Gericke’s Point

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

Accessing the Site

  • When arriving at the gate please phone 069 300 8987 (the number is also on the gate) and ask for the gate to be opened.
  • DO NOT DRIVE TO THE TAKEOFF SITE. Drive to the lodge and park at the lodge. Please note the speed limit on the road is STRICTLY 30km/h. The lodge has safari vehicles with their guests and are regularly on the roads, so please be careful.
  • Once at the lodge you will be required to sign an indemnity form and pay the daily fee at the
  • Only pilots who have a valid SAHPA membership will be able to use the site, please ensure you have your SACAA license and SAHPA Membership Card with you.
  • Pilots will be transported in an official lodge vehicle to the launch site.
  • If you land on the beach, the lodge will organise collection to bring you back to either the
    launch site, or your vehicle.
  • The launch site is a strictly “NON-SMOKING” site and anyone smoking at the
    launch site will be banned.
  • The daily fee is R200 and includes a free beer or a free coffee/tea at either the Bistro or the Fynbos Bar in the main lodge should the bistro not be operational on the day.
  • You are encouraged to enjoy the offers of the Fynbos Bar in the main lodge and the Bistro.
  • The Bistro is currently open on Sundays and will be open daily from 15th December to the 7th January.

Wind Direction

  • Wind direction South-East to East
  • Maximum wind speed 22km/h

Airspace Restrictions

  • Maximum ceiling 465 m ASL


  • Landing zone is at the car park to the East of take-off
  • Respect the land owners property and rights at all times, preserve the fauna and flora.


  • Take off minimum two meters from the edge
  • Sudden gusts of wind, watch the water for warning
  • Sudden wind directional changes
  • Top landings are difficult be aware of wind shadow and turbulence


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IMPORTANT: The SAHPA Site Guide is not a substitute for a detailed site briefing from an instructor or experienced local pilot. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and relevance of information contained herein, pilots are reminded that the SAHPA Site Guide is based on a volunteer effort to make information freely available to the community and thus information may be out of date. Pilots are still required to use their discretion and common sense, and validate the information with each club.

Many of the sites described in the SAHPA Site Guide are privately owned. The landowner reserves the right to limit access to the site.