MICROLIGHT

Enjoy a scenic coastal flight where Whale Sharks, Rays, Turtles and all sorts of marine life are easily spotted from the open microlight.

Microlight Flights – The important Stuff 

  • What to wear: Comfortable clothing, takkies. Warm clothing in winter, even a beany, it can get really cold up there!
  • How many in one aircraft: Two, you and the pilot.
  • Is there an age limit? 12 is the youngest age.
  • Is there a weight limit? Yes, 110 kgs.

CENTRAL DURBAN

20 Minute Flight at R900 per person
The route takes you along the Durban Golden Mile, past the internationally acclaimed Moses Mabhida stadium and through to the Durban harbour mouth, thereafter returning to Virginia Airport.

30 Minute Flight at R1140 per person
Experience the thrill of flying over the magnificent Durban coastline. The route takes you over the uMhlanga high rise buildings, the well-known light house, the Durban Golden Mile, along with the internationally acclaimed Moses Mabhida stadium and through to the Durban harbour mouth, thereafter returning to Virginia Airport.

60 Minute Flight at R1980 per person
The flight will be of your choice, either to Ballito and return or down to the South Coast and return.

UMKOMAAS
(SOUTH COAST)

In the Aquilla [Open Cockpit]

15 Minute Flight at R840 per person
This route takes you along the coast to Umkomaas beach and back, exploring the beautiful shoreline.

30 Minute Flight at R1200 per person
This route takes you from Umkomaas Villiage along the coast to Scottburgh and back, exploring the beautiful shoreline.

45 Minute Flight at R1740 per person
This route takes you from Umkomaas Villiage to Winklespruit along the coast to Scottburgh and back, exploring the beautiful shoreline.

60 Minute Flight at R2100 per person
The route takes you Umkomaas Villiage to Illovo, to Amazimtoti, to Umkomaas, Scottburgh and back, exploring the beautiful shoreline.

UMVOTI
(NORTH OF BALLITO)

In the Aquilla [Open Cockpit]

15 Minute Flight at R600 per person

30 Minute Flight at R1140 per person

45 Minute Flight at R1680 per person

60 Minute Flight at R2260 per person

Explore the North Coast from Umvoti with beautiful sea views! All the fights from Umvoti head north due to King Shaka airspace regulations and along the coast towards and past Blythedale Beach depending on the length of flight.

HOT AIR BALLOONING

In Kzn, the hot air balloons fly from various locations; Tala Valley, Champagne Valley and the Midlands, close to Hartford House

All the balloons launch at dawn so either you have to get up at “sparrows” or you need to find accommodation close by, we can advise you on that. The balloon flights include coffee and biscuits before the flight, champagne or fruit juice afterwards, and breakfast back at the launch site. The flight itself is about 45 minutes to an hour.

Tala Valley balloon is R 2950 per person sharing.

Midlands balloon is R 3050 per person sharing.

Champagne Valley balloon is R 2750 per person sharing.

Hot Air Ballooning – The important Stuff 

  • When: Sparrows, all the flights are at dawn so think about staying over somewhere.
  • How many in one basket: From 3 to 9 (including the pilot, he really needs to be there!)
  • How far in advance do I need to book? As much as possible, at least two weeks.
  • Is there an age limit? Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, no children under 4 unless an exclusive family package.
  • Is there a weight limit? Yes – 125 kg

GYROCOPTER

The gyrocopter is a “James Bond” style two-seater type aircraft, you and the pilot seated in tandem. Your highly experienced pilot will talk to you through the radio you and, depending on your level of adventure, you can either chose a relaxing calm scenic coastal flight or you can request that the pilot demonstrates to you just what a remarkable machine it is. Whether you want to have a local scenic flight or a longer trip along the coast, either way, you will be thrilled.

15 Minutes: to the harbour along the beachfront and back. R913.00 per person.

20 Minutes: to the harbour and Umhlanga and back. R1105 per person.

30 Minutes: to the harbour and Coopers Lighthouse and back. R1560 per person

Gyro-copter flights – The important Stuff

  • Where from? Virginia Airport in Kzn, Capetown or Springs
  • When? Most mornings from 8.
  • What to wear? Comfortable warm clothing (open cockpit).
  • How far in advance do I need to book? A week should be fine
  • Is there an age limit? No children under 12
  • Is there a weight limit? 100 kg

HELICOPTER

We do amazing scenic coastal flight from Virginia airport or inland to the valley of 1000 Hills. Choose from one of the below 7 tours or we can arrange a Private Charter to any destination.  Please give us some time to organise it and quote you.

Helicopter flights – The important Stuff 

  • When:  Any time in daylight.
  • What to wear:   It doesn’t matter, something comfortable though.
  • How far in advance do I need to book?   A week should be fine.
  • What information do we need:  We need all the names of the passengers as well as their weights when you book.

TOUR 1

15 minute beachfront flight
Down to the Moses Mabhida stadium and back.

R 2 700.00 flat rate
Between 1-3 passengers

TOUR 2

30 minutes
This tour is along the Durban beachfront and up to Umhlanga lagoon and back.

