The Royal Madikwe is easily accessed by road, daily shuttle flights or private charter flights, all of which we will happily arrange.

Daily shuttle flights are available between Johannesburg International Airport and Madikwe Game Reserve.
Guests will be met in the arrivals hall by a representative of the airline and escorted to check-in by means of a short road transfer. The shuttle flight departs daily at 13h00 and arrives at the Madikwe Western Airstrip at 14h00 where guests will be collected and transferred in an open vehicle to Royal Madikwe at no extra cost – approximately 25 minute drive.

Shuttle Times

Please note that these times are subject to change, therefore we recommend allowing 2-3 hours between connecting flights.

Johannesburg – Madikwe Western Airstrip
13h00 – 14h00

Madikwe Western Airstrip to Johannesburg
11h15 – 12h15

Luggage restrictions are very strict with an allowance of 20kg checked luggage per person in soft sided bags only as well as 5 kg hand luggage per person. For excess luggage, an additional seat must be booked and is dependent on availability at the time of enquiring.  Please do note that seats are very limited and if flights are fully booked there is an option of Private Charter flights, or a Road Transfer as below.

Private Charters can be arranged for a more luxurious experience and includes a meet & greet facility whereby guests will be escorted off international flights through customs/immigration. Flight times are reasonably flexible to suit guests’ requirements.
Alternatively, a road transfer can be arranged to transfer guests to / from Royal Madikwe. Road transfers allow flexibility with collection / drop off times and guests can be collected from any address in Johannesburg or an alternative destination. The drive time is approximately 5 hours’ from Johannesburg, or 2 ½ hours from Sun City to the lodge. Please enquire for transfers from other destinations.
For the more adventurous, there is also the option of renting a vehicle at the airport and driving yourself to the lodge. This is a great way to see more of the country and the roads are generally in good condition, thus a 4×4 vehicle is not a requirement. We do advise using the downloadable directions to the lodge.
Drive in ZAR 160 per adult l ZAR 65 per child under 12 years old.
Fly in ZAR 215 per adult l ZAR 120 per child under 12 years old.
ZAR 150 per adult per night | ZAR 75 per child under 12 years old per night | No charge for children under 2 years of age.
Check-in time 13h00 – 14h00
Check-out time 10h00 – 11h00

Please contact us at for a personalised transfer quote.