Please note: Royal Jozini is located in the Kingdom of Eswatini; you will need your passport and relevant travel documents to get to the reserve.

Directions to Royal Jozini Private Game Reserve

Our preference for lack of trucks is:-

  1. Take the highway to Witbank (Emalahlele) then N4 past Middelburg but before Belfast, turn right to CAROLINA.
  2. From Carolina follow signs to AMSTERDAM – then go through to Piet Retief.
  3. From Piet Retief (towards the end of the town, turn left and follow signs to MAHAMBA and cross the border into Eswatini. Please watch speed signs through the villages and on the open road and keep your eyes peeled for signs of HUMPS. Do take these slowly!
  4. At Nhlangano (the next town after the border) about 14kms from the border, turn right to Lavumisa.
  5. You will eventually come to a large round-about at Lavumisa, turn left and about 9kms from there, watch for the sign on the right into Royal Jozini Reserve. Please stop at the railway crossing and please take care because this is a very active railway line. Sign in at the gate.
  6. The quickest route from Johannesburg is to take the N17 and N2, but be aware you will probably encounter a lot of trucks and coal carriers.
  7. From Johannesburg take the N17 from the South of Johannesburg through Brakpan, Springs and to Bethal.
  8. Follow signs to ERMELO (N17) and then take the N2 to Piet Retief.
  9. Watch for the looooong trains and be sure to give the train drivers a wave!
  10. Travel straight through Piet Retief and stay on the N2 to PONGOLA, then about 15 minutes out of Pongola, watch for the signpost to GOLELA on the left – travel 10kms to the Golela/Lavumisa border post.
  11. Keep straight at the round-about, about 9 kms watch for the sign to Royal Jozini on the right.
  1. Take the N2 North to Richards Bay, heading towards Pongola.
  2. Go past the road turning to JOZINI, staying on the N2, travelling alongside the Game Reserve, then turn right at the GOLELA signpost.
  3. Travel 10kms to the Golela/Lavumisa border post.
  4. Cross the border post into Eswatini - keep straight at the round-about, and about 9 kms further, watch for the sign to Royal Jozini on the right.
  5. The Royal Jozini Reserve stretches from the border and beyond the entrance gate.
  1. Take the BIG BEND road (turn right just outside of Manzini) and follow the road, eventually passing Big Bend and heading towards Lavumisa.
  2. Watch for NISELA SAFARIS on your left hand side.
  3. Royal Jozini is about 30kms further on, with the entrance to the Reserve on the left hand side.
  4. Please take care to stop at the level crossing and watch out for trains on this busy track.

Once at Royal Jozini: Please hand in your Conservation Fee voucher at the gate, as well as your signed Indemnity Form. If you forgot this, security will give you a form for completion. 

Please note NO CHECK INS after 8pm. If for any reason you cannot arrive prior to 8pm, please advise the booking office in advance so that arrangements are made for you