Paragliding Porterville - Sites Guide

Flying Sites in and around Porterville

Most of the information from the paragliding Porterville sites are based on the Fresh Air Site Guide by Greg Hamerton which can be bought in Porterville. If you are coming to South Africa to paraglide then Gregs' book is recommedned.

Sites are listed in order of proximity to Porterville.

Site Name Driving Time
Dasklip Pass 20 minutes
Pampoenfontein/ Leeuwenkop 25 minutes
Piketberg 30 minutes
Koringberg 30 minutes
Groenberg 40 minutes
Bain's Kloof 1 hour
Paarl Rock 1.2 hour
Du Toit's Kloof 1.5 hours
Brandvlei Dam 1.5 hours
Ceres Mountain 2 hours
Van Rhyn's Pass 2.5 hours
Protea Farm, Montagu 3.0 hours
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Porterville Paragliding - Long Tailed Fiscal.

The Long-Tailed Fiscal is a member of the Shrike family and is a noisy, eye-catching bird with a very long graduated tail and strong bill.

It can often be seen be seen perched in Porterville's open countryside, telegraph poles and wires waving its long tail from side to side excitedly.

From these vantage points it watches for and then dives onto its prey of insects, lizards, snakes and bird chicks.

Fiscals hunt perched about two metres off the ground where they watch for and then dive onto their prey which is usually taken from the ground or from foliage, but rarely from the air.


 

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