Paragliding Porterville - Landing

Paragliding Porterville and cross country flying eventually has to lead to landing.  Sad but true.

During the flying season there are plenty of landing options.  Most farmers are happy for you to land on their property.

Paragliding Porterville - Walking out after a cross country flight.Please don't land in fields with livestock.  In the Porterville area ostriches are considered to be livestock.

The right to roam in South Africa is not what it is in other countries such as England and Germany. Without land-owner permission you do not have the right to enter let alone drive onto farms. You must walk to the nearest public road.

Please leave gates as you found them. Open gates stay open and closed gates must be closed after use. Do not climb over fences, use the gates.

Most of the valley floors consist of soft sandy soil. It is similar to walking on a white sandy beach with the added benefit of the cloudless African sky, the hot summer sun and a paragliding pack on your back. Carry plenty of water, sunscreen and a sun hat for walk-outs.

If you are flying off season then please do not land in fields bearing crops.

If you are flying in October then carry insect repellent otherwise the midges will have your hide.

Paragliding Porterville - Bottom landing at Dasklip Pass.
Landing at Dasklip Pass

Did you know?

Porterville Paragliding - Blue Lotus Water Lily.

The lovely Blue Lotus Water Lily is South Africas’ most common indigenous water lily and is found in ponds, rivers and dams in and around rural Porterville.

The water lily does not have true stems, the leaves grow on long petioles (leaf stalks) and one plant can spread over an area of about 1 metre.

White, mauve and pink are other colour forms that occasionally occur. The flowers are fragrant and visited constantly by bees for pollination. A fully open flower measures 15-20 cm across and lasts for about four days. Once flower buds rise to the water surface they open in the morning and close in the evening.


 

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