Pilanesberg airport nonoperational

Pilanesberg International Airport is located close to SunCity and the Pilanesberg National Park.  However, this airport has not serviced commercial airlines since 2011 and therefore there is no airport that services Pilanesberg directly.  However, due to its proximity to Johannesburg, the Park is easily accessible to visitors and travel arrangements can be easily made in order to reach their place of accommodation within Pilanesberg.

Should you wish to fly to an airport near to Pilanesberg National Park we recommend flying either to:

  • OR Tambo International Airport – the largest and busiest international airport in Southern Africa, located in Johannesburg.  There are a number of commercial flights from most major locations around the world that fly to OR Tambo on a daily basis; or
  • Lanseria Airport – situated near to Johannesburg, there are a number of commercial flights that operate to Lanseria from Durban and Cape Town on a daily basis.  There are also a number of charter companies that fly to Lanseria Airport.

From these airports it is approximately a 2-hour drive to Pilanesberg National Park.  Visitors can access the park either via transfer or using a rented vehicle.