Parapax Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town
- About 1 hour
Enjoy an exhilarating tandem paragliding flight from Signal Hill or Lions Head. It is by far probably one of the most exciting adventure sports in Cape Town.
No other activity would let you enjoy spectacular panoramas of the Table Mountain and the city bowl with no windows to block your view! No matter how nervous you might feel before takeoff (or for some, even the very thought of paragliding), the experienced team will put you at ease.
Once you are in the air, enjoy a birds eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
We always meet at the very end of Signal Hill drive, once you get to the parking area you will be welcomed by our take off manager Witness, signed up and briefed on the launch. Once you're securely clipped in, all you need to do is take a few light steps before you're flying! With an expert pilot behind you, you will feel just great!
Tandem paragliding gives you an amazing sense of freedom. Once in the air, most people are surprised at how relaxed they feel. You'll sit comfortably upright (like on your sofa at home). You won't feel like you're sinking or falling at all, since you glide, nearly horizontally, through the air at around 40 km/hr.
In optimal weather conditions you even have the chance to fly the paraglider yourself! Your instructor will place his hands above yours to show you how to steer. It really is quite simple and really, really fun! This, like the aerobatics before landing, are completely optional of course!
Good to know
- Weather dependant
- Minimum age 3 years
- Maximum weight 135kg
- Live commentary on board from one of our experienced paragliding pilots
- One-way shared transfer back to the take off area from the landing
- Fly with a very experienced pilot behind you, giving you a great sense of security!
- Parapax tailor-make the flight to your wishes so you're sure to get a personalized flight and service
- HD photos and videos (available to purchase in cash on arrival for R300)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Closed shoes (no flip flops)
- Shorts and t-shirt if its hot
- Jeans and windbreaker in cooler weather
Super nice experience! Me and my wife we’re flying with Tim & Francois, super friendly and experienced guys. Very professional, we always felt very safe!
Thanks so much for that wonderful flight over Cape Town! I would definitely do it again with Parapax paragliding :-)
Thank you Parapax for being so professional! Thanks for keeping me up to date all the time. I can honestly recommend you and Theunis de Bruin as pilot. It was absolutely amazing!! I loved every second. Happy New year to everyone.
Amazing team, had the best experience and got some great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Super professional team and highly recommended experience, especially during sunrise!!
Stef from Parapax took myself, my mum and my sister paragliding yesterday, and it was hands down one of the best experiences I've ever had. He is one of the friendliest, most gregarious people I've ever met, and has an enthusiastic effervescence that is quite refreshing to be around.
He has the most insane control over his kit and watching him fly and flying with him is truly a treat - the precision is honed from years of experience and a deep understand of just how to navigate the wind.
If you ever have the chance, take it. The calmness of floating above the earth or ocean without a noisy motor is a magnificent one.
We had an amazing flight, a bit short but a great view.
But on the agreed day the guys from Parapax didn't came. Actually a guy from a competitor called the Parapax guys and asked them to come. Half an hour later they finally arrived to tell us that we cannot fly today.
I totally understand that you need the correct weather conditions to fly and had no problem in postponing the flight to the next day. But if they had told us before we wouldn't have lost a half day of our stay in Cape Town...
Love love love!!!
From Susan keeping me up to date on the weather to Nigel flying me out feeling safe and secure, as well as the team who assisted with take off and the safety checks. It was Absolutely amazing! Would recommend you guys over and over again.. I’ll definitely be back! Thank you Parapax Team!
Francois the pilot was amazing. The flight was awesome, stunning views and and the last minute adrenaline rush fantastic. Thanks for the awesome experience!
Light Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.
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The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.