Getting to Makalali Game Lodge
Makalali, meaning `place of rest’ in the Shangaan language, is set on 22 000 hectares of Lowveld Acacia and open savanna grassland. Guests can look forward to seeing the Big 5 as well as Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu and many other species roam freely on this private conservancy.
Makalali Game Lodge in Limpopo, South Africa offers a flamboyant delight in a unique thatched design, with natural rock walkways and traditional earthen walled structures, situated in a lush and shady setting along the river.
Directions from Johannesburg:
The distance from Johannesburg to Makalali is 506km (313.72 Miles).
Take the N1 North towards Pretoria.
Take the N4 east to eMalahleni (previously Witbank) and onwards to Belfast [Pretoria to Belfast ± 240km (148.8 Miles)].
Turn left off the highway to Belfast.
In Belfast, turn right at Belfast Toyota onto the Dullstroom / Mashishing (previously Lydenberg) road (R540).
At the T-Junction (R540 & R36) turn left to Mashishing (previously Lydenberg).
In Mashishing (previously Lydenberg), at the Ohrigstad sign, turn left and follow the main road of Mashishing ( De Clerq Street) on the Ohrigstad road (R36).
Follow the R36 through Ohrigstad and through the Strijdom Tunnel.
Turn left towards Tzaneen at the next T-junction (still R36). There is a Total garage on your left – This is also your last petrol stop before the lodge.
Follow the road over the Olifants River, past the Oaks (local village) and past Phalaborwa / Mica turnoff (± 10 km / 6.2 Miles) and follow Makalali signs.
Turn right at Gravelotte turnoff (D202), this road becomes a gravel road. Go through the boom gate.
Travel ± 17km (10.54 Miles) on the gravel road to the Makalali Main Gate on your right-hand side.
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