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 - Speckled Mousebird.

The Speckled Mousebird is common in South Africa where it is a regular visitor to Porterville gardens and habitats feeding mainly on fruit.

These are very social birds, feeding together, engaging in mutual preening and accompanying each other when they go to ground to dust bathe.

A breeding couple are helped by 2-6 helpers, usually young birds from previous clutches although half are not even related!!

Mousebirds like to hang in trees with a monkey-like grip directing their bellies upwards to make the most of chilly winter sunshine.


 

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