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KZN & Durban by Air – A view from the top!


fly to a picnicHot Air Ballooning:

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology

Launching from three locations in KZN, for scenic flights in the area; The Drakensberg – the Champagne Valley or central berg, The Midlands Meander – Nottingham Road and Tala Private Game Reserve near Pietermaritzburg or Winterton

Micro-Light Flights:

Ultralight aviation (called microlight aviation in some countries) is the flying of lightweight, 1 or 2 seat fixed-wing aircraft. Some countries differentiate between weight shift and 3-axis aircraft, calling the former “microlight” and the latter “ultralight”.

Many institutions (Try the Ballito Microlight School & Virginia Airport’s Durban Skyye Flight School) offer coastal and inland flights along the dolphin coast and golden mile, giving you a birds’ eye view of the stunning KZN coastline. Some flight providers offer flights from Cato Ridge, Valley of 1000 Hills and Mvoti Airfield.

Helicopter Flips:

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally.

With flights offered from Virginia Airport, Groutville Airport and many more (Try King Shaka Aviation,Bach helicopters, Sky Adventures, Durban Skyye Flight School & many others) you are bound to find a helicopter flip that will suit you. With scenic coastal and inland flights as well as romantic picnic stopovers at Inanda dam – with an incredible view! Charter a flight to suit you, and take exactly the flight you want!

Take a helicopter tour up into the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains with Westline Aviation, experience the beauty and splendour of the Drakensberg Mountains than by helicopter. Tours in Drakensberg from three bases at Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort, Cathedral Peak Hotel, and The Tower of Pizza.

Fixed Wing Flights:

A fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle’s forward airspeed and the shape of the wings.

Many flight schools (Try King Shaka Aviation, Sky Adventures, Durban Skyye Flight School & many others) offer introductory flights along the coast or inland, as well as chartered flights to any destination of your choosing!

Brian Spurr pic Durban Skyyye Microlights


About Meredith Haywood

Meredith Haywood
I'm the Editor and Creative Director of 5 Star Durban, I Instagram a bit, I cook sometimes, but mostly I write, and edit... a lot... I'm a philanthropist at heart, and I can't resist fluffy bunnies, kittens and puppies... recently I have started to ponder what owning a goat in a flat could be like...

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