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 Magaliesburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
Magaliesburg is home to the Magalies Gliding Club which operates at the Orient Airfield. Gliding here is weather dependent. The spot, that is the airfield, lies at 5100 ft/1554 m above mean sea level and enjoys some of the best thermal soaring conditions.
More often than not, flying days offer thermals between 1-5 m/3.2-16 ft per second climbs as high as 15000 m/49213 ft above mean sea level (AMSL). Regular distance covered is 300 km/186 mi, however there have been cases where pilots have been able to cover 500-700 km/311-435 mi flights.
The spot normally operates during weekends and works on a first come first served basis.
Relevant activites based in South Africa
This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!