Daily Pretoria & Lydenburg (Mashishing) Shuttle


Apart from the fact that farming, trout fishing, and mining are now among the town’s most well-known industries, Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg) is a well-liked tourist destination since the Panorama Route begins nearly immediately after leaving Lydenburg, close to where the Long Tom Pass begins.

Safari Link provides a regular shuttle service between Pretoria and Lydenburg.

The town also has a long history because Andries Potgieter, a well-known Voortrekker leader, founded Lydenburg, as it was previously known, in 1850. For a brief time, it also served as the capital of the South African Republic (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek).

Many history buffs have the Lydenburg Museum on their travel wish lists because the museum features the 500-year-old Lydenburg Heads, hollow clay sculptures. The statues are thought to have been utilised in religious rituals by the people who first entered the region a very long time ago.

We also offer shuttle services between Johannesburg and Lydenburg.

Connecting Pretoria with Mashishing / Lydenburg

Safari Link Southern Africa offers a daily shuttle service that connects Pretoria and Mashishing/Lydenburg in Mpumalanga on route to Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa.

You will travel through some of South Africa’s most breath-taking scenery as you pass across the country’s Highveld and Lowveld districts.

The shuttle departs from Pretoria and travels via Johannesburg’s O.R Tambo International Airport, Emalahleni (previously Witbank) “the place of coal”, eMakhazeni (previously Belfast) which means “The Cold Place” and Emnothweni (previously Dullstroom), to Mashishing / Lydenburg.

Visitors will note that while these are the official new names, the original names are still commonly used in everyday conversation and you might find both names being used interchangeably.

The transfer takes about 4 to 6 hours, with convenience stops along the way so passengers can use a restroom and buy snacks before continuing on their journey.

Connecting Mashishing / Lydenburg with Pretoria

This daily shuttle service from Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit follows the same route via Mashishing /Lydenburg the other way around and also include some comfort stops en-route, allowing passengers to have a break.

The shuttle departs from Hoedspruit around 11:00 with a stop at Mashishing /Mashishing to arrive at O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by 17:15 to continue from there to Pretoria.

General Info About the Daily Shuttle Between Lydenburg & Pretoria

  • The fleet is comprised of modern models of vehicles, and passengers are assured of their comfort and safety for the entirety of the journey.
  • The drivers have in-depth knowledge of the route, and they will keep passengers informed about interesting things as they travel along the route.
  • It is the obligation of the passenger or the booking agent to make prior arrangements for collecting at the drop-off location that the traveller prefers.

Why Choose Safari Link?

The fact that all of Safari Link’s drivers are also qualified guides who are keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for safari with their customers allows for an experience that is both fun and educational during your trip.

Safari Link has more than 10 years of experience working in the tourism industry, and the company continues to provide tourists and vacationers with service that is enthusiastic, well-informed, and professional.

You can ask questions regarding these shuttles and services by sending an email to travel@safarilinksa.com, and you can make reservations for them by sending an email to reservations@safarilinksa.com.

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What to expect on Safari Link Daily Shuttle