From Polokwane, take the N1 to Louis Trichardt (Makhado) – (toll gate Capricorn). Straight through Louis Trichardt on N1, pass toll gate to Musina (Baobab Plaza) and turn RIGHT onto the R525, TSHIPISE FOREVER RESORTS & PAFURI road. Pass Tshipise and travel approximately 90km to MASISI, passing several villages. Go over the bridge at Masisi and travel approximately 9.6km. We are on the right-hand side between Masisi and the Pafuri gate travelling towards Kruger.

Please do your last shopping and cash withdrawals in Louis Trichardt (Makhado) as we only have spaza shops with bare necessities and no ATM machines for cash in our area. At the petrol and diesel station in Masisi (Masisi Fuels) you can swipe to receive cash if available.


On the R525, a tar road that runs from the N1 to Kruger’s Pafuri Gate, Awelani is accessible by any class of vehicle.

  • Pafuri Gate: 12kms / 15 minutes
  • Makuya Reserve Main Gate: 30kms / 1hr
  • Thohoyandou: 93kms / 2 hrs
  • Louis Trichardt: 176kms / 2hrs 30 mins
  • Beit Bridge: 231kms / 2hrs 15 mins