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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Help required for self driving from Timbavati reserve to Sabi sands reserve

Hi!

Have made booking to visit my dream destination SA in less than 2 weeks from now....we are a couple staying 2 days in timbavati, then heading to sabi sands for 3 days stay here and then to Kruger trip of 2 days. As i am obsessed with self driving in bush land i have figured out how to reach shindzela from hoedspruit aerodrome, however, my problem is heading to idube from shindzela and from shindzela to sabie river bush lodge. I saw the route using google map but unsure whether it is possible or allowed to traverse thru various game reserves.

I tried getting route direction from both the lodges but they are unable to help much and advised me to return to road R40 from shindzela and start journey to idube. Appreciate if any of you could possibly assist me in advising shortest possible route driving a sedan. thank you so much in advance....

vaseem

over a year ago Answer

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White River, South Africa
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Hi there,

You cannot travel through the private reserves to my knowledge, please contact Interpark SA who control access to all the private reserves in the Sabi Sands concession area. If you cannot find them on the internet let me know and I will contact them for you

If you are driving a sedan I would recommend returning to the R40 from Shindzela and travel down to Hazyview. At Hazyview turn left onto the R536 to the Kruger National Park. Travel approximately 30 km until you get to the Newington Gate turnoff to your left, a word of warning this road is in bad condition, you might be better off travelling about 4km past the Newington turnoff to the Shaw's Gate turnoff to the left, it's a little further but better road. Once you reach the entrance gates the directions to the different lodges are well signposted.

As you travel along the R536 you will find Sabie River Bush Lodge on your right, approximately 23 km from Hazyview.

Happy travels.

over a year ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Good day You'll have to stick to major travel routes which surround the Game Reserve areas, as traveling from one private Game Reserve to another isn't allowed. They're run as separate Reserves and have their own strict rules, for e.g. at Private Game Lodges, self-driving isn't allowed (as within the Kruger Park) and one goes on either a morning drive or sunset drive, where a Guide accompanies you and drives you around the Reserve. Best would be to contact the various Reserves direct and request their maps (if not online already) and the route options, or alternative route options. Trust this will help!

over a year ago
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Hi - private nature reserves do not allow you to transverse except through the entry/exit designated road - the reason for this is safety and environmental concerns - private reserves normally have their own vehicles and guides to take guests game viewing - the Kruger Park allows you to use your own vehicle but you have to keep on the public assigned roads. At most camps in the Kruger Park they also have game drives with guides. When you arrive you will be advised of the rules which govern your visit.

over a year ago
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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i checked the route from Shindzela to Idube touching R40 as mentioned by Frumpymussel to be most sensible and appropriate.

thanks once again to all for giving me right direction.

over a year ago
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Hi Andrew,

thanks for your quick response. ok! will reach KP and figure it out how to reach Idube from Shindzela.

others are still welcome to respond.....never know.

over a year ago
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