Info & Directions

Info & Directions

This page contains the answers to the most common questions we receive from guests including our nightly rates and how to get to Madikwe.

General Information

General Information

Wondering about our childrens policies, kosher meals, how to reach the Madikwe Game Reserve, or, prices and nightly rates?

We have provided information in pdf format which will give you answers to most frequently asked questions we receive. If you have any outstanding questions please contact our reservations department!

Reservations Office

Mon - Fri 8:00 - 17:00

Reaching the Madikwe Game Reserve

Reaching the Madikwe Game Reserve

Etali Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve can be reached by road or air, from both Gaborone in Botswana and Johannesburg in South Africa. Depending on your point of origin, and the selected mode of transport, the journey should take between 1h and 4h30m.

There are 3 ways of reaching the reserve:

Self Drive

Warning!

We suggest that guest unfamiliar with South African roads do not use the self drive option! We do not suggest using a GPS system to reach the lodge!

Self drive is a popular option amongst our local guests. The drive from Gabarone (1h), or Johannesburg (3h30min - 4h30min) is scenic and enjoyable, provided you do not get lost! We have provided a link to printable and detailed directions.

Lodge Reception

Mon - Sun 0:00 - 24:00

Road Transfer

Please not that all transfer rates are subject to change.

We suggest that guest unfamiliar with South African roads use one of the following options.

1 Way Transfer - Johannesburg
1-2 People : ZAR 4200
3 People : ZAR 4600
4-6 People : ZAR 5400
7-9 People : ZAR 6800
Please enquire for larger groups.

1 Way Transfer from Gaborone
1 Person : ZAR 1700
2 People : ZAR 1800
3 People : ZAR 2600
4 People : ZAR 2900
+ZAR 700 per additional person

Air Transfer

Approximate flying time from Johannesburg to Madikwe is 60 min

Please not that all transfer rates are subject to change.

Scheduled Flights

Scheduled flights between the Madikwe Game Reserve and O.R. Thambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Flights land at the eastern airstrip in Madikwe where guests are collected for the 15 min drive to the lodge.

Scheduled flight costs are ZAR 3 250 per person one-way.

Flight Schedule

May, June, September & November
Johannesburg to Madikwe
Departs 13:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg
Departs 11:15

All Other Months
Johannesburg to Madikwe
Departs 10:00 & 13:00

Madikwe to Johannesburg
Departs 11:15 & 14:30

Chartered Flight

Private charters are also available and all flights within the Madikwe Game Reserve, at our eastern airstrip, about a 15 min drive from the lodge:

24°44’00’’S
26°24’27’’E

Helicopter Charters

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ZAR 45 000 per one way transfer. Each flight can accommodate up to 6 guests. Guests touch down at our lodge helipad:

24°42’46” S
26°20’51’’ E

Self Drive

Warning!

Warning!

We suggest that guest unfamiliar with South African roads do not use the self drive option!
We do not suggest using a GPS system to reach the lodge!

Self drive is a popular option amongst our local guests. The drive from Gabarone (1h), or Johannesburg (3h30min - 4h30min) is scenic and enjoyable, provided you do not get lost! We have provided a link to printable and detailed directions.

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