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City to Bush Lodge Link Network Programme


Please note that the lodge link network flights have been suspended until further notice. We look forward to connecting you from city to bush again when we can.


Experience the heart of the African bush with direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban, Livingstone and Cape Town to Nelspruit KMIA as well from Johannesburg and Cape Town to the iconic Skukuza Airport, gateway to the Sabi Sand and The Kruger National Park.
A unique 20 minute airside transfer connects you onward to the doorstep of your Safari destination on Airlink's Lodge Link service to the Ngala, Ulusaba, Arathusa, Londolozi and Phinda Airstrips. You also have the freedom to enjoy a short open safari vehicle transfer from the Phinda, Ngala, Ulusaba and Arathusa Airstrips to adjoining private game lodges in the reserve.
A short air transfer from the lodge airstrips or Skukuza Airport to Nelspruit KMIA connects you conveniently to Livingstone (Zambia) and Vilanculos (Mozambique), gateway to the Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands.

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Important Lodge Link Facts

  • Operated by Airlink Grand Cessna Caravan 208B (12 passengers plus 2 pilots)
  • Checked baggage 20kgs (soft bag)
  • Cabin baggage 8kgs (soft bag)
  • Free soft bags available on request on arrival
  • Free baggage storage facilities at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA
  • Free baggage transfers between Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA for passengers utilising a minimum of 2 consecutive lodge link flights
  • These exclusive services are restricted to applicable lodges and their guests
  • Airside lounges at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA with refreshment and restroom facilities
  • Short apron transfers
  • Minimum connecting time at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA is 20 minutes for domestic and 30 minutes for international - please note that this is a legal IATA connecting time
  • Charter Flights on request - contact Airlink's Group Department
  • Accrual and Redemption of Voyager Miles are not permitted

Three letter City Codes

  • LDZ - Londolozi Airstrip
  • ULX - Ulusaba Airstrip
  • ASS - Arathusa Airstrip
  • PZL - Phinda Airstrip
  • NGL - Ngala Airstrip

Lodge Airstrips and adjoining private game lodges in the reserve

  • Londolozi Airstrip (LDZ) is an exclusive service for Londolozi guests only
  • Ulusaba Airstrip (ULX) services Ulusaba, Dulini Collection, Inyati, Leopard Hills, Savanna and Idube
  • Arathusa Airstrip (ASS) services Arathusa, Djuma, Cheetah Plains, Simbambili, Nkorho, Chitwa Chitwa, Elephant Plains, Silvan Safari and Jaci’s Sabi House
  • Phinda Airstrip (PZL) services Phinda and Thanda
  • Ngala Airstrip (NGL) services Ngala Safari Lodge and Ngala Tented Camp