Saleda Lodge is approximately a six hour drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to the Zanzibar border post which is the nearest one to Saleda Lodge. Zanzibar border post however is a very low level crossing across the Limpopo River and is closed when the river is high. This is usually during the summer months from January to April. Contact the management team just prior to your visit to establish if the Zanzibar border is open.
The fastest route to Zanzibar from Johannesburg is along the N1 turning on to the N11 at Mokopane. Mokopane can be very busy and is best travelled through early morning where possible. The N11 is not well signposted in Mokopane so use a GPS for directions. Turn right on to the R561 just after the Baltimore Primary School and continue on this road until the T-junction with the R572 at Maastroom. This road becomes a gravel road for 30km after the turning to Tolwe. Turn right at this junction and travel no more than 2 kms before turning left towards Zanzibar. This is a 22km stretch of dirt road until the border post. Please note that Zanzibar border is open from 8am to 4pm only! If you are likely to be later than this continue along the N11 to Groblersbrug border post instead.