Cape Town Paragliding

Cape Town Paragliding - Experience tandem paragliding above the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton with Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles as a backdrop.

Taking off from Lions head is the most accessible flight but there are numerous other options available around the Western Cape.

As safety is of utmost importance, pilots and equipment conforms to stringent international safety guidelines.

Expert, fully qualified guides will ensure that this breathtaking flight will be carried out in the greatest possible safety so that you can concentrate on taking in the views, as you float effortlessly on the moving air currents.

Cape Town Paragliding page.

Where do will you fly and what must the weather conditions be?

  • Sites: Lions Head, Signal Hill, Sir Lowries Pass, Hermanus, Franschhoek Pass, Dassklip Pass (Porterville), Noordhoek and the Garden Route.
  • Weather: Paragliding is weather reliant, but in Cape Town, we can fly almost 200 days a year, throughout summer and winter. You do not specifically need any wind to get airborne but most suitable conditions range from 10kms per hour to a max of 30kms per hour to launch safely.

    The direction of the wind is also a deciding factor, the wind should be blowing directly up the slope or launching site, with a tolerance of 15 degrees off center being acceptable.

    Days where the weather is beautiful and clear with no clouds and good temperatures are not necessarily the most suitable conditions for paragliding, but mostly they are.

What to expect?

Each and every flight, even for the pilots, is different, every time, but the feeling and exhilaration is just as overwhelming.

The one thing you won't feel is the feeling of falling just after take off. This is generally the misconception of most who fly with the company.

Once you are securely strapped into the passenger harness in front of the pilot, the paraglider is laid out on the take off site facing into the wind.
With a gentle tug the glider is pulled upward into the wind and begins inflating. Only once fully inflated and a quick line check has been done, will the pilot instruct the passenger to begin running forward.

In a few seconds both pilot and passenger will be lifted from the ground and swept off their feet by the flying paraglider.

From behind the pilot will help you get comfortable in your harness and the flight is under way.

In flight, the passenger has the benefit of being in front with a fantastic view of the mountains and earth below.

Included in the tour:

  • Equipment
  • Transportation (on request)
  • Professional pilots

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