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 - Red-Veined Dropwing Dragonfly.

The Red-Veined Dropwing and Skimmer dragonflies are both common dragonfly species living in South Africa and can often be found on the fringes of Porterville’s dams and ponds.

Red-Veined Dropwing females are usually a dull orange colour while the males are typically red bodied with red leading wings.

Paragliding Porterville - Skimmer Dragonfly.

Skimmer Dragonflies are strong, fast flyers and are normally seen skimming low over the water's surface. Skimmers mate in flight and the female will lay her eggs while skimming over the water.


 

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