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Unread postby acekam » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:03 pm

Hi Arks.
I did this twice in Feb - once I missed the short cut that avoids White River.
If I remember correctly, the road signs lead you through White River.
I think the short cut is signposted for Plaston.
If you miss this turn off the route through White River maybe adds 15-20 minutes to the journey.
In the direction of KMIA to Numbi, the road signs lead you through the short cut - go figure.

Shortest route took me 30 minutes on a Sunday, the long route 45 minutes during the week.
An hour should give more than enough contingency.
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Unread postby Jazil » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:21 am

There is a Pick n Pay or maybe its a Spar in Whiteriver, you will see signs for it, but depending on how you get to Whiteriver from KMIA you might have to turn left not right at the 2nd traffic light I think it is.
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Unread postby restio » Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:45 pm

There is a good Pick n Pay in White River. I asked for directions from the car hire place at KMIA, and they gave me brilliant directions. :D
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Unread postby Jay » Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:12 pm

yup the car hire places @KMIA will give you a nice map if you ask, and mark it for you :wink:

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IS KMIA = to MQP?

Unread postby andrean » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:14 pm

Hello

Apologies if already asked but we read quite a few postings and looked at websites and are still confused.

Mike and I are flying in to Nelspruit MQP on a domestic flight from Cape Town. Is this the same place as KMIA?

Are the car hire companies at the same locations for domestic and international?

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Re: IS KMIA = to MQP?

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:21 pm

andrean wrote:Mike and I are flying in to Nelspruit MQP on a domestic flight from Cape Town. Is this the same place as KMIA?

Are the car hire companies at the same locations for domestic and international?

Yes is the answer to both your questions :D

KMIA is a fairly small airport - only has one hallway where the car hire, shops etc are located.
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Unread postby Freda » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:59 pm

Hi DP and welcome :D
I would take the Lower Sabie to Croc Bridge tar road, can be very productive early in the morning :) only about 45kms but should take you a 2-2.5 hours depending on sightings.
Take the N4 from Komatipoort to Nelspruit airport (KMIA) which is 116kms, about an hour and a half, watch for the airport signs.
Have a great trip!

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Unread postby p@m » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:33 am

Hi DP
If you leave LS at 4.30 (gate opening time), you can then make a pit stop at Croc Bridge and take the Crocodile River road (S25) and exit at Malelane Gate.
Then the N4 and just follow the signs.
As long as you are out by 9 ish, you will be at KMIA by 10 easily.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:28 am

Kalburgi wrote:Annother consideration is the smaller planes I believe for the JNB-Kruger part and possible problems with baggage restrictions/size/weight etc. You need to check that out.

Yes - SAA's planes on that route do not allow much room for hand baggage. There are no overhead compartments, so one only has room to store under the seat in front of you or hope you can fit your hand luggage in the small locker provided for the whole plane.

There are other flights to KMIA too though, it is a good idea to check the airport's website for these.
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driving from kmia to Paul Kruger Gate

Unread postby Maquel » Wed May 14, 2008 4:11 pm

I cannot find good directions from the airport to Paul Kruger Gate .
Should I drive 538 to white river and then Hazyview or R40 to White River and Hazyview.
I am confused because the directions I found send me to Nelspruit .
Do I need to go to Nelspruit?

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Unread postby Bigman » Wed May 14, 2008 6:03 pm

Hi Maquel,

From KMIA follow the signs to White River (15 km). You don't have to go via Nelspruit.

After White River follow R40 to Hazyview (56 km).

From Hazyview take R536 to Kruger Gate (42 km).
Kruger Gate to Skukuza - 12km.

Alternative: From Hazyview take R536 for Kruger Gate, after 10 km turn right for Phabeni gate 2 km further. This will give you more time in the park.
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Domestic flights to Kruger/Nelspruit??

Unread postby wildcat50 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:34 am

Hi.

I am from Durban and have never been to Kruger. :cry: Trying to plan my first trip and was wondering if SAA are the only airline flying to Kruger or if there is an alternative (budget friendly)from either Joburg or Durban.

Trying to avoid driving if possible. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Unread postby Penny » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:45 am

SA Airlink have the monopoly of the flights from Durban to Nelspruit and they certainly do not come cheap (in excess of R2000 for a return trip)! If you fly to Hoedspruit or Nelspruit from Johannesburg you still have to add the cost of the Durban to Johannesburg flights. Driving from Durban to Kruger is an absolute breeze through Swaziland and we make it from home in Durban to the Croc Bridge gate in six and a half to seven hours. If you would like further details please pm me your landline phone number and I will be happy to help with directions!
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Unread postby p@m » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:05 pm

Remember to factor in the cost of car hire as well -- you won't get far without a car in Kruger unless you are going to one of the concessions. (luxury lodges)

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Re: Latest arrival at MQP ?

Unread postby DotDan » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:35 pm

francoisd wrote:
Imberbe wrote: :o MQP airport?? :redface: Which airport is that? :huh:

That is the airport code for Nelspruit-Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport


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