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Jaci's Sabi House

Jaci’s Sabi House is a exclusive-use, private abode which is situated in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve.

Jaci’s Sabi House accommodates a maximum of 6 guests at a time for exclusive-use bookings only and features a locally designed Main Lodge House and separate Guest Cottage with spacious interiors, luxurious finishes and bespoke decor. The thatch home is the ideal destination for the ultimate bush getaway, with access to prime game viewing areas within the Sabi Sand Reserve, where you can be assured of a Safari to be remembered. Complemented by private swimming pool, indigenous garden and your own private chef, field guide and game viewing vehicle, Jaci’s Sabi House is all set to offer guests nothing less than a spectacular private Safari experience.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

6 Jan 2019
to 18 Dec 2019

19 Dec 2019
to 5 Jan  2020
Jaci's Sabi House - Min 4 guests R50 440 R54 995
Jaci's Sabi House - Per additional guest per night (6 guest maximum) R8 500 R8 500

For SA Residents Rates please contact our offices at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via telephone on 0878204160

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Luxury Accommodation in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
The Main Lodge House features a large patio and grassed viewing area, a swimming pool and open-plan kitchen/bar as well as indoor and outdoor dining facilities. We believe that our South African inspired cuisine is best enjoyed under African skies and we pride ourselves on regular authentic outdoor dining experiences.

Featuring locally produced and designed fabrics, furnishings and crafts, the main house is a show piece of custom creations including a brightly coloured calabash chandelier, woven basket wall art and a unique sofa that makes a bold decor statement. The sections of vibrant green, blue and red wall colours are anchored by dark wood antique furniture, exposed thatch ceilings and concrete floors.

Follow the path through the spectacular landscaped indigenous garden to the separate Guest Cottage, fire pit and boma areas, all located just a short distance from the main house. 


Main House Bedroom

The master bedroom in the Main Lodge House boasts spectacular bush views and designer interiors – bursts of vibrant, bold colours and patterns are contrasted with muted tones of natural stone, concrete and thatch. The luxurious linens, high quality furnishing, custom finishes and personal touches make for an unforgettable luxurious stay in your own home-away-from-home.

The king-bedded room accommodates a maximum of 2 persons and has an en-suite bath, shower, toilet, bidet and hand basin.

The Guest Cottage

Echoing the bold yet natural design elements from the main house, these two unique rooms are dressed in bright prints and colours, and balanced with spacious, light architectural features. Large double doors invite the outdoors in so you can enjoy your view from your bed or private seating patio area.

The separate Guest Cottage at Jaci’s Sabi House is comprised of 2 individual twin-bedded rooms, each accommodating a maximum of 2 guests. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and handbasin.

Find Your Way Here
Whether you fly directly to the Arathusa on one of the daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg or Nelspruit, a flight from Madikwe to Sabi Sand or decide to do a self-drive, Jaci’s Sabi House is easily accessible by both road and air.

Transfers from Nelspruit are available on request. To request private chartered flights, please contact us.

The reserve entrance fee is approximately *R280.00 per vehicle and *R120.00 per person. *These costs are subject to change without notice – please confirm with us when making your booking. Airstrip passenger taxes apply for passengers on all flights.

Air Travel

  • Airlink operates convenient daily direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Nelspruit Kruger and from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Skukuza Airport. A unique 20 minute air-side transfer connects you onward on Airlink’s Lodge Link service to the Arathusa Airstrip. From there you will enjoy a short open vehicle transfer to Jaci’s Sabi House’s doorstep.
  • Daily flights are available on Federal Air / Unique Air / FlexeFlyer. (If flying with Federal Air storage facilities for extra or large luggage is available, should you require this service at their O R Tambo departure lounge)
  • Weekly flights between Sabi Sand and Madikwe operate every Monday, Wednesday & Friday (based on a minimum of 4 guests).
  • Airports are located within easy driving distance to Jaci’s Sabi House: Arathusa airstrip takes approximately 20 minutes; Hoedspruit airstrip takes 90 minutes and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is a 3-hour drive.
  • Road transfers from Hoedspruit Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport can be booked directly through Jaci’s Sabi House.
  • Please note that it is advisable to carry a small duffel bag or soft case (20 kilogram weight limit) in your main suitcase for your time at the lodge. The airlines do not accept rigid cases, but will store them while you are at the lodge, so you will have to pack your soft bag with your clothing and other equipment for your safari, and then leave the hardbox suitcase at the airline offices, where they will take care of it.
  • Private charter flights can be arranged any other day of the week (min 4 pax).

