The Garden Route offers some of the best flying sites suitable to practice and learn or improve your top landing skills with your paraglider. The consistent and dense wind along the coast and at sea level makes it easy to use the wind drift and land slow. There is a few things you should keep in mind though. The wind can pick up quickly and if misjudged lead to tree and bush landings.
Below you will find a picture above the Sedgefield take-off site. There are many ways to top land and you might see pilots approach in a different way. For beginners and students it has shown that this approach below is the safest. If you are new to top landing, practice with the same approach pattern until you are confident. Keep in mind that the wind direction and speed can change during the day.
Due to pasing high pressure systems, wind usually changes from South Westerly to South Easterly directions as the day progresses. Adapt your figure eight approach and make sure your figure 8 legs are 90 degrees towards the wind direction.