This fully licensed airport, one of the few serviceable airports around between Bloemfontein and Beaufort West is situated within 5 km of the spectacular Gariep dam bordering on the Free State and Eastern Cape provinces in one of the most beautiful areas of the Karoo. The area is renowned for its ideal flying conditions. International gliding championships are held there and a number of world gliding records have been set in the area.
Gariep dam which derives its name from an ancient San word “Great Water” is the largest and considered to be one of the most beautiful dams in South Africa, feeds the Fish River Valley and Sundays River Valley through an 82 km tunnel and offers endless tourist opportunities.
Two 22metre wide, state of the art tar runways which can accommodate most aircraft linked by one taxiway, two large hangars, clubhouse with kitchen and ablution areas, an outbuilding with 4 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, borehole and solar power electricity situated on a 247 ha. property complete this truly remarkable facility.
The possibility of developing the property into an American style “Fly Inn Estate “ within a small game reserve, or a “Solar Farm” that could be fed into the nearby Hydro at the Gariep Dam Wall is an ideal opportunity for a developer or a group of flying enthusiasts to invest in the future of tourism in this beautiful part of the country. The property is currently registered in the name of a Closed Corporation and the purchase of the CC could avoid the costs of transfer.