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.
Delta or paragliding touring course
From October to March
14 days - € 1750 (excluding flight, half-board)
Soaring seaside flights to Wilderness, thermal cross along rugged ridges to Porterville or over the Karoo Desert at Graaff Reinet will help you open up to more feelings and expand your perception of the air who surrounds you.
Half board, because breakfast and dinner are very rich, the lunch is often in flight so everyone is preparing snacks following envy.
Not included in the price of the course: Drink, lunch, entry of National Parks, other activities you would like to do.
Days 1 and 2 arrival and flight in the Cape (Hermanus, Sir Lory's pass): Thermodynamics by the sea
Perfect for a first flight in South Africa and checking the equipment of each, accommodation by the sea
Days 3 to 6 flights to Porterville. Site where every year is organized an international competition.
Accommodation homestay at the foot of the flight site, cross more than 100 km possible, for beginners 35 km are within their reach.
Days 7 to 10 Wildrness (soaring) at Paradise Ridge, Sedgfield, Map of Africa ...
Beachfront accommodation next to Paradise Ridge takeoff, pure soaring on the sand dunes if the wind allows it, but also thermodynamics.
Days 11 to 13 Graaff Reinet above the Karoo Desert (thermal guaranteed)
Accommodation in a beautiful property in Graaff Reinet
Day 14 departure from Port Elizabeth
If it does not fly:
- Small mountain hikes (fauna, flora, Bushmen paintings, etc.)
- Visit of the Cape of Good Hope
-Degustation of wine in Franschoek
- Search for wild animals in Karoo and Addo National Parks
- And many other surprises throughout the trip.
But fliying is priority!