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Unread post by Neville Ferreira » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:51 am

Asking for a friend, which Drakensburg strips with overnight facilities will you recommend?


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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by fly1981 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:32 am

I was at dragons peak around a year ago, facilities are very close by, and strip was in fairly good condition. Otherwise el mirador Is great, a lot easier than dragons peak, champagne sports is close but, they can transfer.
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Unread post by Mrb13676 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:06 pm

There is a strip at Montusi as far as I recall but it may be a fire strip?
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:29 pm

We have a few strips in the Southern Berg.

Himeville. Most accommodation places will come fetch you from the strip.

Lake Naverone has a strip.

A mate of mine has self catering accommodation on his farm just outside of Himeville. You can look for it on Facebook "House at Gelngariff" or contact him directly here on Avcom - Sumbloke.
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Hop Harrigan » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:25 pm

Hi Neville,
Rather avoid Dragon Peaks strip unless you’re very experienced st short strip landing and takeoff. The approach is tricky and not for the feint hearted!
El Mirador is a respectable strip but with a bit of a hump in the middle which can be difficult in an aircraft requiring a high speed approach and departure.contact is (not sure it still is) Martin Scharf at
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Neville Ferreira » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:51 am

Hop Harrigan wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:25 pm
Hi Neville,
Rather avoid Dragon Peaks strip unless you’re very experienced st short strip landing and takeoff. The approach is tricky and not for the feint hearted!
El Mirador is a respectable strip but with a bit of a hump in the middle which can be difficult in an aircraft requiring a high speed approach and departure.contact is (not sure it still is) Martin Scharf at
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I measure 400m at Dragon Peak usable. Taylor craft requires 150-180m to land and 200m for take off. This sounds like a must do...
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Neville Ferreira » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:23 am



Somehow, I think 🤔 that the Talylorcraft will do just fine. And after the recent prop upgrade to metal from wood will be a breeze.
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by fly1981 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:24 am

Neville Ferreira wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:51 am
Hop Harrigan wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:25 pm
Hi Neville,
Rather avoid Dragon Peaks strip unless you’re very experienced st short strip landing and takeoff. The approach is tricky and not for the feint hearted!
El Mirador is a respectable strip but with a bit of a hump in the middle which can be difficult in an aircraft requiring a high speed approach and departure.contact is (not sure it still is) Martin Scharf at
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I measure 400m at Dragon Peak usable. Taylor craft requires 150-180m to land and 200m for take off. This sounds like a must do...
Dragons peak is amazing, as mentioned it is very tricky. This time of the year keep an eye on the wind, can make the approach increadibly rough with lots of shear. Dragons peak resort is pretty average, the setting is stunning, the actual resort comfortable. It’s walking distance from the strip, baboons May escort you🤣 el mirador is one of my favorites, the brewery/restaurant / chocolatier at the strip are all really good, champagne sports may fetch you. Get hold of Martin have a chat if you decide to go this route, their family has been involved in el mirador since I can remember. See if you can get him to show you around/ take you for a flip in one of their gliders, you won’t regret it.
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Neville Ferreira » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:33 am

I believe that one should pack survival gear.
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Unread post by ian » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:19 pm

Neville Ferreira wrote:
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Somehow, I think 🤔 that the Talylorcraft will do just fine. And after the recent prop upgrade to metal from wood will be a breeze.


Dragon Peaks is great Neville, its a breeze for you and you will enjoy !
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:49 pm

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We have plenty of Flyfishing in the Himeville Underberg area if that’s what you after. The farm I mentioned (Sumbloke) has a dam stocked with trout and is also managed through The Underberg Himeville Trout Fishing Club. ( www.uhtfc.co.za )
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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:25 pm

Landed at Dragon peaks with a Bonanza this morning strip is good Dragon peak resort is awesome
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Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:40 pm

Where did you decide to stay?
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Unread post by Cornell Blok » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:45 pm

Nice to see you Neville enjoy all the little strips =D> =D>
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