Pietermaritzburg Airport is your gateway to the laid-back city of Pietermaritzburg and the wild expanses of the Northern Cape, the largest province in South Africa. Previously known as Oribi Airport, the airport has roots going back as far as the 1930s. Today, it sees about 100,000 domestic arrivals annually and offers regular domestic departures to other cities in South Africa.
Pietermaritzburg Airport (IATA code: PZB) is a key airport for flights to Pietermaritzburg and for travellers heading to the outer western suburbs of Durban. Domestic airlines that land at Pietermaritzburg Airport include SA Airlink and Federal Airlines. PZB is a 15-minute drive from the heart of Pietermaritzburg.
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General Information About Pietermaritzburg Airport
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First licenced by the Civil Air Board in 1931, Pietermaritzburg Airport hums with history. After major extensions, Pietermaritzburg was officially reopened and began its journey as the key commercial airport to the city of Pietermaritzburg.
Along with offering direct flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town and domestic departures to other cities in South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Airport also accommodates a variety of aviation operators and support services. Some of the resident operators include aircraft charters, aircraft maintenance, ATNS, aviation fuel, aviation security, and flights schools.
Currently, there are no shops at Pietermaritzburg Airport. Restaurants at Pietermaritzburg Airport include the Airborne Café, which offers the “earliest breakfast in the city”, coffee, food and free Wi-Fi.
There are currently no lounges at Pietermaritzburg Airport.
The following facilities are available at the airport: Pietermaritzburg Aero Club, telephones and disabled facilities.
Some accommodation options near Pietermaritzburg include:
Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg
This 1-star lodge offers convenience and basic accommodation just 11 minutes from Pietermaritzburg Airport. Amenities include a swimming pool, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping and air conditioning. Several breakfast options are available, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and parking.
Home From Home Bed & Breakfast
This 3-star bed and breakfast is situated in the leafy suburbs, just 10 minutes from Pietermaritzburg Airport. A number of amenities are available, including a swimming pool, bar/lounge, airport shuttle bus, housekeeping, air conditioning, garden, barbecue grills, luggage storage, and a picnic area. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking are also available.
This 3.5-star bed and breakfast offers decadent country-style accommodation just 8 minutes from Pietermaritzburg Airport. Some of the amenities include a swimming pool, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, garden, barbecue grills, and a limited hour front desk. Free English breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking are also available.
Foreign exchange can be obtained up to 60 days before departing South Africa.
The following documents are required to exchange currency:
• A valid passport
• Proof of travel arrangements (i.e. flight tickets or accommodation reservations)
• An original ID document or temporary resident permit
• Proof of residential address (i.e. utility bill or bank statement that is not older than 3 months)
Parking options available at Pietermaritzburg Airport include a drop-off zone, short-term parking, and long-term undercover parking. Autopay stations are located in the terminal building. Cash payments are accepted.
Pietermaritzburg Airport is located in Oribi Village, approximately 5 km south of the Pietermaritzburg CBD. Several transport options are available at the airport which will get you to your destination. These include: airport shuttle bus, metered taxis, and car hire.