Directions & Transport

Best Route
The drive from Johannesburg/ Pretoria to Mateya Safari Lodge is a scenic four (4) and a half hour journey.

The suggested route is: Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Derby, Koster, Swartruggens and then Zeerust. There is a toll road near Swartruggens, please note that there is a toll fee per vehicle on this route. In Zeerust, turn right at the First National Bank, where you will see a direction board showing the route to Madikwe Game Reserve and Gaborone.

From Zeerust it is 85km to Madikwe Game Reserve, turn right into the Reserve at the Abjaterskop Gate. Please note that the speed limit in the Reserve is 40km/hour, watch out for speed humps!
Follow the main road for 11km until you reach a T- junction, turn left at the junction and drive for a further 2km and turn left again following the Derdepoort signs. Drive for approximately 12km until you reach a four-way intersection, turn left here following the Mateya sign, drive for 1km and turn left again at the reception sign. This road will lead into Mateya Safari Lodge.

Have a safe & pleasant journey. We look forward to welcoming you at Mateya Safari Lodge. Should you need any help the lodge telephone number is 014 778-9200.

Mateya Safari Lodge GPS Coordinates:
24° 44’ 04" S
26° 20' 55" E


By Air
Madikwe Air Charter in conjunction with Federal Air offers daily return schedule shuttle flights from Johannesburg International Airport (O.R Thambo) to Madikwe Game Reserve airstrip. Please contact Mateya Safari Lodge reservations for flight times and schedules. A Mateya Safari Lodge representative will welcome you and transfer you to the lodge. This is approx. 10 minutes drive.

Madikwe East Airstrip Air Coordinates:
24° 44’ 00″ S
26° 24’ 27″ E
Elevation: 3319 feet

The airstrip runs east to west (11/290) and is approximately 1200m in length.

All Charter and Shuttle flights as well as Road transfers can be booked via the lodge.

Please contact Reservations
Tel: +27 (0)14 778 9200