Flying around South Africa for a local
South Africa is such a versatile
country, with major modern cities, desert areas, game reserves, wine country
and endless sandy beaches. How on earth do you choose which area
To make life easier, there
are local airlines that can fly you around conveniently within the country,
making the choices a little easier and most major cities have an airport.
There are many cheap flights available online to get from place to place.
Let's have a look at a few of the major airports that you can choose from:
OR Tambo International Airport
- Photo: Kaihsu Tai
In Johannesburg you can fly
in or out of the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). This is a
major airport located in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni near to the city.
The airport serves as the
primary airport for domestic and international travel to/from South Africa
and is Africa's busiest airport with a capacity to handle up to 28 million
It is also the hub of South
Africa's largest international and domestic carrier, South African Airways
(SAA), and a number of smaller local airlines.
Bloemfontein, Free State:
Bloemfontein Airport (BFN)
underwent a huge upgrade in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup which
was held in South Africa. South African Express is the operator with
the most scheduled flights to Bloemfontein and Mango, a subsidiary of South
African Airways, operates one daily flight to Cape Town.
Here we have King Shaka International
Airport (DUR) (taking over from the previous Durban International Airport)
which services both domestic and international flights. The airport
is located at La Mercy, about 36 kilometres (22 mi) north of central Durban.
|Cape Town, Western Cape:
Cape Town International Airport
(CPT) is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town, and is the
second busiest airport in South Africa and the third busiest in all of
The airport is located around
20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city centre.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern
Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
is located around 3.2 kilometers (2 mi) south of the city's central business
district. The airport has been given the name "Ten minute airport"
as it is said to be less than 10 minutes' drive from most major areas of
PE Airport - Photo courtesy:
The full list of South African
airports can be accessed on Wikipedia here.
So, take your time with your South African holiday. You can choose
to fly around at your leisure once in the country.