About Soaring Safaris

The core of our 2021/2022 season will be our Summer Performance Camp at Bloemfontein. The camp will start on Sunday 31st October 2021 and continue until Saturday 13th February 2022. This assumes that the COVID-19 Virus threat has diminished to the extent that International travel to and from South Africa is practical. We are accepting provisional bookings, but will only ask for deposits from July 2021 when, hopefully, the travel situation is more certain. Thereafter, in the event that the Covid situation changes and makes travel to South Africa impossible, any booking deposits and paid hire fees will be returned in full. 

Over the years we have learned, that there is a wide time window when long flights are possible. This stretches from the beginning of November and continues until the middle of February. To illustrate the point, on the 5th Nov 2013 we enjoyed the best day ever, four gliders managed a 1200km flight in our area at an average speed of 160 kph! On the 4th Nov 2019 Mannie McLauchlan captured the 1000km Out and Return African Continental Record at a speed 164.5kph and on the 12th February 2016 Anders Andersen set a new Danish 1000km triangle record at 156kph!  

So whether you are just starting out to get your silver distance or you are going for your 1000 Km, Bloemfontein is a great place to be. This exciting soaring is not just for the select few pilots, it is available to glider pilots with all levels of experience. We provide the expert help and the guidance necessary for you, to safely enjoy the excitement of gliding in South Africa.  

Soaring Safaris – Gliding With a Difference. 

To see what James Pengelly had to say after his first visit here in February read: Booker Newsletter Jan 2016