( 22°34’22.11″S, 28°32’6.80″E )
By road from Johannesburg (4h30 – 5hr trip)
Either using a rental car (2×4 recommended) or a shuttle service (contact us for detail) :
- Route via Zanzibar : Follow the N1 North from Johannesburg towards and past Pretoria, then in the direction of Polokwane.
- Exit the N1 at the turnoff for Mokopane / N11 – far before Polokwane.
- At the toll gate signposted Mokopane / N11 make sure you go through the left-most channel to take the N11 to Mokopane.
- This is the last sizeable town before the Reserve so stock up on snacks, water and fuel (note that there is a fuel station at the Reserve for the trip home).
- Follow the N11 for approximately 126km to Baltimore, then turn right onto the R561 which you follow for 36km before it becomes a high-grade dirt road and another 32km before you turn right on the R572 (tar road towards Alldays).
- You will pass 3 baobab trees on the right hand side, and 500m meters later turn left on the dirt road towards Zanzibar.
- Another 17km on take the left turn to Zanzibar, to arrive at Zanzibar border post 6km later, on your right hand side. Note: Zanzibar closes at 4PM.
- Once across the border post and the Limpopo River turn right (east) onto the dirt road and the gate to the Reserve will be in front of you.
By air ( ~ 1h15 – 1h30)
The reserve has access to a Cessna C210 airplane, based all year in Lanseria near Johannesburg. It is quite easy to take off mid afternoon to catch an intercontinental flight in the evening from OR Tambo and be anywhere in Europe the next morning.
Flying to LL is a timesaver i.e. more time to enjoy the reserve 🙂