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Flights to Tswalu

Tswalu Kalahari offers daily scheduled flights from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The aircraft we use most is a Pilatus PC12, often our very own plane decorated with designs inspired by Bushman rock art. The Pilatus is pressurised and your journey will be in luxury and comfort.

In Johannesburg, you will depart from the Anglo American hangar and in Cape Town, we use the ExecuJet private hangar. Please be advised that as of 1st November 2013 Tswalu Kalahari will be using the Signature hangar as its fixed base operation for all flights to/from Cape Town. The 12h00 departure time to Tswalu remains unchanged. Simple directions to each can be found here.

Flight Times to Tswalu

  Depart   Arrive
Cape Town 12.00 14.00
Johannesburg 13.00 14.30
The Cape Town return flight departs from Tswalu at 14.30 with a flying time to Cape Town of around 2 hours. The Johannesburg return flight departs from Tswalu 15.00 with a flying time of 1 hour 30 minutes to Johannesburg.

We will run a scheduled service with a minimum of 2 passengers. Please arrive at the hangar one hour prior to your flight with us. The Anglo American hangar is open from 10.00 am.

Our Flight Rates include meeting you at Cape Town International Airport (please confirm if you would like us to do so) and transferring you to the ExecuJet private hangar (also upon request); a return transfer from ExecuJet to the International terminal is also available to you.

The same service is offered in Johannesburg where guest can be collected from OR Tambo International or any of the airport hotels. Please advise our reservations office of all your incoming flight details should you require a transfer.

Drinks and snacks are served on both Johannesburg and Cape Town flights to Tswalu Kalahari.

Alternative Flights & Private Charters

Guests can also take a scheduled SA Airlink or SA Express flight to Upington or Kimberley. Charter flights from Upington and Kimberley are then available. Please contact:

Newton Walker Flying Services
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tel: + 27 54 332 3685
Mobile: + 27 82 820 5394

Tswalu’s Runway

Tswalu is fully accessible by your own private plane. Our CAA licensed tar runway is 2030 metres in length and can accommodate most corporate jets. Our runway lights have been calibrated and approved by CAA, so night landings can take place. Please call us to arrange such a landing.

The runway’s precise details and co-ordinates are as follows:

License: Category 1
Length: 2030meters
Actual Position:
Northern end @ lights (18)
S 270 11’ 39.0”
E 0220 28’ 38.1”
S 270 12’ 10.1”
E 0220 28’ 51.0”
Southern end @ lights (36)
S 270 12’ 40.9”
E 0220 29’ 03.5”

Tswalu Kalahari is an air charter broker service acting as an intermediary between its clients and the air charter service operator assigned to a particular flight, or series of flights. Tswalu Kalahari has vetted and approved a select number of licensed South African air charter operators to conduct non-scheduled air services on its behalf. Tswalu Kalahari does not hold an air service licence, neither does it purport to have any operational control over the air service being rendered. All air charter operators contracted by Tswalu Kalahari hold comprehensive passenger legal liability insurance. Any liability that may result from the air services so provided shall devolve to the air service operator appointed by Tswalu Kalahari to perform a flight, or a series of flights. Tswalu Kalahari shall not be held liable in the event of an accident or incident, death or injury to passengers, damages to personal items, lost or stolen luggage, flight delays, flight diversions, or any other misfortune or calamity associated with the air charter service provided. In terms of the Domestic Air Services Regulations, 1991, as amended, the air charter operator shall issue passenger tickets to each person reflected on the passenger manifest. The issuing of such passenger ticket shall be deemed the legal contract to perform the air service arranged via the offices of Tswalu Kalahari.