Porterville Paragliding Sites - Protea Farm


View of the Koo Valley, northern take off.

SITE NAME: Protea Farm, Koo Valley.
DESCRIPTION: Mountain and flatland flying.  The Koo Valley is on the northern side.  Robertson Valley is on the southern side.

SAHPA GRADING:
 - North: PG BASIC under guidance (IPPA3).
 - South: PG SPORT (IPPA4).

WIND: NW to NE. SW to SE.
GPS: S33º44.00’ E19º54.00’.
ALTITUDE: 1415m AMSL.
AIRPACE:
- Ceiling:
  - FACT TMA B - FL145/FL195.
- Nearby:
  - 10km S:
     - FAD 157 - SFC to FL70.
     - Robertson Parachuting DZ - SFC to FL115.
LAUNCH: Wild.  No markings, no netts.
LANDING: No official landing.
CAUTIONS:
- South Side:
   - Big mountain flying.
   - Can be cross despite appearing to be on.
   - Clouds can be due to leeward separation.
   - Ensure the macro meteorology is on.
- Can be windy at Montagu.
DIRECTIONS:
- via Robertson (Quickest from Cape Town).
- via De Doorns.
CARETAKER: Kaapse Buitepos Klub
SITE RULES:
- Private Land. (Pierre Burger 083 653 8565).
- Access with prior approval only.
- Restricted departure times.
- Prestine nature.  Leave no footprints.
SITE FEES: R150 per vehicle going up.
SITE RECORD: Ant Allen, 68km, Nov. 2014.
FLIGHTS: Leonardo Filter.

 

The Koo Valley, looking towards Montagu.

Did you know?

Paragliding Porterville - The Disa Uniflora Orchid found in the Porterville mountains.

Porterville is home to a very rare flower, the Disa Uniflora Orchid.

The sulphur-yellow Disa can only be found in one small colony and is extremely scarce because its colour does not attract the Mountain Pride Butterfly responsible for its pollination.

The Red Disa Orchid or “Flower of the Gods” is the official emblem of the Western Province Rugby Union Team and is displayed on the players’ jerseys.

Paragliding Porterville - The Red Disa Orchid, the official emblem of the Western Cape Province Rugby Union team.
Image with permission from Western Province Rugby
WP Jou Lekker Ding!


 

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