GPS Co-ordinates : 31.05117E  –  25.04992S

TRAVELLING FROM JOHANNESBURG VIA PRETORIA and on to SABIE via the Long Tom Pass (scenic route)

Toll Roads: Diamond Hill = R26.00 per car  AND  Middleburg Plaza = R43.00  per car  (Toll Fees current at March 2012)

From Johannesburg travel North along the N1 (Ben Schoeman Highway) towards Pretoria.  Take the

Pretoria East/Polokwane N1 turn-off.  Continue along this highway until you see the N4 eMalahleni/Witbank turn-off to your left.  Take the N4 eMalahleni/Witbank turn-off and travel along the N4 past Witbank and Middleburg.      Once past Middelburg you will  see signs to Belfast – take the Belfast turn-off to your left.

Follow signs through the towns of Belfast to Dullstroom, Lydenburg and then on to Sabie via the Long Tom Pass.  If it is not misty, you will enjoy spectacular views along the Long Tom Pass.

Travel through Sabie and at the T-Junction at the top of town, turn right and continue to travel straight out of Sabie (R536) to Hazyview.

The road winds quite a bit and is very beautiful.   Travel for approximately 35 kms. You will pass a tarred road going right signposted Kiepersol – do not turn here – continue past .

Take the next Kiepersol turn-off to your right which is approximately 10-15 kms further on from the first Kiepersol road – this is a (untarred) dirt road.

A landmark just before our road is a little green and white farm produce stall called PAT’S STALL (do not confuse PADSTAL – which is Afrikaans for road stall) on your right hand side – our road is about 200ms past Pat’s Stall to the right.

There is also an official brown signpost indicating to turn right to Chestnut Country Lodge as well as another sign saying Kiepersol.

Travel up the (untarred) dirt road for approximately 2.7 kms.  You will soon see the entrance to Chestnut Country Lodge on your left hand side. Welcome – you have arrived safe and sound!!

During the rainy season – October – February it is not wise to come up our untarred road as heavy rains can make the road very slippery and vehicles can get stuck.  We recommend travelling to us from the top of our road.  See directions below..


Toll Road: If you travel via the N1 Pretoria there is an additional Toll Gate at Diamond Hill = R26.00 per car.  If you travel from the Jhb Int Airport via the N12 there are only 2 Toll Gates at  Middleburg Plaza = R43.00 per car  AND  Machado Plaza = R60.00 per car    (Toll Fees current at March 2012)

From Johannesburg travel North along the N1 (Ben Schoeman Highway) towards Pretoria.  Before  Centurion Park (at Bulmer Breweries), take the off-ramp to Pretoria East/Pietersburg.  Continue along this highway until you see the N4 Witbank turn-off to your left.  Take the N4 Witbank turn-off and travel along the N4 past Witbank and Middleburg.

If you are coming from the Johannesburg International Airport, take the N12 to Witbank.   This highway will link up with the N4 at Witbank which you follow on to Nelspruit which is approx. 2 hours drive.  Keep on the N4 and drive directly to Nelspruit CBD.  Do not take the new by-pass – it is confusing!!!.

As you arrive into Nelspruit you will travel through 3 traffic lights.   At the 4th traffic light, turn left – this is the R40 to White River.   As you turn left, you will pass a large shopping complex on your left – The Crossings.

Travel approximately 20 kms to White River.   Drive all the way down the main street of the town and turn left at the last traffic light.   (This road is signposted R40 to Hazyview)  You will also see signs indicating the way to Kruger National Park.

Follow this road for approximately 30 kms until you see the official brown tourism sign for Chestnut Country Lodge which will indicate for you to turn left.    Approx. 200ms past the brown tourism sign, turn left at the road marked Kiepersol (Landmark:  As you turn left there is a little orange stall on the right hand side).

Travel for approximately 7.5 kms (the road is straight at first and then takes a wide sweep to the right.   Continue along this road until you see the next brown tourism sign for Chestnut Country Lodge after which you turn left again.  There is also a sign saying Emmett which is the name of our road.  You are now on our road so if it is not dark, enjoy the view!       You will find Chestnut Country Lodge approx. 1.7kms down the road on the right hand side.

 Estimated travelling time from Johannesburg: 4 – 5 hours (travelling within the speed limits)               Total distance:  Approx. 430 kms

 NB:   Road signs, toll fees  and landmarks change from time to time.   Every effort has been made to keep these directions current. 

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