Take to the skies on this unforgettable tandem paragliding experience, taking off from either Signal Hill or Lion's Head!
- (Cape Town)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This tandem paragliding experience, in Cape Town, is a chance to enjoy the unique sensation of free flight. Launch from Lion's Head or Signal Hill, and glide serenely with stunning views of city, mountain, and coastline.
At the prearranged location, you'll be met by your instructor and briefed on what to expect during the flight. You'll then make your way to the launch point, where you'll be fastened to the pilot's harness, ready for take off. If there's a good wind, you'll only take a few steps, before the canopy inflates - and you have lift off! Taking advantage of naturally rising air currents, your pilot will guide you in lazy circles - giving you plenty of opportunity to admire the scenery and take photos. Free of noisy engines or propellers, they'll happily answer any questions you have concerning flying conditions or techniques. Otherwise, you can just sit back and enjoy the ride in peace, before finally returning to solid ground.
The Tandem Paragliding Experience, in Cape Town, offers an unforgettable bird's-eye perspective, and an Experience Days voucher makes a thrilling gift for adventure seekers as young as ten.
Tandem flights are available to be booked on regular dates throughout the year, subject to weather conditions.
Minimum age: 10
Minimum weight: 25kg
Maximum weight: 115kg
No previous paragliding experience is necessary.
Experience Duration: 00:15
Time at Venue: 00:45
The paraglide itself can last anywhere between 5 - 30 minutes, but please arrive approximately 15 minutes before your scheduled flight time.
Participants: The Tandem Paragliding Experience in Cape Town is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Pilots take one passenger at a time.
Couples or small groups may be possible depending on availability of additional pilots.
Please wear closed shoes and dress according to the weather (bearing in mind it's colder in the air).
You are advised to bring sun block, water, hat and sunglasses.
Paragliding is a weather dependent activity, so if the pilot deems it unsafe to fly the experience will be rescheduled.
The flight is also more weather dependent for heavier passengers, so please bear in mind the experience may be cancelled for some and not others.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
I can't believe how much fun this was! I was pretty nervous about jumping off of Signal Hill, but a friend talked me into it. Before I had a chance to change my mind, I had a harness on and was strapped to a paragliding professional. After a quick run down the hill we were airborne and soaring over Sea Point! It was pretty amazing and I can't wait to try it again!
This was nowhere near the top of my list of things to do in Cape Town. Until I landed, then I wanted to go back up and do it again! The take off is a little tricky and intimidating since you have to do all the running but once airborne the views are worth all the nerves. Friendly staff and a great 'pilot'.
I was really nervous about paragliding but it couldn't have gone more smoothly. From the moment you arrive the staff are professional and make you feel comfortable, so by the time you're running off the mountain you don't feel scared at all! Josh was a fantastic pilot and pointed out loads of interesting stuff as we glided along. Can't recommend this experience enough for Capetonians!
If you live in Cape Town then it's guaranteed you've seen paragliders running off the edge of Signal Hill and swooping down to land at Sea Point, but did you know for only R1300 you can have a go yourself? That's exactly what we did on Saturday the 3rd of March, joining Skywings Paragliding for the ultimate aerial experience.
We met Jody bright and early at 9am where we got signed in and harnessed up, then introduced to our tandem instructors. My pilot was called Josh, and he kindly explained exactly what happens throughout the take-off, flight, and landing (I think he could tell I was a bit nervous!), whilst filming us pre-flight on a Go-Pro. There are a few paragliding companies who operate from the same launch-site, so we patiently waited our turn while the people before us made their jumps.
Take-off was the part I was most apprehensive about, but it was actually incredibly easy - you just start running down the hill, then suddenly your feet aren't on the floor anymore! If you think the views from Signal Hill are impressive, they're nothing compared to the 360 panorama around you, and the entire city spread out beneath your dangling feet.
Josh was super chatty throughout the flight, pointing out interesting buildings and talking about the paragliding industry - you could tell he was extremely passionate about the sport. As we sailed out over the Atlantic he asked if I was happy for him to perform some 'manoeuvres' (of course I said yes), so we swooped and dipped at high speeds with the ocean glittering below - it was amazing!
Landing was also surprisingly easy, we simply drifted towards the ground then touched down on foot - not quite the epic faceplant I had anticipated. I can honestly say paragliding in Cape Town is one of the best experiences I've ever participated in, and am so glad I had the nerve to go for it - I implore everyone to do the same! Huge thanks to Jody and Josh for organising such an incredible day.
As long as you notify the paragliding company at the time of booking that you'd like to fly at the same time, then yes the instructors will be able to arrange this. Please note it is one passenger per instructor.
The paragliding experiences lands at Seapoint opposite Winchester Mansions.
Yes you'll be driven back to the launch site, but you must make your own way there for the initial take-off.