Directions

Mmabolela is a comfortable 5 hour drive from Johannesburg on tar road all the way except for the last 20 km from Swartwater which is a good gravel road.

From Johannesburg take the N1 north.

Option 1: At the Kranskop Toll gate turn off left to Modimolle (Nylstroom). Pass straight through Modimolle to Vaalwater on the R33. As you leave Vaalwater turn right (R33) at the Total garage to Lephalale (Ellisras); through Lephalale and 38km further on turn right to Grobler's Brug (R572). At the Tom Burke cross roads go straight to  Swartwater.   Between Tom Burke and Swartwater the last 15km before Swartwater   is badly potholed. Take the R572  out of Swarwater to Alldays. Two km out of Swartwater turn left to Du Plessis.(gravel road). Twenty kilometers further you will enter Mmabolela and a kilometer further the entrance to the homesteads on the right hand side of the road marked by a large white pillar either side of the gate.

 

Option 2: An alternative route is to take the N1 to Mokopane (Potgietersrus) Exit at the Nyl Plaza. In Mokopane turn left on the N11 to Steiloopbrug (100 km) Baltimore (30km).  At Baltimore turn right on tar road to Tolwe. There are some potholes on this stretch of road.  The tar road ends at Tolwe. Tolwe itself is off the road, but continue straight on to Maasstroom (35km).  At the Maastroom crossroads go straight over the tar road to Du Plessis (25 km) Do not turn left to Swartwater, but continue straight to a T junction. At the T-junction turn left for  Weederdooper and Tuli,  entance 5km further on. For Du Plessis turn right at T-junction (towards Zanzibar) entrance 300m.

If travelling from the north, in Alldays take the R572 to Swartwater. The road between Alldays and Maastroom is badly pot-holed. At Maastroom  (70 km from Alldays) turn right to Du Plessis (gravel road). Some 25 km further at the T junction turn left to Swartwater and 4 km further turn left through gate to the Weederdooper anfd Tuli homesteads. (There is a turning on left to Swartwater after some 20km - ignore).

There is a 1000m dirt landing strip at Weederdooper suitable for small planes (Coordinates: 22 40 13.5S; 28 14 33.6E) Please advise ETA prior to departure.

 

 


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