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Flying high in Cape Town

27th January 2010 Print
BAe Buccaneer

With the eyes of the world on South Africa this summer for the Fifa World Cup, Beaumont House - a luxurious Cape Town boutique hotel, has teamed up with Thunder City to give high flyers their own bird’s eye view of Cape Town with the ultimate fast jet flying experience as part of a special seven night package that will have them soaring in one of two ex- military performance fighter jets - the BAe Buccaneer or the Hawker Hunter.

So whether treating your loved one or just indulging yourself, this package includes a Thunder City experience, seven nights in a premier suite at Beaumont House, with the added bonus of a complimentary helicopter tour for two; a Gourmet picnic in the awarding winning Eagle’s Nest vineyard in Constantia plus a further full day excursion, accompanied by a specialist wine guide, to two prominent wine estates in the area.

A typical sortie in one of these jets offers breathtaking views of Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain and the dramatic Cape coastline, or alternatively travels inland through the rugged Cape Swartland Mountains across the fertile Swartland plains.

Unique to Cape Town the two-seater BAe Buccaneer is designed for low-level, high speed attack and Thunder City has the last three serviceable aircraft in the world. Alternatively for agility, aerobatics and low level flying the two-seater air combat trainer Hawker Hunter will let participants experience a high ‘G’ adrenalin rush like they have never felt before.

All training includes full briefings on cockpit management, ejection seat training, oxygen management and other pertinent information to enhance the experience. All necessary flying kit and equipment is included.

Prices lead in at £5,675* per couple based on a single flight for one person in the Hawker Hunter, seven nights room and breakfast at Beaumont House for two people, return airport transfers, a complimentary helicopter ride for two, a gourmet picnic at Eagle Nests Vineyard and a full day excursion, accompanied by a specialist wine guide to two prominent wine estates in the area. The same holiday with a flight in the BAe Buccaneer costs from £8,598* per couple. The package is valid for the months of February, March, April, May, September, October and November 2010.

To book, email or visit for more details.

For more information on Thunder City visit

* Subject to exchange rates at the time of booking.

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BAe Buccaneer Guest Lounge Thunder City