In the 'hood, Timbavati as a destination

Timbavati Game Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This allows the animals free range and ensures guests to the area the opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that South Africa has to offer. Timbavati is a "Big Five" Game Reserve: Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo roam freely plus many more species of predator and antelopes. The area ... cont.

Motswari Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Motswari Private Game Lodge

From Johannesburg
From Johannesburg follow the N12 which leads past Benoni, Witbank (Emahlaleni) andMiddleburg. Follow the signs and turnoff for Belfast. Turn right onto the R540 throughDullstroom, following signs onwards through Lydenburg (Mashisheng) and Ohrigstad. Proceedon the R36 over the Abel Erasmus Pass to Hoedspruit. You will enter Hoedspruit on the R527. In Hoedspruit proceed through the 4-way stop and go over the small bridge. At the intersectionturn right onto the R40 towards Bosbokrand. Continue for 7km and then turn left onto theTimbavati Road and past the entrance to Eastgate airport. (Your mobile phone is unlikely to have a signal from here!). You will be required to stop at the entrance to the Timbavati Private Game Reserve gate where you will pay R100 (subject to change) per person conservation levy and R80 (subject to change) toll for your vehicle. (Please contact us for prices levied on heavy vehicles and trailers ifrequired). You are now in the Greater Kruger National Park! Motswari is 32km from the gate. Although the road is tarred, drive carefully (50 kph speed limit) and expect to see wild animals. Stay in your vehicle! 1km after passing Ingwelala on your right (large thatched entrance) lookout for the Motswari sign. Turn right and follow the Motswari signs for the remaining 4km.

Amenities in the area

  • Bars and/or Nightlife (20 km)
  • Airport (50 km)
  • Car Hire (50 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (70 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (70 km)
  • Grocery Store (70 km)
  • Internet Caf (70 km)
  • Laundromat (70 km)
  • Post Office (70 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (70 km)
  • Shopping Mall (70 km)
  • Train Station (70 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)

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