Hendrik van Eck (Phalaborwa) Airport in Phalaborwa, Limpopo
The Hendrik van Eck Airport is situated in Phalaborwa in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Also known as the Phalaborwa Airport and the “Gateway to the Kruger Park” as it is conveniently situated only 2 km away from the world’s most famous nature reserve. It provides easy access to the northern camps such as Letaba, Mopani, Olifants and Punda Maria. It also provides access to many other private game reserves, the town of Phalaborwa and the well-known Hans Merensky Golf Course.
The service is operated by South Arfican Airlink. There are scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Phalaborwa seven days a week and In addition to these scheduled flights, it is ideally suited to handling private charter flights. The Airport is managed by Airlink, who acquired the airport from Foskor.
The Airport building was designed by Oliver Wills and has been regarded a tourist attraction in itself. African sculptures, footprints on the floor and water features have ensured that many a traveler has named it the “bush airport”.
- Car rental facilities
- ATM’s for major banks
- Foreign Exchange Office
- Reservations office for tour operators and transfer Companies
- Fire & Rescue Services
- Medical & Emergency Services
Phalaborwa experiences rainfall mainly in the summer months with the highest occurring between November and February.
Summer months, October to March will experience average temperatures of between 18˚C to 31˚C.
Winter months, May to August, will bring temperatures down to between 8˚C and 24˚C.
Transportation to and from the airport are in the form of car rental companies or bookings through tour operators.
Travelers are advised to arrive one and a half hours before the departure of domestic flights.
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