A birds eye view of Magaliesburg

If you’re a bit of an adrenalin junkie and you think that the sensation of being airborne would be a thrill, then extreme air sports may be the thing for you. Gauteng has some beautiful sites that can be viewed from up above, so why not include this activity in your agenda? It will certainly be a talking point – and probably a highlight – of your visit, in the real sense of the word.

Maximising take-off heights to fly may mean trekking to the tops of hills and mountains so that ridge lifts and thermal flying can be mastered. When flying near a mountain or hill, the oncoming wave of wind can be caught as it lifts you clear of the ridge, resulting in hours of fun spent flying along the front of the ridge. Pilots then graduate to flying in thermals – pockets of hot air heated by the ground that ascend rapidly. By using thermals, pilots are able to travel great distances at altitudes as high as 4km (about 2.5mi).

Air-sport operators are required to adhere to strict safety standards and maintain great safety track records in satisfying thrill-seekers

from the air over magaliesburg