Driving instructions to Shakati Private Game Reserve:

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GPS Coordinates Main Gate Latitude: -24.13875, Longitude: 28.04204

Go from Johannesburg/Pretoria on the N1 North towards Petersburg/Polokwane. Turn off the N1 at the Nylstroom/Modimolle toll gate.

The distance from Pretoria (N1/N4 intersection) to the Nylstroom toll gate (Kranskop toll plaza) is approximately 114KM

  • When leaving the off ramp turn left (west) onto the R33 west heading towards Nylstroom approximately 12Km away.
  • Go straight through Nylstroom towards Vaalwater approximately 60Km away, still following the R33. (In Vaalwater you can call the reserve manager Andre 076 866 3639, he will then meet you at the reserve gate.)
  • In Vaalwater go right through the town and and continue still a few kilometers until you see on the left a SPAR supermarket and on the right a road junction saying R33 Ellisras/Lephalale (straight on goes to Thabazimbi).
  • Turn right following the road Ellisras/Lephalale road for approximately 20Km. Turn left at the Shakati Game Reserve sign onto the dirt road. Continue approximate 2Km to the (locked) reserve gate, where the reserve manager will meet you and let you in.