​Getting There – Amakhala GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Most visitors to Amakhala Game Reserve arrive via O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. You may start your tour from either of these destinations by organized safari or by driving yourself. The distance from Cape Town to Amakhala is 850km/528mi. Many visitors choose to drive via the Garden Route, taking a leisurely week or two to do so before arriving at Amakhala.

As an alternative to driving, you can take a flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport (PLZ), where you can rent a car. The distance from Port Elizabeth to the park is about 100km/62mi on a paved road and the drive takes approximately 1½ hours*.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or Cape Town International Airport (CPT), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

There are several domestic carriers through which scheduled flights to Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) may be booked:

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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