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List of airports in South Africa

Map of South Africa

This is a list of airports in South Africa, grouped by type and sorted by location.

Most of the largest airports are owned by the Airports Company of South Africa these include all the international airports except for Lanseria International Airport which is privately owned. Most other public airports are owned by local municipalities although there are also a significant number of privately owned airports. Some South African Air Force bases share the airfields of public airports. In the case of Air Force Base Hoedspruit part of the base has been leased to a private company as a public airport.


Airport names shown in bold indicate the airport has scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines. ICAO codes link to a page of aeronautical charts at the South African Civil Aviation Authority website.

City served Province ICAO IATA Airport name Coordinates Elev. (ft)
Civil airports
Aggeneys Northern Cape FAAG AGZ Aggeneys Airport 2,648
Alexander Bay Northern Cape FAAB ALJ Alexander Bay Airport (Kortdoorn Airport) 98
Aliwal North Eastern Cape FAAN Aliwal North Airport 4,410
Alkantpan Northern Cape FACO Alkantpan Airport 3,591
Alldays Limpopo FAAL ADY Alldays Airport 2,600
Barberton Mpumalanga FABR Barberton Airport 2,250
Beeshoek, Tsantsabane Northern Cape FATF Tommy's Field 4,360
Bethlehem Free State FABM Bethlehem Airport 5,561
Bhisho Eastern Cape FABE BIY Bhisho Airport 1,950
Bloemfontein Free State FABL BFN Bloemfontein Airport 4,457
Bothaville Free State FABO Bothaville Airport 4,236
Brakpan Gauteng FABB Brakpan Airport 5,300
Brits North West FABS Brits Airfield 3,740
Bultfontein Free State FABU UTE Bultfontein Airport
Calvinia Northern Cape FACV Calvinia Airport 3,250
Cape Town Western Cape FACT CPT Cape Town International Airport 151
Cape Town Western Cape ident ZA-0107 Robben Island Airstrip[1] 0
Carnarvon Northern Cape FACN Carnarvon Airport 4,150
Cradock Eastern Cape FACD CDO Cradock Airport 3,111
Clanwilliam Western Cape FACW Clanwilliam Airfield 425
Durban KwaZulu-Natal FADN DUR Durban International Airport[note 1] 33
Durban KwaZulu-Natal FALE DUR King Shaka International Airport[note 1] 295
East London Eastern Cape FAEL ELS East London Airport 435
Ellisras Limpopo FAER ELL Ellisras Airport (Mitimba Airport) 2,793
Empangeni KwaZulu-Natal FAEM EMG Empangeni Airport 238
Ermelo Mpumalanga FAEO Ermelo Airport 5,700
Ficksburg Free State FAFB FCB Ficksburg Airport 5,315
Fisantekraal / Durbanville Western Cape FAFK Fisantekraal Airfield 400
Gariep Dam Free State FAHV Gariep Dam Airport 4,176
George Western Cape FAGG GRJ George Airport 648
Giyani Limpopo FAGI GIY Giyani Airport 1,575
Graaff Reinet Eastern Cape FAGR Graaff Reinet Airport 2,588
Grahamstown Eastern Cape FAGT Grahamstown Airport 2,135
Greytown KwaZulu-Natal FAGY Greytown Airport 3,531
Harmony, Virginia Free State FAHA Harmony Airport 4,399
Harrismith Free State FAHR HRS Harrismith Airport 5,585
Hazyview Mpumalanga FAHW HZV Hazyview Airport
Heidelberg Gauteng FAHG Heidelberg Airport
Hluhluwe KwaZulu-Natal FAHL HLW Hluhluwe Airport 249
Hoedspruit Limpopo FAHS HDS Hoedspruit Airport (Eastgate Airport)[2] 1,738
Johannesburg Gauteng FAGC GCJ Grand Central Airport 5,325
Johannesburg Gauteng FALA HLA Lanseria International Airport 4,517
