Helicopter tour packages Please note that tours exclude park fees, accommodation and meals. Helicopter game viewing R570 p.p. (2 pax sharing) / R380 p.p. (3 pax sharing) Departing from Mattanu Private Game Reserve Experience the thrill of helicopter game viewing, this tour offers excellent photographic opportunity and is very exciting. The flight times can be arranged in advance, but we do have a basic 8 minute flight which covers a wide area of Mattanu Game Ranch where you can see Buffalo, Roan, Sable, Giraffe and a wide variety of plains game! Gong Gong Waterfall & river 35nm – 63km / 0.5 hours – R1050 p.p. (2 pax sharing) or R700 p.p. (3 pax sharing) Departing from Mattanu Private Game Reserve This is a scenic flight to the confluence of the Harts River and Vaal River, then to Gong Gong waterfall for some pictures and back to Mattanu. Along the way you will see some of the active diamond diggings of the area; this is a diamond rich area and has a rich history. Heli - Flyfishing - Vaal river R1260 p.p (2 pax sharing) + Fishing fees Departing from Mattanu Private Game Reserve If you need to get to the best fishing spot for yellow fish, a helicopter is the way to go. Some roads are very bad and even 4x4 vehicles take a huge hammering. The best option is to book a heli- flyfishing tour and be treated like a VIP. The helicopter will pick you up at Mattanu Game Ranch or wherever you choose and transfer you to the best fishing spots for yellow fly-fishing. You will be escourted by an experienced guide and after a day of fishing, return with an air-conditioned helicopter. The flight time is 30 minutes including return. Big Hole & Wagon wheel trails 54 nm – 97km / 0.7 hours – R1490 p.p. (2 pax sharing) / R999p.p. (3 pax sharing) Departing from Mattanu Private Game Reserve See the awesome handmade Big Hole and wagon wheel trails from a bygone era; it is the best way to see it from a helicopter. You will be flown from Mattanu Private Game Reserve premises and the flight will be via the Vaal River, wagon wheel trails, to the Big Hole and back to Mattanu. The flight is approximately 1 Hour. Spitskop dam & Harts River 54nm-97km / 0.7 Hours – R1490 p.p. (2 pax sharing) or R999 p.p. (3 pax sharing) Departing from Mattanu Private Game Reserve The Spitskop dam is an important part of the Harts river system which is essential for irrigation farmers along the river. The dam is well known for its excellent angling waters and abundant birdlife. This flight will take you over Spitskop dam near the dam wall and the flight will continue in the general direction of the Harts river right to the confluence of the Harts River and Vaal River and then back to Mattanu. You will also see the Ulco cement plant along the way. Game Capture tour R2000 p.p. including accommodation Mattanu Mattanu Private Game Reserve Experience professional game capture; catch a ride with the R44 helicopter while wild animals are being darting during a normal game capture operation. Be in the middle of this exciting operation, you could even be lucky and touch a wild animal. These animals are darted for relocation, vaccination and for veterinary treatment. Flying is not set, it depends on the operation. Taung dam – Heli Bass fishing 120nm-216km / 1.6 Hours – R3650 p.p. (2 pax sharing) Departing from Mattanu Taung dam is situated in the North West province and was constructed in during 1993 by the Bophuthatswana government. The dam is used to supply water to irrigation schemes and is stock with Barbel, Small and Large mouth yellow fish and Bass. This is an undiscovered gem and offers excellent fishing. The helicopter will land on a peninsula or island, depending on the season, and this will be the entry point to the fishing waters. After a day of fishing, you will be returned to Mattanu in the air-conditioned helicopter. Witsand Kalahari Reserve 224nm-403km / 2.7 Hours – R5670 p.p. (2 pax sharing) Departing from Mattanu Private Game Reserve Witsand Kalahari Reserve is unique. The pure white sand is surrounded by red Kalahari sand, the result of a high water table that leached the red ocside from the sand.. These dunes are ideal for sand boarding; these boards are available at Witsand reception. This exciting tour will start on Mattanu and you will fly past Lime Acres diamond mine, Postmasburg and through the "never ending valley", then we will take you over the Langberg mountain range. The Langberg mountain range is one of the largest in the Northern Cape and Witsand lies in its shadow. We will head back after a day at Witsand. Meals and accommodation can be arranged. Witsand Kalahari Reserve 132nm-238km / 1.7 Hours – R5965 p.p. (2 pax sharing) Departing from Upington Airport Witsand Kalahari Reserve is unique. The pure white sand is surrounded by red Kalahari sand, the result of a high water table that leached the red ocside from the sand.. These dunes are ideal for sand boarding; these boards are available at Witsand reception. This exciting tour will start at Upington and you will be flown over the Orange river past the Skurwe berge mountain range and over a "valley of red sand" till the sands change to white. Guests can spend the day relaxing or sand boarding. We will head back after a day at Witsand. Meals and accommodation can be arranged. Augrabies,Blouputz,Riemvasmaak 136nm-245km / 1.7 Hours – R6079 p.p. (2 pax sharing) Departing from Upington Airport Upington and its surrounding areas are very unique and beautiful, especially when flying with a helicopter. This tour starts at Upington INTL. airport and follows the direction of the Orange river to Augrabies Park and over at 2500ft agl, then to Blouputz and up the Riemvasmaak 12 km canyon to the hot springs for a possible landing. The pilot will then head east to the quiver tree forest at Keimoes and back to Upington. This flight is truly unique and offers excellent photographic opportunities. Landings, meals and accommodation can be arranged. Tswalu Desert Reserve 190nm-342km / 2.3 Hours – R7715 p.p. (2 pax sharing) Departing from Upington Airport The flight will commence from Upington Airport to Tswalu Desert Reserve over the semi-desert Kalahari. Tswalu is a luxurious reserve which is home to a wide variety of species including the endangered Desert Black Rhino. The accommodation is of superior standard. Activities include game viewing, horseback riding and birding amongst others. Luxurious accommodation, activities and tours can be arranged. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Twee Rivieren 246nm-443km / 2.9 Hours – R9235 p.p. (2 pax sharing) Departing from Upington Airport This is the park where red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest. Imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptors... this is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. An amalgamation of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa (proclaimed in 1931)and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares – one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world. Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope and predator species off to spectacualr advantage and provide excellent photographic opportunities. Kgalagadi is also a haven for birders, especially those interested in birds of prey. Source: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kgalagadi/ Visit www.kriekheli.com for further information. Johann Kriek – 083 321 8707 / firstname.lastname@example.org Licence number: N901D & G902D All prices include VAT.