Take the N2 heading north (the sea should be on your right-hand side). Pass turn-offs to Empangeni and Richard’s Bay and carry on. You will cross a bridge over the iMfolozi River (the sign on the bridge says White iMfolozi, but in fact the White and Black iMfolozi rivers are joined at this point). A few kilometres later, you will see a turn-off to the left. This is the R618 to Nongoma, and is sign-posted Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP). Take this off-ramp, and turn left at the junction towards Hlabisa/Nongoma and HiP. After approximately 27km, you will see a turn-off marked HiP, take this turn-off and you will arrive at Nyalazi Gate, which is approximately 19km from Mpila camp.
Head southeast and feel the stress leaving your body with each passing mile. The best route is probably to get onto the N2 via Piet Retief and Pongola, and carry on down. You can then either take the Hluhluwe turn-off, and go in at Memorial Gate (17km from the highway) in the north of the park (this allows for a nice scenic drive of about 67km through the park to Mpila. NB: the speed limit throughout the park is 40km/h, so allow yourself enough time if you want to take this option), or carry on down to the R618 and go in at Nyalazi Gate.
Alternatively, you can go via Vryheid and Ulundi. There is now a good tar road from Ulundi to Cengeni Gate in the west of iMfolozi. From here, Mpila camp is along 24km of mainly gravel road.
From the Nyalazi Entrance drive until the T-junction. At the T-junction turn left towards Mpila Camp. Drive for four and a half kilometres, turn left towards the Centenary Centre. Drive for one kilometre, just before the Centenary Centre where you’ll see our branding, turn left onto a dirt road. The Race Village is four hundred metres along the dirt road.