Directions to Phophonyane Falls EcoLodge

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 25°53'54.06"S | Longitude 31°17'41.17"E


From Durban (Golela Border operates between 07h00-22h00)

Take the N2 towards Empangeni then to Mkuze and drive towards Pongola but before you get to Pongola there is a right turn off along the highway to Golela/Swaziland. When you get to Golela Border drive towards Big Bend for 64km, from Big Bend drive towards Manzini for 76km. Drive through Manzini on MR3 for 23km to Mbabane, from there drive towards Oshoek and before you get to Oshoek turn off to Pigg's Peak and drive for 50km. When you get to Pigg's Peak drive straight through the town towards the Matsamo border. About 11km from Pigg's Peak town you will see our turn off on the left onto a dirt road, drive for about 4.4km. This road will take you to the lodge. It is advisable to arrive before dark i.e. 5.30pm.


From Bulembu Border (Border operates between 07h00-16H00)

It is 20km on dust road and 1km tarred before you get to a 4 way stop in which you have to turn left driving away from Pigg’s Peak towards Matsamo Border. Travel for about 11 km. You will see our sign on your left turning into a dust road. Drive straight for a further 4.4 km on the dust road. It is advisable to arrive before dark i.e. 5.30pm.


From Cape Town Via Durban

Take the N2 to Knysna then to Port Elizabeth from there East London then Umtata. Proceed on N2 to Port Shepstone then to Durban. From Durban follow the above directions. It is advisable to arrive before dark i.e. 5.30pm.


From Pretoria / Johannesburg (Border operates between 07H00-22H00)

From Pretoria take N4 to Witbank. From Johannesburg take N12 to Witbank which will connect you to N4. Proceed on N4, after you have passed the Ultra City, then turn right onto R33 to Carolina. Drive through the town still on R33 then join N17, pass Warburton and Lochiel, this route will take you straight to the Oshoek border. From the border drive straight for about 5 km until you reach a turn off to Pigg's Peak and drive for 50km. When you reach Pigg's Peak town drive straight through and out for about 14km, you will see our turn off on the left onto a dirt road, drive for about 4.4km, this will take you straight to the Lodge. It is advisable to arrive before dark i.e. 5.30pm


From Nelspruit (Border gate operates between 07H00-20H00)

Take the N4 towards Malelane. From Malelane turn right onto R570 towards Jeepes Reef Border. When you reach the Border drive straight on the main road for about 35 km towards Pigg's Peak. Pass the Peak fine Craft centre on your right, and Orion hotel entrance. Drive for about a km and you will find our turn off on the right. Drive for about 3km on dirt road, follow the signs to the lodge. It is advisable to arrive before dark i.e. 5.30pm.


From Kruger Park (Malelane or Crocodile Bridge Gates)

Exiting from Malelane Gate going south, take the R570 to Jeppes Reef Border. When you reach the Border drive straight on the main road for about 35 km towards Pigg's Peak. Pass the Peak fine Craft Centre on your right, and Orion hotel entrance. Drive for about a km and you will find our turn off on the right. Drive for about 3km on dirt road; follow the signs to the lodge. It is advisable to arrive before dark i.e. 5.30pm.


Exiting from Crocodile Bridge drive south to the N4, turn right on the N4 going west to Hectorspruit. Shortly after Hectorspruit (remaining on the N4) take the road to Jeppe’s Reef until you reach the R570 and follow this to Jeppe’s Reef border. When you reach the Border drive straight on the main road for about 35 km towards Pigg's Peak. Pass the Peak fine craft centre on your right, and Orion hotel entrance. Drive for about a km and you will find our turn off on the right. Drive for about 3km on dirt road, follow the signs to the lodge. It is advisable to arrive before dark i.e. 5.30pm.