Kimberley Airport

SA Blog’s handy guide to Kimberley Airport.

Vital information:



  • Airport code: KIM
  • Street Map: Click here
  • Floor plan: None available, nor needed
  • General info: +27 (0) 53 851 1032
  • Flight info via telephone: +27 (0) 86 727 7888
  • Flight info via SMS/text: Send flight number to 35007.
  • Hired/Rented cars: In a small kiosk outside the airport, I think; tell me different, or remind me to check again.
  • Wifi? No
  • Former & alternate names: BJ Vorster, Lughawe (Afrikaans for “Airport”).
  • Free carts? Yes
  • Porters? Available
  • Porter tip? R5 per bag.
  • Curbside drop-off/pick-up allowed? Yes
  • Parking? Short-term parking free (I think – see reminder note above). Long-term parking available.
  • Disabled-friendly? Moderately

From overhead, the Kimberley Airport appears to consist of two shipping containers – whereas actually it’s four. No, shame, joke. It’s better to say that the airport perfectly captures the rough-and-ready atmosphere which pervades Kimberley generally. If it works, but looks half-constructed, what’s next on the list of things to do? Only an attitude like that could have helped birth the world’s largest hand-dug open-pit mine, left it as-is, and called it the Big Hole.

KIM Domestic Airlines: