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Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit Limpopo

Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit Limpopo

Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit Limpopo

Gateway to Kruger National Park

and Big Five Game Lodges

Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit


Hoedspruit Airport also known as Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit, is a commercial airport at the Hoedspruit Air Force Base. It serves as the gateway to Kruger National Park, Timbavati Game Reserve, Thornybush Game Reserve, Klaserie Game Reserve, and many of the other smaller private game reserves in the Hoedspruit Area.  Hoedspruit Online can arrange your transfer to any lodge in the Greater Kruger Park area or even further afield like OR Tambo Airport.

Where is Hoedspruit Airport?

Hoedspruit Airport is situated 15km southeast of Hoedspruit town on the Argyle Road towards the Timbavati Gate. There is a civilian airfield in Hoedspruit town for small private aircraft.

What is the airport code for Eastgate Airport?


Air Force Base Hoedspruit (IATA: HDS, ICAO: FAHS) is an airbase of the South African Air Force. It is located adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park. In the late 1990s, an unused portion of the Airforce Base was converted into a civilian airport known as Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.

Flights to/from Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit Airport offers daily flights from ORTambo Airport and Cape Town Airport. Two airlines fly daily to Hoedspruit  – CemAir and Airlink.

Flights from Cape Town to Hoedspruit are convenient and fast, providing a direct route to Kruger National Park and surrounding private game reserves. The flights from Hoedspruit to Cape Town are also available, giving you the chance to explore the beauty of the Cape after experiencing wild Africa.

There are several flights every day from OR Tambo International Airport to Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit, returning after a 45-minute stop over in Hoedspruit.

Contact the following airlines for bookings

CemAir – for more information click here

Airlink – for more information click here

Car Rentals or Transfers

Car rentals and transfers to lodges in the Greater Kruger Park can be arranged.

Hoedspruit Online offers transfers to/from Eastgate Airport to Hoedspruit Town.

1 person: R500

2 – 3 persons: R750

For transfers to any other destination from Eastgate Hoedspruit Airport contact Anthony at

Car Rental Companies – the following Car Rental Companies are at the airport.

Avis Car Hire – Eastgate Airport Argyle Road, Tel: 015 793 2014. For more info click here

Europcar – Rock Fig Centre Rotsvy Street Hoedspruit Tel: 015 799 1004. For more info click here

Budget – Eastgate Airport Argyle Road, Tel: 015 793 2014. For more info click here

Facilities at Eastgate Airport

Curio Shop – Shopping for curios, maps, and other items

Foreign Exchange Office – forex can be changed at the airport

Restaurant – light meals and alcoholic beverages available

Hoedspruit Civil Airfield

The civilian airfield in Hoedspruit offers flights for small aircraft and is the home to a Flying School. Flights in a microlight, small aircraft, or helicopter flip can be booked through

Coordinates S 24.21.100 E 030 56.583

The runway is 1200m x 9 meters and has an asphalt surface.

Altitude: 1800 feet ASL

No prior permission is required to land.

Fuel is available. Hanger facilities are available but must be booked in advance on Tel: 015 799 2205. For more information click here

If you need more information on the Hoedspruit, Air Force Base click here


Hoedspruit Airport offers convenient access to Kruger National Park and many other game reserves. Daily flights from OR Tambo and Cape Town Airports, car rentals, transfers, and various other facilities are available to make your travel experience hassle-free. Visit Kruger National Park and Hoedspruit and explore the beauty of the Lowveld.

For all your accommodation options in the Hoedspruit and Kruger Park, area click here


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