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Nelspruit Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Nelspruit Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Nelspruit / Kruger Airport.

What to Expect

  • The small, single terminal airport connects to destinations in South Africa, Zambia, and Mozambique.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels are located near the airport, some provide free shuttle service and others charge a fee. See our Airport Hotel section below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Nelspruit / Kruger Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Nelspruit Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • KMI Airport VIP Lounge - Location: Main Terminal, Landside. Hours: 7:00AM - 7:00PM. Lounge Access: Buy a lounge pass (£13.50 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Charter Lounge at KMI Airport - Location: Main Terminal, airside. Lounge Access: Standard lounge fees are R200.00 per adult (R95.00 per child under 12) for a maximum of two hours.
  • Transit Lounge at KMI Airport - Location: Main Terminal, landside. Lounge Access: Standard lounge fees are R200.00 per adult (R95.00 per child under 12) for a maximum of two hours.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Nelspruit Airport. Register for WiFi service at the Information Desk. There is also a desktop workstation next to the Information Desk.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Nelspruit Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Belgrace Boutique Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service is available on request.
  • Destiny Country Lodge - (5 minutes from the airport) Roundtrip airport shuttle is available.
  • Country Lane Lodge - (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available upon request for R230 each way, advanced notice is needed.

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Nelspruit Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Several ATM machines are available on the ground floor of the main terminal building.
  • Baggage Trolleys - Carts are available in the entrance of the main terminal building. Cost: free.
  • Baggage Wrapping - Baggage wrapping service is available and is located landside, near the check in desks.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, available. Avis • Budget • Proudly Bidvest • Europcar • First Car • Hertz • Tempest • Thrifty • Simplify Mobility • Afrirent
  • Currency Exchange - Imali Express Bureau de Change is located on the ground floor of the main terminal building.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - There are several stores selling souvenirs, gifts, and regional products, as well as an art gallery.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update, there are no 24 hours food and beverage concessions at this airport. There are several cafes located landside and airside that operate from the time of the first flight until the time of the last flight.
  • Information Desk - Yes, available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Shopping - There is store selling souvenir type items.
  • Showers - Showers are available only for passengers using the VIP Lounge. Showers are located on the first floor of the terminal building.
  • Smoking - Permitted in the designated smoking shop.

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Airport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update the guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Shuttle Services

There are several shuttle and transfer services available at Nelspruit Airport.

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Last Updated: 06 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .