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There are 4 ways to get from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water) by plane, taxi or car

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Fly to Phinda Game Reserve, taxi

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

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Fly to Richards Bay, drive

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB)
  2. Drive from Richards Bay to Sodwana Bay (Water)

2 alternative options

Fly to Maputo, drive

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maputo (MPM)
  2. Drive from Maputo to Sodwana Bay (Water)

Drive

  1. Drive from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water)

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The most affordable way to get from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to drive, which costs R 850 - R 1 300 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water) is to fly and drive which costs R 2 300 - R 3 300 and takes 5h 46m.

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The distance between Sandton and Sodwana Bay (Water) is 485 km. The road distance is 597.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Johannesburg Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water) is 597 km. It takes approximately 8h 20m to drive from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water).

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Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg 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 Sandton to Johannesburg Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs R 120 - R 190.

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Map of how to get from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water).
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  • Distance: 485.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 44m

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

There is no direct connection from Sandton to Sodwana Bay (Water). However, you can take the train to OR Tambo Airport, take the walk to Johannesburg airport, fly to Phinda Game Reserve, then take the taxi to Sodwana Bay (Water). Alternatively, you can take the train to OR Tambo Airport, take the walk to Johannesburg airport, fly to Maputo, then take the drive to Sodwana Bay (Water).

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Phinda Game Reserve via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 200 - R 3 200
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 2 000 - R 4 100
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 2 800
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 900 - R 4 200
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 600 - R 3 800
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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