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Getting To Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

By Madikwe Hills on March 8, 2021

Interested in visiting Madikwe Hills private game lodge but not sure how to get to us? Whether you opt to self drive, hop on a transfer or fly in and out – there is an option to suit you and your travelling companions.

Take a look at the options for getting to Madikwe Hills below.

Self Drive

About 4-5 hours from Johannesburg

Please do not follow your GPS! Google Maps do not yet supply the best directions to get to the lodge.

The drive from Johannesburg takes about 3.5 hours from Johannesburg/Pretoria to the gate and 1 hour in the park, as Madikwe Hills is situated in the middle of the reserve.

You can drive via Zeerust to the Abjaterskop Gate or via Sun City to the Molatedi Gate. You can find more detailed directions here.

Should you be doing a self-drive to Madikwe Hills, please contact the Lodge for the latest updates on the conditions of the roads, which will determine the route you should take.

For further directions / emergencies, please contact:

Telephone:+27 (0)18 350 9200
Mobile:+27 (0)81 085 5729 (limited signal)


Registered, professional transfer companies, with all insurances and indemnities are used for road transfers to Madikwe Hills.

Air-conditioned vehicles make the 4 to 5 hour drive comfortable and enjoyable. The vehicle type used will depend on the number of people on the transfer.

Please enquire for further information on these transfers.


Federal Airlines offers a world-class executive daily air shuttle service operating from O R Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve.

Federal Airlines operates a fleet of latest model turbine and piston aircrafts. All flights are undertaken by professional and highly experienced commercial pilots.

A meet and greet can be arranged for guests arriving at O R Tambo at no extra cost.

Transfers from the Madikwe Airstrip to the Lodge are complimentary.

+27 (0) 11 395 9000

For more advice or information, get in touch with our friendly reservations team via email at or fill in our contact form here. We look forward to helping you plan your ultimate safari to Madikwe Hills.

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