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There are 2 ways to get from Mthatha to Kathu by car or plane

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Drive  •  13h 31m

  1. Drive from Mthatha to Kathu 968.2 km

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Fly  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Sishen (SIS) UTT - SIS

Umtata (UTT) to Sishen (SIS) flights

31 Weekly Planes
13h 36m Average Duration
R 1 866 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Mthatha to Kathu is to drive, which costs R 1 400 - R 2 100 and takes 13h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Mthatha to Kathu is to fly which costs R 2 000 - R 8 500 and takes 9h 11m.

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The distance between Mthatha and Kathu is 703 km. The road distance is 968.2 km.

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It takes approximately 13h 31m to drive 968.2 km from Mthatha to Kathu.

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There is no direct flight from Umtata Airport to Sishen Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 45m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mthatha to Kathu is 968 km. It takes approximately 13h 31m to drive from Mthatha to Kathu.

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Airlink offers flights from Umtata Airport to Sishen Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Kathu. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Umtata Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs R 170 - R 210.

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  • Distance: 703 km
  • Duration: 13h 31m

What companies run services between Mthatha, South Africa and Kathu, South Africa?

Airlink flies from Mthatha to Kathu 4 times a day.

Flights from Umtata to Sishen via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 800 - R 8 000

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