1 x Twin bedded room accommodating a maximum of 2 guests each with bathroom & outdoor shower, 1 x Loft with 2 single beds with WC & hand basin. Shared bath & Shower with down stairs guest room, Lounge with comfortable couch area, kitchenette & safari bar, Private plunge pool with private deck area, Star pod / Day bed.

JACI'S STARBED SUITES
1 x Rooftop King size outdoor Starbed & 1 x Indoor King bedded room accommodating a maximum of 2 guests
Indoor bathroom with oversized bath, Outdoor Shower areas, Lounge area with comfortable leather couch area, Safari bar & writing desk.

MONGOOSE HOUSE
Accommodates a minimum of 6 & a maximum of 10 guests
1 x Main King bedded room with en-suite bathroom with bath & outdoor shower, 1 x Twin-bedded room & 2 x Double-bedded rooms with 2 shared bathrooms with bath, loo & shower. 1 x Cottage King bedded room with open plan bathroom with bath & outdoor shower. Private swimming pool & viewing deck areas. Fully complete kitchen as well as indoor & outdoor dining areas.
*minimum 4 night stay required
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Minimum stay 2 nights required.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents
• Discounted rates for Overseas Residents are available on request
• Gate Fees - R 180.00 per adult per stay & R 80.00 per child (under 12yrs) per stay, which need to be prepaid upon booking. For guests flying in, gate fees R 240.00 per adult per stay and R 150.00 per child per stay. Rates are subject to change.
• A Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution Fee of R 150.00 per person per night will be charged for all bookings for travel from 01 August 2017. These fees will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Fly or Drive to Madikwe. Federal Air offers daily scheduled flights into the Eastern Airstrip or a 4 hour self-drive from Johannesburg.
 
ACCOMMODATION
8 x Luxury Tented-Style Suites
1 x Luxury Nare Suite - min 4 & max 6 guests
1 x Luxury Safari Suite - min 5 & max 8 guests

ABOUT JACI’S SAFARI LODGE
 
Jaci's Safari Lodge masterfully lends into its surroundings, encompassing a magnificent main area built round an ancient termite mound. The location was discovered and the concept envisaged by Jan in combination with Jaci's colorful decorating style and attention to detail you are sure of a memorable and unique Safari experience.
 
The generous Main Lodge consists of a spacious lounge and open plan dining area with uninterrupted views of the bush. Enjoy fire cooked meals in our enclosed boma, or under the stars at a bush braai.

Lounge at the pool or enjoy bird watching from the hammock on the bank of the Groot Marico River.

The Nare Suite has a self contained kitchen, (for our chefs to prepare meals for you in the luxury of your own retreat), lounge and outdoor dining area.
 
Jaci's is situated at an ideal spot overlooking an established and well used water hole, under a grove of Tamboti trees, on the edge of the Marico River.

Lie in a hammock, sip an ice-cold drink, watch the birds, the butterflies and beasts, relax, and unwind. The day, the place, the ambience is yours, in peace.

Luxury Nare Suite at Jaci's Safari Lodge
Min 4 & Max 6 guests

The suite has a master and guest bedroom downstairs, each with open an open-plan bathroom, a handmade rock bath and an outdoor safari shower. The upstairs loft, which has its own toilet, is ideal for children. The Nare Suite also has a wooden viewing deck with private plunge pool that overlooks a waterhole, on which you can kick back and enjoy watching the animals and birds that visit. Private game-drive vehicle and professional guide, the chefs can also prepare meals for you in privacy, should you so desire.
 
Luxury Safari Suite at Jaci's Safari Lodge
Min 4 & Max 8 guests

The Safari Suite is perfect for larger families looking for a more exclusive and intimate bush experience. Designed and decorated with the vibrant colours and African textures. The suite can sleep up to eight people. The master bedroom has an outdoor "safari" shower, open-plan bath with magnificent views into the bush, and adjoining children's room (perfect for younger children). Across the passage there is a lounge with adjoining guest room and an upstairs loft – both sharing the bathroom facilities downstairs and an outdoor "safari" shower. Guests staying at the Safari Suite have their own private splash pool flanked by a deck and loungers on which to soak up the sunshine, as well as a small lounge in which to relax after a long day in the bush. There is also a private field guide and game-drive vehicle.
 
