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 - Blue Lotus Water Lily.

The lovely Blue Lotus Water Lily is South Africas’ most common indigenous water lily and is found in ponds, rivers and dams in and around rural Porterville.

The water lily does not have true stems, the leaves grow on long petioles (leaf stalks) and one plant can spread over an area of about 1 metre.

White, mauve and pink are other colour forms that occasionally occur. The flowers are fragrant and visited constantly by bees for pollination. A fully open flower measures 15-20 cm across and lasts for about four days. Once flower buds rise to the water surface they open in the morning and close in the evening.


 

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