Rising from the Eastern Cape and running along the Kwazulu-Natal's western border, the Drakensberg mountain range is the highest in South Africa, standing at 3482 m/11424 ft in height. The mountains are capped by a layer of basalt at 1400 m/4593 ft thick and offers amazing flora and fauna.
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Hang Gliding in Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein, Free State South Africa
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
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.
If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.
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