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Directions and transportation

Route Description

Coördinates: 24°23’20.6″S 27°51’15.2″E

If you go to Kololo by your own transportation, here you can find a route description from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg:

Take the R21 north to Pretoria (Tswane). Closer to Pretoria turn off from the R21 onto the N1 and continue north past Pretoria direction Pietersburg (Polokwane). Turn left on the R33 to Nylstroom (Modimolle) at the Kranskop toll gate. Go through Nylstroom and through Vaalwater (Mabatlane) (Do not turn right on R33 to Ellisras in Vaalwater – continue straight to Bulgeriver/Thabazimbi) and 8km after Vaalwater turn left on the Bakkerspas road (there is a sign to Kololo). Drive 29 km on a dirt road and find Kololo’s gate on your right. Total distance from Airport to Kololo about 280km about 3,5 hour’s drive.

Driving to Kololo:

We are located on a 29km gravel road called Bakkerspas. Once you go onto the gravel road please give us a telephone call so that we know you are close. The road is very scenic but you should add some extra time to your travel schedule because you need to drive slower than on a normal tarred road.

Please note: Check-in before 17.00 (weekends before 16:00). If you are delayed, or are arriving late at night , please contact the reception so they know what time they can expect you.

Please note: the gravel road directly between Thabazimbi and Kololo Game Reserve going past Marakele is in a very bad condition and should not be used. Rather take the R510 from Thabazimbi towards Lephalale and then turn right on the R517 towards Vaalwater.

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Getting to Kololo

You can travel to Kololo Game Reserve in two ways:

1. by own (rental) car
2. Transfer by luxury bus/car

1. Own car

If you drive by car to Kololo, your can find the route descriptions from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg above.

2. Transfer by bus/car

The transfer fees are subject to change depending on the date of booking and number of people. Often these prices will vary depending on certain packages and routes taken. The Kololo Game Reserve will confirm the exact price at the confirmation of your booking.

Along the road the bus stops at various gift and food stalls. We therefore advise you to exchange money beforehand.

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