DIRECTIONS TO PICK UP POINT
Due to the terrain at Thaba Tholo, it is not possible to self drive to any of our camps (unless in low range 4 wheel drive vehicle and pre-arranged with owners), guests are collected at our pick up point situated at Oppiberg restaurant, daily pick up time is 14:00.
Black Leopard Camp is situated just off the R37 Burgersfort & Polokwane road, outside Lydenburg/Mashishing, Mpumulanga.
From Gauteng take the N12 to Witbank/eMalahleni, or from Pretoria take the N4 to Witbank/eMalahleni. Pass Witbank/eMalahleni and keep on the N4 highway, pass Middleburg. Then take the Belfast off ramp (turn right at the Total fuel station in Belfast to get on the road to Dullstroom) and proceed through to Dullstroom and then Lydenburg. Please watch out for bad potholes between Dullstroom and Lydenburg. (Do not follow the GPS instructions to carry on the N4 via Machadadorp, as this is a much longer route and is a bad road from the N4 to Lydenburg.)
Through Lydenburg - Once you arrive in the town of Mashishing / Lydenburg, you come into town on the main road Viljoen street. Keep on this road to the Caltex and Spar 4 way stop street. Pass straight through this stop street. Follow sign boards to Origstad and Burgersfort. Then at the Medical Centre 4 way stop street, turn left into Kerk Street. Follow the signs again to Origstad and Burgersfort. Follow this street until you come to the Engen garage /Kia Motors 4 way stop street. Turn right into De Clerq street. This street takes you out of town. Once out of town take the FIRST ROAD LEFT ONTO THE R37 to Polokwane / Burgersfort.
Travel on this R37 for about 15km, and just below the cell phone tower at the top of the hill you will see our large sign board on your left, at the entrance to the PICK UP POINT/car Park. TURN LEFT and follow the short road, keeping left to "Oppi-Berg Restaurant" situated at our entrance gate. You will park your car here, and then be met by your guide/host and transferred by a 4 x 4 game drive vehicle, on a slow game drive through the reserve, to the Tented Camp. This transfer will be about an hours drive.
For further information or if you need to advise us that you are running late /will not be on time for the pre-arranged pick up time at 2pm (this is a once daily transfer only due to extreme nature of the terrain and the location of the Lodge) please call ALAN on 082 465 9570 or LYNSEY on 082 692 9665.
The GPS co-ords for the entrance road to the pick up point are:
-24o58"0987 S (-24.969408) 30o22"5027 E (30.380630)