2022 South African Pre World Cup - Porterville

South Africa, Porterville

11/12 - 17/12/2022
South Africa, Porterville
PWCA Class 1 - Pre World Cup Tour

  • Sunday, 11 December, 2022 to Saturday, 17 December, 2022

The Kaapse Buitepos Klub will be hosting the 2022 South African pre PWC, a FAI sanctioned CAT2 event. The seven day event will run from 11 to 17th December 2022,with no rest days. 10th December will be an official practice day; 9th December will be an unofficial practice day. Porterville, which is known as Africa's premier summer flying and XC competition site has hosted several South African Nationals, 6 Pre-PWC's (2011, 2012, 2017,2018 , 2019 and 2021

Local website : https://airtribune.com/2022-south-africa-pre-pwc/info

Flying Site

Porterville located in the South West of South Africa, in about 90 km from the Atlantic ocean, and 120 km North East of Cape Town. It offers a nice mixture of thermal and dynamic flying, offering big distance flights possible on the ridge and in the flats.
The town itself is situated in the vast Swartland valley stretching West, South and North. On the East it is bordered by the Winterhoek Mountain chain, that serves the natual barrier form Atlantic winds passing into the center of the country, known as the Karoo.
Pampoenfontein is the most commonly used take off site in and around Porterville.
It is the safer take off in anything south of west.
It is higher and faces more directly into the prevailing thermic cross-wind.
The latest record was beaten by Wim Verhoeve in January 2016. (Western Cape Record).

Take off Leuwenkop (also known as Pampoenfontein) - S32º55.616’ E19º02.235’, 800m (ASL).
Winds: W - SSW, thermic SE days.
Take off is a netted area in the fynbos. Top landing is possible.
Landing: Field in front of Take Off.
- It can be more cross and stronger than it seems on take-off.
- In summer, experienced guidance is highly recommended.
- It is not a beginner site.
- Drive North out of town.
- Turn right onto the dirt road sign posted "Dasklip Pass" after about 5km.
- Drive up the pass and around the back.
- After 5km take the track to the right.
- Park in the clearing and walk to take off.

Info source: http://www.flyporterville.info/
Also you can find some useful flying tips here. and in XCmag guide.

Selection And Entry


As many local pilots arrange their own recovery, we are introducing an option for pilots to use either the competition recovery, or their own. This way the organization can arrange for more efficient logistical infrastructure.

Competition Entry Fee, Recovery included:
Normal Registration: (Payment before 1st November 2022): ZAR 3700 (+- 230 Euro, $250)
Late Registration (Payment after 1st November 2022): ZAR 4600 (+- 290 Euro, $310)

Competition Entry Fee, Recovery excluded:
Normal Registration: (Payment before 1st November 2022 ): ZAR 2 900 (+- 180 Euro, $200)
Late Registration (Payment after 1st November 2022): ZAR 3 800 (+- 240Euro, $260)

Payments can be made to
Standard bank
George 050214
Account 10149317342

Payment can be made via Payfast (South Afr version of Paypal , totally secured) Herewith link for payment
Payment link fo payfast for payment after 1st November 2022 with full recovery


Payment link fo payfast for payment after 1st November 2022 without recovery


A minimum of 45 places will be allocated to international pilots (until 01 November 2022)
The Selection will be based on a first paid, first confirmed basis.

Pilot Requirements:
Valid FAI Sporting License
Valid SAHPA License (International pilots can register and apply online for a Foreign Pilot Permit valid for 60 days here)
Medical Insurance

Equipment Requirements:
Glider Classification: EN, CCC, Open (see restrictions under prizes section)
Certified Harness
2m radio

Livetracking application installed on smart-phone for live tracking (or GPS with livetracking). Details will be confirmed later
If using a phone to Livetrack, bring along an external battery pack to ensure your phone battery lasts for the whole task, as well as local sim card. (Vodacom is best for area coverage).

