Getting There – Thornybush 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

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for South Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg is where visitors usually arrive from abroad. From here, Federal Air flies twice-daily to Thornybush.

Alternatively, you can take a connecting flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS). This airport is close to the reserve, and a transfer can easily be arranged.

Another possibility is to hire a car in Johannesburg and drive to the park. Thornybush is situated on the R40 near Hoedspruit, to the west of Kruger National Park. The 450km/280mi drive will take about five 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

Charter flights between parks and lodges are generally arranged by your tour operator, including charter flights to Thornybush airstrip. Domestic flights to Hoedspruit can be booked directly with several 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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