DIRECTIONS

Whether you fly directly to Jaci’s Lodges on one of the daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe, or decide to do a self-drive, Jaci’s is easily accessible by both road and air.

Daily flights are available on Federal Airways. We can arrange a private road transfer, or a charter flight upon request at additional costs. Please contact us directly for arrangements and more information.

OR Tambo International Airport to Madikwe: 55-minute flight
Madikwe Airstrip to Jaci’s Lodges: 15-minute drive

Directions to Jaci’s PDF
Maps PDF

SELF-DRIVE TIMES

Johannesburg: 4 hours

Sun City: 1.5 hours

Gaborone: 2 hours

Rustenburg: 2 hours

Derdepoort Border Post: 1 hour

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SELF-DRIVE ACCESS

  • We do not recommend using a GPS to get to Jaci’s Lodges, please instead make use of the directions provided.
  • All gates into Madikwe Game Reserve open at 08h00 and close at 15h00.
  • Guests arriving or departing outside these times will require an escort to the lodge, this must be pre- arranged with Jaci’s Lodges and has an additional cost per escorted trip:
    • Molatedi Gate: R1250.00 per vehicle / escort
    • Derdepoort / Abjaterskop Gate: R1650.00 per vehicle / escort
  • Information required for self-drive and road transfers:
    • Guests names and contact details
    • Transfer Company and contact details
    • Estimated time of arrival
  • Please contact Jaci’s Lodges to advise us via phone call / WhatsApp when you have passed Sun City:
    • +27 (0)83 276 2387 (Jaci’s Tree Lodge Manager)
    • +27 (0)83 303 0885 (Jaci’s Safari Lodge Manager)
  • Due to sporadic / unforeseen road closures, we recommend self-drive guests confirm their intended driving route on their day of arrival and check local road conditions before their departure / arrival.
  • Please print out and use these directions.

SELF-DRIVE DIRECTIONS FROM OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO JACI’S LODGES VIA MOLATEDI GATE

It is approximately a 3.5-hour drive to the lodge. We advise that you refuel at Sun Village, as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.

We do not recommend using a GPS to get to Jaci’s Lodges, please instead make use of the directions provided.

  • Directly after leaving the airport, look out for the sign saying R21 PRETORIA / KEMPTON PARK.
  • The sign will be on your left with the turn-off very soon after leaving the Airport.
  • Follow the signs to PRETORIA and N1 POLOKWANE
  • After approximately 36km you will see large signs over the highway, follow the direction PRETORIA and N1 POLOKWANE / NORTH
  • Turn onto this highway (you are now travelling in a northerly direction)
  • After passing a number of off-ramps, you will see signs for a toll road called BAKWENYA PLATINUM HIGHWAY / N4 / RUSTENBURG
  • Take this toll road (Left slip lane off the N1 North)
  • Once on the N4, continue in the Rustenburg direction and take EXIT 225, which is the R556 / SUN CITY / MAJAKANENG off-ramp.
  • Turn right at the top of the off-ramp and continue straight to SUN CITY. Sun City is approximately 73km from this off-ramp.
  • It is advisable to fill up with fuel at the Sun Village, just after the Sun City entrance, on the right.
  • After passing Sun City and the Sun Village on the right, continue straight until you reach a 4-way stop, with the Global fuelling station on the right.
  • Turn right towards DERDEPOORT. From here, there are two route options:

OPTION A (Recommended route)

  • Follow the R565 road for approximately 39.4km passing Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg Platinum Mine turnoff, and turn left at KAYAKULU (tar road)
  • Continue straight along the D548 road for 24.8km until you reach a T-JUNCTION.
  • Turn right at the T-Junction onto a tar road.
  • After about 10 km you will pass signs to Obakeng Village on your left.
  • Continue for another 10km’s and turn left towards Madikwe/ Molatedi Gate (sign-posted) onto a dirt road.
  • This road is gravel. Continue on *the road towards MOLATEDI VILLAGE (do not take the Derdepoort turning to the right, continue straight) and over the MARICO RIVER (+/- 14km’s)
  • Continue straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance (+/- 7km’s) and into MADIKWE GAME RESERVE.

