Location of Baobab Hill Bush House

Baobab Hill Bush House is located in Makuleke Contract Park, the northernmost section of Kruger National Park.


The shortest route to Baobab Hill Bush is via Punda Maria Gate - about 540 km from Johannesburg. The drive from Kruger is approximately 60 km to the trail site.

  • Take the N1 North to Polokwane,
  • At Polokwane, take the R81 north-east via Moketsi and Giyani to the T-junction with the R524,
  • Turn right on the R524 and proceed to the Punda Maria Gate,
  • In the Kruger National Park, take the H13-1 to the T-junction with the H1-8 (if you have a map of Kruger, you could also take a shortcut via the S60 )
  • Turn left on the H1-8 and proceed north to the bridge over the Luvuvhu River,
  • Look out for signage to Pafuri Camp.

The slightly longer, but scenic route:

  • Take the N1 to Louis Trichardt (Makhado),
  • Continue on the N1 over the Soutpansberg and turn right onto the R525 toward Tshipise .
  • Continue past Tshipise on the R525 to Pafuri Gate,
  • Enter the Kruger Park and continue on the H1-9 about 22 km to the bridge over Luvuvhu River
  • Look out for signage to Pafuri Camp.
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