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Drakensberg Soaring Club

General Information

Directions to the club from Durban.


Take the Western freeway to Pietermaritzburg. Past PMB on the ring road, past the Hilton turnoff, next turnoff to the left Southern Drakensberg.

At the stop-street turn left and head for Underberg going through, Boston, Bulwer and then Underberg.

Through Underberg on the main road heading for the mountains. Down the long straight, past Underberg Country Club on the right hand side, through the S bend after the long straight, Past the first turn-off to the right marked Drakensberg Gardens, over the bridge and take the next turn-off to the right marked Bushmans Nek.

As you turn right onto the dirt road, set your odometer to ZERO.

At 6kms turn left onto the D1 track.

At 8kms you will be more or less opposite the farm gate on your right hand side that leads to the hangers and clubhouse.

Before entering the gate please ensure that there are no gliders being launched across your pathway to the clubhouse. A flashing orange light on top of the Winch indicates that flying is in progress.

Travel time, 2.25 hours from Durban, 225 kms.


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Club Chairman


Tiberio Tedeschi

Chief Flying Instructor


Billy Whittal



Soaring Society of South Africa


The SSSA is the legal body to which you must belong as stipulated in law by the CAA for the pursuance of the sport & recreation of soaring / gliding in South Africa




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Membership Application (pdf)

Cost Information (pdf)