Directions and Map to Sable Sands Hwange, Zimbabwe

 

Directions and Map to Sable Sands, Hwange Zimbabwe

Distances:

Distance from Victoria Falls 180 km (2 – 2.5 hours’ drive)

Distance from Bulawayo 260 km (3 – 3.5 hours’ drive)

Distance from Harare 710 km (9 hours’ drive)

Speed limit on the main road max 120 km/h but drive slow when passing villages and be aware of stray cattle/goats and wildlife which can cross the road at any time. Around Hwange town there is a 20 km stretch of speed limit 80 km/h.

There are a few tollgates which will ask for $2, depending from which direction you travel.

Police road blocks: keep in mind that there can be many police road blocks along the way. This is to inspect licensing and vehicle safety and rules (eg. license number light/required reflector stickers/insurance etc.). The police force in Zimbabwe is large and friendly, so please don’t feel threatened at any time, feel safe!

By Road:

From Victoria Falls: Take the main road to Bulawayo. After 100 km you pass Hwange town. After 70 km you take a right turn which is signposted ‘Hwange main Camp/ Ganda Lodge/Hwange Safari Lodge. Please don’t drive faster than 70 km here, as you have now entered a wildlife bufferzone. After 7 km you see the Hwange national Park Airport on the right and directly opposite is the Painted Dog Conservation Centre. Please park you car at the PDC and we will meet and greet you here and guide you through private concessions to the lodge (ca. 7 km. through forest and on the Dete Vlei). Depending on the season and your vehicle clearance, you can follow our vehicle and park it at the lodge. In dry season the roads may be too sandy for vehicles without 4×4 drive, in which case we advise to leave your car safely parked at the Painted Dog Centre.

From Bulawayo: Take the main road to Victoria Falls. After 245 km you pass the pottery village Gwayi (pottery for sale alongside the road); you are now getting close! After 14 km you take a left turn which is signposted ‘Hwange main Camp/ Ganda Lodge/Hwange Safari Lodge. Please don’t drive faster than 70 km here, as you have now entered a wildlife bufferzone. After 7 km you see the Hwange national Park Airport on the right and directly opposite is the Painted Dog Conservation Centre. Please park you car at the PDC and we will meet and greet you here and guide you through private concessions to the lodge (ca. 7 km. through forest and on the Dete Vlei). Depending on the season and your vehicle clearance, you can follow our vehicle and park it at the lodge. In dry season the roads may be too sandy for vehicles without 4×4 drive, in which case we advise to leave your car safely parked at the Painted Dog Centre. Drive safely!

 

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