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LOCATIONMadikwe Game ReservePOOLVarious pools spread across the lodge layout
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPAIn-room Massages

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

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01 August - 30 September 2020 Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 3,300 per person per night sharing Special Offer for advance bookings!
01 October - 18 December 2020 Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 3,690 per person per night sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 14 days of travel
Luxury Tented-Style Suite R 5,130 per person per night sharing special rate for advance bookings

For special discounted rates on The Nare Suite, Safari Suite or Starbed Suites please contact us on  0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email


*surcharges on all special rates and a minimum 3 night stay will apply over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

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.

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.

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.

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

Please contact us on 0861004455 (South Africa) / +27114683476 (International) or email
• Luxury Accommodation
• Twice daily game drives, including sunset / sunrise stop & night drive with astronomy
• Afternoon Tea, Dinner & Brunch, local & specialised teas as well as fabulous filter coffee
• Selected house drinks, which include a special selection of fine South African Red & White wines & local beers (once alcohol ban has been lifted), non-alcoholic beverages
• Fireside starlight dining as often as possible
• Access to the submerged “Terrapin” photographic hide
• There will be a 50% single supplement on the per person sharing rate.
• Children 0 - 5 years can only be accommodated in the Luxury Nare or Safari suites.
• Children 0 - 5 years may be accommodated in a standard Luxury Tented-Style Suite on request and subject to availability of stretcher beds.
• 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. (Available on request)
• 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 request a child sharing rate from your BushBreaks consultant.

• Children 6 – 12 years old sharing with parents may join their parents on the adult morning and/or evening game drives at the discretion of the Ranger.
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to SADC Residents. Special Discounted rates for International Residents are available on request
• Gate Fees - R 180 per adult per stay & R 80 per child (under 12 years) per stay, which need to be prepaid upon booking. For guests flying in, gate fees R 240 per adult per stay and R 150 per child per stay. Rates are subject to change.
• A Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution Fee of R 165 per adult per night & R 82.50 per child per night applies. These fees will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)

Fly or Drive to Madikwe. Federal Air offers daily scheduled flights into the Eastern Airstrip or a 4 hour self-drive from Johannesburg.
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
2 x Starbed Suites

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.

Starbed Suites
The two Starbed Suites are the epitome of private romantic safari accommodation. Set over two levels, these luxury suites are ideal for honeymooners and special occasions. Striking bursts of colour, authentic decor touches, bold furniture pieces and luxurious finishes reflect style, class and sophistication with Jaci’s bushveld twist. With a choice of sleeping indoors or under the African sky, each suite boasts two king-size beds (one on the roof under the stars), outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms, as well as lounge areas, a private safari bar and viewing deck.
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.

  • 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


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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