African travel information, including details on flights
and airport transfers, can be obtained from your airline
or the South African airport to which you're flying.
African tourist information, such as how to get around
the country once here and advice on local attractions
and destinations, is easily obtained from your tour
operator on booking or from any of the local tourism
Africa's international airports are of world-class
standards and handle more than 20 million passengers
a year. More than 70 international carriers service
South Africa, with numerous daily and weekly flights.
O.R. Tambo International Airport is considered the
gateway to South Africa and receives the most direct
Cape Town and Durban do receive a limited number of
international flights, domestic flights from Johannesburg
to these destinations are quickly and easily arranged.
South Africa also boasts a number of smaller airports
that receive charter and cross-border flights from
other African countries.
to South Africa from neighbouring countries can also
be done through overland safaris, on cross-border
coach routes, and self-drive tours, through one of
53 border posts with Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia,
Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana facilitate entry.
border posts observe normal working hours and some,
like those with Mozambique and Botswana, are open
from 06:00 to 00:00. The posts at Ficksburg Bridge
and Maseru Bridge (Lesotho), Nakop and Vioolsdrift
(Namibia) and Beit Bridge (Zimbabwe) are open 24 hours
Africa is also home to 8 ports, 2 of which –
Cape Town and Durban – receive international
Tambo International Airport: +27 (0) 11 921 6262
Cape Town International Airport: +27 (0) 21 937 1200
Durban International Airport: +27 (0) 31 451 6666