Getting There – Timbavati NR

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.

Those intending to visit Timbavati from abroad fly into the O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) at Johannesburg. A connecting flight to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit is the next step in getting there. The reserve is about 15km/9mi from the airport, which makes a transfer to the reserve very easy. Alternatively, you can fly with Federal Air (see below) from Johannesburg directly to Timbavati.

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

All of the charter flights you need during your safari, including to Timbavati, are usually booked by your tour operator and included in your package. If you wish to book a flight through a domestic carrier, there are several flights and carriers to choose from:

Passport, Visa and 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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