​Getting There – Timbavati NR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Visitors from abroad usually fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. From here, Federal Airlines flies twice daily to Timbavati Nature Reserve.

Alternatively, you can take a connecting flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport (HDS). The reserve is only about 15km/9mi from the airport, and your accommodation will organize a transfer.

Renting a car in Johannesburg and driving to Timbavati is another option. The reserve can be found on the R40 near Hoedspruit, west of Kruger National Park. The 450km/280mi drive takes nearly 5 hours*.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

If you wish to book a domestic flight, there are several carriers to choose from:

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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