R 4 485.00 flat rate
Between 1-3 passengers

R 6200 

4 Passengers

TOUR 3

45 minutes
A scenic coastal flight down the coast to the Umngeni River mouth, then turn inland up the Umngeni River valley & through the Valley of 1000 Hills before returning via greater Durban, the harbour and the Golden Mile.

R  6 325 flat rate
Between 1-3 passengers

R 8400
4 Passengers

TOUR 4

The River Run Picnic Flight
An exciting fast and often low-level flight above a meandering river with tall cliffs on either side. The flight starts at Virginia and tracks seawards of the coastline towards Umngeni River mouth. You climb up for breathtaking views of a Valley of a thousand hills and skim over Inanda dam. The stopover is on a mountaintop over-looking the dam for a prepared picnic – we do cater for any special requirements.

Once you have enjoyed your time on the mountain you then head down the Umgeni River back to the coast. The flying time is approximately 30 mins and most clients stay on the mountain for about an 45 minutes. Flights may vary in time and flight path according to airspace control and pilot judgment.

R  5 520 flat rate
Between 1-3 passengers

R 7500
4 Passengers

TOUR 5

The African Safari Experience Tala Private Game Reserve (1⁄2 Day Tour)
If you have ever wanted to arrive in style or only have a brief window and want to see a game park – this is a fabulous trip.  You charter a helicopter to Tala Private Game Reserve, where you are met by  a vehicle & taken on a two hour game drive.  You can also choose to stay for a buffet lunch at Tala  (if you want) before heading back to the helicopter and back to Durban.

R  5 080 flat rate
Between 1-3 passengers

R 10 900
4 Passengers

TOUR 6

Phezulu Safari Park
This amazing experience starts with a 20 minute flight to Phezulu Safari Park on the edge of the Valley of Thousand Hills. You will be met by a game warden and taken on a 1 hour game drive through the park where you may see giraffe, wildebeest, impala, zebra, bush buck, and loads more, not to mention the wide variety of bird species. After the drive you can go to the Zulu dancing show with dancers in their traditional garb, showing off their skills with grace and humour. After that a lunch at the Boma (for your account) with fantastic views of the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

R  8 300 flat rate
Between 1-3 passengers

R10 900.00
4 Passengers

TOUR 7

East Coast Brewing Company
30 minute scenic coastal flight down to Umkomaas landing at The East Coast Brewing Company for lunch and drinks (For your account)

R  9 200 flat rate
Between 1-3 passengers

R 10 500.00 flat rate
4 Passengers

R 17 500.00 flat rate
6 Passengers

TANDEM SKYDIVING

After a 20 minute briefing on the tandem skydive, you will accompany a qualified Tandem Master (TM) to 8000 feet above the ground. Then, using tandem skydiving equipment designed to carry you both, exit the aircraft and experience about 30 seconds of exhilarating and extraordinary free-fall tandem skydiving, after which the Tandem Master will deploy the canopy and do the canopy checks. You can then assist the Tandem Master in flying and landing the canopy, or leave it all to him and just enjoy the skydiving experience. The tandem skydive flight will last 5 – 7 minutes.

R 2 250.00 per person

DVD & Photo Package is R 660.00

Tandem Skydive – The important Stuff 

  • Where from: Eston
  • What to wear: Comfortable clothing, takkies not with hook type laces. (Getting those caught in the canopy will really spoil your day!)
  • Is there an age limit? 16 is the youngest and if you are under 21 you need your guardians signature. If you are over 40 you need to state your medical fitness.
  •  Is there a weight limit? Yes, 100kgs.

THE SLING: LIGHT SPORT PLANE

The Sling , light sport plane, is in a category up from the microlights. Capable of cruising at 90 knots and a top speed of 110 knots you can really cover a huge area in a flight.

A scenic coastal flight from the Umvoti Airfield north of Ballito you will be able to feel out the controls with the experienced instructor on your flight:

30 Minutes: R 1 560.00 per person

45 Minutes: R 2280.00 per person

60 Minutes: R 2880.00 per person

Light Sport Aircraft flights-The important Stuff 

  • What to wear: Comfortable clothing, takkies. Warm clothing in winter, it can get really cold up there!
  • How many in one aircraft: Two, you and the pilot.
  • Is there an age limit? 12 is the youngest age.
  •  Is there a weight limit? Yes, 110 kgs.

BATTLEFIELD TOURS

The battle of Isandlwana was the largest defeat the British empire had ever felt. More has been written about this battle than any other single engagement in the history of South Africa. One of the reasons for this is that the true story will never be told as all the British soldiers who stayed until the end were killed. Zulu reports suffer from from inaccurate translations and from the time lapse between the battle and their recording.

Join us for a flight from Durban North through to Isandlwana lodge where you will be taken on a tour of the Isandlwana battle field in the morning and Rourke’s Drift in the afternoon with lunch at the lodge.

Robinson R 44: Three seater: R 26 200

Robinson R 66: Four seater R 28 500

Bell B 407: Six seater R 50 000

Please note, these prices do not include lunch at Isandlwana Lodge.