Getting There – Shamwari GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide 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.

When visiting Shamwari Game Reserve, most people first fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. A tour may be started here in the form of an organized safari or by opting for a self-drive package. Many people will take a week or two to drive down the Garden Route to Shamwari.

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) or Cape Town International Airport (CPT), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Your tour package will normally include charter flights between park and lodge destinations. You could also take a connecting flight to Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) and rent a car there. The distance to the park is just over 70km/43mi on a paved road. A transfer service from Port Elizabeth is available. Domestic flights to Port Elizabeth can be booked with a number of carriers:

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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