How To Get There

 
Flights between Hoedspruit and Johannesburg, Cape Town

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 The River Lodge gate immediately on your left, at the second gate press the green button on the remote to open, then follow the River Lodge signs 

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 The River Lodge gate immediately on your left, at the second gate press the green button on the remote to open, then follow the River Lodge signs 

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 The River Lodge gate immediately on your left, at the second gate press the green button on the remote to open, then follow the River Lodge signs

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 The River Lodge gate immediately on your left, at the second gate press the green button on the remote to open, then follow the River Lodge signs

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