Sleeping in Airports

Kimberley Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kimberley Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

KIM Airport Overview

kimberley airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kimberley Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Kimberley Airport (code: KIM) serves domestic destinations. Facilities are limited to a landside pub and no shops.  Free WiFi is available.

Sleeping in Kimberley Airport

Spending the night here is not possible as the airport closes at 8:00PM most nights and 4:00PM on Saturdays. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kimberley Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Kimberley Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Airport Hotel – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Kimberley, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kimberley Airport for up to 4 hours or 500MB, whichever comes first. Connect to the “Airports Free” network. Registration requires an email address and contact number. Once you have reached the maximum (hours or data) you may purchase additional service.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? Nedbank ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Main Terminal.

Duty Free & Shopping – As of time of this update, no shopping is available at the airport.

Food & Drinks – There is a pub in the Arrivals terminal.

Information Desk – Available in the Arrivals area. Hours: Unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Basic First-Aid is available during airport hours of operation. Ask an airport staff member for assistance. In the case of a more serious issue, the airport will arrange for transport to the nearest medical facility.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Porter Service – Porters are available at Kimberley Airport. You can recognize them by the Airports Company South Africa uniform.

Prayer Room – Location: unknown. Travelers are directed to ask an airport staff member for access.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM – 8:00PM (Mon-Fri), 9:00AM – 4:00PM (Sat), and 12:00PM – 8:00PM (Sun).

Airlines

Kimberley airport is served by the following airlines: Airlink ​Fly Blue Crane • ​South African Airways • South African Express.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Several car rental companies have offices onsite, including: Avis, Bidvest, Europcar, First and Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available at the airport.

Last updated: 2022-03-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.