Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing.
Enjoy an exhilarating tandem paragliding flight from Signal hill or Lions Head. It is by far one of the most exciting adventure sports in Cape Town.
No other activity would let you enjoy spectacular panoramas of Table Mountain and 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.
You will be welcomed, 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!