Getting to Motswari Game Lodge, Timbavati Reserve

Motswari Game Lodge is located in the Timbavati Game Reserve which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, South Africa.


Motswari Game Lodge is located in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park area. Timbavati Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the well known Kruger National Park, South Africa. This allows African wildlife to move freely between Timbavati and Kruger.

How to get there

Directions from Johannesburg

From Johannesburg follow the N12 which leads past Benoni, Witbank and Middleburg. Follow the signs and turnoff for Belfast. Take the R540 road through Dullstroom, Lydenburg and Ohrigstad. Proceed on the R36 over the Abel Erasmus Pass to Hoedspruit. You will enter Hodespruit on the R527.

In Hoedspruit proceed through the 4-way stop and go over the small bridge. At the intersection turn right onto the R40. Continue for 7km (4.3 miles) and then turn left at the Motswari sign onto the Timbavati Road, and you will be in the Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa.

After 18km the road changes to gravel. Continue on the gravel road for another 36 km (22.3 miles). You will be required to stop at the entrance to the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa where you will pay a per person entrance fee and a vehicle fee. Now you are in the Greater Kruger National Park. Drive carefully and expect to see African wildlife.

GPS Coordinates

24:11:52 E
31:23:18 S

Airstrip co-ordinates

  • S24 11.522'
  • E031 232.188'
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