South African air adventures
Did you know?
There are more than 140 registered airports in South Africa.
Open skies, good weather, airfields and flying clubs galore, are just some of the reasons why air adventures in South Africa are so popular.
Everybody's taking to the air these days, be it in a helicopter, a microlight, a fixed wing plane, a skydiving parachute or simply paragliding from a mountain down to an idyllic valley below.
Others with deeper pockets can book a flight in a classic jet fighter plane, while the less adrenalin-charged can simply float over the Magaliesberg Mountains in a hot air balloon on a Sunday morning, quietly sipping bubbly and watching the world slide by in slow motion.
The 5-star Helicopter Safaris whisk you in luxury and wide-angle visual splendour down the eastern coastline of South Africa where you overfly the Wild Coast and, should you feel like retrieving a little shell from a secluded beach as a memento, your pilot will surely take you there
South African air adventures are so enticing because you get to set your own menu of experiences. A simple helicopter flip over Cape Town and the Peninsula is not too expensive but, if the weather is right and the company convivial, it could turn out to be the highlight of your South African journey.
A dawn flight over the Lowveld of Mpumalanga in a microlight, tracking a herd of impala and then swooping over the mountainside town of Barberton and landing back at base in time for a hearty breakfast - all part of flying adventures in South Africa.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 73 334 7911
Cape Town International Airport
Tel: +27 21 934 8007
Tel: +27 82 550 7568