Getting there

Road Transfers & Flights


Inzalo Safari Lodge is a mere two-and-a-half-hour drive or an easy 45-minute flight from Johannesburg into one of the reserve’s two airstrips. Our Reservations team will gladly assist with arranging transfers or chartered flights on your behalf.  Please refer to the Transfer Rates Page for additional information. 



The road between Johannesburg and the reserve is a well-maintained motorway, convenient for those who prefer to travel independently. Note that there are toll roads en route, if you are an international traveler it is recommended that you have cash Rands on hand for tollgates and filling up at petrol stations. Not all international credit cards are accepted. 


Important notes:


  • Total travel distance from Johannesburg is 270km.

  • The roads are well maintained but please be on the lookout for game on the road between Modimolle and the reserve, especially after dark.

  • We recommend travelling during the daylight hours.

  • Private vehicles are not allowed in the reserve. Secure parking is available at all entrance gates from which you will be collected by Inzalo Safari Lodge staff.

  • We recommend leaving your vehicle at East Gate, the nearest entrance to the lodge. The road to East Gate is an 11km dirt road, accessible by most vehicles.

  • If your vehicle has a particularly low suspension, the road to Main Gate is fully tarred and arrangements can be made for a special pick up (at an additional cost)  from Main Gate. 

  • Click here for directions and coordinates to East Gate.

Directions to Welgevonden Game Reserve: From Johannesburg to East Gate


  • From Johannesburg drive to Pretoria and follow the N1 highway towards Polokwane

  • Keep on the N1 for about 170km

  • At the Kranskop Toll Plaza take the far-left slipway off the highway to Modimolle (old Nylstroom)

  • Drive 10km to Modimolle and continue through the town to the R517

  • Drive 63km to Vaalwater and continue through the town staying on the R517

  • 14.2km from Vaalwater keep a lookout for the Welgevonden East Gate Sign on the left (Turn to East Gate GPS: S24 15.723 E27 59.139)

  • Turn onto the dirt road and continue for 11km to the gate and guard house (East Gate GPS: S24 17.825 E27 55.291)

  • The guards will direct you to the secure parking area where we will meet you and drive you to the lodge in our game-viewing vehicle