KwaMbili Game lodge - Thornybush - Greater Kruger Area - South Africa
i Kudos for everything,  especially tracking two leopards!  Thanks also to the cooks for such great food! - Frank & Carol i Best marks for everything and everybody, although it spoilt our usual backpackers budget! But it was definitely the best decision we made in our holiday! - Ulrike & Sepp i We enjoyed the evening and morning safari with Edde, Richard and Eric and especially the close!! encounter with three rhinos will last a lifetime.  - Guest Names i This is Paradise, We dont want to leave, everything is perfect! The atmosphere, people, food and animals. Thank you for everything!. - Naite & Werner i It was very lekker! Great adventure, food and service! All our expectations have been exceeded. Good Luck to all of you. Best - Jim & Julie Read More

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Driving to KwaMbili

Lat -24 deg 25 min 31.008 sec
Long 31 deg 07 min 16.470 sec


From  NELSPRUIT (158 km / 2 hours)

From Nelspruit take the R40 through White River and then onto HAZYVIEW. Continue on the R40 towards BUSHBUCK RIDGE. Drive through BUSHBUCK RIDGE and on to ACORNHOEK – continue through ACORNHOEK towards KLASERIE, until you reach the turn-off towards HOEDSPRUIT / EASTGATE AIRPORT – turn right here (do not turn at the Orpen sign). Drive 1 km and turn right towards GUERNSEY and pass through the GUERNSEY ACCESS CONTROL GATE (look out for the Thornybush Nature reserve signs). Drive 12 km and at the T-Junction, turn left towards THORNYBUSH MAIN GATE.  Drive 5 km and turn right into the THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE.

 

From Johannesburg / Pretoria (500+ km about 5.5 to 6 hours)

From the airport drive towards Boksburg (R23) then turn onto the N12 towards Witbank.
Take N12 from Johannesburg to Witbank or take N4 from Pretoria to Witbank.  At Witbank, the N12 & N4 merge – continue on the N4 to BELFAST.  Turn off the N4 at BELFAST and drive into the town.  At 2nd Stop Street, turn right towards DULLSTROOM.  Continue on this road, through DULLSTROOM and on to MASHISHING (formerly LYDENBURG). Beware of this piece of road as there are sections with potholes.   In MASHISHING, follow signs for OHRIGSTAD (you will be turning left this is the most direct route) – drive through OHRIGSTAD and continue along this road for another 97 km, until you reach the town of HOEDSPRUIT.  Drive through Hoedspruit – turn RIGHT at the 4th stop street, towards BUSHBUCKRIDGE/ BOSBOKRAND (R40).  Drive for 7 km – turn LEFT towards EASTGATE AIRPORT / TIMBAVATI and pass through the GUERNSEY ACCESS CONTROL GATE.  Drive for 17 km – turn RIGHT towards GUERNSEY (Look out for the Thornybush Main Lodge signs).  Drive for 11 km – turn LEFT into the THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE.

From ORPEN Gate - Kruger National Park (66 km about 45 minutes)

Drive approx 40kms towards KLASERIE until you reach a T-Junction and stop street – turn right – drive 2 km and turn right towards HOEDSPRUIT / EASTGATE AIRPORT.  Drive 1 km and turn right towards GUERNSEY and pass through the GUERNSEY ACCESS CONTROL GATE.  Look out for the large brown signs for Thornybush Nature reserve.  Drive 12 km and at the T-Junction, turn left towards THORNYBUSH MAIN GATE.  Drive 5 km and turn right into the THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE (sign will read Thornybush Main Lodge).


From TZANEEN (150 km / 2 hours)

Take the R71 from Tzaneen to GRAVELOTTE.  Continue on this road – past GRAVELOTTE – till you reach a T-Junction.  Turn right at the T-Junction towards MICA.  Continue on this road, past the small village of MICA for about 30km.  You will see a STOP SIGN / turn-off to HOEDSPRUIT.  Continue STRAIGHT PAST the stop sign on the road for another 7 km.  Turn LEFT at the sign TIMBAVATI and pass through the GUERNSEY ACCESS CONTROL GATE.  Drive for 17 km.  Turn RIGHT at the sign GUERNSEY (Look out for the Thornybush Main Lodge signs).  Drive for 11 km (on a gravel road) and turn left at the Thornybush Entrance Gate.

 

From PHALABORWA (120 km / 1.5 hours)

Follow signs from Phalaborwa to LYDENBURG.  Once you have turned onto the R40, continue on this road for approximately 80 km.  You will see a STOP SIGN / turn-off to HOEDSPRUIT.  Continue STRAIGHT PAST the stop sign on the road for another 7 km.  Turn LEFT at the sign TIMBAVATI and pass through the GUERNSEY ACCESS CONTROL GATE.  Drive for 17 km.  Turn RIGHT at the sign GUERNSEY (Look out for the Thornybush Main Lodge signs).  Drive for 11 km (on a gravel road) and turn left at the Thornybush Entrance Gate.

 

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