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City to Bush Lodge Link Network Programme


We look forward to connecting you from city to Bush.
Experience the heart of the African Bush with  direct connectivity beyond the Skukuza and Nelspruit KIMA airports to three of the popular safari lodge airstrips located at Arathusa, Londolozi and Phinda Private Game Reserve. 
Seamless connections can be made on Airlink’s scheduled services between Cape Town and Johannnesurg to Nelspruit and Skukuza Airport. The Lodge Network will also provide direct connections with Airlink’s regional service between Nelspruit and Livingstone. The Arathusa airstrip will provide access to the neighboring lodges such as Chitwa Chitwa, Cheetah Plains, Elephant Plains, Simbambili, Nkortho, Djuma, Jaci’s Sabi House and Silvan Safaris. The Phinda airstrip provides access to a number of lodges in the area, Thanda Private Game Reserve and Rhino Ridge.


A short air transfer from the lodge airstrips or Skukuza Airport to Nelspruit KMIA connects you conveniently to Livingstone (Zambia) , Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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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
  • 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

Three letter City Codes

  • LDZ - Londolozi Airstrip
  • ASS - Arathusa Airstrip
  • PZL - Phinda Airstrip
  • NGL - Ngala Airstrip (operated on charter requests)
  • ULX - Ulusaba Airstrip (operated on charter requests)

Lodge Airstrips and adjoining private game lodges in the reserve

  • Londolozi Airstrip (LDZ) is an exclusive service for Londolozi guests only
  • 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 (operated on charter requests)
  • Ulusaba Airstrip (ULX) services Ulusaba, Dulini Collection, Inyati, Leopard Hills, Savanna and Idube (operated on charter requests)