Background & history

South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) promotes, protects and administers the of aviation sport and recreational in South Africa.


  • paragliders (PG)
  • hang gliders (HG)
  • powered paragliders (PPG)
  • powered hang gliders (PHG)
  • para-trikes (PT)

All pilots that part take in these sports must be licensed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), as required by the Civil Aviation Act. Please see Authority, Mandate & Governance for more information.