How to Get There

Gettings to Jaci’s Lodges

Visitors to Jaci’s Lodges can easily access Madikwe Game Reserve via road or by air. A 3½-hour drive from Johannesburg or an hour’s charter flight from OR Tambo International Airport gets you there.

GPS directions are not reliable, and we recommend that you do not use them.

***NOTE*** Due to sporadic & unforeseen road closures, we recommend self drive guests & road travelers confirm their intended driving route on their day of arrival & check local road conditions before their departure / arrival. As of June 2018, there are currently roadworks from Dwarsberg towards Madikwe for approximately 10kms. We expect these to be complete by the end of 2019.

Flight durations

  • From OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg with Federal Air: approx 55-minute flight
  • From Cheetah Plains or Jaci’s Sabi House in Sabi Sand with Unique Air: approx 90-minute flight
  • From Cape Town to Gaborone with Air Botswana: approx 120-minute flight
  • From Kasane to Gaborone with Air Botswana: approx 120-minute flight
  • Private charters and transfers via helicopter arranged on request.
  • Car hire available at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg
  • Road transfers from all airports directly to Jaci’s Lodges arranged on request

Important info about private flights and charters

  • Landing-strip fees, Reserve entrance fees and fuel levies are payable per person for use of the airstrip, and will be added to your invoice when booking
  • There is a strict baggage allowance of 20kg per person (soft bag*) on all scheduled flights and private charters
  • All OR Tambo International Airport connecting flights must land/depart at least two hours (three hours for international flights) before/after the scheduled private charter-flight departure/arrival time to allow for possible delays
  • All flights are subject to weather conditions
  • Should a flight not be possible, a road transfer will be arranged
  • Private pilots must request, sign and return the indemnity form from Jaci’s Lodges before landing on the eastern airstrip in Madikwe
  • Surface tar length:1 500m
  • Elevation: 1 158m
  • *Not all airlines accept rigid cases, so it is advisable to carry a small duffel bag or soft case in your main suitcase for your time at Jaci’s Lodges. You can pack your soft bag with your clothing and other equipment for your safari, and leave the hard case at the airline offices for collection on your return