Since taking to the skies in April 1994, South African Express has since become one of the fastest growing regional airiness in Africa with a route network spanning major local and regional cities.
Flights to Pilanesberg Sun City.
You don’t often hear about Pilanesberg in the North West Provience of South Africa (the home of Sun City) when looking for must see destinations in South Africa. This is a not so hidden gem that every so often gets overlooked. Here’s why you must take a trip to the mountains of the North West Province.
Pilanesberg, is named after Pilane, an early Tswana chief from the area. Pilanesberg has since evolved into a geological and ecological tourist destination boasting magnificent volcanic landscapes and unparalleled wildlife. With the greater part of the Pilanesberg enclosed in a game reserve this area has naturally become a hotspot for local and international tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.
Pilanesberg is a mountain range made up of concentric volcanic structures which formed the surrounding ridges and hills. The landscape is beautifully stacked to encompass fertile land and stunning views including gorgeous natural dams. Pilanesberg has rich platinum deposits which further stimulates this already prosperous economy. This thriving area will surprise even the most passionate traveller, with its unique and mysterious beauty and fun filled family activities. From Archery to traditional drum sessions Pilanesberg has a variety of both indoor and outdoor adventures.
If you are looking to get away but are looking for something slightly off the beaten track, why not swing by the Pilanesberg for a look at some of the magnificent wildlife and stunning landscapes on offer.
Pilanesberg National Park: Take a day tour through the Pilanesberg National Park to see the stunning landscapes and magnificent wildlife this volcanic mountain has to offer.
Hot Air Ballooning: One of the most stunning ways to views this natural wonder as you float gently over the National park taking in the wildlife and the breath-taking views.
Predator World: An amazing opportunity to see some of the globes most rare and majestic predators from big cats to little ones.
More About SA Express Flights to Sun City / Pilanesburg
SA Express has confirmed it will begin commercial flights to both Pilanesberg Airport as well as Mafikeng Airport.
Its first commercial flights to the Pilanesberg are scheduled for Wednesday, 1 April 2015 and bookings for flights are already open.
The move said to be a game-changer for tourism in the province, means direct access to attractions such as Sun International’s Sun City resort in the North West.
Current schedules are in place for Johannesburg and Cape Town only.
The airline said based on the success of the Cape Town and Johannesburg routes, SA Express could consider opening flights from Durban in the future.
SA Express will fly into the Pilanesberg from OR Tambo International Airport three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from Cape Town International Airport twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Return flights from the Pilanesberg to Johannesburg are also on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and to Cape Town on Mondays and Fridays.
Cape Town to Pilanesberg flights will cost R3 000 return (including all taxes and levies) and from Johannesburg R2 200 return (including all taxes and levies).
Inati Ntshanga, SA Express CEO said, “This is a significant milestone for us as an airline. It marks our coming of age as we turn 21 in two months’ time. For the first time in our 21-year history we will be flying in this province which makes us a truly regional South African airline that connects practically all of our major cities with small and outlying ones in our country."
Michael Farr, Sun International’s Group General Manager, said "The fruition of this initiative, which has been some time in the making, bodes well for tourism in the North West. The availability of commercial flights to and from Pilanesberg will open up the gateway for easier and faster access to Sun City and the numerous attractions available in the Pilanesberg area.”
"Sun City, with four top quality hotels, a vibrant casino, magnificent sporting and recreational activities, two world-class golf courses, and the magical Lost City, Sun City offers remains a premier vacation and entertainment destination, drawing over 3-million visitors each year.
Farr also confirmed that the Sun International Group would be developing value-added packages for people traveling to the Sun City resort via SA Express.
Source: Traveller24.com March 2015