Getting There – Phinda GR
Phinda is a private game reserve located about 350km/220 mi north of Durban. It is possible to drive to Phinda but, once there, all activities are inclusive in your entry fees and drives are in open vehicles.
Most visitors to South Africa fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. It is also possible to fly to King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban and rent a car there. The drive from Durban to Phinda takes about 3 hours.
Another alternative is to fly to Richard's Bay Airport (RCB) from either Johannesburg or Durban, followed by a road transfer to the lodge. The road transfer takes about 2 hours.
The most convenient flight is with SA Airlink (see below), which operates daily scheduled flights directly from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Phinda‘s private airstrip.
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.
It is standard practice for charter flights between destinations to be booked by your tour operator as part of your safari package. There are many scheduled domestic flights available through several different carriers:
- SA Airlink (flies to Phinda and Durban)
- SA Express (flies to Durban and Richard’s Bay)
- FlySafair (flies to Durban)
Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.