Travelling to Thabamati
Thabamati Luxury Tented Camp can be reached by road from the direction of
Hoedspruit town, Hoedspruit airport, the city of Nelspruit
or Orpen Gate in the Kruger National Park.
For enquiries phone the camp at +27 82 307 9493
The nearest Airports to Thabamati
Don’t forget to book your transfer with us
Just outside Hoedspruit, in the eastern reaches of South Africa’s Limpopo Province lies the Hoedspruit Airport, your gateway to the heartland of the country’s abundant wildlife.
Approx. 1.5 hrs drive from Thabamati
Also referred to as KMI Airport located in Mbombela (Nelspruit) which is the gateway to the world’s most iconic game reserve, the Kruger National Park.
Approx. 3.5 hrs drive from Thabamati
O.R. Tambo International Airport, previously Johannesburg International Airport, is the main airport serving South Africa. This Airport is Africa’s biggest and busiest airport
Approx. 6.5 hrs drive from Thabamati
Many guests travel to us on a self-drive basis. It is easy to get to us as long as you follow our written travelling directions (ask your agent or Shindzela reservations to send these to you).
PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THE GPS.
When travelling to Thabamati between the months of September and April, it would be better to hire a 2×4 or 4×4 high-clearance vehicle, as this period is our rainy season. In our winter months (May-Aug) a normal sedan will get to us perfectly fine.
Remember ALWAYS enquire about our self-drive directions to camp. We do not recommend following the GPS/SATNAV because it will lead you on the wrong roads.
KPS offers a direct daily scheduled service between Hoedspruit and OR Tambo International Airport. Kruger Park Shuttles was born out of the idea that one’s travel experience begins long before arriving at one’s destination. In life, it’s not just the end-point, but the journey itself that is significant, and we’ll make yours an unforgettable one.
As an owner operated and managed company, we ensure that we are involved in all processes and guest interactions from beginning to end. Our team is highly-trained, active and dynamic whose enthusiasm for service excellence is evident in our warm greetings and friendly smiles. Our returning international and local guests are a testament to our high standards and service excellence.
If you are self-driving, please allow adequate time to reach Shindzela – you must be in camp by latest 14:00. We serve lunch around 14:00 and our game drive goes out by 15:30/16:00/16:30 (depending on the season); if you are late, you will miss out on your first safari. When driving from any Kruger camp in the Kruger National Park, please remember that there is no direct access to Shindzela from within the Kruger. You will have to exit the Kruger Park at any of their gates and enter through the Timbavati Gate/Enkhulu Gate. There is no access to the Timbavati Reserve from Kruger’s Orpen Gate (although it looks that way on a map or GPS), so you do need to go back to the main R40 road and then turn off to pass the Eastgate Airport to get to the main gate to the Timbavati. Allow 2 hours to drive from Orpen Gate to Shindzela.