Kruger lodges with airstrips
Some lodges have airstrips for the ultimate fly-in experience. Federal Air offers regular direct flights to a few from Johannesburg as well as daily short hop flights to more from KMIA. Airlink's Lodge Link operates a limited air shuttle service from both KMIA and Skukuza. Private charters are available.
60 mins fr Hoedspruit apt
Your mainline airport for close-by private Timbavati, Klaserie, & Balule reserves, and Blyde Canyon, Hoedspruit's Eastgate also offers public Kruger access via Orpen (70km, 60 minutes). It is the closest airport (90 mins) to Gowrie gate for Sabi Sand north or neighbouring Manyeleti. Kapama is on the airport's doorstep. 3x Johannesburg & 2x Capetown daily flights.
120 mins fr KMIA (MQP)
KMIA is a fair distance from Kruger gates but has more flights serving more destinations than other local airports, including Durban and Mozambique. A lodge-hopper services Sabi Sand and Timbavati lodges. Low cost airlines operate from time to time. Car rental and long term parking. Bar, restaurant and a wide range of shops.
The most recent addition to the Greater Kruger, Thornybush dropped fences between its 14,000 hectares of Big Five bush in 2016. Game has been observed migrating freely both ways since. Conveniently located near to Hoedspruit, the reserve offers commanding views of the Drakensberg escarpment with your lion sightings