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 2 hours (170km/105mi).
It is also possible to take a connecting flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Skukuza Airport (SZK) in Kruger National Park. Mala Mala offers a 1-hour road transfer from the airstrip to the lodge.
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 5½ hours.
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.
Charter flights within the country are typically booked by tour operators and included in your package. Domestic flights are also available through multiple carriers:
- SA Airlink (flies to Skukuza and Nelspruit)
- Federal Air (flies twice daily to Mala Mala Airfield from O.R. Tambo International Airport)
Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.