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Nyala Safari Lodge – Directions

Affordable, Self Catering, Big 5 Safari Lodge, set on the banks of the Mohlabetsi River, in the Greater Kruger National Park

  • Join the N12 towards Witbank/Emalahleni
  • N12 joins the N4 at Witbank/Emalahleni and continue to Belfast/Emakhazeni.
  • At Belfast/Emakhazeni take the R540 to Dullstroom/Emnotweni & Lydenburg/Mashishing.
  • Continue through Lydenburg/Mashishing & towards Ohrigstad along the R36. Be aware of potholes.
  • Pass through the Abel Erasmus Pass and through the JG Strydom Tunnel towards Hoedspruit along the R527. Go through Hoedspruit town over the railway bridge.
  • After this bridge the R527 will intersect with the R40 at a 4 way stop. Continue straight (to the left would be Phalaborwa/Mica and to the right would be White River/Wit Rivier/ Klaserie
  • From the 4 way stop continue straight towards the Airforce Base it is about 600 meters to the T junction
  • At the T-junction turn left the sign says “Drakensig” and drive for about 200 meters
  • Turn right onto a gravel road (follow Jejane/Nyala signs) for 4,3 kms to Balule/Jejane gates.
  • At the Jejane gate you sign in & continue along the cut line fence (on your right) and follow the Nyala signs – DO not turn off stay with the fence on your right hand side until the Air strip on your left.
  • Distance from gate to Air strip 8 kms. Follow the Nyala signs from here to the Lodge.
  • At the Wind sock turn right at the hangar – pass a concrete dam on your left and then veer right.
  • Follow the small Nyala sign through the usually dry river bed until passing a pump house on your left. At the next intersection, turn left and the Nyala camp is a few hundred meters further.
  • Hope you see some game on route from the Jejane Gate to Nyala Lodge.

Get onto the R40 to Phalaborwa

After the Orpen Gate turnoff make sure to turn right towards Phalaborwa

  • Travel towards Hoedspruit – entering Hoedspruit the TOTAL filling station is on left at the 4 way stop. (Lebamba left /Pick ‘n Pay right)
  • Carry On, and turn right at next 4 way stop (it is the “main” 4-way) (Airforce Base road indicated)
  • Continue ± 600m to T-junction
  • At the T-junction turn left and drive for about 200 meter
  • Turn right onto a dirt road and continue on the dirt road for about 4.5kms to the Balule / Jejane gate is on the right… (follow Balule/Jejane/Nyala signs)
  • At the Jejane gate you sign in & continue along the fence (on your right) and follow the Nyala signs – DO not turn off stay with the fence on your right hand side until the Air strip on your left.
  • Distance from gate to Air strip 8 kms. Follow the Nyala signs from here to the Lodge.
  • At the Wind sock turn right at the hangar – pass a concrete dam on your left and then veer right.
  • Follow the small Nyala sign through the usually dry river bed until passing a pump house on your left.

At the next intersection, turn left and the Nyala camp is a few hundred meters further.

ENTER EACH ONE AND GO TO THE NEXT ONE if you would like to use a GPS, but please don’t rely on your GPS alone

  • Sand road *S24 20 38 60 *E30 57 21 82
  • Gate *S24 18 37 48 *E30 57 18 45
  • Runway *S24 17 17 10 *E31 01 38 89
  • Hangar *S24 16 49 53 *E31 01 24 04
  • Borehole *S24 16 41 41 *E31 01 50 90
  • Entrance road *S24 16 26 74 *E31 01 54 72
  • Nyala *S24 16 25 84 *E31 01 48 36

It is recommended that guests rely on the directions provided rather than a GPS due to the fact that, in many instances, game fencing, etc affect rural roads

Check In & Check Out Times

CHECK-IN TIME IS STRICTLY BETWEEN 14:00 AND 15:00
CHECK-OUT TIME IS STRICTLY NO LATER THAN 10:00