Follow the N4 towards Nelspruit. Take the Belfast off ramp and drive through Belfast, Dullstroom, Lydenberg and Origstad. Go over the Abel Erasmus Pass, through the Strydom Tunnel and on to Hoedspruit. Once in Hoedspruit, turn left at the 4 way stop onto the R40 towards Phalaborwa. Approximately 17km from the 4 way stop; turn right into the Olifants West gate entering into the Balule Nature Reserve. A reserve entrance fee is payable at the gate. Once inside, turn immediately left into Marula lane. The road runs along the fence for approx. 500m before it turns away from the fence to the right. Follow this road until a 4-way intersection is reached. Turn right onto Sable road and continue straight until the Toro Yaka sign on your right. The drive along the dirt road is approximately 7km and can be done in any car. We will be waiting at the lodge to meet you.
Ways to get here:
- Flights are available through SA Express and SA Air Link to Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa and Nelspruit. The 2 closest airports are in Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa.
- Transfers can be arranged through the lodge.
- Self drive – This is a safe option, and the roads are well marked. Watch out for occasional potholes, but mostly the road is good. From JHB, the drive is 5-6 hours long, unless you decide to drive through the Blyde Canyon. Being the scenic route, it will take a little longer.