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There are 3 ways to get from Durban to Pongola by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Paulpietersburg
  2. Drive from Paulpietersburg to Pongola

$28 - $39

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Pongola 222.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, drive  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Phinda Game Reserve (PZL) DUR - PZL
  2. Drive from Phinda Game Reserve to Pongola

$153 - $534

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The cheapest way to get from Durban to Pongola is to bus and drive which costs R 390 - R 600 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to Pongola is to drive which costs R 490 - R 750 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Durban and Pongola is 282 km. The road distance is 355.4 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Durban to Pongola, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Durban Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has two stopovers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Pongola is 355 km. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Durban to Pongola.

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Mango, British Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Durban Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Pongola. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Durban to Durban Airport is to taxi which takes 23 min and costs R 430 - R 550.

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Map of how to get from Durban to Pongola.
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  • Distance: 176.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 9 min

What companies run services between Durban, South Africa and Pongola, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Durban to Pongola. However, you can take the bus to Paulpietersburg then take the drive to Pongola. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Pongola.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Capetown, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Paulpietersburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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