Getting There – Makalali 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

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Travel Alert

For most visitors to Makalali, the arrival point from abroad is O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. There are connecting flights to Hoedspruit Airport, located 38km/23mi from the reserve and a transfer to the lodge can be arranged.

Driving to the park is also an option, and you can hire a car in Johannesburg. It takes about 5½ hours to complete the 506km/314mi drive.

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

A charter flight is possible to Makalali’s airstrip. Usually, charter flights between parks are booked as part of your package by your tour operator. Domestic scheduled flights to Hoedspruit are available through several carriers.

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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