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GUEST INFORMATION

Everything You Need to Know

Everything You Need to Know

Tarred Airstrip on Reserve

Polowane International Airport 250 km away

Kruger National Park 90km away (Pafuri Gate) 

Musina Town 35 km away

Beit Bridge Border (Zimbabwe) 53 km away

THE AREA

The Limpopo Province

Greater Kuduland Safaris is located in the northern part of the Limpopo Province close to Musina, the last town in South Africa before crossing the Beit Bridge border into Zimbabwe. 

The Limpopo Province is considered to be South Africa’s hinterland: a hot, and wild area north of Gauteng that is seldom spoken of when in truth it's one of the country's best-kept secrets and boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Africa. The region houses South Africa's highest population of rhino and a multitude of other large mammals, as well as the great Limpopo River that acts as South Africa’s border with Zimbabwe and Botswana.

 

Culturally, Limpopo is a incredibly unique; seven of South Africa’s eleven official languages are spoken here, and the contrasting and colourful elements of each have become part of the magic of the province. The local people on the Reserve are predominately from the area and form part of the Venda community, a culture rich in heritage and tradition. Their customs mirror the beauty of the Iron Age and arts and crafts such as pottery, jewellery making, and beadwork are still practiced in their culture today. 

Polokwane is the provincial capital and is situated 200 km south of the Reserve past the Soutpansberg mountain range that is dissected by the N1 highway. The N1 is the only passage north and forms part of what was the old Cape-to-Cairo trading route. 

 

GETTING TO GREATER KUDULAND  

Tshipise, Limpopo, 0901, South Africa

There are a few different transfer options to the Reserve once in South Africa, let us know which you best prefer, and we will arrange it all for you. 
If you are booking an international flight into South Africa, we recommend that you fly into O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Gauteng.


If you are flying locally, we suggest that you fly into Polokwane Airport in Polokwane, Limpopo on SA Airlink. 

We offer a "meet-and-greet" service depending on your travel plans.  

By Air


CHARTER Greater Kuduland has a private 1.7 km tarred airstrip just a 2-minute drive from the lodge so you have the option to fly in we will collect you to take you to the lodge. If you are flying your own aircraft in, we have a well-built hanger large enough to house your plane for the duration of your stay. Should you choose to charter in, please let us know so we can send you a quote and proceed with the arrangements for you. FLY TO POLOKWANE FROM O.R TAMBO SA Airlink have 2 flights a day from O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Polokwane International Airport in Polokwane. Total flying time is 40 minutes. Your guide will be at the airport to welcome you and take you to the reserve. The 200 km drive north from Polokwane to Greater Kuduland takes about 2 hours. Depending on the size of your group, we offer transfers from Polokwane to GKS in the reserve's private Cessna 210 aeroplane that can seat up to 6 adults with normal sized luggage, or 4 adults with luggage over 23 kgs each.




By Car


The total distance from Johannesburg to Greater Kuduland is 510 km, you can expect the drive to take about 6 hours. It is an easy drive north along the N1 highway. COLLECTION We offer a collection service from O.R Tambo International Airport, one of our guides will be there to welcome you and drive you to the reserve in a comfortable and airconditioned Caravelle. CAR RENTAL We do not recommend that our international clients drive the route alone. If you are travelling up from Johannesburg, we recommend that you hire a car from AVIS at O.R Tambo International Airport and drive to Louis Trichardt, the closest car rental agency is located here and is 88km from the reserve. We will collect you from Louis Trichardt and take you back again at the end of your stay. Total driving time from Louis Trichardt to GKS is about one hour. The total distance from O.R Tambo to Louis Trichardt is 420km north on the N1 highway and takes about 5 hours. You do not need a 4x4 vehicle for the journey. YOUR OWN VEHICLE While you may not use your own car on the reserve, you are more than welcome to use it on private external outings during your stay. Secure parking is available.





 

WEATHER & CLIMATE

Semi - Arid

Greater Kuduland experiences a semi-arid climate with hot temperatures most of the year. Average annual rainfall amounts to 372 mm (14.6 in) which is concentrated in the summer months from October to April when heavy late-afternoon and evening thunderstorms are not uncommon.

Winter is extremely dry with no rain and typically recorded from June to August. The clear skies and exceptionally low humidity at this time of the year enable temperatures to plunge close to freezing at night, but once the sun is up, it warms to a pleasant 20 C (65 F).

Today's Weather

SUMMER

November - March

Avg. Day: 36 C / 97 F

Avg. Night: 25 C / 77 F

AUTUMN

April - May

Avg. Day: 30 C / 86 F

Avg. Night: 10 C / 50 F

WINTER

 June - August 

Avg. day: 25 C / 77 F

Avg Night: 10 C / 50 F

SPRING

September - October 

Avg. day: 32 C / 90 F

Avg Night: 18 C / 64 F

 

When is the best time to visit Greater Kuduland?


Our hunting season runs from April - October, the winter months in South Africa. This is in place so that animals have a chance to breed during the summer. Winter is also the dry season, which means the foliage has thinned, making it easier to spot and stalk your quarry.

The changing seasons also make for great sightings. Autumn sees the vegetation thinning slightly, while the rutting season begins. Spring is often the height of the dry season, ensuring excellent visibility whilst on safari.




What documentaion do I need?


Valid passport (no Visa required for USA and UK citizens)

Firearm Import and Export Permits : (If you are bringing your own weapons) There are stringent regulations regarding the import and export of firearms into South Africa and documentation can at times be rather complicated. Greater Kuduland Safaris can handle this all for you to ensure a hassle-free ride through customs. Please see Important Information on the Hunting page for more infomration.

Travelling with a minor: A copy of their unabridged birth certificate, passport with both parent’s’ names, the Parental Consent Affidavit from the Department of Home Affairs (we can provide this).




Do I need to take any medications or vaccinations prior to my safari?


No, you do not need to have any vaccinations done




Is Greater Kuduland suitable for familes?


Yes! Greater Kuduland aims to create a complete safari adventure for hunters and non hunters alike. The luxury accommodation will ensure all parties are kept in comfort, and there are a range of different activities to keep your family entertained.

Greater Kuduland is also a great first time location to bring your son or daughter on their first African hunt. Our PH’s are well equipped to cater to younger hunters and will ensure they get the training and preparation required.

We do not recommend bringing children under the age of 10 years. Due to the nature of a safari, the rugged surroundings, and the rural location, we suggest that you rather bring them back when they are old enough to fully appreciate the experience.




Do you cater to first time hunters?


Yes, Greater Kuduland is a great destination for first time hunters. A qualified Professional Hunter will train you in the use of your weapon and make sure you are ready for the hunt.




What is the best way to get to Greater Kuduland Safaris?


We recommened that our international clients fly into O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. We can arrange meet and greet services at the airport or hire a charter aeroplane to bring you to the Reserve.




Where is Greater Kuduland Safaris?


Greater Kuduland is situated in northern region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa, a few kilometers from the famous Limpopo River the acts as a border between South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The Reserve is in an area known as Tshipise, which is 600 km north of Johannesburg.




What do I need to pack?


A comprehensive packing list can be found here





FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions​

 

 Greater Kuduland Safaris, Limpopo, South Africa

safaris@greaterkudulandsafaris.com 

+27 15 539 0720

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