Babanango Game Reserve is in the Umfolozi Valley in Zululand, between Ulundi and Vryheid.

Our Location

Our GPS location is 28° 10 30 S, 31° 05 19 E.

You can self-drive to Babanango Game Reserve. Alternatively, you can catch a private charter to Ulundi Airport, and the Babanango Game Reserve team can arrange to fetch you. The Reserve also has a helipad, should you wish to fly into the reserve directly in your own helicopter or a charter.

Directions from king shaka international airport - Durban

To get on the N2 in Westbrook from International Trade Ave and 610134 St head northeast for 23m, continue on a slight left for 850m then turn right.

Turn right again onto International Trade Avenue, then at the roundabout take the first exit onto 610134 St and turn right onto Watson Highway/M43 after 3.2km.

After 1.1km turn left to merge onto the N2 toward Stanger.

Once you have merged onto the N2 and traveled for 74km, take exit 277 for R66 towards Gingindlovu/Eshowe/Ulundi.

Turn left onto the R66 and continue for 100km, then continue onto the R34 for 40.8km and turn left.

Welcome to Babanango Game Reserve – Hlopeni Gate!

[Dirt road access. 4×4 not required]

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Take the N3 south out of Johannesburg for about 150km.

After you pass through Villiers, take Exit 133 and turn left onto the R34 towards Vrede.

After 13km, turn right onto the R103, then after 15km turn left onto the R34.

Travel for 13.5km to get to Vrede, then turn right to stay on the R34.

After 89km, turn left and then continue straight for 12km until you come to the N11.

Turn right onto the N11 and continue for 1.2km, then turn left on to the R34 towards Utrecht.

After 75.6km, turn left onto the R33/R34 and proceed for 23km.

Turn right onto the R34 and proceed for 6km, and then turn right again to stay on the R34.

After 57km, turn right at the signposted private road to Babanango Game Reserve.

Keep an eye out for your first signs of wildlife!

Welcome to Babanango Game Reserve – Hlopeni Gate!

[Dirt road access. 4×4 not required]

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