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?

Porterville Paragliding - The Common Blue Butterfly.



The Common Blue are small butterflies attracted to wet mud with other blues. They also like visiting the blue flowers of the Plumbago plant which is one of its larval foods.

Male wing upper sides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown with a row of red spots along the wing edges with some blue at the base of the wings.

The chrysalis is formed on the ground where it is attended to by ants which will often take it into their nests. The larvae create a substance called honey dew which the ants eat while the butterfly lives with them in the ant hill.


 

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