Whale Watching Flights & Flying Safaris
Enjoy a range of safari-based activities from the vantage point of an airplane with an experienced and knowledgeable pilot leading the way. Take in the breathtaking beauty of Hermanus as well as the varied scenery that the South African coastline has to offer. Enjoy whale watching during whale season, or explore the inland areas of the Western Cape and the Walker Bay Coast, spotting the multitude of indigenous wildlife from above. African Wings also offers flights to a variety of gorgeous locations in and around southern Africa, as well as day trips to many tourist destinations in the Western Cape. Experience some of the most unspolit and exquisite views that the Cape has to offer, combined with the excitement and enjoyment that comes with being aboard a private airplane.
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Whale watching and photographic flights: From mid-June to December in South Africa, the small coastal town of Hermanus is blessed with the presence of hundreds of whales that come to indulge in the mating and calving waters of the Walker Bay Coast.
African Wings provides flights that will enable you to look at these marine giants from above while they engage in gentle cruising or frolicsome acts of play. Fly with African Wings and you will be left in awe!
Scenic flights and day trips: Enjoy the freedom to explore the inland areas of the Western Cape and the Walker Bay Coast by flying with African Wings. Take a memorable journey to the most beautiful destinations listed below:
Cape of Good Hope
Inverdoorn Game Reserve
Oudtshoorn / Swartberg Pass / Cango Caves
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Some of South Africa’s best wine estates
Fly-in safaris throughout southern Africa: Southern Africa is home to some of the most pristine destinations on Earth. With more than 30 years of flying experience, the pilot caters for personalized flights to lodges, hotels and camps in the following territories:
Flight rates and descriptions:
Cape Agulhas Flight (1 hr 15 mins; R8,500):
This flight takes you to the geographic southernmost tip of the African continent where more than 120 shipwrecks remain as a result of the notorious ‘Cape of Storms’. Enjoy the sharks, seals and occasional dolphins as you fly along the beautiful coastline
Cape of Good Hope flight (2 hr; R14,600.00)
Fly along the rugged coast of the Cape of Good Hope and take pleasure in the beautiful, unspoiled flora and fauna of the resting place of the legendary Flying Dutchman, and with Cape Town and Table Mountain in the background.
De Hoop Nature Reserve (2 hr; R14,600.00)
This flight will take you directly to De Hoop Nature Reserve and back along the coastline. You will be given the opportunity to enjoy a variety of animals as the pilot takes you on an ‘aerial game drive’ with an optional stopover for lunch and activities
Transfers Cape Town (35 min; R10,000.00)
We offer direct flights to and from Cape Town International Airport while you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cape.
30 Min Whale Watching (30 min; R3,850.00)
This short flight takes you along the picturesque bay of the Hermanus area, providing you with a unique glance of the gentle giants.
45 Min Whale Watching (45 min; R5,500.00)
This option provides you with the opportunity to view whales as the pilot takes you on a flight across the bay to Dyer Island and Pearly Beach.
1 Hour Whale Watching (1 hr; R7,300.00)
Take delight in the whales and other marine wildlife as you fly to Dyer Island, Pearly Beach and surroundings.
Inverdoorn Game Lodge Day Trip (5 hr; R18,000.00)
Inverdoorn Game Lodge is situated in the scenic Ceres Karoo and is home to a variety of wildlife, including the big-five. The flight comprises of a game drive in one of the area’s largest game reserves and lunch.
Oudtshoorn Day Trip (5 hr; R22,000.00)
This trip includes the flights to and from Oudtshoorn.
Activities are available from local tour operators, such as Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass, Elephant Walk Safari and of course lunches too. All at an extra cost. 2-3 people.
African Wings Airfield, Stanford, South Africa
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