Hang Gliding in Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein, Free State South Africa

Visibility :
100km/62mi and more
The Free State is situated on the flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. Known locally as the "breadbasket" of South Africa, it is an agricultural city and most of its land lies at 1000 m/3281 ft above sea level. It is the land of rugby, sunny skies and characterized by a continental climate, with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.

Bainsvlei is located at 10 km/6.2 mi from Bloemfontein, Free State’s capital. The spot is popular for it clear skies, a dry and consistent climate and an endless panorama, making it a popular spot for gliding adventures. It boasts magnificent cloud formations and air currents and is considered to provide the most consistent gliding conditions in South Africa.

The soaring season is from the end of October to late January, allowing for long cross country flights. Elevation point stands at 1380 m/4526 ft and visibility extends at 100 km/62 mi long or more. Advance booking is necessary to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to ride the thermals like a majestic bird!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Johannesburg
314km/195miles 3hours 13minutes
Head east towards Delvers St. Take the 2nd left onto Errors St and then turn left onto M31, continue with M31 to merge onto M2 via the ramp. Take exit 9 to merge onto M1 towards Bloemfontein. Then take exit 67 to merge onto N1/N12. Slight right on N1 and take the ramp on N5/R708. Continue with R708 and turn left on to Free State.
Bloemfontein Airport,

Free State’s main train station is in Bloemfontein and situated on the corner of Maitland and Harvey Streets, at the east of Kings Park.


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