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Telephone Numbers:
King Shaka Airport: 032 436 6758
Airlink in Nelspruit : 013-750-2531/2/3/4

Nelspruit to Durban flight path

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Nelspruit to Durban Flights

When you've had enough of seeing the Kruger wildlife, you may want to view the human wildlife on the beaches of Durban. Brace yourelf...there are not a lot of option on this route. The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport services the town of Nelspruit. Only SA Airlink operates direct flights to Durban from the Kruger. Your other option is a 1-stop flight via Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, or to drive there, it's easily doable.

5 Facts about MQP-DUR Flights

  1. By air it is 469km from Kruger Airport to King Shaka.

  2. By car it is 681km, along the R33, taking at least 8 hours (or 100 hours by horse!)

  3. SA Airlink flights are scheduled to take 80 minutes.

  4. You save about 5 hours of your time by flying instead of driving.

  5. SA Airlink operates its flights in economy class only BAe Jetstream 41 planes.




Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga Int.) to Durban International Airport

non-stop (1h20m)


Your options are to drive around the south-west edge of Swaziland, or through Swaziland. On the way you'll Sodwana Bay, Kosi Bay, the St Lucia Reserve and the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

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If you don't want to do the driving yourself, try a coach bus or trains

Baz Bus (hop on hop off)

Citiliner coach

City to City coach

Greyhound coach

Intercape coach

Premier Classe train *

SA Roadlink coach

Shosholoza Meyl train *

Translux coach

* There are no direct train trips from Nelspruit to Durban (you would have to travel via Johannesburg).

In Durban

Here are some options to hire a car in Durban at the airport:

Europcar Durban

Avis car rental

Budget car rental

First Car Rental

Hertz car rental

Tempest car hire

Thrifty Car Rental

Use the accommodation bookings engine to find the best value hotel in Durban.

Durban beach pier in the morning light

For details, see our full list of Durban accommodation.

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