From O.R. Tambo International Airport, take the R21 to Pretoria. Take exit 134 onto the N1 North towards Polokwane. When reaching the Kranskop Toll Plaza keep to the very left lane onto the R33 towards Modimolle. Drive past Vaalwater, where the R33 becomes the R517. The Main Gate of Welgevonden Game Reserve is 26km from Vaalwater, on the R517 towards Thabazimbi. The distance is approximately 270km and should take about approximately 2h45.
Welgevonden Game Reserve Main Gate S 24° 12.150’ E 027° 54.099’.
Please contact us if you wish to fly to Welgevonden Game Reserve.
In the interest of conservation, vehicle traffic is regulated within the Welgevonden Game Reserve and private cars may be parked within a secure area at the Welgevonden Main Gate during your stay.
Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa provides guests with a complimentary transfer between the Welgevonden Main Gate and the lodge on arrival, as well as on departure. The trip takes about one hour in an open game viewing vehicle, which may provide excellent game viewing opportunities on route as the start of your safari.
Kindly note that transfer departure times from Welgevonden Main Gate to Mhondoro are set as follows:
- Check-in guests to arrive at the gate between 12:30 and 13:00 in time for the complimentary transfer to the lodge;
- Check-out guests to depart the lodge at 11:00 for the complimentary transfer to the gate.
IMPORTANT: Any late arrivals, early departures or other transfers between the gate and the lodge outside of these times can be pre-arranged on request, at a cost of R1000 per vehicle. Please do contact the lodge well in advance to make these arrangements.
REQUEST: On your approach to Mhondoro, kindly call the lodge on +27 147554917 when you reach KRANSKOP PLAZA to confirm your location and expected time of arrival at the gate. From here it is about an hour’s drive to the Welgevonden Main Gate.