Getting Here

Getting Here

How do you want to get to the Sabi Sand?

By air:

Skukuza Airport in the Kruger Park and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), both offer direct flights to and from many parts of the country.

Direct charters to your destination lodge are also available. Please discuss options with your host lodge.

By road:

The SSW has three major access gates: Shaws Gate, Newington Gate and Gowrie Gate. These gates are geographically spread through the reserve, allowing for easy access to all lodges on the reserve.

GPS co-ordinates and directions:

Shaws Gate: 24°55’42.31″S 31°28’45.12″E
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Newington Gate: 24°52’8.36″S 31°24’16.51″E
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Gowrie Gate: 24°41’40.85″S 31°30’54.59″E
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Access to SSW Lodges & Gates

If you are unsure which gate to use, please see the map below. Each gate has been colour coded with the routes to each of the lodges. It is important to take note of which gate to use as access is provisioned only for applicable lodges.

On arrival, please ensure that your gate permit is stamped by the lodge to allow for exit.

Download full size map here.

Alternative Routes – Road closures:

Road closures and road blocks can be unpredictable, the below map will allow for alternative routes to be taken if a situation arises where the main access routes are closed or blocked off for an unknown reason. The map has been categorized into three areas, Primary (main route to access SSW), Secondary (second choice if primary is closed) and Tertiary (third option if primary and secondary are closed). 

This map is to aid as a guide, SSW is liable for any damages or risks that may be posed on alternate routes. 

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Gate Times:

Open: 05:00
Closes: 22:00

Open for entry: 09:00 – 14:00
Closes for exit: 16:00

Deliveries may not enter later than 14:00 and must exit prior to 16:00.

No guest, delivery or contractor may exit the gate without a stamped exit permit by the lodge that was visited.


Gate Fees:

Entry type  01 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
Light vehicle including driver R280.00
Heavy vehicle over 3.5 tons, including driver R490.00
Per person fee R120.00
All prices above are inclusive of 15% VAT