Cape Town Tandem Paragliding
About Cape Town Tandem Paragliding
Can you think of a better way to appreciate the full glory of Cape Town than from the air? Didn’t think so. Paragliding in Cape Town is one for the bucket list and packs a powerful punch of adrenalin to boot.
If you’re ready to take the plunge, Cape Town Tandem Paragliding is ready to help you soar to new heights on your African adventure.
This reputable, owner-run company has been in operation since 2007 and is fully licensed and registered, with an excellent safety record. Cape Town Tandem Paragliding, a member of Cape Town Tourism, is a SANParks registered operator and only employs SAHPA certified instructors.
Here’s what people are saying about this well-established operator:
- “It was safe and an amazing experience. The guys are very professional and experienced with safety being paramount” – Sewpersads
- “Wonderful experience. Very professional, friendly and safe” – Matteetraveller
- “It was just exhilarating and worth every penny” – ALYC86
Along with all these credentials, Cape Town Tandem Paragliding is a disabled-friendly operation and has helped people with paraplegia, quadriplegia and prosthetics to enjoy this incredible experience.
No matter who you are, you’ll be doing yourself a favor if you opt for this exciting activity in Cape Town. Like skydiving, paragliding is one of those things you have to try at least once – but, be warned; it’s pretty addictive.
Cape Town Paragliding Options
Cape Town Tandem Paragliding offers paragliding services from both Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, depending on which direction the wind is blowing. Whichever angle you approach it from, the views over the coastline and city bowl are worth every moment of pre-launch anxiety. If you’re lucky, and the wind is in your favor, you may even get to sail past Table Mountain.
When you take a passenger seat on this adventure, you need only follow the instructions provided by your pilot, hang in there and enjoy the views. Take off involves little more than jogging a few steps and you’ll come down to earth at a suitably grassy and soft landing spot.
If you want to record your brave feat for posterity, you can arrange for the whole thing to be filmed via Go-Pro. Your pilot will take care of everything, and afterwards, you can decide whether you want to keep the video and photos or not.
Unfortunately, paragliding is strictly weather-dependent, so be flexible when booking this outing.
The following pricing options are currently in effect for paragliding in Cape Town:
- Tandem Paragliding Flight – R1 300
- Transfers – R200.00
- Go-Pro videos and photos – R300
To book, you’ll need to pay a deposit of R300 and afterwards, you can buy a T-shirt to prove that you’ve done the deed for a further R200
If you know of someone who needs a little lift in their life, you can gift them with a paragliding experience. The vouchers cost R 1 300.
What to Bring
You don’t need any experience at all to take part in Cape Town paragliding, your pilot/instructor will take care of everything, making sure you know exactly what to do. All safety gear is provided; all you need to bring along is:
- Closed shoes, preferably running shoes
- Long pants
- A light jacket
- Sun cream, a hat and sunglasses
You can bring your own camera but make sure you fasten it to yourself securely; camera’s falling out of the sky are a no-no. It’s unlikely that you’ll remember to take any snaps during all the excitement though, so if you want photos in the air, go for the Go-Pro option.’
Bookings are essential for this activity, and it’s advisable to call ahead to ensure that the weather is playing along with your plans before you arrive, and to find out which departure point you will be using.
You’ll meet your hosts at one of the following places:
Lions Head Parking Lot
- From the Cape Town CBD, take the N2 and M3 to Mill St in Gardens
- Turn left onto Upper Orange Street then right onto Camp Street
- Continue to Kloof Nek Road and turn right into Signal Hill Road just after the Kloof Nek Parking
- Continue up Signal Hill Drive for about 300m until you see a parking lot under some large gum trees. You’ll see the dirt walking trail going up to Lions’ Head at the metal boom.
The white, branded Cape Town Tandem Paragliding bus will be waiting for you there or, if you’re early, you can wait for it to arrive at the wooden Parks Board hut.
Signal Hill Launch Site
Follow the directions as above but continue to the end of Signal Hill Road, about 3km further on, and you’ll see the bus there.
If you’re ready to head for new heights in your exploration of the Mother City, or you’d just like another gorgeous panorama to add to your list, get in touch for more information on how to book your Cape Town paragliding adventure.
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