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 - Bergrivier vineyards in winter.

The Bergrivier area of the Western Cape is scattered with vineyards and Porterville has its own winery and cellar. The winery plays a key role in the planting and managing of the vineyards on regional farms to ensure that the cellar receives the correct quantities and quality of grapes.

The principal varieties of grape grown locally are Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The area also produces Pinotage wines and new cultivars, such as Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are being produced in greater volumes to satisfy the demand for quality red wines.


 

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Date : 2017/07/21
Time : 02:42:40
Temp : 9.3 °C
Dew : -31 °C
Wind Dir : NNE
Vmin : 2 km/h
Vmax : 14 km/h
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