24 8'45"S, 31 9'58"E
Please do NOT follow GPS coordinates to the lodge. For guests self-driving, please leave your car at Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Headquarters. All guests will be collected from this point. Directions below under 'Driving from Johannesburg'.
The closest airport is Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (approximately 1 and a half hour transfer time to the lodge), with twice daily flights from Johannesburg (OR Tambo) and twice daily flights from Cape Town, 5 days a week. Guests are met by a Makumu representative and transferred to the Lodge in an open safari vehicle.
Driving from Johannesburg:
Due to the isolated location of Makumu, vehicle access should be in a 4x4 vehicle only. It is our recommendation that for international tourists, the airport at Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is utilised.
Directions: Travel along the N12 East passing Witbank (eMalahleni) through to Belfast, this section is approximately 200km. At Belfast follow signs to Dullstroom along the R540, continue through until reaching Lydenburg (Mashishing). Follow signs for Orighstad along the R36, approximately 40km after Orighstad you will enter the Abel Erasmus pass travelling through the J.G Strydom tunnel. The road will change to the R527 to Hoedspruit. The travelling time by road to this point from JHB is about 4.5 hours. Once through Hoedspruit travel towards Klaserie town for 7km. Turn left onto Argyle road (signposted Eastgate Airport) travel for approximately 20km until reaching the Access Control Security Gate.
Please enquire at this point for directions to Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Headquarters. All guests will be collected from this point. Transfer time from Klaserie HQ to the lodge is approximately 45 minutes.
Kindly note, when self-driving, guests need to drive to the Klaserie Headquarters, where you will leave your car and then are picked up by us. Please advise on the time you will be arriving at the Headquarters for us to make sure you are picked up on time.
Please see below important information:
Guests will need to travel past the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. Once at the Enkhulu gate, tell the gate guards that they are going into the Klaserie via Incheni gate. They will then see a turn to their Left just before the cattle grid which will take them to the Klaserie. Guests will go to the Incheni Gate, where they will need to pay a gate entry fee. Then follow the road all the way till the end where they will find Headquarters.
Guests are met by a Makumu representative and transferred to the Lodge in an open safari vehicle.
Please do advise guests to call us on +27 83 308 2460 or if no answer +27 60 533 3328 as soon as you’ve reached the Timbavati Gate.