How To Get There

From the South on the R 40

On the R40 from Bushbuckridge

• From Acornhoek drive 7.4Km and Turn right.
• Drive 1km and take the Guernsey turnoff on your right. Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road


• Turn Right at the T-Junction and travel another 3.1 km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Jackalberry Gate on your left
• Follow signage to Jackalberry Game Lodge

From the North on the R 40

• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
• Continue 22 km and turn left at the Guernsey Road turnoff
• Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
• Turn Right at the T-Junction and travel another 3.1 km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Jackalberry Gate on your left

Flying into Hoesdspruit Airport (HDS)

  • When leaving the airport turn right onto Argyle Road
  • Travel 5.8 Km until you reach the R40
  • Turn Left and Travel 15.9km to the Guernsey Road, turn left
  • Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
  • Turn Right at the T-Junction and travel another 3.1 km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Jackalberry Gate on your left

From Johannesburg to Thornybush Game Lodge:

• The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
• Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit).
• Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left.
• Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
• Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
• Continue 22 km and turn left at the Guernsey Road turnoff
• Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
• Turn Right at the T-Junction and travel another 3.1 km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Jackalberry Gate on your left

From Pretoria to Thornybush Game Lodge:

• Take the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
• Approximately 60 km past eMalahleni (Middleburg) take the R 540 to your left
• Travel through the town of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
• Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge.
• Continue 22 km and turn left at the Guernsey Road turnoff
• Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
• Turn Right at the T-Junction and travel another 3.1 km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Jackalberry Gate on your left

From Swaziland to Thornybush Game Lodge:

• From Jeppe's Reef border post, follow the R 570 north in the direction Malelane
• Take the N4 highway in the direction of Mbombela (Nelspruit) for 64 km
• On arrival in Mbombela (Nelspruit) turn right on the R 40 in the direction White River
• Continue Through White River, Hazyview and Bushbuckridge to Klaserie
• From Acornhoek drive 7.4Km and Turn right.
• Drive 1km and take the Guernsey turnoff on your right. Through the security gate and travel for 7.3km on Tar Road and a further 3.9km on dirt road
• Turn Right at the T-Junction and travel another 3.1 km to The Thornybush Private Nature Reserve Jackalberry Gate on your left
• Follow signage to Jackalberry Game Lodge

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