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How to get there

From the South on the R 40
On the R40 from Bushbuckridge

  • Continue through Acornhoek towards Klaserie (do not turn at Acornhoek)
  • Continue for about 7 km
  • Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km
  • Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown thornybush sign on left)
  • Travel 11,6 km (note: the road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)
  • Turn right at the T-Junction (brown Thornybush sign)
  • Continue a further 6,3 km to Waterbuck Gate on left

From the North on the R 40

  • At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
  • Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
  • Continue 16 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  • Continue 11 km (gravel road) and turn left at Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate

From Johannesburg to Waterbuck Lodge:

  • 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 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
  • Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  • Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left at the Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate

From Pretoria to Waterbuck Lodge:

  • Take the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
  • Approximately 60 km past eMalahleni (Middleburg) take the R 540 to your left
  • Travel through the town 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 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road.
  • Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  • Continue 11km (gravel road) and turn left at the Waterside Lodge’s Gate

From KMIA to Waterbuck Lodge:

  • Exit KMIA premisis
  • Turn right onto R538 (R40) White River, travel 3,2 km
  • Turn left onto R538 (R40), travel 0,1 km (Note: only 100 metres)
  • Turn right onto R538 White River, travel 4,4 km
  • Turn right onto R569 Numbihek, travel 2,9 km
  • Turn left onto R538 White River, travel 1,7 km
  • Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, travel 41 m to Hazyview
  • Turn left at T-Junction onto R40 Phalaborwa
  • Travel 75,8 km through Hazyview, Bushbuckridge & Acornhoek (do not turn at Acornhoek)
  • Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km
  • Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown sign on left)
  • Travel 11,6 km (note: road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)
  • Turn right at the T-Junction
  • Continue a further 6,3 km and turn left at Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate

From Swaziland to Waterbuck Lodge:

  • From Jeppe's Reef border post, follow the R 570 north in the direction Malelane
  • Take the N4 highway in the direction of Mbombela (Nelspruit) for 64 km
  • On arrival in Mbombela (Nelspruit) turn right on the R 40 in the direction White River
  • Turn right onto R569 Numbihek, travel 2,9 km
  • Turn left onto R538 White River, travel 1,7 km
  • Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, travel 41 m to Hazyview
  • Turn left at T-Junction onto R40 Phalaborwa
  • Travel 75,8 km through Hazyview, Bushbuckridge & Acornhoek (do not turn at Acornhoek)
  • Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km
  • Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown sign on left)
  • Travel 11,6 km (note: road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)
  • Turn right at the T-Junction
  • Continue a further 6,3 km and turn left at Waterbuck Lodge’s Gate

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