There are 8 ways to get from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay by plane, taxi, car, bus, train or car train

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Fly to Phinda Game Reserve, taxi  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Phinda Game Reserve (PZL) CPT - PZL
  2. Take a taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay

$204 - $687

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Fly to Richards Bay, drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Richards Bay (RCB) CPT - RCB
  2. Drive from Richards Bay to Sodwana Bay

$252 - $295

Fly to Maputo, drive  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Maputo (MPM) CPT - MPM
  2. Drive from Maputo to Sodwana Bay

$219 - $417

Bus TransLux Express, drive  •  30 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Portshepstone
  2. Take the bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
  3. Drive from Durban to Sodwana Bay

Bus Greyhound ZA, drive  •  33 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Port Shepstone
  2. Take the bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
  3. Drive from Durban to Sodwana Bay

Train, drive  •  34 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Drive from Johannesburg to Sodwana Bay

$273 - $320

Car train, bus, drive  •  44 h 4 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to East London
  2. Take the bus from East London to Durban
  3. Drive from Durban to Sodwana Bay

Drive  •  22 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay 1243.1 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay is to drive which costs R 2 700 - R 4 000 and takes 22 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay is to fly and taxi which costs R 2 900 - R 10 000 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Sodwana Bay is 1533 km. The road distance is 1988.9 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Sodwana Bay is 1989 km. It takes approximately 22 h 6 min to drive from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay.

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South African Airways offers flights from Capetown Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Sodwana Bay. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 60 - R 100.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay.
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  • Distance: 958.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Sodwana Bay, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Sodwana Bay. However, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Phinda Game Reserve, then take the taxi to Sodwana Bay. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Richards Bay, then take the drive to Sodwana Bay.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Phinda Game Reserve via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Phinda Game Reserve via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Richards Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Richards Bay via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Capetown to Richards Bay via Kimberley, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Richards Bay via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Richards Bay via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Bloemfontein, Durban
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via George, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Richards Bay via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $260
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to East London
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Portshepstone
Ave. Duration
22 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Bus from East London to Durban
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Port Shepstone
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80

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