Access to Ndabushi Safari Lodge

Access to Ndabush Safari Lodge is easy and convenient from Johannesburg - here are your options:

  • Air - Fly directly from OR Tambo to Hoedspruit and take a transfer to The Lodge

  • Road Transfer - Kruger Shuttle to Hoedspruit operated by Ashtons

  • Rent a car - Rent a vehicle from the numerous companies and drive to Ndabushi

  • Private - Road Transfer - We arrange for a private transfer from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit


Commercial as well as charter flights are available to Kruger Mpumalanga International, Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and Phalaborwa Airport.
The closest airport to us is Eastgate Airport - Hoedspruit roughly 15 minute road transfer away.

Flying into Hoedspruit with SAA Express

SA Express provides an extensive feeder network in support of its alliance partnership with South African Airways to the majority of destinations in South Africa and regionally. The airline’s relationship with SAA has always been one of close cooperation which provides numerous benefits for both local and international visitors.

Not only does the SAA alliance partnership entitle customers to Voyager benefits, flight schedules are coordinated to provide hassle-free services, which include ticketing, check-in facilities, mutual branding and flight codes.

Recommended Routes:
  • Johannesburg - Hoedspruit
  • Cape-Town - Hoedspruit

Flying into Hoedspruit with CemAir

A brand new airline to Hoedspruit, CemAir is a licensed International and Domestic Scheduled and Non-Scheduled air carrier with approval from the South African Department of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority to conduct operations throughout Africa and the Middle East.

The company’s headquarters are at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. CemAir currently owns and operates a large fleet o CRJ 100/200 LR Airliners, Beech 1900D aircraft, Dash-8 Q300’s and Dash-8 100 aircraft.

Recommended Routes:
  • Johannesburg - Hoedspruit
  • Hoedspruit - Cape-Town


The entire region can be accessed by an excellent network of tar / paved roads.

Many tourists opt to visit this region and explore it by road - this offers greater freedom and flexibility. Tourists can either drive from Johannesburg or fly into one of the three Gateway Airports (Phalaborwa, Eastgate or KMIA) and then collect a rental car. All major car rental companies service this area.

Ashtons Shuttle Bus

The Kruger Shuttle provides an affordable and reliable daily transfer from Johannesburg to the Hoedspruit. The transfer is in air-conditioned vehicle offering comfort. There are 2 comfort stops along the way of about 15 minutes each, allowing you to stretch your legs, have a bathroom break, and buy some drinks and snacks for the road. You will have a fantastic opportunity to absorb some of South Africa’s most beautiful scenery during the transfer.

The shuttle service departures times in brief.
  • Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - dept 06:45 (daily service)
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday - Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - dept 11:00
  • Hoedspruit - Johannesburg - Hoedspruit = dept 10:45 (daily service )
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