About us

Diemerskraal is a farm between Wellington and Malmesbury on the R45 that features a variety of things to do, see and use, especially if you love flying. We have a well maintained gravel airfield, fuel for your aircraft and host an AMO and Two Oceans Skydiving.

hangers for hire
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There is a limited amount of hangers to keep your beloved aircraft in a safe and secure space in our beautiful Winelands.

 

 
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Avgas and JetA1 is now available on Diemerskraal Airfield. You are welcome to fill up here.

 

 

 

Film Location
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Diemerskraal is roughly an hour’s drive from Cape Town and offer the unique combination of a working farm environment and a small aviation hub. We have hosted local and international filming crews with a couple of exciting projects in the pipeline. 

GRAVEL AIRSTRIP

840 METRES

22/04 – DIRECTION

FREQUENCY 124.2 D69

33°34’  S         18°55  E

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MEET THE TEAM

DAAN MORKEL
The original “Everything is possible” and “’n boer maak ‘n plan”.  A farmer and a pilot, a family man and a mentor to many.  He answers to Oom Daan. 
PHILIP MORKEL
Philip likes to get his hands dirty, be it the soil, oil or grease.  Avid angler and hunter with some skills behind any steering wheel with a Bull Run trophy to show for his exploits. 
DANIE MORKEL
Lesser spotted resident winemaker with a love for the sea.  Sightings include France, Indonesia and the Pacific North West. 

MORE ABOUT DAAN

The flying bug bit Daan Morkel in his childhood days when he lived in Strand, Western Cape. Propellers fascinated him and he started to build propellers from anything he could find. Tomato box boards and Eucalyptus tree bark was the best raw materials he experimented with. His interest further grew to a rope-controlled aircraft with a benzene fuelled engine. Later in military service, he used every opportunity he could find to fly or to parachute out of any aircraft. In 1984 he started farming at Diemerskraal. At the age of 50 he met Eddie Renton, who later became a very good friend and helped him to retrieve and fix a 1960 Cessna 172. At the same time, he started his training to earn his wings. 

Diemerskraal Airfield is in the general flying area that student pilots frequent. During one of the simulated engine failures at Diemerskraal Airfield his instructor, Gavin Jones, asked Daan what will happen after he completed his training.  This set in motion what is known as Diemerskraal Airfield today. 

Clients & collaborators

Rotorworx Aviation

Rotorworx Aviation is an aerial agricultural spraying company situated at Diemerskraal Airfield.  They do fruit-fly baiting and monitoring of pests and occasional game work.

Stephanie 076 828 0847

Sky 2 Ocean Skydive

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Skydive Two Oceans is a skydiving company here at Diemerskraal Airfield. Blake and his team has accumulated more than 40 000 tandem jumps between the four of them.  Experience the unique view of both oceans in their capable hands. 

Blake 071 121 7404

Whip-Air AMO

At Whip-Air we do normal MPI’s and can do any repair work as agreed with the owner of the aircraft. Bring it our way and we will make whatever is grounded, fly again.

Graham 083 458 4854

Work on Fire

Work on Fire prouds itself at helping when help is most needed and that is when fires get out of control.

Piet 021 532 1516

Fuselage Wines

Launching soon, Fuselage Wines is a local  wine project. See wine from a different perspective.

Danie 076 038 5495