Important Information:

  • Songimvelo Game Reserve is approximately 3.5 – 4 hours’ drive from Johannesburg
  • All guests should ensure that they are at the Reserve gate at exactly 14:00 on the day of check-in (Tour groups – please refer to the time your guide provided). Guests are only picked up once a day and aren’t able to drive themselves to the Lodge. This is due to conditions of the road and general wildlife safety rules
  • Your vehicle will be left in secure parking for the duration of your stay
  • Humala River Lodge staff will pick you up at 14:00 in a game drive vehicle (or at the time arranged for tour groups) and take you to the Lodge.

Johannesburg via Machadodorp

  • Travel to Machadodorp on the N4
  • Travel through Machadodorp (follow signs) to Badplaas.
  • Go down Skurweberg pass and turn right at T-junction – direction Badplaas. Please watch your speed as there are speed traps.
  • On your left is the Cradle of Life building and a filling station.  Watch your speed - speed traps
  • Continue for 4,7 km and turn left, after you had crossed a bridge -  road signs will say Lochiel, Mbabane – R541.  Big speed bumps after turn-off
  • Continue on this road for aprox 20.4 km, then you wil enter the town called Elukwatini – keep to the speed 60km/h.  Pass through the town.  2 stop streets in town (Elukwatini – S26˚02.435’E30’47.549’)
  • In this section are roadworks, thus detours. (to be completed in March 2016).  Just follow the detour – it will take you through a residential area, typical rural town- it is a good gravel road.  Just be careful for speed bumps in the road
  • After 13 km you wil turn left – you are in Mooiplaas settlement.  There is a white sign on your left indicating Songimvelo Reserve   (S26˚03.739’E30˚53.173’)
  • Follow this gravel road for aprox 5 km – you are at the Songimvelo gate