Flights from the United States to Kruger Mpumalanga, South Africa range from about 17h-38h. The precise length of your flight will depend on your departure city, as well as the number and length of stopovers you experience during your journey. If you’re departing from a major airport on the east coast, such as New York’s JRK or Boston Logan Airport, you can expect your flight to be on the shorter end of the range. On the other end of the spectrum, those flying out of the west coast, like from Seattle or San Francisco, may experience a flight time on the longer end of the range, due to distance and the increased chance of an added stopover.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Kruger Mpumalanga from the United States. To try to decrease the length of your flight time, consider your nearest international airport and whether it services the airlines that typically fly into Kruger Mpumalanga, such as South African Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, and United Airlines. Booking a flight with these airlines may help decrease the number of stopovers for quicker overall flight time. You can expect to make stopovers in cities common to this route, such as New York, London, and Johannesburg.
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) mainly serves travelers to Nelspruit in Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park. To reach downtown Nelspruit from the airport, which is about 17 miles southwest of the airport, you can take a taxi, which will cost about $20-$25 and take about 25 minutes. If Kruger National Park is your destination, it isn’t advisable to take a taxi there, as the drive is about four hours away and a taxi would be exorbitant. You can, however, take a taxi from the airport to Whiteriver, just north of Nelspruit, and then take a bus to Phalaborwa, at which point you can take another taxi to Kruger National Park. This journey will cost between $52-$68 and take about four and a half hours. You can also rent a car, especially ideal if you’d like to explore Mpumalanga by car yourself.
Kruger Mpumalanga is an ideal gateway to Nelspruit city and the gorgeous Kruger National Park. Golf lovers will enjoy swinging the clubs at Ermelo Golf Club’s, thanks to its gorgeous greenery and location near the Vaal River. Visit Barberton Museum to gain further insight into the town’s history as the center for a gold rush in the late 19th century. Hike God’s Window along the Panorama Route to explore waterfalls, canyons, and rock formations.
United States citizens traveling to Kruger Mpumalanga, South Africa need a valid passport, although a visa is not required for stays under 90 days.