Flying Adventure in South
the thrill of piloting your own plane around the Cape Peninsula
or flying to one of the many national parks and game lodges.
Fly for a couple of hours or head off on a 5 day flying Odyssey.
Enjoy the freedom of uncluttered skies and fine weather
as you discover new places and experience the wonders of Southern
will arrange everything for you, so whether you are a pilot just
needing the plane and accommodation or whether you need a pilot
as well as the plane, we will organise it all for
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Some Self Flying Options
Peninsula A flight around the Cape Peninsula is
a must for any pilot visiting Cape Town. It is a stunningly beautiful
flight, blending the sea, mountains and city. The flight is just
over an hour if you go down to Cape Point, back along the Atlantic
coast, over the CBD, Waterfront and even Robben Island, then returning
to Cape Town International.
you are night rated, an excellent time to do a Peninsula trip is
at dusk. Take off half an hour before sunset, so you are on the
western side for the sunset and then return over the city as the
An interesting and pleasant flight with a magical
blend of the sea, mountains and orchards. Late August to early November
is a good time to see whales, particularly as you get closer to
Hermanus. The flight out, takes you along the coast and return over
the mountains via Grabouw and Sir Lowry's Pass.
- Sir Lowry's Pass This flight takes about an
hour and takes you through some really magnificient scenery. Routing
via Stellenbosch and then climbing to 2000ft (or more) to fly over
Hellshoogte Pass between Simonsberg and the Jonkershoek mountains,
before continuing over Boschendal and onto Franschoek. Then continue
over the Theewaterskloof Dam and Viljoen's Pass to Grabouw and over
Sir Lowry's Pass, Somerset West and back to Cape Town.
A nice place to visit some 96 nm from Cape Town. There
is an airfield and active flying club with gliding over weekends.
The Bontebok National Park is right next to the airfield with camping
facilities or there is excellent accommodation and restaurants in
Some 68 nm from Cape Town with a good runway and small
flying club. It is an ideal location and very close to Langebaan
where the "The Strandloper" open air seafood restaurant
on the beach is situated.
Kamma A private nature reserve on the eastern
side of the Cederberg about 88 nm from Cape Town or 2 hours flying
time there and back. There is a restaurant and they have chalets
for accommodation. The chalets and restaurant are situated next
to an impressive canyon which offers some wonderful scenery. There
is game viewing and there is also a small tribe of Bushmen living
in the reserve.
Bay This airfield is some 113 nm from Cape Town
and another worthwhile trip. There is a hotel which offer excellent
seafood and there are also two very good open air restaurants.
Agulhas and Struisbaai There is a tarred airstrip
at Struisbaai at Cape Agulhas the southernmost tip of Africa. The
Agulhas Guest House offers accommodation and adventure such as Hiking
Trail, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Ski-boat trips and Shipwreck Diving
Expeditions. There is also a wonderful restaurant if you are only
planning a day trip.
West Take off from Cape Town and head inland for
2 hours to a small town in the heart of the Karoo known as Beaufort
West. Here we will arrange a transfer from the airfield to your
guest lodge where you can enjoy one or two nights experiencing the
Karoo and the game in the area. In the morning you will be transferred
back to the airfield to file the flight plan for Port Elizabeth,
2 hours flying away. At Port Elizabeth you can either stay in town
and explore the surrounding area or you can be transferred directly
to the Addo Elephant Park about 1 hour's drive from the airport.
a night or two in Port Elizabeth, you can set your course for Cape
Town again, with a possible stop in Plettenberg Bay to perhaps soak
up some sun on the beach. Either way you follow the coast line for
a bit and hopefully will spot some whales, before flying over Sir
Lowry's Pass and landing back at Cape Town.
Water Falls Take off from Cape Town and head north
to the Augrabies National Park some 332 nm from Cape Town. The accommodation
and facilities in the park are good and the falls are well worth
seeing with lots to see and do in the area.
Gemsbok National Park This is an absolutely fantastic
place to visit by air. The scenery is amazing, the game viewing
is good and they have excellent facilities in the park. The park
is some 483nm from Cape Town with refuelling in Upington. Even though
the camp is in walking distance from the airfield and the airfield
fenced in, you are transferred to the camp by vehicle as this is
lion and cheetah territory.
Africa round-trip A good 6 to 8 day trip. Fly
from Cape Town up the coast routing via Hermanus, Witsand, Mossel
Bay and onto Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. The following day head
for Port Elizabeth routing via Tsitsikama Forest and Cape St Francis.
A stop in Port Elizabeth and overnight at the Addo Elephant Park
and then onto East London. From East London fly over the Transkei
and onto Durban. A day or two is spent exploring Durban and the
surrounding area and then onto the Kruger National Park where two
nights are spent. Head back to Cape Town via Johannesburg and Kimberley.
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