Directions are from the OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport to the Welgevonden West Gate approx. 323km (3,5 hours drive).
Take the N1 – Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg). There are three tollgates to take into consideration: 1 – Pumulani : 2 – The Carousel : 3 – Kranskop
At the Kranskop Plaza tollgate use the left gate on to the R33 to Modimolle (Nylstroom) which is 10.3km further. Go straight through Modimolle towards Vaalwater for 66.6km. Pass straight through Vaalwater. Do not turn off anywhere. After Vaalwater past the garage, (Spar on left hand side), continue straight on the road towards Bulgerivier and Thabazimbi.
24.3km out of Vaalwater you will find the Welgevonden Main Gate on your left hand side coming from Vaalwater. Please DO NOT take the Welgevonden Main Gate entrance – Keep on going for 23km further. On your left hand side you will see the road sign Schoongelegen turnoff. Turn left onto Schoongelegen dirt road. There is a road sign indicating the Welgevonden West Gate. Continue along this road for a further 16.3km past Manual Gate to the West Gate on your left hand side.
Travelling time from the Vaalwater (Spar) to the Welgevonden West Gate is approximately 30-35 minutes.
Please confirm your estimated time of arrival at the West Gate. You will be picked up at the gate with an open game viewer. In the park you are on a scenic game drive for anything between 20 minutes to hours depending on the game viewing. Your vehicle will stay at the West Gate parked behind elephant proof electric fences with 24 hours security.