Airlink operates daily direct air services from Cape Town and Johannesburg into Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park. Skukuza Airport is a one hour road transfer from MalaMala Game Reserve

Daily, O R Tambo (JNB) to Skukuza (SZK) Daily, Skukuza (SZK) to O R Tambo (JNB)
4Z 861, JNB / SZK, 10h00 / 11h00 4Z 862, SZK / JNB, 13h30 / 14h45
4Z 865, JNB / SZK, 13h05 / 14h05 4Z 866, SZK / JNB, 14h35 / 15h40
Daily, Cape Town (CPT) to Skukuza (SZK) Daily, Skukuza (SZK) to Cape Town (CPT)
4Z 651, CPT / SZK, 10h35 / 13h05 4Z 652, SZK / CPT, 11h40 / 14h25

* Cape Town Skukuza forecast to operate May 2021 (TBC)

* Additional Johannesburg Skukuza flight to commence September 2021 (TBC)

  • Reservations for Airlink flights to and from Johannesburg/Skukuza Airport and Cape Town/Skukuza Airport should be made via your travel agent or directly with Airlink (
  • Check-in for Airlink flights is at the Airlink check-in desks in the domestic departures terminals at OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.
  • The departure time from the camps will be 120 minutes prior to the scheduled aircraft departure time from Skukuza Airport.
  • A one-hour road transfer is available between Skukuza Airport and MalaMala Game Reserve and can be reserved through the central reservations office at a cost of US$44 per person one way. This includes the Sabi Sand entrance fees.

Airlink – via Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

  • A two and a half hour road transfer can be arranged between Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and MalaMala Game Reserve at an additional cost.
  • Airlink operates daily scheduled flights from Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP).
  • Airlink also operates direct flights between Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) and Livingstone Airport, Zambia and between Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) and Vilanculos, Mozambique.
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is situated close to the town of Nelspruit, and transfers to MalaMala Game Reserve can be provided by either a small light aircraft (a 30-minute air transfer) or a road transfer (two-hour transfer).