The Polokwane International Airport is also known as the Pietersburg International Airport and is located near Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) City in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. This is a public airport which was opened in 1996 and is located at a distance of 5 kilometers to the north of the Polokwane city centre. Situated at an elevation of 4,076 feet above mean sea level, this airport was formerly an Air Force Base of the South African military which was subsequently handed over with the in-built infrastructure for civilian usage. At present the Polokwane International Airport is serving daily scheduled flights operated by the South African Airways - Airlink to Johannesburg, along with a host of other charter flights bringing in scores of visitors to various nature and wildlife viewing opportunities available all around in this region.
The Polokwane Game Reserve is a well established home to various species of South African wildlife, birdlife and plants, flourishing in a virgin unspoiled bushveld environment. The Polokwane International Airport with a couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 8,400 feet and 7,612 feet enables easy access to over 5,000 flight movements that bring in loads of visitors each year. A single passenger terminal at this international airport with basic passenger amenities is presently serving the requirements of over 38,000 visitors coming here every year.
There is an up-gradation plan being mooted for this airport which includes construction of new terminal buildings, with larger freight and cold storage facilities and for the establishment of a conference centre as to boost development in this region. Car rentals and private metered taxi services are comfortably available at the Polokwane International Airport, along with convenient minibuses and complimentary hotel shuttles catering to the local transportation requirements of the passengers.