Jacis Lodges

Madikwe Reserve, North West

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Bar Game viewing Nature or Scenic Area Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Relax, on the deck in front of your room, in the main lodge or wander to the forest pool to cool off.

Jaci’s Lodges are an oasis of calm and serenity in the arid African bush. Whether you’re planning a short weekend trip out of the city or a longer stay to recharge your batteries, the luxury accommodation and five-star service you’ll enjoy at Jaci’s ensure that you can kick back and relax in comfort and style. Our lodges offer two very unique five-star experiences, catering to both families looking to reconnect in a peaceful setting, and couples looking for a more intimate bush experience.

Jaci’s Tree Lodge:

At Jaci’s Tree Lodge, perched high up in the trees, you can relax in one of eight expansive treehouses (six king rooms and two twins) overlooking the Marico River and watch squirrels play in the tree canopy.

Jaci’s Safari Lodge:

For those looking for a more down-to-earth experience, Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers guests a tranquil space in which to unwind and interact with some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife. From your balcony – or even from your bed – you can see buck come down to the stream to drink. Each of the eight tent-style rooms, with their outdoor-indoor ambiance and earthy African tones, have been decorated and designed with your comfort in mind. From a bed that inspires afternoon naps to the expansive stone baths and luxurious bath robes, the attention to detail at Jaci’s guarantees maximum relaxation.
Jaci's Safari Lodge has two exclusive family suites: the Nare Suite, which accommodates up to six guests, and the Safari Suite, which accommodates up to eight guests. Both suites feature a plunge pool and come with a private guide and game drive vehicle.

Game drives:

Apart from their unique surroundings and comfortable, well-appointed accommodation, twice-daily game drives into the 75 000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve are the main draw card at Jaci’s Lodges. Game drives take place when the likelihood of sightings is at its highest – early morning and late afternoon. Winters are dry and evening temperatures may drop to 0°C, while the wet summers are characterized by daily highs of up to 38°C. Game drives take into account these shifts in temperature, to ensure that guests are in no discomfort while out on a drive. The morning drive leaves after a light breakfast at first light, while the later drive usually departs around 15h00 to 15h30, depending on the season.
Each drive lasts for three-and-a-half hours on average, but if a spectacular or unusual sighting is made, it could last longer.
Guests are allocated one of seven qualified and experienced game guides on arrival. The guide remains with the couple or family for the duration of their stay, that they might develop a rapport. Over and above a wealth of knowledge on local fauna, Jaci’s guides have accumulated a wonderful repertoire of anecdotes and interesting snippets of information on local customs, flora, geology, history and geography – all of which is guaranteed to make game drives fun and informative. A two-way radio system keeps the guides in touch as they traverse the vast expanse of thorny, scrubby terrain that is Madikwe. This adds to the variety of animal sightings, although a strict protocol is enforced to ensure that a fresh lion kill, for example, doesn’t become instantly overcrowded with excited tourists. Only three vehicles are permitted at a time per animal sighting, and subsequent arrivals remain out of range, only approaching once the initial vehicles have left the scene. This system works well in Madikwe and prevents commercialisation of its wildlife resource. Jaci van Heteren says: "We are there for the wildflife and we need to respect their territory."

A fleet of rugged land cruisers – with tough 14-ply tyres and suitably elevated seating – offer premier game viewing along Madikwe’s main and off-road trails. On morning drives guests are provided with blankets and hot-water bottles to ward off early morning chills – a most welcome example of the attention to detail that guests constantly encounter at Jaci’s Lodges.
The guides who provide the link between guests and the thousands of animals living in Madikwe are all professional game guides who have a minimum of three to four years of experience in the field, on top of their Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA)-accredited qualifications. Many of Jaci’s guides have had long tenure in the world of wildlife, and one in particular has two decades under his belt. Guests can relax in the knowledge that guides not only collaborate to ensure that visitors are exposed to a variety of game species, but they are also equipped and trained to deal with medical emergencies, thanks to regular medical training. If you haven’t experienced one before, game drives can be pretty bumpy affairs, especially when plunging off-road to see something really special, like a leopard kill or young cubs at a hyena den. However, one soon adjusts to the rugged ride and it’s not long before your eyes become focused on the middle distance where animals are likely to be spotted. Morning drives include a halfway stop for hot chocolate, coffee or tea and home-baked rusks, while the late afternoon drive includes a stop for drinks and snacks to take in an unforgettable African sunset.
Options after your game drive include an alfresco shower, an indulgent full-body aromatherapy massage, or a wallow in one of the lodge’s inviting pools.

Children:

* Jaci's TREE Lodge: no children under 13 years allowed
* Jaci's SAFARI Lodge: We welcome children 6 - 12 years of age
* This policy applies to all children from 6 up to and including 12 years old,sharing a room with two parents
* Jaci’s Safari Lodge can accommodate a maximum of two children 6 - 12 years old sharing with two adults in a room, subject to availability of stretchers
* The child rates are applicable to children age 6 - 12 years sharing a room with their parents (2 x full paying adults)
* A child sharing a room with a single Adult. The Adult will be charged a single rate and the child will pay the applicable child rate.
* Children occupying their own room will be charged the applicable adult rate
* Children sharing a tent with parents are accommodated on a stretcher
* Each stretcher and cot can accommodate a maximum of one child
* A child menu is available and can be discussed with the chef upon arrival
* 06 – 12 Year old sharing a tent with parents may join their parents on the adult morning and/or evening game drives
* Persons from 13 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own tent at the applicable adult rate

Rates from:

Jaci's Three Lodge

For South African and SADC Guests

R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
R 6 030 per single guest per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
R 10 800 per single guest per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Jaci's Three Lodge

For International Guests

R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Jaci's Safari Lodge

For South African and SADC Guests

R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
R 6 030 per single guest per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 4 900 per person sharing per night
R 9 360 per single guest per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
R 10 800 per single guest per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Jaci's Safari Lodge

For International Guests

R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 4 050 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 6 300 per person sharing per night
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
R 7 200 per person sharing per night
Valid 19 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Dinner and brunch
* Game Drives
* Return Transfers (when flying with FedAir)

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras
* Reserve fees

Terms and Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability of flights.
* Madikwe Entrance Fee is not included.
* A minimum three night stay throughout the year is recommended

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