ABOUT MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
 
Herman Charles Bosman has woven many a tale about Abjaterskop and the Marico River. It is perhaps he that best describes the vast area where enselsberg rise from the savannahs and an area that is given life from the Marico River. This is the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, 75 000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty, it is also the home to the big 5, wild dog, cheetah and a large variety of mammal and bird life.
 
This 75 000 hectare reserve is situated in the North-West province of South Africa, on the border with Botswana. The large diversity of vegetation and ecozones allows for a rich diversity of game and bird species to inhabit the reserve.
 
History of the Reserve
The reserve was proclaimed in August 1991, but officially became the estate of the North-West Parks Board on the 31 October 1991. The reserve is one of very few in the world that was proclaimed purely on the grounds of it being the most appropriate sustainable land use for the area in which the reserve lies. Studies done through independent consultants clearly showed that wildlife-based tourism would be the most beneficial option for an area that was in an economic depression. The vision for Madikwe was to have a joint venture run by the North-West Parks Board, private investors and the local communities living in the surrounding area.
 
The reserve has now become a role model for many similar ventures country wide due to the successes achieved within the reserve. Prior to the park being proclaimed, work had already begun on clearing derelict farm buildings, fencing, and a number of alien plant species. The park has a number of old buildings that were spared from demolition and now serve as The Parks Board headquarters. There were other game scout outposts built to house game scouts and other reserve staff.

The perimeter was fenced with approximately 150km of electric game fencing, which is electrified to prevent the escape of the larger game species. In the park local business and labour was used to demolish buildings, erect fences and to construct roads, dams and lodges.

LODGE FEATURES
  • Suites are air-conditioned and also feature fireplaces and private decks
  • 'Top Ten' game animals
  • Rock baths and outdoor showers
  • Waterhole
  • Swimming pool
  • Open air gym
  • Game drives
  • Private swimming pool at the Nare Suite
  • 27 species of game
  • Malaria free
  • Children most welcome





GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
Option 1: Johannesburg / Pretoria via Rustenburg (N4)
This route will take approximately 5 hours
  •     From Rustenburg (N4) follow signs to Zeerust
  •     In Zeerust take the Gaborone/Madikwe Road in Main Street approximately in the middle of town. Refuel here as there is no fuel in the Madikwe Reserve
  •     After approximately 85 kms you will see the "Abjaterskop" Entrance into the Reserve
  •     Once you enter the Park there is about 37 km of dirt road to the Lodge.

Option 2 : Johannesburg via Sun City to the Molatedi Gate
This route normally takes 3,5 hours from Johannesburg. However, from July '06 for an uncertain period it will take 45 minutes longer due to roadworks.

The gravel road on this route makes it a little bumpy but not impassable in a sedan vehicle. This is the route we prefer to use because it is so much shorter and as long as you take it easy on the gravel you are perfectly fine. It is advisable to fill up with fuel at the Sun Village, just after the Sun City entrance on the right as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.
 
  •     Follow the signs to Pretoria and N1 PIETERSBERG
  •     After approx 36 kms you will see big signs over the highway - you need to follow the direction N1 PIETERSBERG turn onto this highway, (you are now travelling in a northerly direction) - go 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 (approx 73 kms to Sun City from this off ramp). After passing Sun City on the right, continue straight (approximately 5 km) until you reach a four-way junction
  •     Turn right to DERDEPOORT. There are brown "Jaci's Safari Lodge" signs from this section at each place where you next change direction on the road.
  •     Follow the road for approximately 8 kms and turn left at the sign saying, "BAPONG".
  •     Continue straight along this road (ignoring ALL signs saying "MADIKWE") after passing through MABESKRAAL at the 4 way junction/stop turn right to DERDEPOORT onto the new tarred section of the road.
  •     After 26kms the road will become gravel/dirt, the Dwarsberg Liquor Store will be on your left. Watch out for a "bump" as the tar ends.
  •     Continue straight along this road for about 32 km of gravel, (do not take the next Derdepoort turning to the right, continue straight), passing through the Molatedi village over the Marico River and straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance into the Park. From here, just follow the signs to Jaci's Safari Lodge. Inside the Park the short route is 7 km to the Lodge and the long route, (if road still under contruction), about 40km of gravel.


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