Just as in many 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 16 pilots (inclusive instructors).
Base of operations is Cape Town and surroundings, where we’ll make soar- and thermal flights along the coast. There’s a great range of flying sites in Cape Town area and often we get to fly a new site.
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 and many personal bests are broken.
We are very flexible in where we fly. The exact order and locations are depending on the wishes and experience of the group and of course weather. This makes every trip different and it’s never the same.
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 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!
- Pilot level: Club pilot+ | Autonomous launching, flying and landing in thermal conditions and a minimum of 5 flying hours in the previous year
- Dates: 9 February until 22 February 2024 (travel days Fridays 9 + 23 February 2024)
- Ultimate subscription: 30 June 2023
- Costs: €2.055
- 13 flying days with guidance from KNVvL (Dutch BHPA) instructors, local guide and instructor
- 14 nights in shared room with breakfast in own and external accommodation (surcharge single room at request limited available)
- Local transport and retrieval
- Fuel costs
- Site fees
- Touristic sightseeings
- Flights (varying between €850 and €1.450 (depending on airline and booking date)
- Airport transfer (approx. €30 (depending on private or shared transfer)
- Temporary membership SAHPA / South African Hanggliding and Paragliding Association (approx. €45)
- Local SIM-card (approx. €18)
- Lunch, dinner and drinks
Prices are subject to change and depend on the exchange rate of the South African Rand