Getting there

By road (self-drive):

From Johannesburg to the camp takes approx. 6.5 hours.


Road transfers:

Provided by Ashtons Tours -

Private Transfers in accordance with clients’ preferred timing and locations
Kruger Shuttle: daily return set-departure shuttle service between Johannesburg and the Timbavati Gate – guests can be collected & returned at the Timbavati Gate at no extra charge by Bateleur staff

Please Note: With the exception of 25 December, the Ashtons Kruger Shuttle operates every day of the year in both directions between Johannesburg and the Timbavati Gate. For rates, timing and full information regarding the Ashtons Kruger Shuttle and private transfers, please visit


Scheduled flights:

SAA has scheduled flights to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit – duration of flight is 1 hour. Log onto for further details. Transfers from Eastgate Airport can be arranged with Ashtons at an extra cost (price on application)


Chartered flights:

Chartered flights land at the tarred, Rockfig airstrip. GPS co-ordinates: S 024° 17' 824" x E 031° 17' 197". The runway is 1000m in length. Landing & departure times must be arranged with Rockfig management on Bateleur has negotiated with Rockfig, so no landing and departure fees will be applicable to our guests.


Johannesburg to Timbavati

Directions from Johannesburg to Timbavati Control Gate - large map

Timbavati to Johannesburg

Directions from Timbavati Control Gate to Johannesburg - large map