Get Adobe Flash player

George

Montagu (Leopards Leap)

Skywings Club Members Only. Please apply for membership before flying this site.

 

Application forms available at:
Wilderness Hydro and Spa,
Fynboskruin - Sedge Links Golf Course.
                    
 
Montagu paragliding site is situated 15km from Montagu along the R 63 towards Ladysmith. The access for the gate is at the farmers house and a fee of R30-00 per person per day is needed to access the road that goes to South and North facing sites. The South is about 900m and is tricky. The North is about 250m and just off the road. The site was discovered and pioneered by Deon Borrett while visiting Monatgu with family. One or two good flights have been had at the North site and it has potential. The South is better and is ideal for Summer flying.
 
Height South 900m North 250m (Leopard leap)
Dangers: Site is still new so don't know anything about local conditions.
 
Contact Deon Borrett: 072 199 0622

 

Tolberg Paragliding Launch Site

Skywings Club Members Only. Please apply for membership before flying this site.

Application forms available at:
Wilderness Hydro and Spa,
Fynboskruin - Sedge Links Golf Course.
                     
 

Tolberg paragliding site is a thermic site situated a few kilometres outside of George, just off the pass on the way to Oudsthoorn. The site was collectively discovered and flown by a few senior pilots in Skywings and a windsock was erected and take off cleared by members. The site is accesssed by a path and a strenuous 200m hike up the hill next to the radio mast. This site is our main site to access the mountain range of George called the Outeniquas. Please call the club just to let them know you are flying there for safety reasons. The potential is there to fly a 100km flight. Tricky landings please check grading for site. No Students.

 

Grading : Basic 200 flights with 5 sign off.

Height: 80m

Wind direction speed: 10-25 S SE

GPS coordinates:  33°54'44.75"S   22°24'23.07"E

Dangers:  Getting blown over sharp ridge. Not communicating and getting lost or injured in mountains. Radio and cellphone a must! Mountains are massive we will not find you easily if injured.

 

Records: We don't have an official site record but it's between 20-25 km by local members of the club.


 

George Peak

Skywings Club Members Only. Please apply for membership before flying this site.

Application forms available at:
Wilderness Hydro and Spa,
Fynboskruin - Sedge Links Golf Course.
 
 
George Peak paragliding site is situated next to the George Communication tower above the town of George in the Garden Route. The site was discovered and test flown by Johnnie and Deon Borrett who got the initial agreements in place that was ratified by the Skywings Club and the relevant landowners. The site is about 70-80m above the landing zone which forms a ledge, but the site sits about 300m from the valley below. The problem at the moment is that the plantation forest growth has put landing zone in rotor and shadow and makes for tricky landings. The site has delivered some nice flights and has immense XC potential. Access is through the gate and permission must be arranged with Cape Nature. At present the site is not really used in favour of Tolberg. Skywings used to have an annual hike and fly off George Peak launching just below the peak. This has now stopped due to the path becoming overgrown and conservation has moved the path to a much longer route.
 

Grading: Basic 200 flights with 5 sign offs.

Height: 70m 360 ASL

Wind direction and speed: 10-25 km SE S SW

GPS coordinates:  33°54'25.25"S   22°27'36.24"E

Records: No official records yet, but flights of 20-30km have been done by club members, so come and make your mark and fly some distance.

Contact: Skywings Site Liason.