International flights from all over the world fly directly into OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport. Certain direct international flights are also accommodated at King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
OR Tambo International is the Southern African flight hub and is responsible for linking this part of the continent to the rest of the world. Depending on where you are arriving from, flights to OR Tambo International are generally quite cheap due to the fierce competition amongst airlines.
Once you’ve arrived, self-drives are a popular option with rentals available from most airports. The other option, should you have booked a tour, is to travel by arranged transfer. There is a lot of ground to cover in South Africa, with destinations being quite a distance from each other.