Skukuza is located in the south of Kruger National Park. Johannesburg is just a 5 hour drive away and is accessible by road and air.
The closest entrance gate to Skukuza Camp is at the Paul Kruger Gate, just 12 km (7.4 miles) west of Skukuza, Kruger National Park - South Africa.
FLIGHT OPTIONS AND RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS NEAR THE VENUE
It is recommended that you fly to Sukuza Airport (airport booking code SZK) located inside the Kruger National Park, in close proximity to the Skukuza main camp and the adjoining Sabi Sand conservancy. There are daily flights operating from Johannesburg to Skukuza Airport. Daily flights also operate to Skukuza Airport from Cape Town. Please click here for the flight schedule: http://skukuzaairport.com/flight-schedule/
CAR RENTALS AT SKUKUZA AIRPORT
Avis is the car hire service provider at Skukuza airport providing car hire, and also a paid point 2 point shuttle service between Skukuza Airport and Skukuza Main Camp. For more information please visit: http://skukuzaairport.com/facilities/
An alternative airport to consider would be Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMI) (airport booking code MQP), 25km (15.5 miles) from Nelspruit, and less than an hour's drive from the Paul Kruger Gate.
Please click here for the flight schedule: http://www.kmiairport.co.za/arrivals-departures.html
You can book a car to drive from KMI airport at one of the below car rental companies located at the airport.
Main gates at Kruger National Park, as well as the camp gates, open at 06h00 and close at 18h00. Please ensure that you arrive before 16h15 to give you enough time to travel to Skukuza camp.
NOTE: If you intend hiring a car, we suggest that you arrive on an earlier flight to allow sufficient time for collection of the vehicle and travel to Skukuza camp. If you miss the gate closing time you cannot get into the park.
Late arrivals are only allowed in cases of emergency (proof and valid reason required) until 21:00 for guests with pre-booked accommodation at certain camps within 10km distance from the relevant gate. An extra late arrival fee will be charged which is payable at the gate. No late arrivals are allowed at Pafuri, Phalaborwa or Phabeni Gates, or any other gates for camps more than 10km away.
The late arrival fee for Skukuza camp is R500 per car.
CAR RENTALS AT KMI AIRPORT
Reservations no: 0861 016 622
Johannesburg Office: +27 (0) 11 392 3907
Tel: KMIA: +27 (0) 13 751 1774
Fax: KMIA: +27 (0) 13 751 2658Website: www.budget.co.za
All Reservations Maxicall +27 (0) 86 102 1111
Tel: KMIA: +27 (0) 13 750 1015
Fax: KMIA: +27 (0) 13 750 1030
Tempest Car Rental
Contact: +27 (08) 61TEMPEST (8367378)
Tel: +27 84 234 1137
Fax: +27 (0) 86 670 4420
Please do not book your flight to arrive at Phalaborwa Airport or Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. Both these airports also service Kruger National Park but are not located in close proximity to Skukuza camp.
JACKSON SHUTTLES TRANSFER FROM KMIA TO SKUKUZA:
You can book a shuttle from KMIA Airport to Skukuza camp directly with Jackson Shuttles:
Contact Numbers: +27 83 414 0801 and +27 76 252 4167
FLYING TO OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?
Formerly known as Johannesburg International Airport, the OR Tambo International Airport is a large airport near the city of Johannesburg, South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to or from South Africa. The Airport is Africa's busiest airport, handling over 16 million passengers yearly. The airport is the hub of South Africa's largest international and domestic carrier South African Airways (SAA), and a number of smaller local airlines. Flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza departs daily at 10h00 and 13h20.
CITY LODGE OR TAMBO is based at the airport and the recommended hotel for en-route accommodation in Johannesburg.
This City Lodge Hotel doesn’t just have its location to boast about though, as it also offers:
- Easy access to a wide variety of retailers and restaurants
- Banking facilities
- Boardroom and conference facilities
- Fitness Room with deck and pool available to all guests
- #Café coffee shop
The N12 from Johannesburg and the N4 from Pretoria take you on a 5-hour drive through Nelspruit to Skukuza. Paul Kruger Gate and Phabeni Gate are the 2 options for travel to Skukuza in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Access roads through the 8 gates into the Park are tarred, whereas tourist roads in the park are either tarred or are good gravel roads. The speed limit within the park is 50 km/h on tarred roads, 40 km/h on gravel roads and 20 km/h in Rest Camps.
Please plan your travel time accordingly. Main gates as well as camp gates to Kruger open from 06h00 and close at 18h00.