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Skydive South Africa Southern Tip

Outdoor Parachuting Classic #5 - Skydive South Africa Southern tip

Arniston, South Africa, is a small picturesque fishing village that is named after a sailing ship that in 1815 sunk on a reef just north-east of Cape Agulhas - the southernmost tip of South Africa. It was on the way to England, coming from Ceylon with a large number of wounded soldiers and was missing the necessary instrument to navigate safely. Only six out of the 378 souls on board lived to tell the story. The village is flanked by two nature reserves containing a large variety of ground, air and sea wildlife. Miles of empty beaches, dunes, caves and a great viticulture surround this location. Arniston is the core location of our event Skydive South Africa Southern tip.

There is usually not a drop zone in Arniston. For the first time, we are combining forces with the Parachute Association of South Africa to set up a base from which we will do excursions using a Cessna 182 to experience this unique landscape and landmarks. We aim to land on and perhaps even take off from several different locations during the five days of jumping which are surrounded by another few days of exploring the Cape Town area together. The dive plan of the skydives will focus on the group experience and history of the landscape combined with landing your parachutes on another place than the aircraft took off from. A bus, fitting everyone on the event will cater for the transportation of the group around Africa's southernmost tip. For example, the bus will take us on the opening peninsula tour, it will take us home from the wine tasting and it will take us home from the shark diving experience. 

The event is hosted by Will Penny and Johannes Bergfors who both will immortalise the event through still and video cameras on ground and in air. There are six slots open for participants and they will first be offered to participants of the three previous Skyfari events and if any remain we will open the registration to the public.

It is the first time there will be skydiving arranged like this in South Africa and because of the small event size we can and will have to be very dynamic in our decision making of where to go and how to plan our week. We will together find solutions for the logistical challenges that might arise. We are in Africa and we’re setting up our own temporary DZ, bringing in the aircraft, drivers, fueler and ground crew who all are also staying with our group. If you are up for experiencing this region with us from ground, air and sea we are very excited to have you with us. 

The event starts and finish together in Cape Town.

October 26 - Arrival day, Cape Town
October 27 - Acclimatization day with Cape Peninsula tour, Cape Town
October 28 - Acclimatization day and drive to Arniston.
October 29 to November 2 - Jumping and experience days
November 3 - Drive to Cape Town for one last night together with closing dinner.
November 4 - Departure day, Cape Town

The price of the event is €3500 and it includes everything except for drinks and flights in and out of Cape Town:

-All ground transportation from arrival to departure
-Full board for all the visit - three healthy meals per day. Breakfast made to order, lunch and dinner with the group. If you’ve been with us before you know that we have a high standard on food.
-10 jumps from Cessna 182 - altitude is depending on location and weather.
-Shark diving experience (you may stay on the boat if you prefer)
-2 nights at the African Soul Surfer, Muizenburg
-6 Nights Blue Sky Arniston Guest house
-Last nights stay in Cape Town
-Cape Peninsula tour
-Wine tasting
-Water and snacks
-South African Skydiving Federation Membership

For this event we have the following requirements from you:
-A minimum of 500 jumps
-A working AAD
-Travel Insurance and third part liability insurance valid for skydiving
-A minimum of 50 jumps on the wing you will use for the event

A deposit of €1500 is required to confirm your slot. You may also choose to pay the full amount at once.� Contact Johannes Bergfors or Will Penny for registration and payment information.

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