Elisabeth Easther talks to Riaan Botha, chief pilot with Heletranz

I grew up in Johannesburg, miles from the sea, but my father was from Capetown so that's where we spent our summers, which meant holidays usually started with a 20-hour drive. But the journey was part of the holiday, and we'd stop at various places along the way and, once we arrived, we'd spend most of our time at the beach.

My wife is from New Zealand, so when we married the whole family came to South Africa and spent three weeks visiting game parks. We were at a massive