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Hang Gliding in Magaliesburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Thermals:
1-5m/3.2-16ft per second
Altitude:
1554m/5100ft AMSL
Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, yet its economic power house. It is located in the heart of South Africa's Highveld Region and is highly urbanized and densely populated. Gauteng offers to its visitors an option to explore the hustle and bustle of its urban life or the natural attractions outside its main cities, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Johannesburg
13.6km/8.4miles 20 minutes
Head east towards Delvers St and take the 2nd left onto Error St. Turn left to take M31 and continue with M31 then turn right onto Ring Road west taking the right onto Fore St and then continue to take the left onto Launceston Rd and onto Gauteng.
BY AIR
Oliver Tambo International Airport(Johannesburg),
24.8km/15.4miles
BY TRAIN

The Gautrain station links the airport to other metropolitan cities in the area. There is a transit terminal between domestic and international terminal

Schools

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