It is approximately 4- 5 hour’s drive from Johannesburg International Airport. The adventure starts right away whether you rent a car, make use of a private ground transfer, or decide to fly in. The time it takes to drive to each specific lodge will vary. Kindly, ask your consultant for these directions if you have not already received them.

Driving times

Madikwe Game Reserve is centrally located to various other cities –

  • Gabarone, Botswana (approximately 2 hours)
  • Pretoria (approximately 4.5 hours)
  • Sun City (approximately 3 hours)
  • Johannesburg OR Tambo airport (approximately 4.5 hours)

Driving inside the reserve

Guests are allowed to drive to the designated lodge only.  There may be speed traps along the route to the reserve, so please adhere to speed limits. Please drive no more than 40km/hour within the reserve. If guests are staying in two lodges during their holiday they may also drive themselves to the other lodge during day light hours. Guests must let reception know so that they can radio to the other lodge to advise them that the guests are en-route to check- in.