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 - The naval cannon at Jan Danckaert museum.

The naval cannon situated at the Jan Danckaert museum was brought to Porterville by the Dutch East India Company.

The cannon was originally situated in Cape Town where it was used to communicate with outlying areas by a chain reaction of cannon fire.

It was also fired to alert the local people of the arrival of ships in Table Bay Harbour. The farmers of the area then travelled to Cape Town to sell their produce to the visiting ships and sailors.


 

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