Fly To Upington
Book cheap flights to Upington with Travelstart and save. Situated in the Northern Cape, this smallish town is right smack bang in the middle of the Green Kalahari – a unique, beautiful part of the country that is not unlike a semi desert oasis.
See and do
Things to see and do here include the SA Dried Fruit Co-operative, Orange River Wine Route, Orange River boat cruises and river rafting, camel rides, birding, Spitskop Nature Reserve, Augrabies National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and many other attractions within the Northern Cape.
If you’re looking for goodies to take home after your trip, be sure to stop past The Mill. This farm style store is where you can get dried fruit, freshly baked goods, goat's milk feta cheese, arts and crafts, bath treats and home décor
Getting around Upington is generally quite simple, with a few basic options for public transport. Minibus taxis are always in good supply, much like they are in any other South African town. If those are a bit too daunting, you can also take the bus, or even the train to get around the city and its surrounds. And of course, the airport caters to a range of Upington flights to and from the rest of SA.
The Upington Tourism Bureau is situated in the Museum Complex, and can be contacted on +27 (0)54 332 1196 if you need further help.
Upington Airport - UTN
Upington Airport (code UTN) is where you will find Africa’s longest runway, which spans an impressive 5km. It is so long in fact, that apparently NASA was able to land a space shuttle on the runway. The main reason for such a lengthy landing strip is due to the area’s high elevation, its hot summer climate and also its suitability for Boeing 747s.
Of course, the important thing to note about Upington’s airport is whether or not it has what is required to see travellers through its doors. While it is small in size, it is efficient and staffed with friendly people who are more than happy to welcome visitors to their slice of Kalahari heaven. You will soon see for yourself with the help of Upington flights from Travelstart.
Coffee: The airport is a bit too small for added facilities such as restaurants, but it’s close enough to town that you can enjoy your java wakeup when you get to your chosen hotel.
Forex: You may be able to exchange currency at the Information Desk at Upington Airport – otherwise you will find all the usual banks such as ABSA, FNB and Standard in the City Centre.
Lost Luggage: The Information Desk is where you can go to sort out any luggage or other issues on your arrival or departure.
Airport Hotels: The nearest hotels include Protea Hotel Oasis, Protea Hotel Upington, Desert Palace Hotel and Casino Resort and Allianto Boutique Hotel and Spa.
Car Hire: Europcar, AVIS, First, Tempest and Argus all offer rentals from the airport.
Airport Hub: Upington Airport is a hub for Airlink, which offers scheduled flights to and from Cape Town and Johannesburg.