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Getting to Arathusa – By charter flight

Exclusive private charter flights may be arranged directly to and from Arathusa Safari Lodge’s own private airstrip. Please contact reservations@arathusa.co.za to obtain a quotation.

Note: Flights may only land and take off outside of game drive times.

Arathusa Airfield, located just to the west of the Kruger National Park, has 1 gravel runway which is 1200 metres long. The geographic coordinates of this airport are 24 degrees, 44 minutes, 39 seconds South (S24°44’39”) and 31 degrees, 31 minutes, 21 seconds East (E031°31’21”). Arathusa Airfield is 1200 feet above sea level.

Federal Airlines shuttle and charter flights
Valid 1 January to 31 December 2019

Federal Airlines offers a premium point to point shuttle service and also highly customizable charter flights. Two flights from Johannesburg to Sabi Sands and two flights from Sabi Sands back to Johannesburg are offered daily – see timetables below:

Morning departure from Johannesburg to Lodge:

Check in for this flight will be open from 07:00
• Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines kiosk latest 09:30 to connect onto this flight
• Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines departure lounge latest by 09:45 to connect onto this flight
• Departure and arrival times may vary up to one hour
• The ARATHUSA arrival and departure fee applies to the following lodges: JSH, CHP, CHI, NKO, DJM, SLV and SIM and is excluded from the above fare
Please note that a R250 fuel levy has been included in our rates

Morning departure from Lodge to Johannesburg:

• IMPORTANT – Please note this departure could depart anytime between 11:00 and 11:30, this is done to accommodate guests departing from various lodges, therefore we recommend no Domestic connections for flights departing before 15:00 from Johannesburg
• IMPORTANT – Please note this departure could depart anytime between 11:00 and 11:30, this is done to accommodate guests departing from various lodges, therefore we recommend no International connections permitted for flights departing before 16:30 from Johannesburg
• Departure and arrival times may vary up to one hour
• Connections onto Tswalu and Madikwe can be accommodated
• The ARATHUSA arrival and departure fee applies to the following lodges: JSH, CHP, CHI, NKO, DJM, SLV and SIM and is excluded from the above fare

Afternoon departure from Johannesburg to Lodge:

Check in for this flight will be open from 07:00
• Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines kiosk latest 11:30 to connect onto this flight
• Pax must be checked in at the Federal Airlines departure lounge latest by 11:45 to connect onto this flight
• Departure and arrival times may vary up to one hour. Passengers booked on the Air France, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Swiss Air and Lufthansa will be accommodated on this departure providing the aircraft arrives as per its regular schedule time
• The ARATHUSA arrival and departure fee applies to the following lodges: JSH, CHP, CHI, NKO, DJM, SLV and SIM and is excluded from the above fare
Please note that a R250 fuel levy has been included in our rates

Afternoon departure from Lodge to Johannesburg:

• IMPORTANT – Please note this departure could depart anytime between 12:30 and 13:00, this is done to accommodate guests departing from various lodges, therefore we recommend no Domestic connections for flights departing before 17:00 from Johannesburg
• IMPORTANT – Please note this departure could depart anytime between 12:30 and 13:00, this is done to accommodate guests departing from various lodges, therefore we recommend no International connections permitted for flights departing before 17:50 from Johannesburg
• Departure and arrival times may vary up to one hour
• The ARATHUSA arrival and departure fee applies to the following lodges: JSH, CHP, CHI, NKO, DJM, SLV and SIM and is excluded from the above fare

Contact Federal Airlines for more information or reservations@arathusa.co.za to obtain a quotation