Getting There – South Africa
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O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg is the air transport hub of southern Africa. Onward, travel is mostly by car. Because of excellent roads and facilities in South Africa, some people choose the self-drive option. In most other cases, your local tour operator will arrange pick-up from the airport and further transportation as part of your tour package.
Other international airports are located in Cape Town and Durban, but few flights from Europe or America fly directly to either destination.
Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to South-Africa and what tickets would cost.
There are regularly scheduled domestic flights throughout the country, and various chartered airlines fly to and from safari camps. Several domestic airlines fly to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP), located near Kruger National Park and to Skukuza Airport inside the park. Federal Airlines has scheduled flights to several upmarket safari destinations.
Domestic flights can be booked with the following carriers:
Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local South African embassy to verify the information below is current.