In the 'hood, Gravelotte as a destination

The little town of Gravelotte, in the Bushveld region of the Limpopo, lies roughly half way between Tzaneen and Phalaborwa, west of the Kruger National Park and around five hours’ drive from Johannesburg. It is no surprise that very few people know of Gravelotte’s existence, situated as it is in the nether reaches of the Limpopo province on the lesser travelled R526. But the town’s main claim ... cont.

Harmony Block, Gravelotte Road, Gravelotte, near Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Makalali Private Game Lodge

Take the N1 north towards Pretoria, take the N4 East towards Witbank and onwards to Belfast (Pta-Belfast +- 240 Km), Turn Left off the Highway towards Belfast, In Belfast, turn right at the Belfast Toyota onto Dullstroom / Lydenburg (R540), At the T – Junction (R540 – R36) turn left to Lydenburg, In Lydenburg, at the Origstad sign, turn left and follow the main road of Lydenburg (De Klerk street) on the Origstad road (R36), Follow the R36 through Origstad and through the Strijdom tunnel, Turn left towards Tzaneen at the T-Junction (still R36), Follow the road over the Oilifants River, past the Oaks (local Village) and Past Phalaborwa/Mica turn off ( +-10KM), Turn Right at the Gravelotte turn off, this road becomes a Gravel road. Go through the boom Gate, Travel +- 10Km on the Gravel road to the Makalali Gate on your Right hand side.

Amenities in the area

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  • Airport (72 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (72 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (72 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (72 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (72 km)
  • Grocery Store (72 km)
  • Internet Café (72 km)
  • Post Office (72 km)
  • Shopping Mall (72 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Hiking trails
  • Rhino / Elephant tracking

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