Palala River Reserve
From Johannesburg International Airport
Take R21 to Pretoria for about 20 minutes
Take the N1 highway North towards Pietersburg / Polokwane.
Turn off at the Kranskop toll gate (third toll gate) to Nylstroom/Modimolle.
Go through Nylstroom/Modimolle to Vaalwater (ï¿½ 60km).
Please call us when you reach Vaalwater.
In Vaalwater turn right at the stop street towards Melkriver (there is only one stop street in Vaalwater).
Go ï¿½ 42 km and turn left onto a gravel road marked Melkriver School/Lapalala.
After 6km turn right (there is an old Cape Dutch farm house on the right hand side) and pass the Rhino Museum.
From the Rhino Museum drive 3.3km, the main entrance to Jembisa Lodge will be on your right.
If you are driving to Kingfisher Cottage, continue past the main entrance to Jembisa. After 1km the road bends to the left. At the bottom of the hill, the Kingfisher gate will be on your right. Kingfisher entrance is before the Palala river bridge.
If you are driving to the Podica chalets, continue past the main entrance to Jembisa. After 1km the road bends to the left, go over the Palala River Bridge and through the electric gate. Drive another 1km and keep to the right of the fork and follow the Podica signs.
If you are driving to River Cottage, do not take the Lapalala turn, but stay on the Melkrivier Road from Vaalwater until you reach a T-Junction. Turn left at the T, and approximately 2 kms on the left hand side you will see a farm gate. This is just before you cross the Palala River. Someone will greet you at the gate.