Johannesburg Gauteng FAOR JNB O.R. Tambo International Airport 5,558
Johannesburg Gauteng FAGM QRA Rand Airport 5,483
Kimberley Northern Cape FAKM KIM Kimberley Airport 3,950
Kleinzee Northern Cape FAKZ KLZ Kleinzee Airport 270
Klerksdorp North West FAKD KXE Klerksdorp Airport (P.C. Pelser Airport) 4,444
Koeberg/Melkbosstrand Western Cape FADX Delta 200 Airstrip 220
Koiingnaas (Koingnaas) Northern Cape KIG Koiingnaas Airport (Koingnaas Airport)
Komatipoort Mpumalanga FAKP KOF Komatipoort Airport
Kroonstad Free State FAKS Kroonstad Airport 4,700
Krugersdorp Gauteng FAKR Krugersdorp Airport 5,499
Kuruman Northern Cape FAKU KMH Johan Pienaar Airport 4,370
Ladysmith KwaZulu-Natal FALY LAY Ladysmith Airport 3,548
Lichtenburg North West FALI Lichtenburg Airport 4,875
Lime Acres / Finsch Mine Northern Cape FALC LMR Finsch Mine Airport 4,900
Louis Trichardt (was Makhado) Limpopo FALO LCD Louis Trichardt Airport 3,025
Lusikisiki Eastern Cape FALK LUJ Lusikisiki Airport
Mahikeng / Mmabatho North West FAMM MBD Mahikeng Airport (Mmabatho Airport) 4,181
Majuba Power Station Mpumalanga FAMJ Majuba Power Station Airport 5,600
Mala Mala Mpumalanga FAMD AAM Mala Mala Airport 1,100
Malelane Mpumalanga FAMN LLE Malelane Airport 1,153
Marble Hall Limpopo FAMI Marble Hall Airport 2,980
Margate KwaZulu-Natal FAMG MGH Margate Airport 495
Middelburg Mpumalanga FAMB Middelburg Airport 4,886
Mkuze (Mkuzi) KwaZulu-Natal FAMU MZQ Mkuze Airport (Mkuzi Airport) 400
Modimolle (was Nylstroom) Limpopo FANY Modimolle Airport (Nylstroom Airport)
Mossel Bay Western Cape FAMO MZY Mossel Bay Airport 526
Mthatha (was Umtata) Eastern Cape FAUT UTT Mthatha Airport (was K.D. Matanzima Airport) 2,425
Mtubatuba / Dukuduku KwaZulu-Natal FADK DUK Mtubatuba Airport 210
Musina Limpopo FAMS MEZ Musina Airport (Morningside Farm Airport) 1,881
Mzamba / Wild Coast Eastern Cape FAMW MZF Wild Coast Sun Airport (Mzamba Airport)
Nelspruit (Kruger National Park) Mpumalanga FAKN MQP Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport 2,829
Nelspruit Mpumalanga FANS NLP Nelspruit Airport 2,901
Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal FANC NCS Newcastle Airport 4,074
Ngala Mpumalanga FANG NGL Ngala Airfield
Oudtshoorn Western Cape FAOH OUH Oudtshoorn Airport 1063
Parys Free State FAPY Parys Airport 4,740
Phalaborwa Limpopo FAPH PHW Hendrik Van Eck Airport (Phalaborwa Airport) 1,432
Phinda KwaZulu-Natal FADQ PZL Zulu Inyala Airport
Piet Retief Mpumalanga FAPF Piet Retief Airport 4,420
Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal FAPM PZB Pietermaritzburg Airport 2,423
Pilanesberg / Sun City) North West FAPN NTY Pilanesberg International Airport 3,412
Plettenberg Bay Western Cape FAPG PBZ Plettenberg Bay Airport 465
Polokwane (was Pietersburg) Limpopo FAPP PTG Polokwane International Airport (Pietersburg Int'l) 4,076
Polokwane (was Pietersburg) Limpopo FAPI Pietersburg Municipal Airport 4,354
Pongola KwaZulu-Natal FAPL Pongola Airport 942
Port Alfred Eastern Cape FAPA AFD Port Alfred Airport 275
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape FAPE PLZ Port Elizabeth Airport 226
Port St. Johns Eastern Cape FAPJ JOH Port St. Johns Airport 1,227
Potchefstroom North West FAPS Potchefstroom Airport 4,520
Pretoria Gauteng FAWB PRY Wonderboom Airport 4,095
Prieska Northern Cape FAPK PRK Prieska Airport 3104
Queenstown Eastern Cape FAQT UTW Queenstown Airport 3,637
Reivilo North West FARI RVO Reivilo Airport 4,691
