How to get there

For quick reference we have listed our Southern African destinations here with brief information on their National Airlines and How To Get There...

NAMIBIA

National Airline: Air Namibia
IATA Code: SW
Namibia Airports Company

Travel in Namibia is safe and relatively uncomplicated; the infrastructure is excellent with well-maintained roads, frequently situated fuel stations and a wide variety of shops, it is comparatively cheap and offers excellent safari experiences.

Namibia is a popular self-drive destination; although most Game Reserves are easily accessible, parts of the country remain only accessible to authorised tour operators where either guided safaris or fly-in safaris are recommended.

How to get there:

By Air
Namibia is directly accessible by regular international flights from Europe via direct flight with Air Namibia from Frankfurt & via neighbouring countries such as Johannesburg & Cape Town on all other major airlines.  Towns and lodges are linked internally by scheduled or charter flights.  Maun, Victoria Falls, Luanda, Lusaka and Accra is serviced via Air Namibia on direct routes from Windhoek.

By Road
Namibia has a good system of major highways, and an extensive network of well-graded, smaller gravel roads. The country is well geared for self-drive tours and is also a convenient option from the neighbouring countries.

BOTSWANA

National Airline: Air Botswana
IATA Code:  BP

Travel in Botswana is safe and fairly uncomplicated; the infrastructure is generally good although some of the reserves and lodges can only be reached by charter flights.

Of the10 districts within Botswana, Nagamiland and Chobe Districts (northern part) are the hubs of the tourism industry. The principal draw cards to Ngamiland are the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.

The ultimate way to see Botswana is to get deep into the heartlands of Moremi, Chobe, Linyanti and the Okavango and this is done by charter flights. A number of private charter companies provide light aircraft internal flights throughout the country. Light aircraft used out of Maun are mostly the Cessna 206, 210 and Grand Caravan.

Although Botswana has a good system of roads from neighbouring South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the distances involved result in most visitors preferring to fly. We do not recommend the self drive option for the novice traveller; we suggest that you do your research before arriving.

NOTE: The government has a policy to encourage low tourism impact on the country's game parks and therefore entry fees are fairly high.

How to get there:

Daily flights from Johannesburg are available on Air Botswana to Maun and regular flights into Kasane and the Tuli ensure easy access into the tourist areas. Air Namibia operates 3 flights a week between Windhoek and Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

SOUTH AFRICA

National Airline: South African Airways
IATA Code: SA
Airports Company South Africa

South Africa is a vast country – almost 2000km from north to south and 1500km from east to west.
Travel in South Africa is usually safe and relatively uncomplicated; the infrastructure is excellent with well-maintained main roads, frequently situated fuel stations and a wide variety of shops and accommodation establishments; travel by road, air and luxury train is easy.

How to get there:

International flights service Johannesburg and Cape Town.  
A sophisticated network of domestic and regional flights link the main tourist destinations in South Africa and those of neighbouring countries.

ZAMBIA

National Airline: Zambian Airways
IATA Code: Q3

Although an exciting travel destination, travelling in and around Zambia can be a daunting experience. The infrastructure is improving but the best way to visit Zambia is still to take an organised safari with an experienced tour operator; the distances involved result in most visitors preferring to fly.

How to get there:

There are good international connections to Livingstone and Lusaka and frequent scheduled flights between these two major gateways.

Regional scheduled flights from Livingstone and Lusaka conveniently connects Zambia to its neighbours offering the opportunity to combine the SADC highlights for the full Southern African experience.

(Lusaka International Airport is approximately 30km from the city.)

ZIMBABWE

National Airline:  Air Zimbabwe
IATA Code: UM

Zimbabwe is a fascinating and exciting destination to explore. The infrastructure is good and the people and very friendly and helpful.

How to get there:

International and regional flights service both Harare and Victoria Falls. Bulawayo, Hwange and Kariba can be linked internally.

A good network of major highways means that Zimbabwe can be readily visited and toured by road from its neighbouring countries.

MOZAMBIQUE

National Airline: LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
IATA Code:  TM

Mozambique is an excellent beach holiday, most holidays to Mozambique are based around fly-in arrangements, but the roads are also of a good enough standard for experienced self-drive visitors.

How to get there:

Regular International flights serve Maputo and Beira. All other major tourist areas can be linked by either charter or scheduled flights.

Mozambique is easily accessible from its neighbouring countries - South Africa and Zimbabwe. All the main access roads are tarred and a new toll road has improved travel between Maputo and South Africa.

NOTE:  Motoring in Mozambique should not be undertaken after daylight hours.

ANGOLA

National Airline: TAAG
IATA Code: DT

Currently the majority of travel to Angola is business related; however leisure tourism is slowly on the increase as the infrastructure of the country is slowly being restored and developed.

How to get there:

A vast network of regular International flights service Luanda directly from Europe and the Americas.
Regional flights from Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe connect Luanda to its' regional neighbours.

NOTE:  Air Fares to Angola are expensive.  Advanced bookings are highly recommended.)

MAURITIUS

National Airline: Air Mauritius
IATA Code:  MK
Airports of Mauritius Company

Mauritius is a romantic Indian Ocean island with beautiful beaches fringed with palm trees, this popular destination is totally safe and very easily accessible.

How to get there:

Regular daily International and Regional flights connect Mauritius
Mauritius can also be reached by direct flight from most major capitals in Western Europe

 

Please visit the individual countries on our website for more information on Getting Around and the different Travel Options that are available or simply contact us for assistance.

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