KwaZulu Natal Tourist AttractionsPrince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport
Where? Ulundi, 3838, KwaZulu Natal
How? Call +27 (0)71 086-9856
The Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport is also often known as the Ulundi Airport, and is situated in the beautiful South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. This part of the world is popular for its stunning beaches and pleasant year-round weather conditions, making it a favourite amongst South African and foreign visitors that want to enjoy the natural beauty of this country. As part of the Zululand Municipal District, this airport is centrally located and is close to a number of useful facilities, tourist attractions and amenities. It is also only one kilometre from the Ulundi CBD, where commercial and retail industries operate. It services the areas of Ulundi, Melmoth and Nongoma.
One of the most popular attractions within close proximity to the airport is the stunning Hluhluwe-uMfolozi Game Reserve, which promises an exceptional safari experience with plenty of animals. The predators and bird species are particularly awesome to see up close. In fact, the Cengeni Gate of the park is only 36 kilometres from the airport.
The Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport boasts hangar space, parking for vehicles and the aircraft making use of the airport, a fuel depot, a radio navigational approach system, and more. Federal Air makes use of the airport, making two daily chartered return flights between Ulundi and Pietermaritzburg from Monday to Friday. The main runway can accommodate as many as 737 planes.
Some of the popular attractions nearby include Shakaland (49 kilometres), Eshowe (67 kilometres), the eMakhosini Ophathe Heritage Park, and a number of historical attractions that are dedicated to the Zulu culture and heritage. These provide fascinating insights into the history of the area and how it has shaped its present, and even its future.