Lanseria: the convenient side of life

Lanseria International Airport is a small international airport located north-west of Johannesburg. It is close to Muldersdrift and the Cradle of Humankind, which are popular getaway destinations in Johannesburg.

It was opened in 1974 and has developed and expanded over the years to cater for more planes and larger numbers of passengers. Because of its compact size and location, the airport is often used by dignitaries flying into the country. After his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela flew to Johannesburg via Lanseria airport because of its discrete nature.

The airport has hosted a number of air shows, the first of which was a year after its opening in 1975 when it hosted the Air Africa International '75. It also hosted the Aviation Africa Show in October of 1977. Lanseria held more international air shows in 1979 and 1981, drawing a growing number of exhibitors and visitors each year.

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There are great places to visit and lots to do in the surrounding areas. Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park, where visitors can see crocodiles and snakes and learn more about these reptiles, is a short drive from the airport. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is another attraction that is definitely worth a visit. Here you can learn more about the origins of humankind through the many exhibitions and wealth of fossils.

Muldersdrift offers visitors great accommodation and venues for conferences, weddings and special events, and is conveniently close to the airport – travellers do not have to worry about traffic or budgeting a lot of travel time.

There is a great selection of resorts with quality restaurants and spas in the areas surrounding Lanseria. Riverstone Lodge, Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa, and Impangele Lodge are just some of the options.

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Zebra's at the Muldersdrift Lion Park
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