Getting There


Getting to the venue

Olifants River Lodge

8 President Street, Presidentsrus, near Middelburg

GPS Co-ordinates: S -25.7609° E 29.31139°

Olifants River Lodge is cradled in a valley situated near the banks of the Great Olifants River 25 km outside of Middelburg. The conference is taking place in the Enkulu Centre, a multipurpose conference room situated within the lodge.

By car

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Get on to the N12 Johannesburg or N4 Pretoria highway. Go through the Middelburg Plaza toll gate. Take the turnoff after the toll gate (Middelburg/Vandyksdrif (R575)). On top of the turnoff, turn to your left-hand side towards Middelburg, you must carry on until you get the 4 ways stop at the Traffic control (R555 Middelburg Road). Turn left towards Witbank, about 4 km further you get the Telkom tower on your left-hand side. You will see a signboard saying Presidentsrus. You must turn right at this board onto a dirt road. Carry on straight for about 12 km and you will drive straight into Olifants River Lodge.

From Mbombela/Nelspruit on the N4: Take the N4 highway towards Middelburg. Take the turnoff saying Middelburg/Vandyksdrif (R575). On top of the turnoff, to your right-hand side towards Middelburg, you must carry on until you get to the 4 ways stop at the Traffic control (R555 Middelburg Road). Turn left towards Witbank, about 4 km further you get the Telkom tower on your left-hand side. You will see a signboard saying Presidentsrus. You must turn right at this board onto a dirt road. Carry on straight for about 12 km and you will drive straight into Olifants River Lodge.

From Polokwane: Take the N1 south, Turn onto the R11 to Marble Hall/Groblersdal/Middelburg (about 210km). In Groblersdal turn L at the T junction and immediately R into Voortrekker St/R11. In Middelburg the R11 becomes Walter Sisulu St/R555 Turn left and drive for 17 km. Continue to stay on the R555 (old road to Witbank/Emalhlane for 11 km past the Telkom tower on your left-hand side. You will see a signboard saying Presidentsrus. You must turn right at this board onto a dirt road. Carry on straight for about 12 km and you will drive straight into Olifants River Lodge.

Car Hire: Just Car Hire covers all the hire companies and has good rates. 

By Air

The nearest Airport to Middelburg is Johannesburg O.R. TAMBO Airport which is 158 km away. Other nearby airports include Lanseria (HLA) (186 km) and Mbombela (KMI) (210 km).

Flysafair: Flysafair operates flights to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and Lanceria International Airport. You can find more information and book flights on their website.

Air Link: Airlink operates flights to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. You can find more information and book flights on their website.

LIFT Airline: LIFT Airline operates flights to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. You can find more information and book flights on their website.


Long range Shuttle, Bus, Taxi & Train

Bus

All the main bus liners have routes to Middelburg. After having arrived in Middelburg, local taxi services, ridesharing company(uber) or car hire services can be used to arrive at the exact destination

Greyhound: Greyhound has one bus that operates from Johannesburg to Middelburg. It costs R320.00 per person for a travelling time of 3h 25m.

Intercape: Intercape operates from major cities to Middelburg. Traveling from Johannesburg to Middelburg takes about 2 hours at a price of R306.00.

Citiliner: A citiliner bus service travelling to Middelburg is available from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Travel time from Johannesburg to Middelburg is around 3 hours at a price of R320.00.

Translux: Translux is a reliable bus service operating in the country. It has a bus that travels to Middelburg en route to Nelspruit. Travel time from Johannesburg is about 2 hours at a price of R370.00.

 Rail

There is no rail service to Middelburg.

Shuttles

Please note that there are no direct shuttle services to the venue.

There are regular shuttles from the airport that use the N4 and have stops at the Toll plaza close to Witbank/Emalahleni. This is still 30 km from the venue. We will see if we can negotiate with a shuttle to via the venue on key days.

Citybug Shuttle Services: They offer reasonable rates, efficient admin, personalized service from pick-up point to drop off and experienced and courteous drivers. They have shuttle services from OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport. Both shuttle services are traveling to Mbombela but have pick-up and drop off points in Middelburg. There is one shuttle service from Lanseria Airport per day and four shuttle services from OR Tambo International Airport per day.

Estimated price from Airport to Middelburg: R580 p/p

They do not have group rates.

You can contact them at 0861 33 44 33/087 537 1444 or visit their website for more information.

Emailinfo@citybug.co.za

Limetime Shuttle Service: They offer a safe, reliable and comfortable shuttle service operating extensively in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West and the Free State.

Estimated price from O.R. Tambo to Middelburg: R470.00.

Discounts are granted if you make and pay for your booking using the website.

https://www.limetimeshuttle.co.za/

Email bookings@limetimeshuttle.co.za

Phone and WhatsApp: 087 094 9444 /082 770 4654

Lowveld Link Travel

It is a reliable shuttle service that operates in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Mbombela and Middelburg. Note that you cannot book ONLINE within 24hours of the trip.

Estimated price from O.R. Tambo Airport to Middelburg: R440.00

They do not have group rates.

Emailinfo@lowveldlink.com

Phone/WhatsApp : 083 77 88 527/013 750 1174

Please check their website for more information and bookings.

Taxi

Bolt and Uber - is available in Middelburg.