Morukuru is just 110 km from Sun City, and a mere 4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg/Pretoria, making it one of the most accessible reserves in Africa. We can arrange private transfers by road but for the most convenient and trouble-free way to get to there we recommend you book a scheduled flight or private charter, only 45 minutes, hop from OR Tambo International to Madikwe Game Reserve.

A Morukuru representative will greet you on disembarking from your international flight, assist a smooth and quick passage through immigration and luggage collection and deliver you to your Morukuru Aircraft, prepped and ready for take off.

Note: Helicopter transfers can also be arranged on request.

Madikwe Game Reserve
The River House, Farm House and the Owners House are located in the Madikwe Game Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve
The Ocean House is located in Hoop Nature Reserve

AtholPlace Boutique Hotel
AtholPlace Boutique Hotel is located in Johannesburg


via the MADIKWE CONSERVANCY PRIVATE GAME RESERVE GATE From Johannesburg International Airport now O.R. TAMBO AIRPORT


- We strongly advise that you hire a vehicle with a high ground clearance (example: 4x4, 2x4) due to the conditions of some of the dirt roads leading up to the Madikwe Game Reserve and in the reserve itself

- We advise that you fill up with fuel at Sun City Village which is shortly after the Sun City Entrance gates on your right.

- There is no fuel available once in Madikwe Game Reserve.

- Please call the Lodge once you have reached Sun City so that we can ensure someone is at the gate to meet you

- Lodge Contact Number: - 0027 83 236 9970 or 0027 83 235 2686

Important Madikwe Conservancy Private Game Reserve Gate times:

Please note that the operating hours for the gates are as follows:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 07:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 16:30
Wed: 07:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 15:00
We suggest arriving at the gate just before 12:30 or just after 14:00. We cannot accept early check in arrivals without prior arrangement

Take R21 to Pretoria.

Then take the N1 North to Pietersberg (Polokwane).

After the Zambezi Road turnoff, you take the N4 toward Rustenburg.

After Brits look for the R556 Sun City/Pilanesberg turn off. Follow the Signs to Sun City/Pilanesberg approx. 76km.

After passing the Sun City entrance on your right you will see the Sun City Village also on your right. Please stop here for fuel if necessary and phone the lodge to advise that you have reached Sun City.

Join the Sun City road again and continue straight on the R556 for approximately 5 Km's. You will come to a 4-way stop. Turn right onto the R565 towards Derdepoort.

Follow the road for 8 km's and turn left to Bapong.

Continue straight for approx. 35km (IGNORE ALL SIGNS TO MADIKWE) and at the 4-way stop turn right towards Derdepoort.

After 25km the tar road ends. Continue on the dirt road for another 13.3km, and turn right towards Derdepoort.

After approx. 22km turn left into the gate sign posted MADIKWE CONSERVANCY PRIVATE GAME RESERVE. Please wait here to be met by a Morukuru Staff member – they will escort you through to the lodge.

If you require assistance please call the Lodge Contact Number: 0027 83 236 9970 or 0027 83 235 2686


By Air
Closest airport is OR Tambo International Airport (20km). Easy freeway access allows guests to travel to OR Tambo International, Johannesburg or Pretoria city centers within 30 minutes. The nearest Gautrain station, South Africa’s first rail subway servicing the Johannesburg and Pretoria areas, is only minutes away from the hotel.

By Road
From OR Tambo enter R24 then continue onto N12 (signs for N12/Johannesburg). At the interchange, bear left into N3. Take the exit toward Eastern Bypass (M1). Take the ramp onto De Villiers Graaff Motorway. Turn right at Grayston Dr/M40 then bear left into Katherine Road. After 1 km, turn left at Pretoria Avenue. AtholPlace Boutique Hotel will be on the left.