Just as in previous years, we’ll be going to South Africa again in February. The previous trips were such a success and they were always fully booked. We’ll make a paragliding safari through the southern part of South Africa with a group of maximum 18 persons (inclusive instructors).
Base of operations is Cape Town and surroundings, where we’ll make soar- and thermal flights for several days along the coast. For less experienced pilots there are some very nice training spots available.
Then we’ll travel in the direction of Wilderness (465km to the east), where we’ll do several soar and thermal flights along the rugged coastal line. Finally, we’ll visit Porterville, a fantastic XC spot along a very long ridge in the inlands. Every year distances from 20 up to 100 kilometers and more are flown here.
We are very flexible in where we fly. The exact order and locations are dependent on the wishes and experience of the group and of course weather.
Close to every flying site there are very nice wine farms, good restaurants and beautiful viewpoints, such as Cape Point, Table Mountain Cableway, the historical village Stellenbosch and the beautiful beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.
On non-flying days it’s also possible to arrange interesting trips or safaris. In the past years we’ve been to the famous Robben Island, drove with quads through the vineyards and cooled down during wakeboarding. It’s also possible to visit the magnificent city of Cape Town. There are plenty of things to do on non-flying days (although rare). The weather in February is summerly in Cape Town.
Local paragliding experts are available to us, both as guides and drivers, for guidance, weather information and advice. Our own Dutch instructors will also join, for personal guidance and instruction where necessary.
We’ve chosen South Africa because we want to offer a unique paragliding experience in a fantastic landscape, but not only available for the cracks. We also think that it’s important that all the facilities have similar quality as what we’re used to in Western Europe.
The total trip costs a considerable amount of money, but for that amount you’ll certainly get something very special. For most of us probably a once in a lifetime adventure.
This really is the ultimate paragliding holiday!
- Entry level: Club pilot+ | Good take off and thermalling skills and quite independent
- Dates: 16 February until 28 February 2020
- Ultimate subscription: 15 January 2020
- Costs: € 995,-
- Hire flight gear: € 455,-
- Inclusive: 2 weeks guidance from KNVvL (Dutch BHPA) instructors, local guides and instructor, cars with drivers
- Exclusive: Traveling costs and accommodation, local fuel costs, temporary SAHPA membership, site fees, meals
- Indication flight: Varying between € 500,- and € 1.300,- (dependent on airline and booking date)
- Indication accommodation: Bed & Breakfast approx. € 30 for shared room and approx. € 55,- for single room (at request limited available) p.p.p.n.
- Indication fuel costs: Approx. € 45,- p.p. per 2 weeks dependent on the travelling route and amount of km to drive)
- Indication site fees: Approx. € 40,- p.p. per 2 weeks (dependent on the travelling route and sites to fly)
- Indication SAHPA: Approx. € 35,- (temporary membership South African Hanggliding and Paragliding Association)
(costs are subject to change and dependent on the travelling route, the amount of km to drive and the exchange rate of the South African Rand)