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BEST PARAGLIDING EXPERIENCE IN WILDERNESS
Situated at the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains between the Kaaimans River and the Goukamma Nature Reserve, Wilderness is a quaint seaside village known for its superb long beaches and warm blue water where dolphins are often seen frolicking in the waves. Criss-crossed with many rivers, natural lakes and lagoons that add to the tranquillity and charm of the area. With even temperatures all year round, water birds breed here and wildlife abounds. It is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and adventure.
Renowned for it tranquil sea and beaches which stretch on forever, Wilderness has become a Internationally sought after holiday resort. As a paraglider – or paragliding student, it doesn’t get better than the Wilderness.
WALLEND-AIR BASECAMP: COME STAY WITH US
Wallend-Air Basecamp is perched atop the picturesque hills of Hoekwil, just up the hill from the iconic Wilderness Beach and the best paragliding sites in the country.
Come enjoy the sun, the quiet, the view and the fresh air of the mountains. Spend the days chasing the breeze, before serenading the days end, on the terrace, enjoying a glass of wine (or the best coffee ever, courtesy of barrista Pete), a good meal and great company.
Bed & Breakfast at the Wallend-Air House in George for ZAR 550 /night/ p sharing. Enquiries should be made when booking the course.
WHAT TO BRING
Closed shoes like trainers or hiking boots. Long or mid length jeans or shorts. T-shirts. Long-sleeve top. Jacket. Flip flops. Sunglasses, hat and buff, sunscreen, lots of water, snacks (apples, nuts, energy bars, biltong), basic licence manual, pen, attachable camera phone, proof of payment.
THINGS TO DO IN WILDERNESS
Wilderness is an ideal spot for adventure activities, mountain biking, whale and dolphin watching, forest tours with various hikes and walks. There is also a large selection of restaurants and nightlife for those who still have the energy to go out after an action-packed day. There are also plenty of good craft and food markets to stock up on supplies.
WHY CHOOSE WALLEND-AIR WILDERNESS
We believe that training in a safe environment (Wilderness, Kleinkrantz and Sedgeview) with a slow progression – from ground handling, dune hopping or ground skimming to doing flights from higher take off sites – is the best way to learn and improve your confidence and skill as a pilot. After your basic licence course we then introduce you to other Cape Town sites, like Lion’s Head, Porterville, Picketberg, Hermanus etc.