Wilderness is considered South Africa’s best site for coastal flying, particularly from August to May. A basic license paragliding course lasts 7-10 days, weather depending-or you can do a 1-day introductory course, or take a one-off tandem flight with a qualified instructor. There are a number of good outfits, including www.flytimeparagliding.com and www.cloudbase-paragliding.co.za.