I used to love driving to Plett. All the boxes of a great road-trip were ticked: the scenery, exploring new pit-stops, the sea air…
But since I had a child, the drive to Plett became increasingly painful. There’d be moaning, the odd bottle being thrown into the back of my head, the gradually changing smell of his nappy… I was actually starting to dread the annual road-trip to Plett. That was until I read the news that Cemair was launching a new direct flight from Cape Town to Plett! The price was very reasonable (especially considering the petrol prices these days) and the convenience was priceless, so I didn’t waste a moment and booked the flight.
Apart from getting us there in no time, my little boy loved the experience. Driving onto the tarmac towards our little 19-seater Beechcraft 1900D aircraft brought shrieks of excitement. We sat down to our box of snacks and buckled up for our sprint down the tarmac. The views from above were spectacular, the flight was smooth and before we had flicked through our in-flight magazine and finished our food we had already landed (at possibly the smallest airport in the world): Plettenberg Bay Airport.
If you have kids, or if you would just prefer to waste no time in getting to your holiday destination, then book a seat on Cemair (www.flycemair.co.za). Believe me, you’ll never go back to driving there!