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Getting there

A bus transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to the Mapungubwe National Park main entrance is included in the entry fee. If you choose not to take the bus, you are welcome to make your own way to the Park. Please note, the entry fee will remain the same if you choose to do this.
 
Meeting point and departure time of the bus will be confirmed via email to all participants, one month prior to the event date. 
 
If you are making your own way there, you will need to get to the Mapungubwe National Park’s main entrance gate and nearby Interpretation center on 09 May 2018 between Midday and 3pm.  It is imperative that you plan your travel to be at registration between these times due to immigration constraints.
 
Some useful travel information:
 
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
OR Tambo International, Johannesburg, South Africa. Click here for the airports website info.
We recommend flying to OR Tambo and taking the bus transfer to Mapungubwe National Park. 
 
CLOSEST SOUTH AFRICAN DOMESTIC AIRPORT
Polokwane Airport, Polokwane (Formerly Pietersburg), Limpopo Province.
Daily flights from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.  For the schedule click here
 
CLOSEST SMALL AIRCRAFT AIRSTIP
Alldays Airstip is 75km from Mapungubwe National Park.  Co-ordinates: 22° 40.700'S 29° 3.300'E. The airport resides at an elevation of 2,600 feet (792 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,450 by 30 meters (4,757 ft × 98 ft). *The bus will not collect your from this airport - if you choose to fly in, you will need to arrange your own transfer/transport from the airport to the Interpretation Centre in Mapungubwe National Park.
 
DRIVING DISTANCES

SOUTH AFRICA
For a Google Map click here

Place Distance Approx. travel time
OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg    526km 5 hrs 10 min
Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg 516km 5 hrs
Pretoria Central, Pretoria 474km 4 hrs 40 min
Polokwane Airport, Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) 215km 2 hrs
Alldays Airstrip, Alldays 75km 50 min

BOTSWANA

Place Distance Approx. travel time
Gaborone                    539km 6 hrs
Francistown 363km 5 hrs

ZIMBABWE

Place Distance Approx. travel time
Harare                          662km 8 hrs
Buluwayo 400km 5 hrs

 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS (within 5km of the Sandton Gautrain Station)

Protea Balalaika Sandton Hotelmarriott.com | 011 322 5000
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The Michelangelo Hotel legacyhotels.co.za | 011 282 7000
Hilton Sandtonhilton.com | 011 322 1888
Atholl Place Morukuru Familymorukuru.com | 011 615 4303
Park Inn Hotel parkinn.com | 011 303 1000
The Maslow suninternational.com | 010 226 4600

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