Travel & Maps

Jembisa is very easily accessed being only 3 hours by road north of Johannesburg. International visitors usually arrive at Johannesburg airport and are met and transported by road or air up to Jembisa. Guests can also choose to self-drive. If approaching from a different direction please let us know and we will provide directions.

By Road

Journey time: Approx 3hours from Johannesburg
Self-driving: Please note that there are 3 toll gates on the way to Jembisa and so some cash will be needed for these.

Driving Directions from Johannesburg International Airport

  • Take R21 to Pretoria for about 20 minutes
  • Take the N1 highway North towards Pietersburg / Polokwane.
  • Turn off at the Kranskop toll gate (third toll gate) to Nylstroom/Modimolle.
  • Go through Nylstroom/Modimolle to Vaalwater (± 60km).
  • In Vaalwater turn right at the stop street towards Melkriver.
  • Go ± 42 km and turn left onto a gravel road marked Melkriver School/Lapalala.
  • After 6km turn right (there is an old Cape Dutch farm house on the right hand side).
  • Drive 4km and Jembisa main entrance is on your right.


By Air

Journey time : Approx ½ hour from Johannesburg
Air charters can be arranged to a local air strip.
GPS co-ordinates Lodge: GPS: S23° 57.596 | E28° 23.029



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