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Take to the skies with a microlight flight at Garonga Private Game Reserve

Not only is the flight in a microlight a thrilling adventure, the scenery at Garonga is very dramatic…

By Kyle Kaidy
Operations Manager and Flight Instructor

Whilst game drives and bush walks are always a popular activity from Garonga Private Game Reserve, seeing the bush from the air provides a whole different experience. Due to our wonderful climate, flying conditions are generally good throughout the year. We normally fly in a three-axis Bantam microlight which provides a 180-degree aerial perspective. We have two aircraft, each taking the pilot and one passenger.

As Garonga has its own private airstrip we can conveniently collect guests directly from the lodge for either a 20, 30 or 60-minute flight over the Greater Makalali Game Reserve. Not only is the flight in a microlight a thrilling adventure, the scenery at Garonga is very dramatic with the Makhutswi River cutting through the open plains with a backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains. We can cover a large area and as well as the spectacular landscape, from our bird’s-eye-view we often see plenty of wildlife from the air including hippo, giraffe, kudu, impala and elephant.

I love the freedom of flying and being able to interact with new people from all over the world as I show them this special part of South Africa from the air.



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Alfred & Kyle Kaidy

Originally from Grahamstown, Kyle has been based at Hoedspruit for the past five years as operations manager and flight instructor. He is a Grade B flight instructor in gyrocopter, Bantam and Jabiru microlights and regularly takes guests from Garonga Safari Camp for an aerial perspective of the wilderness. When he isn’t flying, Kyle loves being outdoors, hiking and fishing.

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Laura, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.

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