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Skukuza Airport

Skukuza Airport Kruger National Park | Flying In | Lion Sands

After extensive renovations to runway and terminal buildings, Skukuza Airport re-opened to traffic in June 2014. This saw the welcome re-establishment of scheduled air services to one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions, linking to other regional hubs (and the rest of the world), coveted African safari destinations and Mozambique.

This direct flight service makes for a much more cost effective, convenient and time efficient travel solution.

Airlink offers daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flights from Durban will follow. Federal Air supplies feeder and charter services carrying passengers between Skukuza and the game lodges in the region, as well as from Skukuza to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to feed onward scheduled flights to Livingstone in Zambia and Vilanculos in Mozambique.

The new airport has been designed with passengers in mind. The convenience of facilities and services available (including Coffee Shop and retail outlets), the comfortable rest areas with Wi-Fi connectivity, and the easy and efficient flow from arrival-to-collection, checkin-to-departure will ensure a pleasant transit experience.

Guests to Lion Sands Game Reserve will be collected from Skukuza Airport for a transfer to their lodge of choice in an open safari vehicle.

Johannesburg (JNB) // Skukuza (SZK)
Departure Arrival
SA 8861 JNB 10h00 SZK 10h50
SA 8862 SZK 13h30 JNB 14h35
SA 8865 JNB 13h20 SZK 14h10
SA 8866 SZK 14h50 JNB 15h35
Cape Town (CPT) // Skukuza (SZK)
Departure Arrival
SA 8661 CPT 10h35 SZK 13h05
SA 8662 SZK 11h20 CPT 13h55


Flights may be booked;

  • Via Airlink directly (
  • SAA Central Reservations (+27 11 978 1111/
  • Via your chosen tour operator or travel agent who have access to the Global Distribution Systems

Avis Car Hire facilitate all car rentals from/ to Skukuza Airport for passengers who prefer to drive themselves

Flights from Skukuza

Daily flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town to Skukuza Airport.
As well as from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Livingstone to Nelspruit and Nelspruit to Vilanculos

Flights between Skukuza and Johannesburg, Cape Town