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How to get to us - at the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve is located in South Africa’s North West Province with Botswana as our northern border. It is about a 3½ to 4 hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, either via Zeerust or via Sun City.


DIRECTIONS VIA ZEERUST

(Please note there is a tollgate on this route.)

The route from Pretoria/Johannesburg goes via Rustenburg, Swartruggens and Zeerust and is tarmac all the way. Allow at least 3½ to 4 hours travelling time from Johannesburg e.g. the intersection of the Buccleuch interchange.

In more detail, it is as follows:

From the Buccleuch Interchange follow the N1 South, sign posted “Roodepoort”.

Take the R511 turn off from the N1 sign posted “William Nicol” – turn right over the motorway and follow the R511 towards “Hartebeespoort”.

Go through the Hartebeespoort Tunnel and the Market (on either side of the road).

Turn right at the “Rustenburg R512 (N4)” sign. Then, almost immediately (600 metres later) turn left onto the Rustenburg N4.

Stay on this road – going through Rustenburg, Swartruggens (at + 192 km) and through Zeerust (at + 265 km).

In Zeerust, turn right at the fourth stop street, into President Street, following the signpost "R47 Gaborone - Madikwe Game Reserve".

Follow the R47 (now newly signposted also as the R49) north towards Gaborone for 85km and look out for the Abjaterskop Gate into Madikwe which is on your right hand side.

You should be at the gate at 12h30 on check in day. (Please don't arrive before 12h30, as we are unable to accommodate you before then – also, please let us know if you are going to be much later than 12h30 – phone us at the lodge on 083 653 9869.)

On your arrival the gate guard should give you a sheet with directions to the Meeting Point. He will also fill in a Park Entrance Permit with your details and will radio us to tell us of your arrival. (You do not need to pay the entrance fees at the gate – we will collect the R150 from you at Mosetlha on behalf of Parks Board.) You will be given two copies of the Entrance Permit; please hand the pink copy to your Field Guide when he meets you and retain the white original for when you exit the Reserve.

In order to get to the place where you will leave your own vehicle and be met by your Mosetlha Field Guide, please continue on this main road from Abjaterskop Gate for 11 kilometres until you reach a T-junction with a signpost pointing left to “Derdepoort Gate, Molatedi Gate” etc.

Turn left here and follow this road for approximately another 2 kilometres and, at the top of the hill, just after passing under the power lines, turn right following the sign saying “Park Administration”.

Just four hundred metres further on you will come to a sliding gate in an electrified fence on your right hand side and a sign saying “Admin Office”. Enter this gate, (please close it behind you), swing left and park at the back of the building next to the tower with the three green water tanks. Here you will be met by your Field Guide from Mosetlha.

Whilst driving in the Park, please observe the 40 kph speed limit, for your safety and that of the animals


DIRECTIONS VIA SUN CITY

(Please note there is a 33km dirt road on this route)

0km With the Sun City gates to your right, set your clock to zero.

5.5 Turn right at the 4-way stop onto the R565

13.1 Turn left to follow the "Bapong" sign then stay straight along this road. This turning has a few Madikwe Game Reserve lodge signs here as well.

(After 15.6km there is a sign "Madikwe Hospital Bapong" pointing left. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD!)

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THE GREEN “MADIKWE” SIGNS – THESE TAKE YOU TO MADIKWE VILLAGE. PLEASE ONLY FOLLOW BROWN MADIKWE GAME RESERVE SIGNS

49.9 At this 4 way crossing, turn right at the Derdepoort sign.

77.2 The tar road ends here and becomes gravel as you pass the Dwarsberg Trading Store on your left.

110.2 At the end of this road you will reach the Molatedi Gate of the Reserve.

You should be at the gate at 12h30 on check in day. (Please don't arrive before 12h30, as we are unable to accommodate you before then – also, please let us know if you are going to be much later than 12h30 – phone us at the lodge on 083 653 9869.)

On your arrival the gate guard will give you a sheet with directions to the Meeting Point. He will also fill in a Park Entrance Permit with your details and will radio us to tell us of your arrival. (You do not need to pay the entrance fees at the gate – we will collect the R150 from you at Mosetlha on behalf of Parks Board.) You will be given two copies of the Entrance Permit; please hand the pink copy to your Field Guide when he meets you and retain the white original for when you exit the Reserve.

In order to get to the place where you will leave your own vehicle and be met by your Mosetlha Field Guide, please continue on the main road from Molatedi Gate for 11,6 km where, immediately after curving to the left underneath the telephone lines follow the sign saying "Park Administration".

Just seven hundred metres (i.e. 0,7 km) further on you will come to a sliding gate in an electrified fence on your left, and the last sign indicating "Park Administration”. Go through this gate, (please close it behind you), swing left and park at the back of the building next to the tower with the four green water tanks. Here you will be met by your Field Guide from Mosetlha.

Please observe the 40 kph speed limit, for your safety and that of the animals


DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMP FROM THE AIRPORT

Get on to the R21 heading towards Pretoria – After about 15 - 20 minutes you join the N1 Pretoria

You travel through Centurion and after about 10 - 15 minutes, you’ll see a sign N4 Rustenburg – follow this sign.

There are 2 toll roads over the next half hour..

Now you’re on the N4, you can either continue straight and follow the Rustenburg/Zeerust route, or you can take the Sun City/Pilanesburg turn off and go that way.


DIRECTIONS FROM GABORONE

To get to the Abjaterskop Gate of Madikwe Game Reserve, leave Gaborone by Tlokweng Road and proceed to the Tlokweng Border Post, which is about 20 km from Gaborone. (This Border Post is known as Kopfontein on the South African side.)

After crossing through the border post, DO NOT TURN LEFT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BORDER - carry straight on along the same road towards Zeerust for a further 15 km where you will see the Abjaterskop Gate entrance on your left hand side.

The above route is about 35 km from Gaborone and is tarmac all the way.

You should be at the gate at 12h30 on check in day. (Please don't arrive before 12h30, as we are unable to accommodate you before then – also, please let us know if you are going to be much later than 12h30 – phone us at the lodge on 083 653 9869.)

On your arrival the gate guard should give you a sheet with directions to the Meeting Point. He will also fill in a Park Entrance Permit with your details and will radio us to tell us of your arrival. (You do not need to pay the entrance fees at the gate – we will collect the R150 from you at Mosetlha on behalf of Parks Board.) You will be given two copies of the Entrance Permit; please hand the pink copy to your Field Guide when he meets you and retain the white original for when you exit the Reserve.

In order to get to the place where you will leave your own vehicle and be met by your Mosetlha Field Guide, please continue on this main road from Abjaterskop Gate for 11 kilometres until you reach a T-junction with a signpost pointing left to “Derdepoort Gate, Molatedi Gate” etc.

Turn left here and follow this road for approximately another 2 kilometres and, at the top of the hill, just after passing under the power lines, turn right following the sign saying “Park Administration”.

Just four hundred metres further on you will come to a sliding gate in an electrified fence on your right hand side and a sign saying “Admin Office”. Enter this gate, (please close it behind you), swing left and park at the back of the building next to the tower with the three green water tanks. Here you will be met by your Field Guide from Mosetlha.

Whilst driving in the Park, please observe the 40 kph speed limit, for your safety and that of the animals.


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