Getting There – Timbavati NR
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.
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.
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:
- SA Airlink (flies to Hoedspruit)
- SA Express (flies to Hoedspruit)
- CemAir (flies to Hoedspruit)
- Federal Air (flies to Timbavati)
Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.