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Leading Edge Flight School

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Address: 55 Koedoe Street, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Phone Number: +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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Awesome experience, just do it!

My partner and I went up in separate planes - needless to say, the views were amazing - flying over game reserves, the pilot spotted all sorts of big animals, which I could never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
railtripper333
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I went up in separate planes - needless to say, the views were amazing - flying over game reserves, the pilot spotted all sorts of big animals, which I could never make out the first time round (imagine trying to spot a giraffe from birds-eye view :o)). The school/flights are run by a very friendly family. Their... More 

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Deon K, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a fantastic flight and enjoyed the game viewing from a different vantage point. It gives a whole new view on how vast the area is and how lovely the landscape is. Hope to see you again. More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very neat way to get a sense for the lay of the land and see lots of animals in a different way. The canyon is also beautiful too. We did the hourlong flight and I wish we had more time. Big thank you to Deon and Kyle for taking us - the flight itself is also super fun!! Totally recommend... More 

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Deon K, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to fly with us and it is our pleasure to share views with other people and put smiles on other people faces. Hope to see you soon for your license More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking to do something different while visiting South Africa. Leading Edge Flight School ticked all the boxes. They are friendly and professional and have loads of knowledge of the area that makes the flight even more pleasant. We preferred the trip to the Blyde River canyon because there is more to see!

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

Thank you very much for the review and we are really glad you enjoyed your flight with us. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Excellent trip! Made the stopover in Hoedspruit well worth it and provided spectacular and unique views of the canyon, Drakensberg escarpment and surrounding areas. Would certainly recommend this route over the canyon with breakfast so in Graskop. Well organised, friendly and safe.

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Deon K, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had an amazing experience with us in our lovely small town of Hoedspruit and that you could share these excellent views of the mountains that we so love in our country. More 

Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Such a good experience to fly with the leading edge flight school ! wonderful views, you can see a lot of animals from the sky. Pilots are very friendly and professionnals. Thank you

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Deon K, Owner at Leading Edge Flight School, responded to this review

Thank you that we gave you a memorable experience and a great flight full of wonderful views and sightings. Thank you More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome flight with these guys - so really pleasant and friendly and they inspire confidence. Had a great flight up to the top of the canyon, around the three rondavels then down and flying over the game parks - so low you could see all the wildlife: elephant, rhino, giraffe, kudu, eland, etc. Do it - what an... More 

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

We are so glad to give you a different perspective on the wildlife and how beautiful the Blyde Canyon is from the sky and not from the ground. More 

Latina, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I think the flight tour is worth while for the emotion you get when you visit around from the height but also near the ground. I expected more from the flying safari but the best is the tour around the Blyde River Canyon.

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

Glad you enjoyed seeing the Blyde River Canyon from above. I am sure it gave you a different perspective about the canyon seeing it from above. More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Wonderful flight over the game reserves around Hoedspruit. Kyle did a fab job with my 12 year old son, who now wants to be a pilot!

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

We are ecstatic that we could add passion into your sons life and very glad to hear that there will be another pilot in the near future. More 

Hoedspruit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had a lovely sighting on a few animals which I didn't even think of to see. The only thing that was bad was my stomach. But the pilot assured me that not eating was a good thing. A 30 minute flight is the perfect time to highly enjoy the flight and not think about your stomach too much. It... More 

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

We are excited that you had a lovely flight and that the pilot helped to take your mind off of your queasy stomach. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

An amazing experience! We enjoyed it very much, the caring attitude, the information given and the fun we had. Thank you!

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

We are happy that we could make flying for you a wonderful experience and so glad you enjoyed flying with us...Have a great holiday More 

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