Access via the Punda Maria Gate:
Take the N1 to Polokwane (Pietersburg).
At Makhado (Louis Trichard) link up with the R524 and follow this route for about 140km.
That will take you to the gate.
Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.
Punda Maria Rest Camp is 10km away from the gate.
Allow about 20 minutes for the drive to the camp.
Louis Trichardt to Punda Maria Suggested routes
142 km, 2 hours 15 mins R524
1. Head southeast on Rissik St toward Krogh St 1,3 km
2. Turn left onto N1 750 m
3. Turn right at Songozwi St 2,1 km
4. Continue onto R524 116 km
5. Continue onto H13-1 16,9 km
6. Turn left onto Punda Maria Restcamp Rd 3,8 km
7. Slight left 500 m
8. Slight right 800 m