Position of Makanyane Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve
Makanyane Safari Lodge is ideally located in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. This safari lodge in Madikwe is easily accessible by road and air. Private charters can land at the Madikwe Game Reserve gravel airstrip.
However, all private pilot wishing to land at the airstrip must first sign a pilot indemnity form before landing. You will then be transferred to Makanyane Safari Lodge.The drive from Johannesburg takes between 3 and a half to 5 hours, depending on traffic.
How to get there:
Directions from Johannesburg:
From Johannesburg, drive along the N1 and take the William Nicol Drive off ramp. At the intersection, turn right onto the R511 towards Fourways. Continue for another 3km (1.86 miles). After the third intersection, move into the left hand lane and take the off ramp on to the R564 Witkoppen Road. Move into the right hand lane immediately as you will need to turn right at the first intersection. At the intersection, turn right into Cedar Avenue. Drive along this road for about 8km (4.97 miles) until you reach a T-junction. You will see a sign indicating the Lion Park on your left.
Turn left and immediately after that turn right at the large Sun City sign. Continue along this road for about 3km (1.86 miles) over the Pretoria highway until you reach another T-junction. A sign will indicate Brits, Lanseria and Randburg.
Turn right and drive for about 19km (11.80 miles) and pass the Lanseria turnoff situated on the right. You will reach a T-junction with a signpost for Magaliesburg, Brits and Sun City.Turn right. About 4km Further there's a 4-way crossing.
Turn left towards Sun City and then turn right follow the sign. Turn right and go over the Hartebeespoort Dam Bridge.
After about 4km (2.48 miles), you will reach another T-junction signposted Rustenburg, Brits and Sun City. Turn right and drive for about 4km (2.48 miles) until you reach a 4-way crossing with a large flea market on the left hand side.
The signpost will read N4 Rustenburg, R512 Brits and Hartebeespoort Dm right. Turn left and follow the road for about 15km (9.32 miles) through the flea market. Drive past the right turn to Brits, another right turn to Brits, Rustenburg and Sun City.
You will reach a small village. Turn right at the signboard for Pilanesberg and Rustenburg. The road you're on now will cross the N4 to Rustenberg and you will head for Pilanesberg and Sun City. Drive about 73km (45.36 miles) to Sun City.
Continue another 5km (3.10 miles) until you reach a 2-way stop. Turn right towards Derdepoort. While driving on this road, you will pass a sign for Madikwe Game Reserve. Continue for about 8km (4.97 miles) until you see the Bapong sign right after Matooster. The sign will be on your right. There will be another sign showing the direction to Makanyane Safari Lodge.
Turn left towards Bapong and drive for about 14km (8.69 miles) You will see a sign for Batlhalengwe. About 2km (1.24 miles) you will reach an intersection. Continue straight towards the town of Mabeskraal and drive about 7km (4.34 miles). The road will become a dirt road.
At the 4-way stop in the village of Makweleng, you will see a sign showing the direction to Makanyane Safari Lodge. Turn right (ignore the Madikwe sign) towards Derdepoort and drive for about 4km (2.48 miles) until you reach a 4-way yield. Continue straight towards Derdepoort.
About 17km (10.56 miles) later, you will pass the Dwarsberg Cafe. After about 29km (18.01 miles), turn off to the right at the sign indicating Madikwe River Lodge. Turn right and follow this road for about 28km (17.39 miles) until you reach the Krokodildrift Gate on the left hand side of the road. Continue along this road until you see a large Makanyane sign and a welcome vehicle waiting for you.
Airstrip GPS co-ordinates:
- 24°44'00' S
- 26°24'27' E
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