Getting There – MalaMala 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

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) near Johannesburg is the initial destination for most people arriving from abroad. From here, Federal Air flies twice-daily to MalaMala.

Alternatively, you can take a connecting flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP). A transfer to your lodge takes about two hours (120km/75mi).

It is also possible to take a connecting flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Skukuza Airport (SZK) in Kruger National Park. MalaMala offers a one-hour road transfer from the airstrip to the lodge.

Renting a car in Johannesburg is also an option. The distance from O.R. Tambo International Airport is about 450km/280mi, and the drive takes around 5½ 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

Domestic flights are available through multiple carriers:

  • Federal Air (flies twice daily to MalaMala Airfield from O.R. Tambo International Airport)
  • SA Airlink (flies to Skukuza and Nelspruit)

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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