Getting There – Balule NR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg is the arrival point for most visitors to Balule. Once there, a connecting flight to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) could be arranged. Most accommodations provide transport from Hoedspruit Airport, which takes up to an hour depending on the exact location of the lodge.

Hiring a car is an alternate option – this can be done in Johannesburg. Balule is located alongside the R40 between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, west of Kruger National Park. The 450km/279mi drive from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) takes approximately five hours.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Tour operators can book charter flights between parks for you as an inclusion in your tour package. Two carriers offer domestic flights to Hoedspruit.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

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

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