Along with the training schools and maintenance organisation, E’scape Airtours is conveniently situated at Port Elizabeth International Airport in the Eastern Cape.

With it’s beautiful unspoilt beaches and awe inspiring scenery, the Eastern Cape is a mecca for tourists. The Eastern Cape boasts a wealth of flora and fauna, including the "Big Five" (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo) in a malaria-free environment.  This rich diversity of wildlife leads to an abundance of game reserves – including a few of the most popular in South Africa such as Shamwari Game Reserve and the Addo Elephant Park.  The coastal waters are rich in marine life, abundant with dolphins and the occasional whale spotted from the beaches or the air.

The only metropolitan city in the Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Bay – incorporating Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch – is situated on the South Eastern coastline of South Africa.The official gateway to the Eastern Cape, this affordable, fun-in-the-sun family focussed area boasts the honour of having the fourth best climate in the world for a coastal city.  

An agreeable climate here sees temperatures range between 18ºC to 25ºC in summer and 8ºC to 20ºC in winter. With sea temperatures as warm as 21ºC and rarely colder than 14ºC in winter – Nelson Mandela Bay is an internationally-acclaimed holiday, water sports and triathlon centre. 

Leisure facilities in Nelson Mandela Bay include swimming beaches, art galleries, museums, the Bayworld Oceanarium and the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. There are also yacht clubs, golf clubs, diving and riding schools, restaurants for various tastes, township tours and shopping centres round off the tourist experience.

Striking a balance between modernity and quality of life, the metro boasts world-class education facilities, hospitals and an automotive industry that serves global markets. 


PPL after the 2010 World Cup?
Coming out to South Africa for the Soccer (FIFA) World Cup in 2010? Have you considered staying on to do your Private Pilot Licence? We can offer an 8 week fixed-wing PPL or a slightly longer helicopter PPL. We also do helicopter charters and flips which is a great way to see the local area or spend the day at a game reserve. See left of page for more information or to contact us.
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