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Full-Day Kruger National Park Safari

Full-Day Kruger National Park Safari
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USD 125.80
Discover the feeling of being up close and personal with the wildlife of Africa! Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s premier attractions, famous world-wide for the extent and diversity of its wildlife. This fascinating park is a must see for nature or outdoor enthusiasts which offers you the freedom to safely observe extraordinary animals in their natural habitat. You will embark on a full day safari with an accredited guide, giving you the opportunity to help discover and learn about the park inhabitants. Look no further! Now's your chance to experience and create your own version of a 'National Geographic' series by joining this safari.

Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Panorama Tour

Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Panorama Tour
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Come along and bring your camera on this exciting journey through the Mpumalanga province on arguably one of South Africa's most traveled roads the famous 'Panorama Route'. Discover jaw-dropping views of dramatic landscapes filled with mountains, sheer cliffs, stunning rock formations, cascading waterfalls and home to South Africa's famous Blyde River Canyon - the third-largest canyon of its kind in the world! You can discover an easy and proven way to save time and help guarantee an adventure with ever lasting memories.<br><br><br>

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Hoedspruit AFB Airport (HDS) Information


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 HDS Hoedspruit AFB Airport Info & Guide


Hoedspruit AFB AirportWhere is Hoedspruit AFB Airport?
HDS Hoedspruit AFB Airport (ICAO: FAHS) is an airbase of the South African Air Force. It is located adjacent to the Kruger National Park. In the late 1990s an unused portion of the base was converted into a civilian airport known as Eastgate Airport. It is also an emergency landing site for the Space Shuttle.


The base was officially opened on 1 July 1978. It was designed from the start to be a highly-protected wartime base. As such, it has armoured and underground hangars, with revetments placed close to the runways for aircraft on immediate take-off standby duty. The base is teeming with wildlife, being surrounded by the 25 kmĀ² AFB Hoedspruit Game Reserve. Keeping the runway clear of animals was a large problem. This led the base to introduce three cheetahs on the flight line, with the end result that animal incursions onto the runway have decreased by 90%. Another SAAF base, AFB Makhado, has since also adopted this concept.


Other than car hire, all ground transportation from HDS Hoedspruit AFB Airport needs to be booked prior to arrival to ensure you are not left hanging around for too long. This is usually done through your travel agent or accommodation.


 


Additional Hoedspruit AFB Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 21 Feb 2016