Most tourists have to fly to Oliver R. Tambo International Airport which is in close proximity to Johannesburg.
From here, there are three possible connecting flights;
- A connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport commonly known as Mpumalanga International Airport( MQP), in Mpumalanga which is the gateway to the southern section of Kruger National Park.
- A connecting flight to Hoedspruit. This serves the northern and central section of Kruger National Park.
- A connecting flight to Phalaborwa. This serves ONLY the northern section of Kruger National Park.
- You could also take a scheduled flight to Skukuza Airport. This airport is located inside the park, in the southern section.
- Alternatively, you could take a scheduled flight from Federal Airlines. They offer scheduled flights to some of the lodges' airstrips.
- If you wish to travel by car, you can hire one in Johannesburg and drive to Kruger National Park through N4.
- There are nine gates in Kruger National Park. The closest to Johannesburg is located near the southern section. I'd recommend driving to Kruger through this gate, as it's approximately 420km from Johannesburg.
- Depending on the car speed, you could take 3.5 to 4.5 hours to arrive at Kruger National Park.