Paragliding Porterville - Legal

To fly legally in Porterville or anywhere else in South Africa, you must have a current SAHPA (South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) license.  Your guide or group leader will obtain a 2 month permit for you.  Alternatively, you can contact us for assitance.

You must carry your SAHPA license and your flying association's flying license with you whenever you are flying.

The SAHPA license gives you:

  • The right to fly.
  • A radio license:
    • 141.600 mhz
    • 141.625 mhz
  • Casevac

Excluded:

  • Medical insurance.  It is advisable that you take out medical insurance from your country of origin.  Porterville does have a small but basic hospital.
  • Site fees.

Paragliding Porterville - Flatlands from the air
Porterville Flatlands by Dietmar Neumann.

Paragliding Porterville - A gaggle above town
A gaggle thermalling above town.

Did you know?

Porterville South Africa - Bushman rock painting.Image by Ceres Adventures

The earliest known humans inhabiting the Western Cape were ancestors of the indigenous San and Khoi peoples who lived throughout South Africa for tens of thousands of years before European colonisation.

Many examples of rock and cave art paintings illustrating the religious and social life of these people can be found in the Porterville region dating as far back as 4000BC.

Porterville South Africa - Bushman Rock Art.Image by Ceres Adventures


 

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