Public Question Asked by User156350 about Pretoria
How much is a helicopter ride and how long will it be?
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Answered by fred , Pretoria, South Africa
You can book your 15 minute Helicopter Flip over the Pretoria CBD with Helicopter Flips. The flips are from the Wonderboom Airport, and you will have a fabulous view of the CBD, Union Buildings, Loftus, President's house and many more.
If you prefer to go slower and pay less per minute we also offer the same in a small airplane. Book as a single person or couple Maximum people per trip is 3. But if you are larger groups you will just have to wait for your friends while they complete their flip. Villa San Giovanni Restaurant also offers a free bottle of wine to all passengers after their flight.
Normal Price: R999.00 per person
Answered by Johan Van Biljon , Johannesburg, South Africa
Helicopter Tour of Pretoria and Johannesburg
Don't have lot of time ,or want to see all there is to see in Johannesburg and Pretoria ,join African Timeout for a helicopter flight to remember.
Duration Approximately 4 hours -Flight Time 1 hour
Distance Approximately 150 km
1 passenger R 5746.00
2 Passengers R 3250.00 per person
3 Passengers R2220.00 per person.
4 Passengers R 2020.00 per person.
Your African Timeout Tourist Guide will collect you from your residence or hotel and transfer you to the airport where you will board the Helicopter. Your Flight will take you over the industrial East rand towards Pretoria where we fly over the Big Hole of Cullinan Diamond Mine.
The Historical sites in Pretoria is viewed from the air .Your guide will relate the history of the "Boere" to all the Historical buildings like the Voortrekker Monument,Union Buildings,The Forts,and many more. Presidents house in Pretoria
Flying over Diepsloot Informal settlement the contrast between the very poor and the rich can be identified as we move into the Northern suburbs with Sandton as its focal point. Sandton from the helicopter
Your flight the proceeds west to cross the Kromdraai Conservancy a World Heritage site known as "The Cradle of Humankind" various diggings and caves are pointed out as we spot animals in the Rhino and lion park.
The history of gold discovery is unearthed as we cross the mine dumps on our way to Soweto ,"the city within a City" and the history of the Struggle and political change in SA.
On our return to the Airport we see Johannesburg city center with its sky scrapers . On landing and some refreshments you are transferred back with the knowledge that you have seen the financial heart of SA.
Answered by Albert Gerber , Johannesburg, South Africa
We will need a lot more information to be able to assist. Eg what u want to do and where the ride is.
Answered by Rudie Prinsloo , Johannesburg, South Africa
Your Felleng Tour guide will take you to the airport where you can choose from the following options.
HARTBEESPOORT (HARTIES) TOUR: R2640/Person for 3-4 persons and R3250/Person if only 2 persons. Approximately 45 minutes.
This flight will take you over the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam and back via the Indaba Nuclear facility.
STADIUM TOUR: (From Sandton only) R3120/Person, for 3-4 persons and, R4200/Person if only 2 persons. Approximately 1 hour.
From Sandton, we route south to the Coca-Cola Stadium in Johannesburg, then turning west, we fly over the Johannesburg CBD on route to the Fifa Soccer City Stadium. Then turning north east again, we route to Zoo Lake and the Wanderers Cricket Stadium. Our next point of interest is the Kyalami Racetrack and Castle in Midrand, from where we turn North West and head for Diepsloot settlement on our way to the Hartbeespoort Dam and the Indaba Nuclear facility, before returning to Sandton.
THE "HOLE" TOUR: R3120/Person, for 3-4 persons and, R4200/Person if only 2 persons
From Sandton we fly North to Midrand where we turn East via the Pinedene route via the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, past Pretoria East to Cullinan to view the imposing opencast mine where the world famous 3 106carat, Cullinan diamond was found in 1905.
Turning west, we head to the asteroid impact crater, known as the “Tswaing Asteroid Crater”, one of about 170 impact craters in the world. The impact of the asteroid 200 000 years ago, left a crater 100 metres high and a kilometre in diameter. The impact was the equivalent of around 100 atomic bombs similar to that dropped on Hiroshima.
Further west, we avoid the no fly zone over the Indaba Nuclear facility, but still afford a good view of the site where SA’s nuclear bombs were built and then dismantled.
From the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam ”Harties” we turn south, returning via Midrand to Sandton.
After the flight you are transferred back to your hotel.
Answered by Johan Wolmarans , Cape Town, South Africa
There are several operators who offer tours by heli, they all have different rates, but you could expect to pay anything from ZAR 750 to ZAR 3000, the flights vary from 10 mins to 1 Hour
Answered by Adrian Wilkins , Durban, South Africa
Is this question for real? I don't mind answering decent questions but some of this stuff is so random and vague.