While some of us travel to faraway nations solely for paying a visit to the prominent tourist spots, there are others, who undertake trips primarily for indulging in the varied exciting activities of a particular destination. Well, if you belong to the latter, I would personally recommend you to tour to South Africa. This exceptionally beautiful country is a treasure-house of adventurous sports that have all potential to provide individuals with the right adrenaline rush as well as uplift their spirits. Among the many, one which has become a favorite of the modern-day enthusiasts is paragliding.
Since time immemorial, man has always dreamed of flying. While the invention of airplanes and helicopters did somewhat satiate this desire, it is only through paragliding that one got the true essence of being in the air. Floating through the white clouds and feeling gentle breeze brushing against your cheeks is surely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you do wish to participate in this activity, there are things that you must be acquainted with. Thus, please do buy some time and take a close look at the below-mentioned points.
• Do not confuse this activity with hang-gliding. Hang-gliders have a solid structure and it uses an aluminum frame so that the wing could acquire a V-shape whereas, paragliders have a soft structure with no definite internal frame. In addition, the former also has a slow flying speed than the latter.
• Do not confuse the concerned activity with parasailing. Parasails are simple parachutes that are used by people in the beaches, who are pulled by the boats. This sport does not allow enthusiasts to achieve heights more than a 100ft. On the other hand, a paraglider is much more dynamic, specifically designed to capture all the thermal rises to provide the necessary thrust.
• Most of us cannot muster the courage to participate in paragliding probably because the activity seems dangerous. Well, research has proved quite the contrary. The sport has emerged to be one of the safest airborne activities. With necessary training, maximum practice, and an adequate knowledge of the preventive measures, you can certainly hope to have the best flights.
• Although most of the harness-based activities stand to be uncomfortable, paragliding is quite the opposite. The activity allows you to be remaining bound to a seat, much cozier than the chair you are sitting on right now. Thus, I assure that the entire flight would be agreeable and there are hardly any chances of injuries.
Now that you have a grasp of the essential things, it is time for you to participate in this thrilling activity. An increasing number of individuals have recently admitted that powered paragliding in South Africa stands to be an incredible option.