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Getting to Tuli


As Tuli is so easily accessible from South Africa, it fits well with a trip incorporating the Limpopo and North West Provinces, including the Waterberg, Northern Kruger and Mapungubwe. It is also a natural staging post en route to the Kalahari, Okavango or Chobe, and on to Victoria Falls. Moving on from Tuli within Botswana, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary makes an interesting stopping off point.  For more info please see our Combining Tuli page.
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Please note that on some maps the Northern Tuli Game Reserve is referred to as Mashatu Game Reserve

GPS coordinates
Tuli Safari Lodge: S 22 12 842 E 29 05 687
Please click here for detailed local map
Please download our detailed directions here.
When the Limpopo River is flowing the river is crossed by cable car (P40 per person per crossing) and vehicles left at the border post.
Please always contact the lodge prior to travel in order to check on the status of the Limpopo River.

Road transfers

Road transfers can be arranged from Johannesburg, Polokwane, Gaborone or other locations. Please enquire for more information.

SA Airlink operates several flights a day from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg to Polokwane (Pietersberg). Depending on your itinerary, you can then hire a car and drive to the lodge (approx 2 hours) or we can arrange for a transfer (approx. R1800 per vehicle one-way).

Charter flights to the Limpopo Valley Airfield, located 5 minutes from the lodge, can also be arranged. GPS coordinates: S22 11 21 E 290737. The runway is 1500m long and has a tarmac surface.

Border facilities

The closest border facilities for those arriving by road from South Africa are at Pont Drift, opening hours 08.00-16.00. Border facilities are also provided at the Limpopo Valley Airfield for those arriving by air. Please see for information about visa requirements. There is a third party permit required for all foreign registered vehicles. The cost is P60.00 per vehicle and is payable at the border post.

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