Did you know?
Skydivers fall at speeds of up to 200km/h.
For eternity we’ve gazed skywards in envy of birds soaring effortlessly above, longing to emulate their freedom of flight. While you’re not likely to sprout wings, you can still come pretty close to experiencing the joy of flight by going skydiving in Limpopo's Waterberg region.
Feel the surge of adrenalin as you step out of a light aircraft and float on a cushion of air, surrounded by nothing but blue sky.
Skydive Xtreme is the only skydiving tour operator in Limpopo and are based out of the Modimolle Airport.
Their tandem skydive is the safest way to experience the adventure of a lifetime and experienced instructors are on hand to take care of you every step of the way.
You’ll also be able to capture your personal experience and brag about it to your friends and family thanks to professional video, DVD and still photography services provided.
The aircraft used is a Cessna 206T that is type certified (SACAA approved) specifically for skydiving. The crew are also highly-trained experts and safety is taken very seriously.
Don’t make your skydive all about you, bring your family and friends along to enjoy a braai at the pool so they can share in your aerial exploits. Overnight facilities are available should you wish to spend more time in this beautiful part of the country.
Apart from tandem skydiving, Skydive Xtreme also offers static line courses, Accelerated Free Fall Programme (AFF), formation skydiving, free-flying, wing-suiting, tracking dives and canopy swooping.
So get out your bucket list, tick off skydiving and head for the drop zone.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)83 759 3483
Fax: +27 (0)86 512 2209
How to get here
From Modimolle Airport take the N1 north towards Polokwane. At the Kranskop tollgate take the leftmost lane to Modimolle (formerly Nylstroom). The entrance to the town is on Nelson Mandela Drive. At the last traffic lights turn right onto Thabo Mbeki Drive. Travel for approximately 2.5km and turn right into Skydive Xtreme. The entrance is directly opposite the concrete water reservoir.
Around the area
The Waterberg region of Limpopo is a nature lover's paradise with a plethora of nature reserves, game reserves and national parks. Adventurous souls are also well-catered for with a range of adventure activities – from white water rafting to abseiling and kloofing – on offer across the region.
What will it cost
The cost of a tandem jump is approx. R1 600 per person, plus R400 for a DVD recording your experience. Special offers are available for corporate team-building events.
What to pack
Warm but light clothing is recommended. All your skydiving equipment is provided.
Where to stay
Bunkhouse-type accommodation is available from Skydive Xtreme for those who are keen to make a weekend of it.