Road Travel

It is not possible to cross directly from The Kruger National Park to the Sabi Sand Reserve. Guests will have to exit the applicable gate & enter the Sabi Sand at the Gowrie Gate. Jaci’s Sabi House is only accessible via the Gowrie Gate. Please do not approach via Newington Gate or Shaws Gate.

Once you reach Acornhoek, the estimated travel time to Gowrie Gate is approximately 90 minutes, depending on the condition of the road. We thus advise that guests reach Jaci’s Sabi House prior to sunset.


  • Gowrie Gate opens at 06h00
  • Gowrie Gate closes at 19h00

NB: SELF-DRIVE GUESTS, it is not possible to cross directly from the Kruger National Park to the Sabi Sand Reserve.
Guests will have to exit the applicable gate & enter the Sabi Sands at the Gowrie Gate. Jaci's Sabi House is only accessible via the Gowrie Gate. Please do not direct your guests via Newington or Shaws gate, as they will have to exit & drive around to the Gowrie Gate. Once guests reach Acornhoek, the estimated travel time to Gowrie Gate is approximately 1h30 depending on the condition of the road which is fairly poor at the moment. We thus advise that guests reach the lodge prior to sunset. Afternoon game drives depart between 15h00 - 16h00

RESERVE FEES: - Sabi Sand reserve entrance fees must be paid in cash on arrival at Gowrie Gate

LATE ARRIVALS: - Guest arriving at night at the reserve gates will require an escort to the lodge - this must be pre-arranged with the lodge reservations office


  • Please do not use a GPS; you will be taken on an extended scenic tour of South Africa as a result...
  • If you’re coming from the Kruger Park you will have to exit Kruger and drive round to the Gowrie Gate, you cannot enter Sabi Sand from Kruger.
  • Please do not travel via Newington or Shaw’s Gate, as you will have to exit and drive around to Gowrie Gate.
  • Once you reach Acornhoek the estimated travel time to Gowrie Gate is approximately 11⁄2 hours depending on the condition of the road.
  • We recommend that you attempt to reach the lodge prior to sunset.
  • Please print and use the directions as they appear in this information sheet.
  • Please note the following information is required for all self drive or road transfers:
  • Guests names & contact details
  • Transfer company & contact details
  • Estimated time of arrival
  • Guests are requested to please phone the lodge on +27 (0) 79 694 8430 / +27 (0) 79 291 3908 (whatsapp only) when passing
    Acornhoek or Hlukuvani to advise the lodge of arrival time


  • Depart Johannesburg via the N12 Highway & continue to Witbank which then becomes the N4 Highway
  • Continue straight, through Middelburg & on towards Belfast.
  • Switch to the R540 to Dullstroom, continue on through Lydenburg, Origstad & through the Strydom Tunnel.
  • On approaching Hoedspruit take the R531 to Klaserie, Acornhoek
  • Turn into Acornhoek and continue straight, passing through the town of Hluvukani. (Please note that the last section of the road is on gravel and guests will have to drive at a reduced speed (allow for extra travel time especially if it has been raining)
  • Continue straight and follow directional signs to Cheetah Plains – the first one being at the turn off for Seville A
  • Jaci’s Sabi House is approximately 12 kilometres from Gowrie Gate.


  • Get onto the R40 and travel north. Pass through White River; Hazyview and then Bushbuckridge
  • Continue along the R40 until you reach Acornhoek
  • Turn right, into Acornhoek, and travel along the main road (D406), passing through the town
  • Continue straight and pass through the town of Hluvukani
  • Drive for a further 13km until you reach a large wooden Sabi Sand signboard alongside the road sign for Seville A
  • Turn right, here, and take this main dirt road until you reach a T-Junction with another large wooden Sabi Sand sign board.
  • Turn left, here, and continue straight on to Gowrie Gate
  • Jaci’s Sabi House is approximately 12 kilometres from Gowrie Gate.

