Airports in South Africa


Cape Town AirportThere are two major international airports in South Africa: OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and Cape Town International Airport. Although Durban International Airport does receive international flights, they come only from Mauritius and Swaziland; hence the other two airports receive the rest of the international flights.

OR Tambo International Airport (JNB/FAJS)

Formerly known as Johannesburg International, OR Tambo International Airport is busiest on the continent and the largest in South Africa. The airport is located in Kempton Park, about 20km / 12 miles east of downtown Johannesburg and serves over 13 million passengers each year. More than 40 airlines fly regular flights to and from this airport.

Within the airport you will find restaurants, shops, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus and car rental companies.

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Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT)

This is the second biggest airport in South Africa, catering for about 7 million passengers each year. The airport is located at 20 km / 12 miles from the city center. Each year the number of airlines serving the airport increases. Currently there are flights from and to destinations all over the world.

Within the airport you will find restaurants, shops, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus and car rental companies.

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Other South African Airports

Other South African airports include:

  • Kruger Mpumalanga International: located at 40 min drive from Kruger National Park
  • Durban International Airport: very important airport for the domestic flights and serving some international airlines as well (flights to Mauritius and Swaziland)
  • Gateway International Airport
  • Bloemfontein Airport
  • East London Airport
  • George Airport
  • Kimberley Airport
  • Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Upington Airport
  • Rand Airport
  • Grand Central Airport
  • Pilanesberg Airport