In the 'hood, Melkrivier as a destination

Possibly the main attraction for visitors to Melkrivier is how close it is to Johannesburg. A mere two and a half hours worth of driving, and you’re in an entirely different world. In Melkrivier, nestled in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, one is transported to the heart of the African experience - game country. The added advantage to being able to experience the bush this close to a ... cont.

Jembisa, Melkrivier, Vaalwater, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Jembisa Bush Home

From Johannesburg International Airport
• Take R21 to Pretoria for about 20 minutes
• Take the N1 highway North towards Pietersburg / Polokwane.
• Turn off at the Kranskop toll gate (third toll gate) to Nylstroom/Modimolle.
• Go through Nylstroom/Modimolle to Vaalwater (± 60km).
• In Vaalwater turn right at the stop street towards Melkriver (there is only one stop street in Vaalwater).
• Go ± 42 km and turn left onto a gravel road marked Melkriver School/Lapalala.
• After 6km turn right (there is an old Cape Dutch farm house on the right hand side) and pass the Rhino Museum.
• From the Rhino Museum drive 3.3km, the main entrance to Jembisa will be on your right.
(if you are driving to Kingfisher Cottage or the Podica Chalets, continue driving past the main entrance for 1km, the road bends to the left, go over Palala River Bridge and through the electric gate,
drive another 1km, and turn right, then follow the signs).
• If you are driving to River Cottage, do not take the Lapalala turn, but stay on the Melkrivier Road from Vaalwater until you reach a T-Junction. Turn left at the T, and approximately 2 kms on the left hand side you will see a farm gate. This is just before you cross the Palala River. Someone will greet you at the gate.

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