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Unread post by Oumie » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:05 pm

Can anybody tell me where airport is the situated :?:
We are flying into Nelspruit Airport on the 25th of August. At the airport we are also collecting a hired car. We have no clue where the airport is :(
We drive through Nelspruit when we go on our long holiday but never seen a sign that says airport. Is it far out of town :?:
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:30 pm

Look here Oumie.

Between Nelspruit & White River.
Distance to: Phabeni Gate - 76 km; Malelane Gate - 63 km; Kruger Gate - 82 km; Numbi Gate - 40 km.
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Unread post by Katja » Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:40 am

Here's a more detailed map of the area:

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Unread post by fevertree » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:00 am

Sorry, only saw this thread now, but I assume your question has been answered.
The Kruger Mpumalanga Airport is truly a beautiful airport with thatched buildings, a real African Airport.
It is about 20km from Nelspruit and 5 Km from the N4 highway to Malelane.
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Unread post by Elsa » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:02 am

Hi Steve and welcome to the forum.
The distance from the airport to Kruger Gate is around 84 kms and then it is 12 kms to Skukuza.
So assuming your flight lands on time and you can pick up your hire car, say by 3.30pm you still have 2 hours.
I would suggest if you are not familiar with the area you ask your hire company for a quick run through of the route, altho I did see lately that they have put additional signage to KNP.
But it is going to be a bit tight but not impossible, all going well. :wink:
I hope you have a great trip.

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Unread post by carmencheetah » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:05 pm

:? I´m a little nervous flying in such a small aircraft - I´m used to the big jumbo jets! I am not a turbulence fan and wondering if anyone can share their experiences. Kruger 13-20 December

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:20 pm

Hi carmencheetah - asked my brother as he is a pilot and he says:

You'll fly in either a Dash 8 or a JetStream - both very safe little planes (possibly safer than a Jumbo Jet :wink: ) so if you do hit turbulance just keep that in mind.

And being a brother he had another chirp when I asked him how to reply to your post (and please this is meant tongue in cheek ;))

He said I must tell you - you are going to die, but not in that plane on that day. Must be pilot talk :D
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Unread post by fannymays » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:27 pm

I used to fly down to Pietermaritzburg every 2 weeks on business in a Jetstream 41.
It's a 29 seater (the one I used to fly in) and I looked forward to every flight.
I did this for 2 years, every other week.
it is a very smooth flight, just a little small in the cabin.
The plane it powered by turbo prop engines, so it has huge power, reliability and smoothness.
Sit back enjoy the flight.
The take off is awesome, to hear those props and engines scream as it revs up is like no other sound.
I guarantee you will enjoy every minute of the flight, as much as I used to.

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:01 pm

Carmencheetah, if I fly on those aircraft, then you have no need to worry, as I am one of the very nervous passengers who tend to amuse the whole aircraft with my spontaneous remarks whenever we hit the tiniest bump, never mind take offs and landings. :roll:
But I always see it as a means to an end, getting to Kruger and I will put up with almost anything under those conditions. :D

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Unread post by gwendolen » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:03 pm

Hi LS,

Here's some info:
There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa Airport, Hoedspruit Airport and the new Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) located between Nelspruit and White River.
KMIA also receives daily flights from Durban and Cape Town, while there is also a flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit.
The Skukuza Airfield, formerly used for daily commercial flights from Johannesburg is no longer open for commercial flights.
No aircraft may land at Skukuza or any other landing strip within the park without prior permission from the Park Director.

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Unread post by Jazil » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:52 am

Hi acquavi,
You definately DO NOT have to go through Nelspruit.
If you do go through Nelspruit you are definitely going well out of your way.
If you opt to go through Numbi Gate, then turn right out of KMIA and follow the signs to WHITERIVER, you will make a few turns this way and that but it is sign posted and you will come in the back of Whiteriver, then just take the road to Hazyview and just outside White River the road turns off to Numbi Gate.

However I would opt for Malelane Gate, the road is much nicer and although might be further it would be my option.
Then you would turn left out of KMIA and just keep going till you hit a T Junction and you are on the N4 to Malelane.

Which ever way, enjoy.
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Unread post by 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 post by 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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Re: IS KMIA = to MQP?

Unread post by 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 post by 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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