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Uplands Launch

Uplands Paragliding Launch Site 

Uplands Paragliding Launch Site

Skywings Club Site

This is a great thermic site about 80m high, situated about 15km from Plettenberg Bay. The site is flyable in any south variation and being a bit further away from the sea than most of the other sites means some nice height gains is possible. It's also out of George ATC control and restrictions. Great flight are possible from this site, especially towards the east going Storms River ridges way. 


  • No commercial operations without permission of owner i.e no Tandems or training.
  • The owner has given control to local Skywings members and so one must call them before flying.

Piesang Valley

Piesang Valley Paragliding Launch Site

The site is not far from town and overlooks Piesang Valley. The take of is partly on the road and is small and there is not much room for error. The View is great looking towards Beacon Isle and Robberg. The flying can be good in a southerly wind and landing is either top landing or landing in the various open patches below amongst the houses and parks. I would not recommendt this site for new pilots.

GPS Coordinates:  34° 3'31.06"S   23°22'17.14"E