West Coast District

West Coast District


Leeuwenkop (also sometimes incorrectly referred to as Pampoenfontein) is the preferred Porterville alternative to Dasklip Pass as it is higher, faces more directly into the prevailing thermic cross-wind, and is generally safer for XC pilots.

Dasklip Pass

Based near the town of Porterville, this site offers at least four good flying days a week between November and March.


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