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Airlink lodge link flights

Small aircraft transfers to Sabi Sands lodges

For the more adventurous traveller it is possible to book short flights right into the heart of the Sabi Sands. Airlink offers flights -by means of small aircraft- to three airstrips located in the the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. These flights depart from Skukuza Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and usually take about 20 to 30 minutes. Lodge link flights connect beautifully with flights arriving and departing from Skukuza and Kruger Mpumalanga allowing seamless access to the bush. Airlink uses Cessna Grand Caravans (12 passengers plus 2 pilots) for lodge link flights.


Access to lodges

Airlink services three airstrips in the Sabi Sands: Arathusa (ASS), Ulusaba (ULX) and Londolozi (LDZ). Each of these airstrips allow access to diffenent lodges dependent on the lodge location in the reserve. We have indicated each lodge accessible below.


Baggage restrictions and additonal information

As lodge link flights are operated by means of small aircraft, strict baggage restrictions are in place. Please take note of the below:

  • Checked baggage allowance: 20kgs in soft bag only
  • Cabin baggage allowance: 8kgs in soft bag only
  • Free baggage storage facilities at Skukuza Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga KMIA
  • Free baggage transfers between Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA for passengers utilising a minimum of 2 consecutive lodge link flights
  • Airside lounges at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA with refreshment and restroom facilities
  • Minimum connecting time at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA is 20 minutes for domestic and 30 minutes for international - please note that this is a legal IATA connecting time

Lodge link flights to and from Arathusa

The Arathusa (ASS) airstrip is located in the northern sector of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and allows access to the following lodges: Chitwa Chitwa, Elephant Plains Lodge, Arathusa Safari Lodge, Nkorho Bush Lodge, Silvan Safari Lodge, Cheetah Plains Lodge and Simbambili Lodge. Transfers from and to the Arathusa airstrip are usually included when staying at any of these lodges but please note that additional landing fees may apply. You will not need additional road transfers from and to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport when arriving and departing from the Arathusa airstrip.

Flights to Arathusa airstrip
  • Depart Skukuza (SZK) at 11h15 and arriving at Arathusa (ASS) at 11h50 (SA8945)
  • Depart Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 13h00 and arriving at Arathusa (ASS) at 14h00 (SA8943)
  • Depart Skukuza (SZK) at 14h45 and arriving at Arathusa (ASS) at 15h20 (SA8933)

  • Flights from Arathusa airstrip
  • Depart Arathusa (ASS) at 09h35 and arriving at Skukuza (SZK) at 10h10 (SA8930)
  • Depart Arathusa (ASS) at 09h35 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 10h10 (SA8952)
  • Depart Arathusa (ASS) at 12h00 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 12h30 (SA8945)
  • Depart Arathusa (ASS) at 14h10 and arriving at Skukuza (SZK) at 14h25 (SA8943)

  • Lodge link flights to and from Ulusaba

    The Ulusaba (ULX) airstrip is located in the western sector of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and allows access to the following lodges: Ulusaba Game Reserve, Singita Sabi Sands, Dulini Game Reserve, Leopard Hills, Londolozi Game Reserve, Savanna Lodge, Idube Lodge and Inyati Lodge. Transfers from and to the Ulusaba airstrip are usually included when staying at any of these lodges but please note that additional landing fees may apply. You will not need additional road transfers from and to Kruger Mpumalanga International (MQP) when arriving and departing from the Ulusaba airstrip.

    Flights to Ulusaba airstrip
  • Depart Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 12h55 and arriving at Ulusaba (ULX) at 13h25 (SA8932)
  • Depart Skukuza (SZK) at 14h45 and arriving at Ulusaba (ULX) at 15h00 (SA8933)

  • Flights from Ulusaba airstrip
  • Depart Ulusaba (ULX) at 09h50 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 10h40 (SA8950)
  • Depart Ulusaba (ULX) at 10h00 and arriving at Skukuza (SZK) at 10h15 (SA8962)
  • Depart Ulusaba (ULX) at 13h35 and arriving at Skukuza (SZK) at 14h10 (SA8932)

  • Lodge link flights to and from Londolozi

    The Londolozi (LDZ) airstrip is located in the eastern sector of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and allows access to Londolozi Game Reserve only. You will not need additional road transfers from and to Kruger Mpumalanga International (MQP) when arriving and departing from the Londolozi airstrip.

    Flights to Londolozi airstrip
  • Depart Skukuza (SZK) at 11h15 and arriving at Londolozi (LDZ) at 11h30 (SA8945)
  • Depart Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 12h55 and arriving at Londolozi (LDZ) at 13h45 (SA8932)
  • Depart Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 13h00 and arriving at Londolozi (LDZ) at 13h30 (SA8943)
  • Depart Skukuza (SZK) at 14h30 and arriving at Londolozi (LDZ) at 14h55 (SA8948)

  • Flights from Londolozi airstrip
  • Depart Londolozi (LDZ) at 09h55 and arriving at Skukuza (SZK) at 10h10 (SA8930)
  • Depart Londolozi (LDZ) at 09h55 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 11h05 (SA8930)
  • Depart Londolozi (LDZ) at 10h10 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 10h40 (SA8950)
  • Depart Londolozi (LDZ) at 11h15 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP) at 12h30 (SA8945)
  • Depart Londolozi (LDZ) at 13h50 and arriving at Skukuza (SZK) at 14h25 (SA8943)
  • Depart Londolozi (LDZ) at 13h55 and arriving at Skukuza (SZK) at 14h10 (SA8932)