Nirvana Aero Estate

ll brands of PPG are welcome to visit and use our facilities for the foreseeable future. Although proudly Nirvana, we support other brands in the market place and would like to create en environment conducive to PPG as a sport.

Owners of Nirvana paramotors automatically qualify for XC event participation and are registered within the ‘Nirvana Africa XC club’. Pilots and owners of other PPG brands must apply for membership as the safety of each participant is our main concern and the capabilities of each brand of machine must be factored in order for XC organizers to maintain a high level of safety and success.

The fly-in estate that plans to be a one-of-a-kind development will most likely be at a certain phase of construction if you plan to visit within the next 20 months. Our T/O and LZ field will be kept open to all visiting pilots and we will do our best to accommodate. Eugene Cussons will host you during your visit and ensure that you have the very best flying experience possible.

Our local instructor Anton Naude is extremely professional and more than a decade of experience in both PG and PPG training. His services must be booked in advance. It is important for visiting pilots to know that even though you might still only have a Student License qualification, you are allowed to participate in XC flights at Nirvana Estate as long as its under the supervision of a instructor.

Dubula Mangi

All our accommodation is situated within Umhloti Nature Reserve and its adjacent De Kaap Valley Nature Reserve. Dubula Mangi is a 4-star lodge option with 4 beautiful rooms and is positioned just below the Barberton Ridge.

A 5-10 minute drive or a 1,5 mile flight distance connects Dubula to Nirvana Aero Estate Airfield. Dubula does have a T/O and LZ but pilots are encouraged to check their equipment in the Nirvana Hanger for ease of logistics when flying as part of a XC group even.

Nirvana Guest House

Nirvana Guest House overlooks the enclosures of the world famous Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden. This 13-bedroom guest house is ideally suited to the needs of the visiting Nirvana Pilots and also provides many additional activities in the surrounding reserve which includes Chimpanzee tours that can be booked with JGI Chimp Eden as well as more than 80 km of walking trails for guests to enjoy.

Nirvana Guest House has played host to many a dignitary and is one of the preferred locations for visiting members of the South African cabinet. Nirvana Guest House is also situated on the edge of the world’s oldest crater which can be found on your way to Barberton on the R40. The exquisite views are guaranteed to draw and invite you on an adventure of discovery. Adam’s Calendar, the oldest known man made calendar in the world, that tells time and seasons, lies a mere 60km away and provides a breath-taking view of the entire escarpment.

Our local instructor Anton Naude is extremely professional and has more than a decade of experience in both PG and PPG training. His services must be booked in advance. It is important for visiting pilots to know that even though you might still only have a Student License qualification, you are allowed to participate in XC flights at Nirvana Estate as long as it’s under the supervision of an instructor.