If there is anything unique that can be pointed out of the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, it is the African touch given to it. Apart from the natural beauty it gives, travelers are welcome by a strong African atmosphere. The main terminal building of this international airport has its roof thatched and has a bushveld terrain surrounding it to enhance the African theme. This unique feature makes it a landmark among visitors and a source of pride among the locals.
A rather new airport, Kruger Mpumalanga Airport opened business in 2002 to cater mainly for those who travel to the internationally much-admired Kruger national park which also incorporates wildlife areas in Mozambique and Zimbabwe form the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. It also has a few passenger flights to Johannesburg city and once in a while, to other South African cities.
This airport is located 23kms from the town of Nelspruit the capital of Mpumalanga in South Africa and 14kms from the white river and is privately owned and operated by Primkop Airport Management Ltd. This is a convenient location as it is only thirty minutes drive to Kruger national park. The airport boasts of sufficient supporting services which include customs and immigration facilities, banking facilities, ATMs, restaurants, coffee shops, a curio shop, VIP lounges and car hire depots to name but a few.
Visitors might not find Transport arrangements as well established as they are used to. While public transport is constantly being improved, it is advisable to put this part of the journey in order before the travel so as to have a hassle free holiday in South Africa.
A wide selection of car hire services has been made available right from the airport. Anyone opting for car hire option must always remember that vehicles in South Africa are right hand driven and travel on the left hand side of the road. An international driver’s licence together with five years driving experience is a requirement for visitors wishing to drive along the well developed and well sign posted roads. Remember that most car hire companies will have great offers and discounts for clients booking well in advance and its quite in order to take advantage of these offers and make good savings on the trip. Also booking has been made quite simple, efficient and possible on the internet.
There is as much assistance with the booking process as can be offered on the internet and any difficulties experienced must not be a cause for worry. Kruger Mpumalanga Airport prides itself in 198 public parking bays which are available and are on 24 hour surveillance. The parking rates are dependent on the amount of time a car takes at the parking bay from 30minutes to 24hours and above. The longer the stay the more discounts apply therefore visitors with long holidays can take advantage of this generous offer. There is so much more that South Africa has to offer and information is always available so as to ensure maximum enjoyment.