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How To Get There

The park is situated in the Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province (formerly Northern Province) near Thabazimbi, approximately 250km north of Johannesburg, in a malaria-free area.

Driving distances to Marakele from Gauteng is 4 hours and from Tshwane is 3 hours.

Travellers can take either:

  1. The N1 to Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) and from there follow the R516 via Mabula and Leeupoort to Thabazimbi, or
  2. Travel to Brits and follow the R511 via Beestekraal to Thabazimbi.

The office is approximately 12km from Thabazimbi crossing on the road from Thabazimbi to Alma.

Travelling times inside the park to get to any accommodation facility are between 07:00 and 18:00 and strictly no driving after 18:00.

Internal Road Network

People in sedan vehicles might find the road conditions in certain areas of the park (main road) a bit challenging but the park is working on the major road revamp and the information will be updated as soon as the new development has been completed.

The Kwaggasvlakte plains immediately north of the reception/office complex and camping site can be traversed in a normal sedan although certain areas might be a bit challenging. The entrance roads to the safari tent camp and bush camp and the narrow track up to the towers, can also be accessed with a sedan. Most other roads will present difficult terrain.