JACI'S SABI HOUSE - Jaci's Sabi House can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests (6 adults, NO CHILDREN
MIN.4 / MAX. 6 GUESTS: 12 years and under). Minimum 4 guests / Maximum 6 guests

MAIN HOUSE: - 1 x King bedded room accommodating a maximum of two persons, bathroom with bath and shower, loo, bidet and hand basin

SEPARATE GUEST COTTAGE: - 2 x Twin bedded guest rooms each accommodating a maximum of two persons with own en-suite bathroom with shower, loo and hand basin

JACI'S SABI HOUSE - - Includes an open plan kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, private

MAIN LODGE & RECEPTION: game viewing vehicle and field guide


  • Regret no children 12 years and under accepted
  • Only children 13 years & over are allowed at Jaci's Sabi House & will be charged the applicable adult rate

INSURANCE: - We highly recommend that all guests have travel insurance & medical insurance cover for all unexpected incidents & to insure cancellation fees are covered



  • All road transfers, scheduled flights and private charters must be arranged directly by the agent with the transfer company.
  • Scheduled flights now available from Madikwe to Sabi Sand and vice versa and must be booked directly with Unique Air


Rates are quoted per first four guests per night - maximum 6 guests (6 x Adults), extra 1 or 2 guests at additional charge per person per night

Extra adults (from 5th adult) will be charged the applicable rate per person per night accordingly

Extra Adult rates are quoted per person per night

Peak season  (19 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019) Minimum 3 night stay over peak season

High Season (06 Jan 2018 - 18 Dec 2018)

Peak season  (19 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020) Minimum 3 night stay over peak season

Minimum stay of 3 nights is recommended to enhance the safari experience

Check-in is at 14h00. Should guests arrive earlier & require lunch, please note that this has to be pre-booked, lunch is served between 12h00 - 14h00.

Check out: Until 11:00am 


  • All meals prepared by private chef, speciality teas & filter coffee.
  • Twice-daily game drives in your private game-viewing vehicle with your on-site field guide.
  • Game drives include a sunrise / sunset stop and night drive with stargazing. 
  • All house drinks including a selection of South Africa’s most enjoyable wines (red, white & sparkling), local beers and our selection of premium spirits as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Transfers between Arathusa airstrip & Jaci’s Sabi House are included when flying with FedAir / Unique Air / FlexeFlyer / Private Charter. 
  • 15% VAT


  • Transfers to & from Jaci’s Sabi House, other than from Arathusa airstrip as listed above
  • Escort after dark from the reserve gates
  • Gratuities, laundry, telephone calls & all incidental costs
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance / travel cancellation refunds. (We highly recommend that guests have sufficient travel & medical insurance to cover any unexpected incidents)
  • Sabi Sand reserve entrance fees, which will be charged (in cash) at Gowrie Gate. Reserve entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice
  • A mandatory Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution of R115.00 (including VAT) per person per night will be levied to all bookings

We highly recommend a minimum of 3 nights stay at Jaci’s Sabi House in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular South African Safari experience & hospitality!


Check in: From 14:00pm

  • Should guests require lunch on the day of arrival, please note that this will need to be pre-booked. Lunch is served between 13h00 – 14h00.

Check out: Until 11:00am


  • Includes an open plan kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, private game viewing vehicle and field guide

Reserve Entrance Fee

The reserve entrance fee is approximately R280.00 per vehicle and R120.00 per person. These costs are subject to change without notice – please confirm with us when making your booking. Airstrip passenger taxes apply for passengers on all flights.


  • Only written cancellations will be accepted.
  • 25% Cancellation fee will be incurred if the booking is cancelled any time after the written confirmation is received.
  • 50% cancellation fee is applicable if a booking is cancelled 31 - 45 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% cancellation fee is applicable if a booking is cancelled 30 days and less prior to arrival.


  • Can accommodate Children. Children will be charged the applicable additional person rate.


  • Jaci’s Sabi House is on 220volt
  • Water supply is via borehole and is clean and can be consumed, however we do have filtered water for drinking available in the main area and your room


Winters: Generally Dry & Sunny

  •  Evening temperatures may drop to 0 degrees Celsius

Summers: Generally wet and humid

  • Daily highs of up to 38 degrees Celsius



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