Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport




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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport also known as KMI Airport is situated in the Nelspruit region (Mbombela) and is 17.6km from the centre of Nelspruit and just a 30 minute drive to the Kruger National Park, via Numbi Gate. From the time of the airports inception in 2002 it has managed more than 2.8 million passengers and serves approximately 260,000 passengers annually. KMI affords visitors access to some of the most marvellous game reserves, breathtakingly scenic beauty of Gods Window, Berlin and Mac Mac Falls, the magnificent Blyde River Canyon and more. 

Popular Domestic Airlines Landing at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport


Route Departure Date Return Date Airline Logo Price
Flights to Nelspruit from Cape Town 18 Feb 24 Feb R1,899
Flights to Nelspruit from Johannesburg 12 Feb 14 Feb R2,028
Flights to Nelspruit from George 10 Feb 17 Feb R3,088
Flights to Nelspruit from East London 5 Feb 7 Feb R3,208
Flights to Nelspruit from Durban 22 Feb 1 Mar R3,268
Flights to Nelspruit from Port Elizabeth 25 Mar 5 Apr R3,468
Flights to Nelspruit from Cape Town 17 Mar 22 Mar R3,498
Flights to Nelspruit from Pietermaritzburg 18 Feb 18 Feb R3,818
Flights to Nelspruit from Kimberley 1 Apr 5 Apr R3,908
Flights to Nelspruit from Polokwane 29 Jan 2 Feb R4,058
Prices based on live searches up till 21 Jan 01:00 and are subject to change.


Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport Parking


Parking is in close proximity to the terminal building with disabled facilities near the airports main walkway. The airport affords shaded short and long term car parking facilities where vehicles are safe with security patrolling the entire area 24/7 including areas being controlled with entry and exit booms and interlocking barriers. Passengers with trailers must park their trailer in a separate bay and advise the airport authorities who will arrange a fee for only one parking bay. Parking operates on a first-come-first-served basis and should the long term facility be full, short term parking rates will apply.

Machines for payment are situated inside the terminal building at the main entrance.

Keep your ticket safe as a lost parking ticket incurs a fine of R100 per day.

Passengers requiring further assistance can contact the information desk located at the main entrance of the terminal building.

Drop & Go:

KMIs Drop and Go facility provides a fast drop off and collection facility, conveniently located alongside the terminal building with provision for passengers using wheelchairs. Friendly porters are available to assist passengers with luggage and a warm welcome at the entrance of the terminal building.


Travel Tips


To ensure you have an enjoyable flight and experience, take note of the following:

  • Have your travel documents ready and in order.
  • Keep the weight and size of your carry-on and checked-in baggage within your airlines restrictions.
  • Place all items from your pockets into trays provided and remove your coat/jacket that is separately scanned as well as laptops and other electrical devices.
  • Passengers may be requested to remove their belt and shoes.
  • Passengers carrying liquids that include perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries must ensure theyre in containers of no more than 100ml and packed in re-sealable, transparent plastic bags. A maximum of ten items per bag is permitted and these bags should be kept separate from carry-on luggage and immediately handed to security staff.
  • Ensure your checked-in luggage is easily recognisable and all old tags have been removed.

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Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport Airport Contact Information:


Physical Address: R538, White River Plaston, Nelspruit, 1200
Customer Services: Information Desk
Telephone     : +27 (0) 13 753 7500
Fax                 : +27 (0) 13 753 7555
Email              : [email protected] / [email protected]

Airside Operations: Charl du Plessis
Telephone     : +27 (0) 13 753 7570
Mobile            : +27 (0) 82 579 7984
Fax                 : +27 (0) 13 753 7555
Email              : [email protected]
Landside Operations: Herman Language
Telephone     : +27 (0) 13 753 7644
Mobile            : +27 (0) 82 825 1033
Fax                 : +27 (0) 13 753 7555
Email              : [email protected]
PA to Managing Director: Cat Nienaber
Telephone     : +27 (0) 753 7502
Fax                 : +27 (0) 753 7555
Email              : [email protected]