From Durban/King Shaka International Airport (2h30 drive +/- 260km) - Head north on the N2, pass Empangeni/ Richards Bay and continue past the Mtubatuba / St Lucia turnoff, keeping on the N2 for approximately another 20Km before you reach the P380 / iSimangaliso Nhlozi gate 11 Turnoff.
From Gauteng (6h30 Drive) - Head South on the N2, pass Pongola then Mkuze and then pass the Hluhluwe turnoff & head south for about another 25 / 30Km – pass the Nyalazi River sign and about 1 km thereafter turn left at the P380 / iSimangaliso Nhlozi gate 11 Turnoff.
From the N2 turnoff, drive for about 10kms to get to the iSimanagaliso Nhlozi entrance gate 1. You will stop at the boom gate and pay entrance fees. Continue straight on the on the tarred road for about 3.5 km and turn right. (Keep an eye open for the concrete direction blocks on the ground to help you find us). Continue straight for about 1km and at the circle (you will see another concrete direction block) keep straight for another 2km and follow the signs to Makakatana.
At the green gate press the buzzer where reception will open for you. Drive down the sand road tunnelled by the magical overhang of trees (+/- 900m) that will lead you to Makakatana Bay Lodge where the team will be waiting to welcome you.
(Total distance from the N2 turn off to the lodge is 17.5km)
Link to a map of the Eastern and Western Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park