Hoedspruit Airport

Just 20 minutes by car ( 13,6km ) from Moditlo River Lodge is the Hoedspruit airport. In fact, the actual name of the airport is Eastgate Airport.

In the late 1990s an unused portion of Air Force Base Hoedspruit was converted into a civilian airport now known as Eastgate Airport. It was also an emergency landing site for the Space Shuttle.

When you land at Eastgate Airport, you are 18 minutes away from the town of Hoedspruit and 50 minutes from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.

Some of our guests choose to drive to Moditlo from Johannesburg to enjoy the scenery and culture on the way here. In that case a flight back home or on to your next destination from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg makes a lot of sense. That is 445km or just under 5 and and a half  hours by car from Moditlo.

Eastgate airport serves a number of charter flights for private flights, small groups or package holidays. If it is a scheduled flight you are after, then try one of these airlines:

  • Airlink flying non-stop from Johannesburg in 55 minutes.
  • Cemair flying non-stop from Cape Town in 2h45

The airport also offers car rental, a restaurant licensed to sell alcoholic beverages a gift / curio shop and a small convenience shop.

To learn more about Eastgate Airport see there website: https://eastgateairport.co.za/directory/

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