In the 'hood, Marken as a destination

Marken is a small town that is defined by its spectacular setting, right at the edge of the impressive Waterberg Mountain Range. The region has a tranquillity that transcends the hustle and bustle of the South African cities, settling deep in the hearts of visitors that make this their retreat. This part of the Limpopo Province boasts a different kind of natural beauty; one that is sometimes ... cont.

Portion 1 Sandnek, Leerdam Farm, 3344LR, Marken, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Ehlathini Lodge

From Pretoria to Ehlathini Lodge:
• Take the N1 toward Polokwane
• After Kranskop Fuel station take the R33 exit toward Modimolle / Marble Hall (+/- 130 km)
• Turn left onto the R33 and stay on the R33 through Modimolle for about 72.2 km to Vaalwater
• In Vaalwater turn right at the 4 way stop towards Melkrivier and continue for about 45.5 km
• Turn left at the T-junction towards the R518 for about 13.5 km
• At the next T-junction turn left onto the R518 and continue for about 38.2 km towards Marken
• In Marken, at the T-junction turn left onto the R18/R518 and continue for about 4.9 km
• After the Overyssel turn off to the left. Slow down and Turn right onto the Jemima Road that turns into a gravel road and continue for about 1.9 km till you see the giraffe sign for Ehlathini Lodge on your right hand side
• Open gate and drive through, please remember to close the gate again. Drive straight till you get to a 2nd gate, you are now entering Ehlathini’s game farm. Close gate securely behind you, we don’t want any of the animals to get out! Drive straight. You will get to a dead end; just follow the road to the left
• The road forks, you keep right
• The road forks for a 2nd time, keep left and follow the road all the way up to the main lodge where we will be waiting to greet you with a cool beverage and a welcoming smile

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (5 km)
  • Airport (340 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Caving
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Hiking trails
  • Swimming

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