S 32° 23. 255' - E 025° 07. 125'
Yes, Hoeksfontein Safari has taken to the sky. For the first time in the Pearston area, there were hang gliders and para gliders in the sky. Jumping from 1400 meters above sea level and gliding down for 400 meters turned out to be a wonderful experience.
Dr Stephan Ferreira from Port Elizabeth, South Africa: “We had lovely flights on two out of three days. This is raw, breathtaking African flying at its best. A harsh landscape, a big mountain with typical 4×4 access and plenty of thermal triggers that guarantee awesome Karoo flying. Hospitality and accommodation was top drawer and we could cry for our clubmates and friends that could not attend. At the end of the weekend we concluded that even if we did not get to fly at all, it is still worthwhile to do a weekend at Hoeksfontein. It is true soul food and we WILL be back. The Hawkwind Paragliding Weekend at Hoeksfontein exceeded all expectations – no real surprises here!”
Hannes Steyn, at 56, from Knysna, South Africa : “Thank You for sharing your part of the world with us. You couldn’t have chosen a better place for your lodge among the mountains, trees and next to the river. It’s an absolute haven to recharge your sole. Driving up the mountain through the indigenous trees is something to experience and then to arrive on top, spread your paraglider wing, hook the thermals and look down over the valleys and fly a personal best, is something to remember for a lifetime. I would love to come back to Hoeksfontein one day. You surely are a lucky guy to live here.”