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
Did you know?

Paragliding Porterville - A landing Red Locust on the Porterville ridge.



The immature adult Red Locust is a brown colour which gets deeper and redder with age.

Swarms only fly during the day at temperatures above 26ºC but solitary locusts prefer to fly alone in the dark.

Swarms of Red Locusts rarely travel more than 20-30 kilometres in one day. Swarming females often lay eggs at night, their youngsters immediately capable of "hopping" hundreds of metres every day.

The last widespread plague occurred in Southern Africa from 1930-1944 when almost all of South Africa was invaded.


 

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Date : 2018/08/15
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Temp : 10.4 °C
Dew : -20 °C
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