Directions & Location

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 via email at admin@jacissabihouse.co.za

The reserve entrance fee is approximately *R250.00 per vehicle and *R110.00 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.

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Air Travel

  • 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). For more information or to make a booking email admin@jacissabihouse.co.za

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.

Recommended Self-Driving Route

From Johannesburg

Please do not use a GPS, you will be taken on an extended scenic tour of South Africa as a result… Download and follow the map instead. 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.

  • Depart Johannesburg via the N12 highway and continue to Witbank which then becomes the N4 highway
  • Continue straight, through Middelburg and on towards Belfast.
  • Switch to the R540 to Dullstroom, continue on through Lydenburg, Origstad and through the Strydom tunnel.
  • On approaching Hoedspruit take the R531 to Klaserie, Acornhoek and then follow the signs for Sabi Sand to Gowrie Gate. 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)
  • Follow directional signs to the camp.

Jaci’s Sabi House is approximately 12 kilometres from Gowrie Gate. Please note: the drive includes gravel road, the condition of which is dependant on the season and when last it was graded by the local municipality. Please SMS or Whatsapp Jaci’s Sabi House directly on + 27 (0)76 291 3908 to update us on your estimated time of arrival when you pass through Bushbuck Ridge or Hluvakani.

Recommended Self-Driving Route

From Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

  • Take the R40 to White River, Hazyview, Bushbuck Ridge and Acornhoek.
  • Follow the signs for Sabi Sand to Gowrie Gate.
  • Follow directional signs to the camp.

Jaci’s Sabi House is approximately 12 kilometres from Gowrie Gate.

Please note: the drive includes gravel road, the condition of which is dependant on the season and when last it was graded by the local municipality. Please SMS or Whatsapp Jaci’s Sabi House directly on + 27 (0)76 291 3908 to update us on your estimated time of arrival when you pass through Bushbuck Ridge or Hluvakani.