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There are 3 ways to get from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water) by plane, taxi or car

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Fly from Nelspruit, taxi

  1. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Phinda Game Reserve (PZL)
  2. Take a taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay (Water)

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Taxi to Skukuza, fly, taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Nelspruit to Skukuza
  2. Fly from Skukuza (SZK) to Phinda Game Reserve (PZL)
  3. Take a taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay (Water)

Drive

  1. Drive from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water)
Nelspruit → Sodwana Bay (Water)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sodwana Bay (Water) is 0800 029 999.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to drive which costs R 600 - R 900 and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to fly and taxi which costs R 3 500 - R 6 500 and takes 3h 28m.

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The distance between Nelspruit and Sodwana Bay (Water) is 285 km. The road distance is 412.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nelspruit Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water) is 413 km. It takes approximately 5h 52m to drive from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water).

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Airlink offers flights from Nelspruit Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Sodwana Bay (Water). Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Nelspruit Airport is to taxi which takes 25 min and costs R 310 - R 370.

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Map of how to get from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water).
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  • Distance: 285.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 28m

What companies run services between Nelspruit, South Africa and Sodwana Bay (Water), South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Nelspruit to Sodwana Bay (Water). However, you can take the taxi to Nelspruit airport, fly to Phinda Game Reserve, then take the taxi to Sodwana Bay (Water). Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Skukuza airport, fly to Phinda Game Reserve, then take the taxi to Sodwana Bay (Water).

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Nelspruit to Phinda Game Reserve
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 2 300 - R 5 000
Flights from Skukuza to Phinda Game Reserve via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 2 400
Other operators
Taxi from Phinda Game Reserve to Sodwana Bay (Water)
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Estimated price
R 900 - R 1 100

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