Things To Do in HoedspruitLeading Edge Flight School
Where? 55 Koedoe Street, Hoedspruit, Limpopo
When? Booking is essential.
How? Call +27 (0)83 400-1405
How much? Price on request
Hoedspruit is a small town at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountain Range in the glorious South African province of Limpopo. As such, it offers travellers from all over the world an abundance of spectacular landscapes, breath-taking backdrops, wildlife, friendly folk and plenty of heritage and character. This is also a significant part of the local movement towards eco tourism, in an ongoing effort to preserve and promote the natural treasures of the country.
One way to appreciate the beauty from a brand new perspective is from the comfort and adventure of a Bantam microlight or small aeroplane. Leading Edge offers these flying safaris over the Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa areas, allowing visitors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the fauna and flora of a country that never ceases to amaze and impress its welcomed visitors.
The weather in Limpopo is usually predictable and pleasant, making it ideal for first-time flyers that want to enjoy the views or for those learning to fly. In addition, the air field (located right in the centre of the town) is situated nearby to a number of gorgeous sights and game reserves, allowing passengers and pilots to enjoy the magnitude of the South African landscape and the species that occupy it. Viewing game from the air is a great way to ensure broader spectrums and stunning photos, not to mention memories that last a lifetime.
One of the highlights of the Flying Safaris offered by Leading Edge is flying over Blyde River Canyon. This is one of the largest canyons in the world, with a length of 25 kilometres, and forms part of the Drakensberg Escarpment. It averages a depth of 750 metres, which makes flying over it a real treat.
There are various flight length options available, allowing visitors to choose between shorter flights that visit the immediate surrounds of Hoedspruit or longer excursions that may include the likes of the Drakensberg Mountain Range.