By Air

SA Airlink flies direct to Phalaborwa Airport twice a day from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. Transfers for the 20km trip to the reserve can be arranged either with a local shuttle company or with Abelana Game Reserve direct.

SA Express flies direct to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport each day from OR Tambo International Airport and transfers for the 45km trip to the reserve can be arranged with a local shuttle company.

Transfers

Ashtons Shuttle Service offers daily shuttle services in an air-conditioned minibus from OR Tambo International Airport to a number of convenient locations in the Hoedspruit area, including Three Bridges restaurant, which is in close proximity to Abelana Game Reserve’s southern gate. Guests can be collected from Three Bridges if pre-arranged. Bookings can be made on the Ashtons website at www.ashtonstours.com

Abelana River Lodge Directions by Road

From Johannesburg or Pretoria take the N1 to Polokwane and then the R71 to Moria, Haenertsburg and Tzaneen. Alternatively, you can take the R81 to Modjadjiskloof and then the R36 to Tzaneen. From Tzaneen continue on the R71 to Gravelotte and then turn left continuing on the R71 to Phalaborwa.

The main gate for Abelana River Lodge is approximately 35km from Gravelotte, on the right-hand side and is well signposted. The approximate distance from Johannesburg is 500km and travel time adhering to speed limits is between five and five-and-a-half hours.

Once at the gate and after check-in transfer will be by game viewer to Abelana River Lodge approximately 10 minutes away.

Abelana Safari Camp Directions by Road

From Johannesburg or Pretoria take the N1 to Polokwane and then the R71 to Moria, Haenertsburg and Tzaneen. Alternatively, you can take the R81 to Modjadjiskloof and then the R36 to Tzaneen. From Tzaneen continue on the R71 to Gravelotte. From Gravelotte proceed direct to Mica on the R526 for 32,5km and at the T–junction turn left onto the R40 towards Phalaborwa. The main gate for Abelana Safari Camp is approximately 8km along the R40 on the left-hand side.

Once at the gate transfer will be by game viewer to Abelana Safari Camp approximately 25 minutes away.