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?

Paragliding Porterville - The Disa Uniflora Orchid found in the Porterville mountains.

Porterville is home to a very rare flower, the Disa Uniflora Orchid.

The sulphur-yellow Disa can only be found in one small colony and is extremely scarce because its colour does not attract the Mountain Pride Butterfly responsible for its pollination.

The Red Disa Orchid or “Flower of the Gods” is the official emblem of the Western Province Rugby Union Team and is displayed on the players’ jerseys.

Paragliding Porterville - The Red Disa Orchid, the official emblem of the Western Cape Province Rugby Union team.
Image with permission from Western Province Rugby
WP Jou Lekker Ding!


 

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