From Johannesburg by road
From Johannesburg head for eMalahleni (Witbank) on the N12 highway. This highway becomes the N4. Continue on the N4 until you see the Belfast turnoff. Take the Belfast turn off and head into the little town of Belfast. In the centre of town you will see a sign post for Dullstroom / Lydenburg. Turn right toward Dullstroom/Lydenburg. Continue on this road for approximately 30kms until you reach Dullstroom. Continue straight through the village of Dullstroom and head for Lydenburg, approximately 50kms. You will come to a T Junction. Turn left and head into the town of Lydenburg. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left. This is a ring road that will take you out of town and onto the R36 towards the village of Ohrigstad. Once on this road you will head directly for Hoedspruit. Once in Hoedspruit , continue straight through the town. You will go over a small bridge and then at the four way intersection you will turn right onto the R40. Head out of town for approximately 6 kms . Turn left at the Timbavati / Eastgate Airport road. You will go through a control gate where you will need to pay an entrance fee for the timbavati reserve. Once in the reserve continue straight for approximately 13kms, then turn right when you see the direction sign board. Follow the Kambaku signs to the lodge.
From Nelspruit by road
From Nelspruit take the R40 past White River and continue on to Hazyview, then Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek. Carry on straight along this road past the Orpen road turnoff , until you see the Hoedspruit turn off to your right. Turn right and continue on this road until eventually you see the main Timbavati/ Eastgate Airport road on your right. Turn right here. You will go through a security/control gate and then head directly for the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate which is roughly 18kms further on. Once at the Timbavati Nature Reserve Gate. Once in the reserve continue straight for approximately 10kms, then turn right when you see the direction sign board. Follow the Kambaku River Sands signs to the lodge.
By Air to Hoedspruit
SA Express offer daily flights to Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport (30km from Kambaku) from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Alternatively one is able to get daily flights into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit (120 km from Kambaku) from all major centres such as Johannesburg and Cape Town. Transfers from both airports are available on request.
Should you fly into the Timbavati Reserve by charter using the local airstrip, you will be required to pay an extra levy, this is payable at the lodge. For more details please contact the lodge.
The Kruger Shuttle
The Kruger Shuttle provides an affordable and reliable daily transfer from Johannesburg to the Timbavati.