Self-drive to Jaci’s Lodges.

Please Note:

  • As there is no fuel available inside Madikwe Game Reserve,we urge you to refuel at Sun Village / Zeerust.
  • Please phone Jaci’s Safari Lodge + 27 (0)72 609 2685 or Jaci’s Tree Lodge + 27 (0)83 276 2387 when passing Sun City.
  • Driving time is approximately 3.5 hours from Johannesburg to Jaci’s Lodges.
  • Please advise us of your estimated time of arrival and check the afternoon game drive schedules to ensure you will be on time for your drive.
  • Please drive carefully and be aware of village pedestrians, their children and animals.
  • Please do not use a GPS – it will take you to the Madikwe dam or village which is a couple hours’ drive on dirt roads away from Madikwe Game Reserve.

Directions from Johannesburg / O.R. Tambo Airport / Sun City / Pretoria

  • From Johannesburg follow the N1 to Pretoria.
  • From O.R. Tambo take the R21 towards Pretoria & continue for approximately 36 kilometers. Take the N1 Polokwane (you are now traveling in a northerly direction).
  • Continue on the N1 & take the Bakwenya Platinum Highway (N4) Rustenburg toll road.
  • Continue on the N4 in the direction of Rustenburg & take the R556 (Sun City / Majakaneng) turn off.
  • Turn right at the top of the off ramp to Sun City & continue to Sun City (approximately 73km from this off ramp).
  • As there is no fuel available inside Madikwe Game Reserve, we urge you to refuel at Sun Village / Zeerust.
  • Please phone Jaci’s Safari Lodge + 27 (0)72 609 2685 or Jaci’s Tree Lodge + 27 (0)83 276 2387 when passing Sun City.
  • *After passing Sun City & the Sun Village on your right, continue straight until you reach a four-way junction.
  • Turn right & follow the road for approximately 8 kilometers; soon after you will need to take a left turn at the sign saying Bapong.
  • Continue along this road (for approximately 45 kilometers) until you have passed through Mabeskraal. You will come to a four-way stop. Turn right to Derdepoort.
  • This tar / sealed road continues for about 25 kilometers & then becomes a gravel / dirt road (Dwarsberg Liquor Store is on your left).
  • 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, over the Marico River & continue to the Molatedi Gate entrance into the Park.
  • From here the gate staff can give you directions, or follow the signs to Jaci’s Safari Lodges.

*This is our suggested route; however, there are other routes via Rustenburg which guests are more than welcome to take depending on personal preference, road conditions and preferred driving time..

Directions from Gaborone

  • Gaborone-Thlokweng: Take the road from the city centre to the Thlokweng border post.
  • Once customs and immigration formalities have been completed, continue in the direction of Zeerust.
  • After approximately 10km you will see the Abjagsterkop gate entrance into Madikwe.
  • From here follow the signs to Jaci’s Lodges – approximately a two-hour drive, with a 50-minute drive through the reserve.
  • Gaborone-Sikwane: Take the Francistown road. Look out for the road to Odie on the right, and continue through Odie (this road starts as tar and becomes gravel) to a T-junction where you turn right.
  • Once customs and immigration formalities have been completed at Sikwane, continue on the road in the direction of Derdepoort. You will pass the Derdepoort General Dealer on the left. Continue to a four-way stop, go straight to the Derdepoort gate entrance to Madikwe.
  • From here follow the signs to Jaci’s Lodges – approximately a two-hour drive, with a 50-minute drive through the reserve.

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