Airports in South Africa

No matter where you live or who you are, it is difficult to argue against the efficiency and convenience of air travel. Despite the fact that many foreigners may envision a single South African airport surrounded by wild jungle and rudimental facilities, South Africa actually has a well-developed airport infrastructure. Most major cities around the country have either a well-developed airport or access to one and each airport supports a variety of South African airlines which provide both local and international flights. Of course, not all airports have the facilities to cater to international flights, but you can easily get connecting flights from one of the smaller airports to the international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban. Port Elizabeth is slated to become an international airport in the future thus providing most of the major centers around the country with some sort of international flight facility.

Because there is more than one local airline, the competition to provide competitive airline rates is fierce. Despite this fact, the increase in fuel prices have kept the average airfare above the price bracket of many South Africans. However, those who can afford to travel by air still prefer to do so, since South Africa is fairly large and few relish the idea of spending up to 15 hours navigating the public road system – especially not if they will be traveling alone. Those that pilot their own vehicles find that South Africa is an incredibly convenient country to navigate with virtually every small town and city possessing an airstrip of some sort. It is also interesting to note that some of the country’s major game reserves have a private airstrip for light passenger aircraft for the added convenience of their up-market clientele.

So if you want to find out more about South Africa’s Airports, why not navigate through our Airport information section. We have attempted to provide a basic description of all the facilities available at every major airport across the country. Knowing more about these airports will help you to better plan your holiday and prepare you for what to expect upon arriving at the various airports. We are confident that you will enjoy learning more about South Africa’s Airports.


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