Where to find us

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

Mogalakwena Farm MR 383
Alldays, Limpopo
0909 South Africa

Getting there

By Bus

  • Arriving at O.R. Thambo International Airport, take the Gautrain to Pretoria Station.
  • The preferred bus services operating between Pretoria and Polokwane are Greyhound, Translux and City-to-City. Before departure please ensure that you have booked a bus ticket.
  • From Pretoria Station board a bus to Polokwane. From here a transfer can 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.¬†From here a transfer can be arranged.

Transfers from and 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
  • Follow instruction above to Polokwane¬†by bus or by plane.
  • A staff member from the Research Centre will meet you at the station or airport.
  • For more information on the location please refer to the above map.

By car
Route 1: Polokwane/Alldays Route

  • 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!)
  • 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 bridge over the Mogalakwena River
  • Approximately 250m past the bridge you will see the sign to the River lodge on your left.
  • 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.