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Leading Edge Flight School

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Address: 55 Koedoe Street, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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+27 83 400 1405
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Flying safaris offered over Big 5 game farms in the area. Operated in...

Flying safaris offered over Big 5 game farms in the area. Operated in Hoedspruit, South Africa, near the Kruger National Park. Options for longer flights over the Blyde River Canyon are also available. Flights are done on a one to one basis in Bantam aircraft with great panoramic views.

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Amazing experience with 1st class pilots!!

My husband and I are adrenaline junkies so this was right up our alley. It far surpassed our high expectations...a true high point of our wonderful trip to Africa. When we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shanda2232017
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are adrenaline junkies so this was right up our alley. It far surpassed our high expectations...a true high point of our wonderful trip to Africa. When we arrived, the facility was immaculate which was reassuring. The ultra lights were in top-notch shape and pilots gave us a briefing on what to expect. During the flight, they... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not have a single word to describe it. It was everything I expected and MORE. I'll treasure my experience for life. THANK YOU - FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have made a flight of one hour over the Blyde river canyon and a game reserve. It was a fantastic experience, which we had certainly not want to miss. The pilots Dean and Rowena are quiet, understanding, sweet and give information over the area where you fly. We recommend this.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and i did the microflight and it was amazing! staff (deon and one other) were super friendly and great, made us laugh a bunch and immediately eased any nerves about a small plane before we took off! we saw so much from the sky--a bunch of rhinos, elephants, giraffes, and 2 huge herds of buffalo. animal sightings aside,... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took an hour's microlight flight from Houdspruit to wards Olifants river & back. My 1st flight was a year ago over the Blyde Canyon which was fantastic, hence wanting a repeat visit. As before, I went up with Karl who answered all my questions, was polite, friendly & ensured I saw as much as possible. He checked what I... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Took this trip while on safari at Vuyani Lodge in Hoedspruit. What an experience. Spend minimum half an hour flying over water holes to view the animals from the air, flew with vultures. Get an aerial shot of your lodge if within flying distance. You can take the hour flight and fly over the mountains. This to be recommended for... More 

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Rowena_Kraidy, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a lovely experience with us and enjoyed the flying. We hope to see you again and maybe we can do a longer trip along the escarpment. Hope to see you shortly. Thank you for the lovely review. More 

Troy, West Virginia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A great flight, smooth, with a personable pilot. Really enjoyed seeing the landscape from above--though I wish we could have flown lower. :)

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Rowena_Kraidy, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for the great review. Maybe we can work something out the next time you come and fly with us. We are glad you enjoyed the flight with us. Hope to see you again shortly. More 

Troy, West Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I took turns flying over the reserve - beautiful views of a wonderful part of South Africa - the approximately 20 minute fly time was not enough for me.

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Rowena_Kraidy, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the flight. Maybe when you come down again you must come and do a longer flight to Graskop for breakfast or the canyon perhaps. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Best thing I've ever done was to fly over the mountains and canyon by microlight. Excellent!! Wouldnt hesitate to do it agsin

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Rowena_Kraidy, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the canyon flight. Hope to see you again for another perhaps. More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

great trip and experience to fly over the bush near Hoedspruit, for a fraction of the cost to fly a helicopter. Just you and the pilot flying like an eagle, observing hypo, buffalo and rhino. Great fun

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Rowena_Kraidy, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

We are happy you found us and it is great to hear you enjoyed it flying over the game farms and to hear its a great alternative. Thank you. More 

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