Mmabatho International Airport which is also known as the Mafikeng International Airport is a public airport serving the cities of Mafikeng and Mmabatho of the North West Province in South Africa.
Situated at an elevation of 4,181 feet above mean sea level, this airport is located to the south of the Botswana border. It is conveniently connected by a main roadway to the South African national capital of Pretoria on the east and Gaborone, the capital of Botswana to the north at the other end. Mafikeng Town is spread along the banks of the Upper Molopo River on an, open low scrub grassland at this high altitude region. The well known Madibi goldfields area of South Africa, are about 15 kilometers south of this sleepy town, and still attracting scores of visitors. Mafikeng which is the current capital of this region at a distance of 5 kilometers is well served by this informal airport with basic passenger amenities and which is ably connecting this remote border area with the rest of the globe through an air route.
The Mmabatho International Airport is in fact exclusively established for the development of this province is situated at a distance of 1,400 kilometers north-east of Cape Town and 260 kilometers west of Johannesburg. There is a huge asphalt surfaced runway measuring 15,157 feet at this international airport and which is allegedly the only airport where the Airbus 340/600 can land and comfortably make a 180 degree turnaround. Car rental facilities, hotel pick-ups and drop-off services are available on demand at the Mmabatho International Airport which nevertheless, is requiring prior booking arrangements with the agents.