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Five of South Africa’s busiest airports

South Africa is an international travel hub within the African continent and is home to the busiest airport in Africa- OR Tambo International. The South African domestic travel network forms an integral part of our economy and allows us to access all corners of the country, on any day throughout the week. Discover Durban and travel in convenience and style with a King Shaka airport shuttle, able to deliver you anywhere throughout Durban.

  • Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport is located in Kempton Park, just 36km from Sandton, the city’s main economic and tourist hub. OR Tambo International is well-known as the busiest airport in South Africa, offering access to hundreds of flight networks, to all 6 inhabited continents across the globe. The airport received a major overhaul in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is now considered the gateway to the rest of the African continent and an important travel base for many international business travellers.

  • Cape Town – Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport that services the beautiful and ever popular city of Cape Town. Found just 22 kilometres and a short 15-minute drive outside of the city centre, Cape Town International is the second busiest airport in South Africa and the third busiest on the continent of Africa! Cape Town International also underwent a major make-over in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and as such, is now a world-class facility which has taken home many an accolade, including the award for Best Airport in Africa five times over!

  • Durban – King Shaka International Airport

Durban’s King Shaka International Airport is the primary airport servicing the city, with both an extensive domestic flight network and selected international flight routes. The airport is located just 18km and 23 minutes from Umhlanga, the central tourist hub of Durban, and offers the reliable King Shaka airport shuttle, delivering many a passenger throughout Durban. King Shaka International underwent a R6,8 billion refurbishment in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is now considered an important domestic travel hub within South Africa.

  • East London – East London Airport

As an important travel hub within the Eastern Cape, close to three-quarters of a million passengers passed through this airport in 2016. It is a popular travel route for domestic travellers and a convenient stop-over for tourists wanting to explore the beauty of the Eastern Cape and the Garden Route.

  • Port Elizabeth – Port Elizabeth International

Known as East London’s ‘big brother’ down the coast, Port Elizabeth International is another important domestic travel stop within South Africa, with an estimated 1.6 million passengers passing through the airport in 2016. There are regular flights to Port Elizabeth daily, make it a convenient and easy-to-access travel stop along the popular Garden Route and a good place to start from when road tripping down to Cape Town.
If you’re planning on visiting KwaZulu-Natal and the city of Durban soon, CK Travel and Tour offers a professional King Shaka airport shuttle service throughout the city. Get in touch to pre-organise your airport transport on: or 031 506 1090

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