Telegram application installed on smart-phone for competition communication and recovery assistance. Telegram app

Included in competition fee:
Transportation to take-off (if using official transportation option)
Recovery (if using official transportation option)
Map with waypoints
Live tracking (limited)

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if competition is cancelled
If pilot cancel before 15th November 2022 refunded in full , no refund after

General Schedule

Registration and and Prize giving Schedule

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th Dec
16:00 - 19:00 - Registration on both days
Saturday 10th Dec
09:00 - Practice day
18:00 - Competition Briefing
Venue: Flyer's Lodge

Saturday , Dec 17, 2022
18:00 - Scoring Closes
19:00 - Closing Ceremony/Prize Giving
Venue: TBC

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule
(pilots will be notified if times change)
08:00 - Transport leaves the meet centre for take-off.
10:00 - Task briefing
11:00 - Window opens
12:00 - Race starts
16:00 - Land by time/Scoring Opens
19:00 - Scoring closes
21:00 - Provisional Results


In Town
Elephant Cottage.
A self-catering cottage in town sleeping 6. +2782 922 1737, pate@mailzone.co.za

House on farm just outside town sleeps 10. +2772 600 5685, alanamyburgh@gmail.com

The Stable
Seperate Entrance in Town sleeps 4. +2784 049 5757, thestableporterville@gmail.com

Mayors Manor
Self catering cottage in town sleeps 5. +2792 551 3460, Louiseroelofse91@gmail.com

De Herberg Guest House
+2722 931 3187

Flyers' Lodge
+2722 931 3416, realflyerslodge@gmail.com

Home World B&B & Self Catering
+2783 564 3018

Isabella's Self Catering
+2782 564 4749, isabeldutoit@vodamail.co.za

Melanie's Home Stay
+2782 790 6079

Mountain View Guest House
+2722 931 2626, info@mountainviewbb.co.za

The Palms
+2722 931 2282

Porterville Hotel
+2722 931 2178, portervillehotel@telkomsa.net

Rendezvous Guest House
+2722 931 3484, rendezvous@cybersmart.co.za

+2782 921 8316

Twin Trees Guest House
+2782 304 6868, laatson.marni@gmail.com

Villa Cho-Co-Latt
+2722 931 3877, hauptfleischj@gmail.com

Porterville high school ( boarding Hostel), very affordable solution contact Jean jean@porterhs.co.za

Welkom Self Catering Unit
+2783 236 6246

Out of Town
Laatson & Waterval Camping & Chalets
+2722 931 2339

Mooi Berg Plaas
+2783 542 7700

Peace of Africa
+2722 931 2181

Voorberg Self-Catering Guest House
+2722 931 8133

On the Mountain
Beaverlac Camping & Cottages
+2722 931 2945, ​beaverlac.kantoor@gmail.com​

Berghoff Fynbos Farm Chalets
+2783 954 5276, margot@berghoff-fynbos.co.za

Cedar Peak Cottages
+2721 438 7702

Coen's House & Heidedal Homestead
+2783 630 8217

Groot Winterhoek Mountain Conservancy
+2721 483 0190, www.capenature.co.za

Pampoenfontein Farm Cottages
+2721 689 7792, gemmac@mweb.co.za

Tygerkloof Cottage - Groot Winterhoek
+2783 946 6050


the Flyers Lodge
87 Voortrekker Str
Porterville 6810

By Plane
The nearest airport to Porterville is Cape Town International Airport.
Cape Town Airport Info
From here you can take a car or hire a taxi to get to Porterville.

By Car
Google Maps directions
As you exit the Airport Oval, continue onto Airport Approach Road towards the N2, Settlers Way.
After 1.8km, merge onto Settlers Way South towards Somerset West.
After 4.0 km, take exit 22A to merge onto R300 North, toward Bellville.
After 16 km, exit right to merge onto N1 East, toward Paarl, Worcester.
Drive for 21 km, and take exit 47 onto R44 toward Wellington, Stellenbosch
Turn left onto Adam Tas Street / R44 (North) toward Wellington.
After 23 km, turn left onto Stokery Road (R44) toward Wellington, Porterville.
After 41 km, turn left onto R44 toward Gouda, Porterville
After 35 km, you have reached the town of Porterville.

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