How To Get There

From the South on the R 40

On the R40 from Bushbuckridge

  • From Acornhoek drive approx. 5km and Turn right onto the R531 , towards Orpen Gate , Kruger National Park
  • Drive 12.5km on the R531 and there will a sign for The River Lodge/ Avoca / Ilkley
  • Turn left and go through the control gate which is 50 meters after the turn-off
  • Security will provide you with a remote for the gate immediately on your left and a second gate after which you follow signs to The River Lodge

From the North on the R 40

  • At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
  • Continue on this road for approx. 22.5 km until you reach a T-junction
  • Turn left which is still the R40 towards Bushbuckridge and White River
  • After approx. 2 km , turn left onto the R531 towards Orpen Gate , Kruger National Park
  • Drive 12.5km on the R531 and there will a sign for The River Lodge/ Avoca / Ilkley
  • Turn left and go through the control gate which is 50 meters after the turn-off
  • Security will provide you with a remote for the gate immediately on your left and a second gate after which you follow signs to The River Lodge

From Johannesburg to Thornybush Game Lodge:

Via Hoedspruit

    • The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
    • Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit).
    • Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left.
    • Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
    • Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
    • At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
  • Continue on this road for approx. 22.5 km until you reach a T-junction
  • Turn left which is still the R40 towards Bushbuckridge and White River
  • After approx. 2 km , turn left onto the R531 towards Orpen Gate , Kruger National Park
  • Drive 12.5km on the R531 and there will a sign for The River Lodge/ Avoca / Ilkley
  • Turn left and go through the control gate which is 50 meters after the turn-off
  • Security will provide you with a remote for the gate immediately on your left and a second gate after which you follow signs to The River Lodge

Via Klaserie ( recommended)

  • The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit).
  • Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left. Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
  • Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Ohrigstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
  • Continue on until you get to the Khamai reptile park on your left. Here you turn right on to the R531 towards Orpen.
  • Continue straight 32km until you get to the R531 / Orpen turnoff to your left, which you will take.
  • Drive 12.5km on the R531 and there will a sign for The River Lodge/ Avoca / Ilkley
  • Turn left and go through the control gate which is 50 meters after the turn-off
  • Security will provide you with a remote for the gate immediately on your left and a second gate after which you follow signs to The River Lodge

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