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 Post subject: Re: Direct flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Eliz, sorry I looked at flying to Nelspruit directly from CT ... but I have since checked flying directly to Hoedspruit from CT, and return it is also over the top ... for mid Nov, return for one:
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ZAR 4230
Taxes and
Surcharges

ZAR 2034
Total

ZAR 6264

That is going via ORT on the up flight, and direct back to CT.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:29 am 
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Yes, I also looked at the prices for that flight a while back, and think they are outrageous! Even O R Thabo to Hoedspruit is over the top. :x


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 Post subject: Re: Direct flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:00 pm 
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CPT-HDS, JNB-HDS and JNB-PHW are monopoly routes, with a very high percentage of overseas tourists heading to and from private game lodges. The airlines concerned, SAX and Airlink, have no problem with ripping these passengers off.

If you book these flights in SA, you may sometimes find availability in the discounted fare buckets, but if you book overseas you almost without fail have to settle for a full-fare ticket. The other day I was charged €359 for a return to Phalaborwa, that's just shy of R4,000.00.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:19 am 
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It also could be partially due factors of aircraft size , utilisation , average occupancy .

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Butterbee wrote:
it really is an amazing experience to fly over the lowveld area!

It is, but I prefer Hoedspuit Eastgate, because the descent usually takes you right over Mariepskop and the escarpment, affording spectacular views. Depending on the runway, you then fly either over Kapama or the AFB reserve. Phalaborwa is pretty cool too, you can get great views of the big hole. Best of all is the Pafuri dirt strip. SANParks being SANparks, they have devised a nice and complicated descent procedure which takes you straight past Mabyeni mountain and then over the Limpopo floodplain with all its pans, before decending over the ridge to the strip.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Thanks for the tips, Johan.......our daughter and SO are flying into Phala and flying out from Hoedspriut, so will tell them what to look for!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Distance from Hoedspruit to Paul Kruger gate
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:03 am 
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Hi
Could anyone tell me driving time and distance from Hoedspruit airport(HDS) to Paul Kruger Gate please.
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 Post subject: Re: Distance from Hoedspruit to Paul Kruger gate
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:03 am 
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Honestly if I were you Id enter at orpen gate as its not far from hoedspruit and drive down to paul kruger gate from the inside of the park its alot safer, the drive between hoedspruit and paul kruger can be a bit dodgy if you dont know the area, as for distance just google 'how many km's from Hoedspruit airport to paul kruger gate at the kruger national park' it will give you the stats :)

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 Post subject: Re: Distance from Hoedspruit to Paul Kruger gate
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SL is quite right, if you have the time.............much nicer to be in the park

However if your time is limited the 50kph limit may not give you time.

If you have to travel Hoedspriut to Kruger Gate the road quality is good, but the vast area around Bushbuckridge can be difficult driving, beacuse there are often pedestrians and animals on the road, so just be careful and stick to the speed limits!!!

We drove that route last month, and it will take you about two and a half to three hours from the airport to Kruger Gate. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hoedspruit Airport
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Thanks very much for advice will certainly enter at Orpen now.


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 Post subject: Re: Roads in bad condition (potholed) unrest leading into KN
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Hi all,
Can anybody give me an update on the drive from Eastgate Airport to Phalaborwa,will be driving it Sunday 2nd November approx 2.30pm will there be less commercial traffic or is this 7 days a week?. 1st night outside the park so not pushed for time obviously just want to arrive in day light. Route planner says 88Km 1.30 Hrs


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