Contact Us

If you would like to enquire further about Pitse Lodge or to make a reservation, please send an email to the lodge managers:

Haydn and Christie Hopewell
Christie: +27 (0) 83 343 1178
Haydn: +27 (0) 82 774 4639

There is no signal at the lodge, please utilise WhatsApp calls and WhatsApp messages.


How to get to Pitse Lodge

  • From Johannesburg take the N1 North, past Pretoria, towards Polokwane (Pietersburg).
  • Go through two tollgates and take the R33 Modimolle (Nylstroom) off the N1 at the Kranskop Toll Plaza.
  • Go left and head west through Modimolle (Nylstroom) (About 11km), to Vaalwater on the R33 (About 60km).
  • Do not turn off anywhere, go straight through Modimolle and Vaalwater. In Vaalwater the R33 turns off to the right to Ellisras. Please ignore this and continue straight on past the Total garage and Spar.
  • About 7 km outside Vaalwater take the Bakkerspas dirt road, to your left  – This road is about 30km to the Welgevonden South Gate.
  • Pass the Kololo Game Reserve / lodge gate – turn right to the Welgevonden South gate (About 200m). Travel up this little 2-track road, and you will arrive at the reserve’s South Gate Entrance.

The distance is approximately 280 km from Johannesburg and should take about 4 hours.