Alternative Routes

Directions to Mooipan via dirt road from Pretoria/Johannesburg

  • N1 to Polokwane (Pietersburg)
  • At the Kranskop Toll Plaza, turn left towards Modimolle (Nylstroom).
  • Go through Nylstroom towards Vaalwater.
  • Pass straight through Vaalwater on the Thabazimbi road.
  • Travel ± 70km past Vaalwater and turn left onto the Steenbokpan dirt road.
  • After 26km, you’ll reach a crossing with a large dirt road (Thabazimbi to the left, Ellisras (Lephalale) to the right). Continue straight in the direction of Steenbokpan.
  • Be on the lookout for the 44km stone road-marker on the left-hand side. At the windmill next to the road on your left, turn right at the Mooipan sign (before you reach the 45km stone road-marker.)
  • Continue through a gate in the corridor for 5.5km. Turn left to enter farm at theMooipan sign.
  • Continue due north and follow the arrows to Mooipan Lodge.

Directions to Mooipan via Thabazimbi 

  • Travel to Thabazimbi via Warmbaths, passing the Rooiberg area and join the Brits / Thabazimbi road  at Koedoeskop or directly travel directly to Thabazimbi via Brits. Once in Thabazimbi turn left at the third stop sign just before theTotal Garage at the sign indicating the road to Lephalale. Follow the road and do NOT turn towards Lepalale but carrying straight on. Around 40 km from Thabazimbi turn right on a dirt road indicating Inkermann.( if you miss the turn off you will hit a dirt road at Sentrum within 5 km of missing the turn off – you then obviously would have to turn around)
  • Follow Inkermann Road for + 24kms to T-junction. Turn left and right again within a few hundred meters.
  • Cross the Matlabas River and continue for + 18kms to 4-way intersection. At yield turn left towards Steenbokpan.
  • Be on the lookout for the 44km stone road-marker on the left-hand side. At the windmill next to the road on your left, turn right at the Mooipan sign (before you reach the 45km stone road-marker.)
  • Continue for 5.5km. Turn left to enter farm at the Mooipan sign.
  • Continue due north and follow the arrows to Mooipan Lodge.