No matter where in the world you are or what time of day or night it is, what’s the one thing in the world you can take as much as you want and you won’t have to a pay a cent? Air.
However you choose to experience, such as soaring with the birds in a chartered scenic flight across the Victoria Falls, floating above the desert in a giant hot-air balloon or, witnessing the extraordinary feats at Thunder City, remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths you take; life is measured by the number of moments that take your breath away.
Here are a few ways how:
Vintage Air and Charter Flights
What could be more memorable than gaining a bird’s eye view of the mighty Victoria Falls in all her splendour? Charter Flights are readily available and perfect for intimate scenic flights or for those journeys that take you to the most beautiful lodges in the African bush that are only accessible by small plane.
It gives you freedom to fly when you want to. At RoadTravel we advise on and book the most scenic flights for you to enjoy on your travels within our country.
There’s nothing more exhilarating than floating through the sky in a vibrant hot-air balloon. Well, technically the balloon is above your head and you’re standing in a Wizard Of Oz-type basket. This is more adrenalin pumping than bungee-jumping, you’re completely free with no strings attached. Just floating gracefully into the clouds. There are great packages available that offer breakfasts and/or lunches depending on what time you fly. It’s the craziest way to just get away from everything in the city or to peacefully enjoy the beautiful red dunes of the desert.
Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight across the majestic Victoria Falls, or Namibia’s legendary Skeleton Coastline. You may choose to take a game viewing flight were you’ll be able to spot herds of buffalo, elephant and antelopes from the air. Sightseeing from a helicopter is a whole new way to explore the prominent landscapes and backdrops of South Africa.
Thunder City in Cape Town is definitely a must! Thunder City owns the world’s largest and most varied private jet squadron. Also the only one of their kind to civilly fly in what used to be original military jets.
Visitors may opt to experience these jets in a variety of packages. The flight profiles are graded according to difficulty: ultra high; super fast; aerobatic; surface-hugging; formation or a combo pack of all five. Definitely not for the faint hearted. There are some spectacular air shows available for those who dare not to take to the air.
South Africa ranks as one of the best bird watching destinations in the world. Every year bird fanatics from across the globe flock to our shores to observe the ± 850 different bird species, and of these 850 species, 50 of them can only be seen in South Africa. Visitors can be expect to see various types of cuckoos and kingfishers as well as birds from the Arctic, Europe, Central Asia, China and Antarctica who visit South Africa annually during the year.