Getting There – Mala Mala GR

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) near Johannesburg is the initial destination for most people on their way to Mala Mala, arriving from abroad. From here you can take a connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP). A transfer from Nelspruit to your lodge can be arranged and takes about two hours (170km/105mi).

Driving to the reserve by way of hire car from Johannesburg is also an option. The distance is about 540km/335mi and the drive takes around five and a half 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

Charter flights within the country are typically booked by tour operators and included in your tour package. Domestic flights are also available through multiple carriers:

  • SA Airlink (flies to Nelspruit)
  • SA Express (flies to Nelspruit)
  • Federal Air (flies to Sabi Sands; also has a scheduled flight to Mala Mala Airfield from O.R. Tambo International Airport)

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our South Africa getting there page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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