Getting There – Marakele NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

The only gate to the public sector of Marakele National Park is located about 280km/175mi north of Johannesburg. This is a place that you would most likely drive to on your own. After a major rehabilitation project of the road network in the park in 2016, most of the roads are now passable in a 2WD car.

Your point of entry into South Africa will most likely be O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, where you can rent a 4WD and drive on to Marakele.

If driving to the upmarket Marataba Lodge in the concession area, it is about 30km/18mi further from Johannesburg than the main gate. It is also possible to organize a chartered flight to the Marakele airstrip. Charter flights are generally arranged by your tour operator as an inclusion to your safari package.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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