In the 'hood, Madikwe as a destination

Still in its beginning stages as a park, the Madikwe Game Reserve is about 70 000 hectares of bushland just north of the little town of Groot Marico that stretches all the way up to the Botswana border, about 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Young it might be - having opened its gates, so to speak, only in August 1991 - but not only is it is one of South Africa’s largest and most popular game ... cont.

Madikwe Game Reserve, Nietverdiend, 2874, North West Province, South Africa

Directions to Madikwe River Lodge

From OR Tambo International Airport via Pilanesberg/ Derdepoort Gate
From Johannesburg(Jhb) International Airport follow the R21, north, to Pretoria (Tshwane) through Kempton Park.
After +- 40 km follow N1 north to, Pretoria (Tshwane), Pietersburg (Polokwane).
From the N1, +- 12 km, take N4 west into Pretoria (Tshwane), to Rustenburg or Hartebeespoort/dam.
Follow the N4 through Pretoria, +- 60 km to Hartebeespoort/dam.
From Hartebeespoort, follow N4 to Rustenburg for about +- 30km, go on the R556 to Sun City.
+- 94 km to Sun City.
Pass Sun City’s entrance (on your right hand side)
Pass the Sun Village garage and shopping centre. (It is recommended that you fill up with fuel at the Sun Village garage.
+- 5 km from Sun Village turn right at the T junction towards Derdepoort.
+- 10 km further turn right towards Bapong.
Carry on straight on this road for +- 40 km. ( Do not turn off at the Madikwe Hospital sign!)
The road becomes a dirt road and approx 200 metre further turn right towards Derdepoort.
Carry on straight with this road for about 40 kms until you see a Madikwe Game Reserve – Derdepoort gate turning off to the right.
+- 35 kms further you will see the Derdepoort gate on your right hand side.
Upon arriving at the gate, you will have to inform the guard that you are visiting Madikwe River Lodge. The guard will radio the lodge to inform us that you are arriving.
Follow the signs within the reserve to our lodge. The lodge is 7 km from the Derdepoort gate.

From Pretoria through Abjaterskop Gate via Zeerust
From Pretoria go on the N4 west to Rustenburg, Hartebeespoort / dam.
Stay on the N4.
+- 50 km to Hartebeespoort. Stay on N4.
+- 90 km to Rustenburg. Go through Rustenburg on N4 to Swartruggens.
+- 60 km to Swartruggens. Go straight through Swartruggens on N4 to Zeerust.
+- 70 km to Zeerust on the N4.
DO NOT FOLLOW MADIKWE SIGNS, it is a village far away from us. ONLY FOLLOW MADIKWE GAME RESERVE or MADIKWE RIVER LODGE signs.
In Zeerust turn right on the R47 / R49 to Gaborone / Madikwe Game Reserve.
It is +- 90 km to the Abjaterskop Gate.
Go in through the Abjaterskop Gate. Once you are in the reserve, follow Derdepoort Gate signs for +- 35 km, then you will see the Madikwe River Lodge sign turn right, +- 3 km to the lodge.
It is +- 380 km, and will take about 4.5 hours.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (64 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (64 km)
  • Grocery Store (64 km)

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking trails
  • Swimming

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