*Roadworks towards Molatedi Village may cause delays.

OPTION B (Alternative route)

  • Follow the road for approximately 8km, you will need to turn left at the sign saying BAPONG.
  • Continue straight along this road (Please ignore all signs saying Madikwe Hospital / Madikwe Village)
  • After passing through MABESKRAAL (fuel is available in this village) approximately 45km, you will come to a 4-way stop.
  • Turn right to DERDEPOORT.
  • The tar continues for about 35km, and joins up to the option A directions above.
  • After about 10 km you will pass signs to Obakeng Village on your left.
  • Continue for another 10km’s and turn left towards Madikwe/ Molatedi Gate (sign-posted) onto a dirt road.
  • This road is gravel. Continue on *the road towards MOLATEDI VILLAGE (do not take the Derdepoort turning to the right, continue straight) and over the MARICO RIVER (+/- 14km’s)
  • Continue straight to the MOLATEDI GATE entrance (+/- 7km’s) and into MADIKWE GAME RESERVE.

*Roadworks towards Molatedi Village may cause delays.

SELF-DRIVE DIRECTIONS FROM SANDTON / ROSEBANK TO JACI’S LODGES

It is approximately a 3.5-hour drive to the lodge. We advise that you refuel at Sun Village, as there is no fuel available inside the reserve.

We do not recommend using a GPS to get to Jaci’s Lodges, please instead make use of the directions provided.

  • From Sandton, head North on the M1 TOWARDS PRETORIA.
  • The M1 merges with the N1 at the BUCCLEUCH INTERCHANGE – keep heading North towards Pretoria
  • Keep following the N1 North, but look for EXIT 124, BRAKFONTEIN INTERCHANGE.
  • Take Brakfontein interchange following signs for CENTURION / HATFIELD, staying on the N1.
  • After passing a number of off-ramps, you will see signs for a toll road called BAKWENYA PLATINUM HIGHWAY / N4 / RUSTENBURG
  • Take this toll road (Left slip lane off the N1 North)
  • Once on the N4, continue in the Rustenburg direction and TAKE EXIT 225, WHICH IS THE R556 / SUN CITY / MAJAKANENG OFF-RAMP.
  • Turn RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE OFF RAMP and CONTINUE STRAIGHT TO SUN CITY.
  • Sun City is approximately 73km from this off-ramp.
  • It is advisable to fill up with fuel at the Sun Village, just after the Sun City entrance on the right.
  • After passing Sun City and the Sun Village on the right, continue straight until you reach a 4-way stop, with the Global fueling station on your Right.
  • Turn right towards DERDEPOORT.
  • Please refer to above Route Option A or Route Option B to get to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE

  • A GPS will not bring you directly to Jaci’s Lodges if utilized from ORT / JHB / Pretoria or Sun City.
  • Please ignore all signs saying Madikwe Hospital or Madikwe Village along the Mabeskraal Road.
  • Please advise the lodge of your estimated time of arrival and check the afternoon game drive schedules to ensure you will be on time.
  • Please drive carefully and be aware of village pedestrians, children and animals.

SELF-DRIVE DIRECTIONS FROM GABORONE

GABORONE-TLOKWENG

  • Take the road from the city centre to the Tlokweng border post.
  • Once customs and immigration formalities have been completed, continue in the direction of Zeerust.
  • After approximately 10km you will see the Abjaterskop gate entrance into Madikwe on the left-hand side of the road.
  • 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.
  • Continue straight to the Sikwane Border Post.
  • Once customs and immigration formalities have been completed at Sikwane, continue in the direction of Derdepoort.
  • You will pass the Derdepoort General Dealer on the left, continue to a four-way stop and go straight to the Derdepoort gate entrance to the Madikwe Game Reserve.
  • From here follow the signs to Jaci’s Lodges (approximately a two-hour drive, with a 50-minute game drive through 
the reserve)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Please advise the lodge of your estimated time of arrival and check the afternoon game drive schedules to ensure you will be on time.
  • Please drive carefully and be aware of village pedestrians, children and animals.