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Garden Route District

Garden Route District

Map of Africa

A mellow site with a fantastic view, overlooking the tranquil Indian Ocean and the holiday town of Wilderness. A favourite for flying schools.


An area of sand-dunes used for flying training, with the 7km ‘Paradise ridge’ bordering it to the east, offering hours of non-stop smooth soaring.


A tricky site with better XC potential than the nearby Map of Africa, being one ridge back from the coast. Originally graded as Sport pilots only, it is challenging.


A surprisingly thermic site with a grassy launch and ample space for top-landing. The site has steep, forested slopes which...

Buffels Bay

Soaring on Sand dunes Geography Wind Launching and Landing The small official and best take off (https://maps.app.goo.gl/z5K6Fmr6FhsoX6dV6) is 500m NNE...


Soaring on a long, low shrub-covered ridge that runs along the beach. WIND: S – SW GPS +- S34o04.42’ E23o01.167’...

Gericke’s Point

Gericke's Point is a premium launch site which offers a wide range of soaring opportunities with magnificent views.


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