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charter flight/prop plane from Nelspruit Kruger (MPQ) to safari Londolozi

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Jan 24th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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charter flight/prop plane from Nelspruit Kruger (MPQ) to safari Londolozi

We are considering taking the flight from Nelspruit to our safari at Londolozi. We are flying round trip from Cape Town and we are only staying 2 nights at Londolozi. If we take the car transport it will take at least 2 hours on bumpy roads and get there with little time left to spare before the 4:30 game drive. If we fly I feel we will get time to relax and eat before the ride.
If anyone has been on this type of plane…what was the ride like and did you feel that the extra 90 minutes or more of an earlier and easier arrival was worth it?
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Jan 24th, 2014, 11:39 AM
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I've flown around Sabi Sand and Timbavati reserves (near Nelspruit, Kruger) on all sorts of small prop planes. Single engine 4 seater Cessna type to twin engine 12 seaters. Hoping say between Kings Camp and MalaMala. I flew to so could do morning game drive then afternoon game drive.

I like those small planes, were not bumpy, fly at maybe 2,000(?) ft and you get good look at terrain. Feels like you are truly flying!!! But if you are the nervous type about flying, may be high anxiety for you.

Cost? Guessing $400 for two. Call Londolozi for their recommendation as to airline and times. They deal with it every day.

regards - tom
ps - try and stay 3 nights at Londolozi, 2 not enough.
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Jan 25th, 2014, 09:16 AM
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"If we take the car transport it will take at least 2 hours on bumpy roads"

Nelspruit to Shaws Gate is made on smooth paved roads. Shaws Gate to Londolozi may be bumpy, about 10-11 miles or so.
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Mar 1st, 2014, 03:56 AM
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If you have the budget fly , its always wonderful flying in to a lodge .
Taking a car is equally exiting as you will get a feel for the real south african rural areas and from Shaws gate to londolozi will be a game drive on its own.
Depending on when you land you could still drive in and go on game drive
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