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 Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State Brazil
It constitutes the most attractive destination for tourists in the southern hemisphere, not only for its breathtaking landscape, its annual carnival and a variety of sights, buildings, museums and parks one can visit, but also for the choices of extreme sports it offers. If you are an adrenaline addict, by no means should you miss the chance to live the experience of hang gliding.
Hang gliding flights take place in Pedra Bonita, an astonishing ramp at Sao Conrado area, which is characterized by its natural beauty. Flying as a bird, you’ ll have the opportunity to admire the Tijuca Forest, the biggest urban forest in the world, as well as the view of great mountains meeting with beautiful beaches.
After landing at Sao Conrado beach, you may be refreshed with some coconut water as you watch others landing. The tour duration is about 3 hours and no previous experience is needed, since the whole flight is under the control of experienced pilots.
There is a passenger’s weight limit about 100 kg (220 lb), while the minimum age required is 18 years old- or 16, in case parents can sign the papers. Please have in mind that you should wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Finally, prices vary between high season (December 15th- March 15th) and low season (March 16th- December 14th).