South Africa with its mountains, coastline and wide open spaces is a paradise for paragliders and delta pilots.
Go to meet nature and be able to fly over it, an adventure full of beauty, astonishment and encounters, with grandiose landscapes that will make you want to explore them through the air.
The preserved natural areas in which you will evolve throughout your stay are wonderful places to perfect your technique and long flights of which you will keep the benefits for a long time!
The record hunters meet up for the flight season from October to March with flights of over 500km possible.
But for the lambda pilot, it's also a way to discover South Africa off the beaten path and in very safe conditions.
I propose several itineraries for experienced and autonomous pilots. You fly with your equipment.
I take advantage of my experience in the field to take you to the right sites when the weather is the most conducive for beautiful flights.
We go in small groups of 5 to 8 people. on board a minibus and the equipment is in a closed trailer.
In addition, you will benefit from individualized advice to your possible problems thanks to the presence of a qualified and experienced instructor with more than 15 years of flight on these sites. Finally, you can take advantage of the group to learn and share among you flight techniques and tactics put in place by everyone.
Only one goes fast, but as a group we are going far I am here for recovery, no extra for those who have gone far, just a drink for less fortunate friends and there is good wine and good beer in South Africa ;)
Homestay accommodation for a meeting with South Africans who always receive us with smiles and kindness. Shared room to two max.
Evening meals and breakfast are prepared by our hosts or we go to the restaurant, lunch is not included in the rate because often it's flying time.
Paragliding Traveling course
From 12 to 25 November 2019
14 days - € 1750 (excluding flight, half-board)
Pilots level: APPI 3/4, advanced pilot with minimum 100 hours of flight
8 places: already 7 registered, there is 1 place left.
Soaring beachfront at Wilderness and Durban, Cross in thermal over the Karoo desert at Graaff Reinet, Thermo-dynamic on the private site of Stagger Inn and Bulwer in the Drakensberg will help you open up to feel and expand your perception of the air around you.
Half board, because breakfast and dinner are very hearty, lunch is often in flight so everyone is preparing are snack following envy.
Are not included in the price of the course: Drink, lunch, other activities you would like to do.
Day 1 arrival in Port Elizabeth
Day 2 to 5 flight at Wildrness area at Paradise Ridge, Sedgfield, Map of Africa ...
Beachfront accommodation next to the Paradise Ridge takeoff, pure soaring on the sand dunes if the wind allows it, but also thermo-dynamic
Perfect for a first flight in South Africa and checking each one's equipment.
Day 6 to 8 Graaff Reinet Above the Karoo Desert (Thermal Guaranteed)
Accommodation in a beautiful property in Graaff Reinet. Early morning visit National Park before flights.
Day 9 and 10 Stagger Inn piedmont Drakensberg, in a private reserve you will be greeted by my friend Zoliswa who manages this beautiful property of 25 000 ha. Thermo-dynamic flight and safari on foot accompanied by a guide.
Accommodation in a beautiful property lost in nature.
Day 11 to 13 Bulwer Thermodynamic flight in the Drakensberg mountains. A breathtaking decor, thermal appointments with ceilings above 3000m, it is a magical place for paragliding. Accommodation at the foot of the flight site.
Day 14 Departure from Durban
If it does not fly:
- Small mountain hikes (fauna, flora, Bushmen paintings, etc.)
- Canoeing on Wilderness Lakes
- Wildlife research in Karoo National Parks and Stagger inn
- And many other surprises throughout the trip.
But flying is priority!
For those who want to follow me, 4 more days to visit the parks of iMfolozi and St Lucia north of Durban. On the program are the big five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and many other animals ...
Price 125 € / day all inclusive (accommodation, transport, meals and entrance to the parks)