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Telephone Numbers:
· Upington Airport: 054 337 7900
· SA Airlink: 054 332 2161

Johannesburg to Upington

Book Flights to Upington

If you're wanting to fly to Upington, look to Airlink and only Airlink! Airlink operates flights from Johannesburg to Upington, and Cape Town to Upington. To find the cheapest flight use the quotations and bookings engine on the left (try be flexible with dates).

Upington Airport continues its rapid growth - April 2014 numbers are 10% higher than April 2013.

There's a surpisingly large choice for car rentals in Upington - Avis, Hertz, First Car Rental, Tempest, Budget and Europcar all have offices at the airport. Most people opt for car hire, because of the lack of public transport. You can pretty much get to anywhere in Upington with 20 minutes drive from the airport.


The Intercape Bus offers overland trips to Upington. Their phone number is 054 332 6091.

About Upington

Upington was founded in 1870 when a mission station was started by Reverend Christiaan Schroder, following an appeal by a local Hottentot leader.

With the orange river winding through it, Upington is a green belt in the surrounding Kalahari desert. Upington is often used as a resting spot for aircraft, as they rust slower in its dry air. Fun fact: because of its very long runway (4.9km), Upington was a designated emergency landing spot for the space shuttle.

  • The Kalagadi Transfrontier Park is a 2 hour drive from Upington.

  • Augrabies Falls is 120km from Upington

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