Let our Famous Cape Town Paragliding Team take you on a fun Happy High adventure over Cape Town.
Cape Town paragliding is one of the ultimate experiences for a pilot of any skill level.
With amazing sites like Lions Head and Signal Hill, it’s no wonder this beautiful city has become renowned worldwide for paragliding opportunities.
But here are a few crucial aspects you need to know about.
HOW LONG IS THE AVERAGE PARAGLIDING FLIGHT?
Tandem experiences can vary in length but is solely dependent on weather conditions, realistically anything from 5 – 20mins can be expected.
DO I NEED TO BE EXPERIENCED?
There is no need to have experience as your tandem instructor and pilot will take control from start to finish. It’s simple and loads of fun!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Your tandem pilot will first talk you through the take-off, flight and landing processes, as well as how to sit comfortably once airborne. Then you’ll have the paragliding harness fitted to you, with safety air bag and helmet. Then you and your pilot are clipped into the paraglider. Once you’re ready, the paraglider will be lifted into the breeze and you will both run forward to be lifted gently into the air.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR TANDEM PARAGLIDING?
Any person who is in good health and weighs less than 120kg.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You’re going to need a hat, sunscreen, long pants, and a warm top for when you’re flying, as well as hiking boots or running shoes. PLEASE NO OPEN SANDELS, SLOPS OR HIGH HEELS (SAHPA regulations).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our prices are striclty dependant on season. Please contact us for our current rates.
WHERE DO WE PARAGLIDE FROM
We fly from various premiere paragliding sites in the Western Cape depending on flying site availability on the day. Most of our flights are flown from Signal Hill and Lions Head when we are allowed to operate there. When these sites are not available we fly Franschoek, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Du Toit’s Kloof, Hermanus and the Garden Route. It is therefor very important that you are prepared to travel to any of the above mentioned sites to join us on your paragliding adventure.
If our paragliding FAQs don’t answer your question, please contact us direct and we’d be glad to assist with any queries you have regarding tandem paragliding.