sports equipment

We love all types of sports and encourage people to play all around our beautiful country. So to get the most out of your flight, ensure you understand the baggage policy so you can take all your gear along. You’re allowed to travel with one 20kg bag for free. If you’re travelling with your sports equipment in addition to your free baggage allowance, we recommend you purchase an extra bag online for less to cover your sports equipment.

The maximum dimensions permitted for any sports equipment are 190 x 75 x 65 cm.
If your equipment exceeds 20kg a ‘heavy bag’ fee is charged.
You can save and purchase extra bags when booking online or 2 hours before flight departure at a cost of R245.Buy extra bags by managing your flight here.

Accepted sports equipment includes but is not limited to the following:

sports equipmentLimitations
Angling Angling rods, in a recognised angling rod case. Reels, 1 pair fishing boots, 1 landing net and fishing tackle to be separate in a recognised tackle bag. Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag charge will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Archery Including Cross Bow in a soft or hard archery case containing bows and arrows packed to comply with Dangerous Goods requirements. Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag charge will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Cricket Including bats, wickets, pads and balls packaged in recognised cricket coffins or team bags. Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Cycling Non-motorized bicycle packaged in a recognised cycling bag Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Will be accepted regardless of dimensions *
Diving Diving equipment packed in a recognised kit bag. This includes:
  • scuba regulator & tank pressure gauge
  • tank harness
  • face mask, fins & snorkel
  • one knife & one spear gun properly packed to comply with Dangerous Goods requirements
  • buoyancy control device
  • weight belt
  • empty cylinder tank (refer to manufacturer for packing advice)
Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Field/Ice Hockey Sticks, balls, team kit and pads in one equipment bag Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Golf Golf clubs, golf balls, umbrella and golf shoes in the appropriate bag to avoid damage Golf clubs in the appropriate bag to avoid damage. Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Lacrosse Lacrosse sticks in one equipment bag Recognised kit or equipment bags
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Ski

If you are travelling with skis or snowboards these must be packed in a recognised ski or snowboard bag. If you are travelling with skis and boots you should:

  • pack your skis and boots seperately or
  • pack your ski boots within your checked baggage

Each bag that exceeds your free checked baggage allowance wil incur an extra bag fee.

Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Surfing Short surfboards, kite boards and boogie boards packed appropriately in a recognised bag. Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Tenpin bowling Including case, bowling ball and shoes. Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions
Tennis Tennis rackets and balls in one racket bag, Max weight = 20kg
If between 20 and 32kg - a heavy bag fee will apply
Should not exceed maximum dimensions

Please note we do not accept any firearms either personal or sporting

The following items cannot be accepted as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo or freight:

  • Hang-gliders
  • Windsurfing boards and sails
  • Water skis that exceed maximum dimensions
  • Surfboards that exceed maximum dimensions
  • Kayaks and canoes
  • Pole vaults
  • Javelins
  • Sporting and Hunting weapons (cannot be accepted as freight or cargo either) with exception of the items listed below.

Important note; the following items may be accepted as checked baggage provided that they are properly packed to comply with Dangerous Goods requirements.

  • Paint Ball guns - these normally come with compressed gas which is prohibited.
  • Knives and ceremonial swords
  • Toy guns (expect pellet guns or similar air guns)

* travelling with a bicycle

Bicycles must be disassembled and packed according to aircraft requirements and checked in no later than 90 minutes prior to departure.

guidelines for disassembly:

  1. Remove front wheel
  2. Shift to the highest gear and remove back wheel if necessary
  3. Remove pedals
  4. Lower or remove seat post
  5. Turn handle bars sideways and tape to the frame, ensuring the front forks are secured
  6. Remove any accessories
  7. Deflate the bicycle tyres

packing:

  1. Pack your bicycle in a box or a specially manufactured bike case
  2. Place any accessories in the box
  3. Only bike parts must be packed in the box
  4. No part of the bike must protrude out of the box. Seal, label and tag

If you have any queries call our Contact Centre 0861 KULULA (585852).