Undoubtedly, the most spectacular way of experiencing the scenic highlights of South Africa, a helicopter flight is not to be missed. The helicopter can be chartered at any time during the day. Note that good clear weather conditions are essential. Bell Jet rangers, seating four passengers, are also an ideal way of viewing the area – in grand style! The selection of unforgettable helicopter adventures in Mpumalanga is world famous. Some of the tours on offer are as follows:
An exhilaratingflight, which takes you where few men have ventured before. Swoop over deep and mysterious gorges, through lush valleys bursting with vegetation and colour; hover above roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls; continue through God’s Window alongside the fascinating and dramatic rock formations of the Blyde River Canyon and the curious Three Rondavels.
Descend, landing on a remote mountain with a breathtaking view over the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch accompanied by sparkling wine. Listen for the call of the Mountain Reedbuck, or watch an eagle soaring overhead. This is where rivers, mountains and indigenous forests come together.
A dramatic flight over the vast pine forests on the slopes of the Drakensberg to Graskop, God’s Window, Lisbon and Berlin Falls. This is a shorter flight, but just as exhilarating!
This flight allows you to experience helicopter flying and to marvel at the vastness of the forests; flying over many of the main attractions such as God’s Window and Mac-Mac Falls, then landing at Pilgrim’s Rest, where you may have a drink at the historic Royal Hotel and explore the gold mining town before returning over some truly spectacular scenery.
Fly over the forests to Mac-Mac Falls, returning down the river valley. This overview of the area provides great photographic opportunities. This shorter flight is available when the helicopter is already in the area and is taken before or after one of the other adventures described. Prices for flights, where the helicopter has to be called in specifically, are available on request.
As the call of the Bushveld beckons lift off from the Lodge by helicopter and fly a few hundred feet above the trees into the heart of Africa. Land at a remote clearing carved out of the bush and you will have arrived at one of Africa’s top private game reserves. An open Land Rover and a qualified game ranger await you. This is Big 5 country – Leopard, Lion, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. Your knowledgeable game ranger and tracker will offer you a fascinating insight into the natural habitats of smaller mammals, birds and reptiles on the way. As the magical drive draws to a close, you are left with a deep and lasting impression of the magnificence of Africa’s wildlife. This is where wildlife, the bush and ecology interact. This is the real Africa! After your game drive, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the game lodge. The flight back to your hotel will happen after breakfast.
Depart from Hazyview behind Numbi Hotel, on an exciting adventure on a microlight Bantam B22 J fixed wing.
10 min – Along the Sabie River over Sanbonani, Kruger Park Lodge, Sabie River Sun and Umvubu. Sightings of Hippo, Elephants, Zebra, Wilderbeest, Giraffe and Impala a good possibility.
20 min – West down the Sabie Valley along the river to a small waterfall and back along the southern ridge of the valley. Will also see animals as above. (All our flights have the possibility of animals as they are close to the airfield)
30 min – Da Gama dam, The Sabaan River Valley and Sabie river valley.
45 min – Da Gama Dam, KlipKoppie Dam (low level), Longmere Lake, Witklip Dam, The Sabaan river valley and Sabie river Valley.
60 min – Sabie River Valley, Mac Mac Falls, Forest Falls, Graskop Gorge (Bungie Jump), Pinacle, Lisbon and Berlyn Falls, over Gods Window Ridge and back to Hazyview.
90 min – as above but instead of going off at Gods window we continue North to Bourkes Luck potholes, the Blyde River Canyon and come off at Devils Knuckles and back to Hazyview over Injaka Dam.