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Paragliding Basic License Course

The Winelands Paragliding Basic license course starts with the Three-day Introduction course. Once this is completed you can book training hours with one of our certified instructors to complete the license requirements. Once license requirements have been achieved to the Instructor’s standard, you can apply for a National Pilot License from the SACAA. This license is currently recognised in most countries around the world.

Age Limit 14

Certified Instructors

100% Weather Dependent

Hourly Rate

Equipment Rental Available

Moderate Fitness Required

Online Theory lectures

Internationally Recognised

Basic Paragliding License


Complete the Three-day Intro-course.

Pass the SAHPA Paragliding Basic License test with the assistance of online lectures and self-study.

Complete a minimum of 35 flights and a total of at least 4 hours of flight time.

At least 2 solo flights shall be in light thermic conditions and will be at least 10 minutes and 1 flight of 20 minutes duration each.

Complete the flight maneuvers which include big-ears, speedbar use and spot landings.

Pass the Basic Paragliding License Practical assessment.


It is critically important to fly the correct equipment. Not only are gliders designed and manufactured for specific purposes but there are also many individual factors to consider when choosing what equipment to purchase. An important part of our service is to make sure you are properly equipped.


Winelands Paragliding is the National dealer for Niviuk Paragliding equipment in South Africa. Niviuk is an established and leading brand, producing a wide range of new and innovative products. The company’s commitment to innovation and attention to detail ensures continued access to paragliding equipment of the highest performance and accessibility.


We can provide gear on a rental agreement. We can provide you with a paragliding harness, wing and helmet and will expect you to use it as instructed. Paragliding equipment requires careful use and can be dangerous. Gear rental is subject to availability of suitable equipment. Aspiring paragliding pilots are encouraged to invest in their own gear as soon as possible.


All our staff are passionate about what they do and receive continuous training to ensure we stay at the leading edge of our industry. Winelands Paragliding is a paragliding as well as powered paragliding school registered with the South African Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA) and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

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Paragliding Basic license Course hourly rate

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Optional Extras:
  • Winelands Paragliding T-shirt
  • Winelands Paragliding Trucker Cap
  • Full Package


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