For most visitors to Makalali Game Reserve, the arrival point from abroad is O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. There are connecting flights to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS), located 38km/23mi from the reserve. From there a transfer to the lodge can be arranged.
Driving to the park is also an option, and you can hire a car in Johannesburg. The 506km/314mi drive takes about 5½ hours*.
*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.
Airlines & Ticket Prices
Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), and what tickets would cost.
Your tour operator can book a charter flight to Makalali’s airstrip. Domestic scheduled flights to Hoedspruit are available through several carriers.
Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements
Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.
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