Richards Bay KwaZulu-Natal FARB RCB Richards Bay Airport 109
Robertson Western Cape FARS ROD Robertson Airfield 640
Rustenburg North West FARG Rustenburg Airfield 3,700
Secunda Mpumalanga FASC ZEC Secunda Airport 5,250
Sishen Northern Cape FASS SIS Sishen Airport 3,848
Skukuza Mpumalanga FASZ SZK Skukuza Airport 1,020
Springbok Northern Cape FASB SBU Springbok Airport 2,690
Springs Gauteng FASI Springs Airport 5,340
Stellenbosch Western Cape FASH Stellenbosch Airport 295
Struisbaai Western Cape FAAF Andrew's Field airfield 30
Swellendam Western Cape FASX Hendrik Swellengrebel Airport 407
Tempe, Bloemfontein Free State FATP New Tempe Airport 4,526
Thaba Nchu Free State FATN TCU Thaba Nchu Airport 4,938
Thohoyandou Limpopo FATH THY P.R. Mphephu Airport 2,018
Tutuka Power Station Mpumalanga FATT Tutuka Power Station Airport 5,313
Tzaneen Limpopo FATZ LTA Tzaneen Airport 1,914
Ulundi KwaZulu-Natal FAUL ULD Ulundi Airport (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport) 1,720
Upington Northern Cape FAUP UTN Upington International Airport 2,791
Venetia Mine Limpopo FAVM Venetia Mine Airport 2,333
Vereeniging Gauteng FAVV Vereeniging Airport 4,846
Victoria West Northern Cape FAVW Victoria West Airport 4,120
Virginia, Durban KwaZulu-Natal FAVG VIR Virginia Airport 20
Vredenburg / Saldanha Bay Western Cape FASD Vredenburg Airport 50
Vredendal Western Cape FAVR VRE Vredendal Airport 330
Vryburg North West FAVB VRU Vryburg Airport 3,920
Vryheid KwaZulu-Natal FAVY VYD Vryheid Airport 3,800
Welkom Free State FAWM WEL Welkom Airport 4,399
Witbank Mpumalanga FAWI Witbank Airport 5,078
Zeerust North West FAZR Zeerust Airport 4,258
Military airports
Bloemfontein Free State FABL BFN AFB Bloemspruit[3] / Bloemfontein Airport 4,457
Cape Town Western Cape FAYP AFB Ysterplaat[4] 49
Durban KwaZulu-Natal FADN AFB Durban[5] 33
Hoedspruit Limpopo FAHS HDS AFB Hoedspruit[6] / Eastgate Airport 1,738
Langebaanweg / Saldanha Bay Western Cape FALW SDB AFB Langebaanweg[7] 108
Louis Trichardt (was Makhado) Limpopo FALM AFB Makhado[8] (was AFB Louis Trichardt) 3,069
Overberg Western Cape FAOB AFB Overberg[9] 52
Polokwane (was Pietersburg) Limpopo FAPB AFB Pietersburg[10] (disbanded) 4,076
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape FAPE PLZ AFS Port Elizabeth[11] / Port Elizabeth Airport 226
Pretoria Gauteng FAWK AFB Waterkloof[12] 4,940
Pretoria Gauteng FASK AFB Swartkop[13] (Zwartkop) 4,780

See also


  1. ^ a b Durban International Airport ceased all commercial operations on 30 April 2010. From 1 May 2010, all flights operate from the new King Shaka International Airport.


  1. ^ - currently closed
  2. ^ Hoedspruit Airport
  3. ^ The South African Air Force
  4. ^ The South African Air Force
  5. ^ The South African Air Force
  6. ^ The South African Air Force
  7. ^ The South African Air Force
  8. ^ The South African Air Force
  9. ^ The South African Air Force
  10. ^ The South African Air Force
  11. ^ The South African Air Force
  12. ^ The South African Air Force
  13. ^ The South African Air Force

External links

  • South African Civil Aviation Authority
    • Aeronautical charts
    • Unverified aerodrome data – unlicenced aerodromes in South Africa, generally without scheduled service
  • South African Air Force Bases
  • . Last Updated 2014. Airports have designator in column 4.

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