The Mogalakwena Research Centre is situated on the Mogalakwena River Reserve, low-risk Malaria area near the town of Alldays in the remote North-Western part of the Limpopo Province.

Getting there

By car

Proceed along the N1 (Ben Schoeman) highway to Pretoria and take the eastern bypass (N3) that becomes the Polokwane (N1) highway.

At the Kranskop tollgate continue straight toward Polokwane (N1).

As you drive into Polokwane you will stop at the first traffic circle, take the first exit.

Follow the signs indicating Dendron/Mogwadi R521 and it will take you around the city centre and out towards Dendron/Mogwadi/Alldays.

Continue straight on the R521 passing Dendron/Mogwadi and Vivo towards Alldays.

As you drive into Alldays you turn right at a t-junction and immediately left again.

Drive through Alldays towards Swartwater on R572.

After 10km turn left at the first sign indicating Tolwe onto the gravel road

Approximately 25km further you will see a sign indicating Mogalakwena River Lodge. Turn right to the lodge gate entrance (if you reach the bridge you have driven past the entrance!)

The gate is closed, but not locked. Remove the pin, open gate, drive through and please close again.

Once you have entered through the gate take the road marked Mogalakwena River Lodge to your left and follow the road down to the River Lodge.

Route 2:Waterberg/Tolwe Route

Proceed along the Ben Schoeman highway to Pretoria and take the eastern bypass(N3) which becomes the Pietersburg(N1) highway

At the Kranskop tollgate shortly before Modimolle/Nylstroom, keep to the left and take the off ramp to Modimolle 10km.

Follow the road through Modimolle towards Vaalwater, 60km.

As you enter Vaalwater there is a garage on your left and approximately 250m past the garage turn right towards Melkrivier 50km.

At the Melkrivier T-junction turn left. Follow the road for 10km to another T-junction turn left towards Marken 36km.

At Marken turn left at the t-junction, drive past the school and church on the left. After approximately 250m further turn right following signs for Baltimore.

At Baltimore turn left at the t-junction. Pass a school on the left and approximately 250m, turn right towards Tolwe 38km. turn right toTolwe

Travel for 2km on tar road past Tolwe on you right, continue straight onto the gravel.

Proceed for approximately 37km to an intersection indicating Alldays to the right. Turn right and soon you will cross the mighty Mogalakwena River!

Approximately 250m pasts the bridge you will see the sign to the River lodge on your left.

Once you have entered through the gate take the second road to your left and follow the road down to the River Lodge

By Bus

There are two bus services going from Pretoria to Polokwane and Louis Trichardt – Greyhound and Translux. Before departure please ensure that you have booked a bus ticket.

Arriving at O.R. Thambo International Airport, take the Gautrain to Pretoria Station.

From Pretoria Station board a bus to, of the two closest towns to Mogalakwena; Polokwane or Louis Trichardt. From here a pick-up will be arranged.

By plane

SA Airlink is the only airline offering flights from O.R. Thambo to Polokwane International Airport.

Arriving at O.R. Thambo walk to the Domestic Departures terminal to board a SA Airlink flight to Polokwane.


Mogalakwena Reserves are located 40km outside of Alldays in the North Western part of the Limpopo Province. It is a remote area and no bus services are available to Alldays or the Reserve.

Transfers can be arranged from Polokwane or Louis Trichardt

Follow instruction above to Polokwane/Louis Trichardt by bus.

From Polokwane or Louis Trichardt a pick-up will be arranged to Mogalakwena Reserves.

For more information on the location please refer to the above map.

Please contact us should you require any further information regarding transfers.