Although Plett Airport seems like the right choice to get here, due to high winds (and smaller planes), many times flights get re-routed back to George. So when we fly, we ALWAYS fly into/out of George and Kulula has the best times & prices so that's our recommended airline. Also many International flights arrive too late to take the next domestic flight so it's best to stay at the Intercontinental or City Lodge connected to the airport for one night. You may find this on your way IN & OUT of the country.
Airlines servicing the area:
Note that these smaller airlines do have very restrictive Luggage Policies so a lot of luggage means a lot of fees so take that into account when packing or planning your trip budget! Below are links to each of the domestic carrier's rules on baggage:
The most stress-free way to get around in a foreign country is to hire a private driver. Everybody is different so we know some of you want the freedom of a car rental (see below) while others do not want the hassle! Taxis are not recommended so your two options are either Car Rental (self-drive/see below) or Private Driver. We are here to help guide you through the process and make your time in this region of beautiful South Africa a once in a lifetime journey.
Getting around South Africa can be both an adventure and a challenge. Depending on where you're coming from
and how long you've traveled to get here, we'll help find you the right transportation to suit your needs!
We work with local companies, people & drivers we know so you'll be well looked after.
If you want the freedom of renting a car we highly recommend you get to your destination and then hire a care here in Plett vs. trying to drive from the airport. This allows you some "down time" after all of your travel time and this is a small town so it's easier to navigate around here.
If you want to drive from the airport, we can help you with your rental. You must have reservations ahead of time-do not wait and then try to rent when you arrive. If you drive on the right side of the road (not the left like here in SA), we highly suggest you rent an AUTOMATIC even if you drive a manual at home. Why? Remember that you sit in the right side of the car so your left hand does the shifting!
The top two International Airports that most people fly into to get into South Africa:
Please note that Johannesberg is about a 12 hour drive (not recommended) and Cape Town about 6 hours so we suggest you fly into one of the closer Airports: