how to reach us

Makanyi Lodge is 63km (approximately 1 hour 30min by car) from Hoedspruit East Gate, our closest airport. South African AirLink and SA Express operate scheduled flights to and from Hoedspruit.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO/FROM HOEDSPRUIT EAST GATE AIRPORT

Airlink – Johannesburg International Airport (OR Tambo)

Johannesburg (JNB) –  Hoedspruit (HDS)

  • 4Z871 JNB 10:30  – HDS 11:25
  • 4Z873 JNB 12:50 – HDS 13:45

 Hoedspruit (HDS) – Johannesburg (JNB)

  • 4Z872 HDS 12:05 – JNB 13:10
  • 4Z874 HDS14:20 –  JNB 15:25

 Airlink – Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town (CPT) –  Hoedspruit (HDS)

  • 4Z657 CPT 10:40 – HDS 13:10

Hoedspruit (HDS) – Cape Town (CPT)

  • 4Z658 HDS 13:55 – CPT 16:40

CemAir – Johannesburg International Airport (OR Tambo)

Johannesburg (JNB) –  Hoedspruit (HDS)

  • 5Z0890 JNB 11:40/13:00  – HDS 12:35/13:55

 Hoedspruit (HDS) – Johannesburg (JNB)

  • 5Z0889 HDS 13:05/14:30 – JNB 14:00/15:25

CemAir – Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town (CPT) –  Hoedspruit (HDS)

  • 5Z1812 CPT 09:30 – HDS 12:00

 Hoedspruit (HDS) – Cape Town (CPT)

  • 5Z1811 HDS 12:30 – CPT 15:15

 Due to times changing, please visit the website to see all flight times and details:

 

As an alternative to Airlink and CemAir, Federal Airlines also flies direct to Makanyi Lodge

Check www.fedair.com for more information

 DIRECT FLIGHTS TO MAKANYI

COMBRETUM AIRSTRIP

  • Private Charters only – CessZani Aviation.
  • Makanyi will transfer guests to and from Combretum airstrip, +- 15-20 min drive per way at no additional fee.

 THABAMATI AIRSTRIP

  • Federal Air Scheduled Charters.
  • Landing / Departing fee applies per person one way, rate on request and guests to settle direct at Makanyi. The landing fee is subject to change in accordance with Thabamati Airstrip regulations.
  • Makanyi will transfer guests to and from Combretum airstrip, +- 15-20 min drive per way at no additional fee.

By Road – Self Driving Directions

Johannesburg / Pretoria

  • Take the N4 to Witbank.
  • Take the Belfast off ramp (R33 / R540).
  • Once in Belfast town, turn right into Voortrekker Street and continue straight to Dullstroom on R540.
  • Drive straight through Dullstroom town and continue to Lydenburg.
  • Once in Lydenburg turn left into Potgieter Street and continue straight to Ohrighstad on the R36.
  • Drive straight through Ohrighstad and continue on R36 until it turns left to Tzaneen. DO NOT turn, but continue straight on R531 to Hoedspruit.
  • In Hoedspruit, continue straight over the bridge crossing the train line to a four way stop.
  • At the stop turn right and continue towards Bosbokrand / Bushbuckridge along the R40.
  • 6/7km from Hoedspruit, note the Eastgate Airport sign on your left.
  • At the sign, turn left.
  • Drive ±15km until you reach Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
  • At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee.
  • Continue on for ±13 km, until you see a stone plinth with a Makanyi Lodge sign on your left, turn right at the sign.
  • Continue on for ±17 km, until you see a stone plinth with a Makanyi Lodge sign in front of you, turn left at the sign.
  • Follow signboards to the lodge for an additional 5km.

 

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

  • At the turning circle leaving the airport, turn right.
  • At the first stop street, turn left onto the Plaston Road, and drive straight.
  • At the T-junction, turn right to White River. Once in White River, turn left at the second traffic light (at Ntt Toyota), then right at the first traffic light.
  • Turn left onto the R40, and drive straight towards Hazyview.
  • Drive straight through Hazyview town on the R40 and continue on to Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek.
  • At the first traffic light when entring Hazyview, turn right onto the R40 passing Perry’s Bridge Trading Post and Hippow Hollow Country Estate on your left to Bushbuckrodge.
  • Drive through Bushbuckridge and Accornhoek while continuing on the R40 towards Hoedspruit.
  • At the sign “Hoedspruit,” turn right and continue for approximately 17km.
  • 8km before Hoedspruit turn right at the sign “Timbavati & East Gate Airport”.
  • Drive ±15km until you reach Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
  • At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee.
  • Continue on for ±13 km, until you see a stone plinth with a Makanyi Lodge sign on your left, turn right at the sign.
  • Continue on for ±17 km, until you see a stone plinth with a Makanyi Lodge sign in front of you, turn left at the sign.
  • Follow signboards to the lodge for an additional 5km.

 

Sabi Sands Game Reserve (Shaw’s & Newington Gate)

  • Once leaving from the Sabi Sand Reserve, turn right onto the R536 towards Hazyview.
  • At the first traffic light when entering Hazyview, turn right on to the R40, passing Perry’s Bridge Trading Post and Hippo Hollow Country Estate on your left to Bushbuckridge.
  • Drive through Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek while continuing on the R40 towards Hoedspruit.
  • At the sign “Hoedspruit,” turn right and continue for approximately 17km.
  • 8km before Hoedspruit turn right at the sign “Timbavati & East Gate Airport”.
  • Drive ±15km until you reach Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate.
  • At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee.
  • Continue on for ±13 km, until you see a stone plinth with a Makanyi Lodge sign on your left, turn right at the sign.
  • Continue on for ±17 km, until you see a stone plinth with a Makanyi Lodge sign in front of you, turn left at the sign.
  • Follow signboards to the lodge for an additional 5km.

Please request written directions from the reservations team from any other location. GPS / Google Maps is not recommended as this will direct you on the wrong roads.

Kindly note that if you use a GPS these are the correct coordinates (below) to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate. Once inside the reserve please follow signs to Makanyi Lodge and/or the written self-drive directions provided on the website or by our reservations team.

 S24° 21’ 00.5”

E31° 09’ 26.2”

Makanyi Private Game Lodge
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
P.O. Box 883 – Hoedspruit 1380
South Africa

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