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?

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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  Take-Off (IWeather):
Date : 2017/11/25
Time : 05:44:37
Temp : 15 °C
Dew : 0 °C
Wind Dir : NE
Vmin : 33 km/h
Vmax : 70 km/h
Vavg : 51 km/h
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