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Kruger National Park can be accessed easily from across South africa. International airports such as Johannesburg (JNB), Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR) have excellent connectivity with Kruger Park. There are scheduled flights as well as private charters operating from these airports. Driving down to Kruger Park would be most cost effective option while private charters the most expensive. Car renting from airports is very common and practical way of going around Kruger Park.


Air shuttles operate daily from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to various places inside Kruger Park, mainly to Private reserves like Sabi Sands, Timbavati and other kruger areas. The main scheduled airports catering to Kruger Private reserves and various entry points are East Gate Airport near Hoedspruit (HDS) that caters to persons going to Kapama, Timbavati, Thornybush private reserves and to Kruger Park through Orpen gate. HDS is serviced by airlines from cape town (CPT) and Johannesburg (JNB). Skukuza Airport (SZK) is inside the Kruger Park and is conveniently located to access the main park itself  Jocks, Rhino Post and Lion sands concessions. Nelspruit Airport (KMIA) could be designated as the the important airport for the persons travelling to Kruger Park and its sorrounding areas. The frequency of filghts is by far better than the other airports in the region. One can access Numbi, Phabeni, Paul kruger, Malelane and Crocodile bridge gates from KMIA. Phalaborwa Airport (PHW) is up in the north and is  closer to Phalaborwa Gate.

Planet Kruger will be too happy to organize transfers from any airport to any lodge inside/outside Kruger park. Transfers for any group size can be arranged. Private air charters can be arranged by contacting us a few days before your requirement


Distances are quite reasonable from Pretoria and Johannesburg and quite far from Durban and Cape Town. To give an idea of the distances – Paul kruger gate is 465 kms from Johannesburg, 430kms from Pretoria, 800kms from Durban, 1860 kms from Cape Town. Private transfers/flights from any of these places can be arranged by Planet Kruger.

Car Rentals are easily available at the Johannesburg (JNB), KMIA, Hoedspruit airports. Advance booking is recommended. Planet Kruger will be happy to facilitate rentals – private or self drive rental

Though there is enough information on the internet about Kruger park and its sorrounds, Planet Kruger highly recommends that everyone visiting Kruger Park to spend some time educating themselves by going through Sanparks official site:


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