Getting There – Kwandwe GR

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.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for South Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

When visiting Kwandwe, most people fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. This could be the starting point for an organized safari, or you could opt for a self-drive package. The Garden Route is an attractive way to travel from Cape Town and it may take a week or two before arriving at Kwandwe.

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) or Cape Town International Airport (CPT), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

You can fly from Port Elizabeth to the park. From Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) you fly directly to Kwandwe Airstrip, which takes about 30 minutes. These flights are scheduled to arrive in time for the afternoon game drive. A road transfer from Port Elizabeth is also possible. The distance is about 160km/100mi and takes about 1¾ hours. There are several options for booking domestic flights to Port Elizabeth (see below). Most charter flights are arranged by your tour operator as part of your safari package.

Passport, Visa and 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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