How to get to the Mafikeng SCENE
The SCENE is situated in the Mafikeng Game Reserve, 5km from the
city of Mafikeng. Mafikeng (population 150 000) is the capital of
the Northwest Province in South Africa, and is 320 km from Johannesburg,
close to South Africa's northern border with Botswana.
How to get to the SCENE
SCENE is on the South Western edge of town. Take the Lichtenberg
Road (the R52) out of town. Cross the bridge over the railway line
and after 0.5km turn left into the Tourist Information Centre. It
is a thatched brick building, with a thatched gateway. On the gateway
you will see a sign for the SCENE. Pass the tourist office and drive
round to the gate. At the gate turn right and follow the track into
the game reserve to the SCENE.
The nearest international airport is Johannesberg International
Airport. It is approximately 4 hours drive to Mafikeng from there.
South African Airways have daily flights between Johannesburg and
Mafikeng (Mmabatho Airport, aviation code FAMM). Avis has a car
rental office at the airport.
Enquire at the SCENE, and we can help you get up-to-date timetable
There is a daily bus service from Mmabatho to Park Station in Johannesburg.
For timetable information call (Johannesburg) 011 333 4412 or Mmabatho
018 381 2680. A bus service also runs from Mafikeng to Pretoria
via Zeerust and Swartruggens. Minibus taxis serve most destinations
from Mafikeng. These arrive and depart from Station Road in Mafikeng.
There are occasional passenger trains passing through Mafikeng.