1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Lion's Head

Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding Adventure

Product ID: 82944
Go tandem paragliding in Cape Town. The best way to see Atlantic Coastline, Lion's Head, Signal Hill, Camp's Bay, Clifton Beaches, Waterfront, and Robben Island. Fly for up to 20 minutes depending on weather conditions and thermal activities.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Turkish, English, Afrikaans, French, German, Hungarian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the magic of a paragliding flight while floating over beautiful Cape Town
  • Soar like a bird over the Atlantic coastline
  • Enjoy watching Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Camps Bay and Waterfront from the air
  • Ride a roller coaster towards the end if you wish
Full description
After a short explanation, you and your pilot will take off from a mountain slope under a canopy that resembles a parachute. Once inflated overhead, you will take just a few steps or a short run to take off from the gentle slope, the wind will catch the canopy and you will be airborne. In the air, complete control over direction and speed gives your pilot the freedom to soar ridges, rise on warm currents of air and cover distance.

The tour providers have a proven safety record from day one, a credit to company procedures. Each season starts with brand new equipment and well-maintained throughout the year. All pilots are internationally recognized Tandem Flight Instructors. Each passenger is briefed and issued with a helmet. All pilots carry complete reserve and communication systems and weather conditions are carefully assessed before you are taken up and again on take off. You will be assisted by the crew on both take off and landing.

Get ready to fulfill man's oldest dream of free flying. Now, you can experience the joy of personal, foot-launched flight in its purest form - on a paraglider. You do not need to have any experience at all to come tandem paragliding. Thousands of tandem paragliding flights have been done with children as young as 10-years-old and adults as old as 87-years-old. After a short briefing, you will merely run a few steps and the rest will be in the hands of your fully qualified pilot. Just sit back and enjoy your flight. Bookings are essential, do not leave it until your last day as the activity is dependent on the weather conditions.
  • Tandem flight
  • Transfer back to meeting point
  • Tour of Atlantic coastline from the air
  • All certified flying equipment
  • GoPro pictures and videos are available to purchase
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup transfers
  • Pictures
  • Videos

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Signal Hill or Lion's Head car park, depending on the weather conditions.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Please note, as this activity is weather dependent the date and time of your booking might change. Please book this activity early in your vacation to allow for any such changes
• Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
• Don’t forget your sunglasses and sunblock
• Children must weigh at least 25 kilograms to participate
• The weight limit for this tour is 125 kilograms
• Flight duration is 5 to 20 minutes depending on weather conditions and thermal activities
• You will be contacted by the local partner prior to tour with the exact starting time and meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 193 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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An excellent day weather was the key for having an awesome flight. It is the best way the get unforgettable views of Table Bay. Do ask for the pictures, the GoPro camera they use captures the experience very accurately. Plan the activity for partly-cloudy or sunny days with moderate winds, and be flexible in case weather forces to reschedule as we it did in our case.

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February 23, 2020

Fabulous to do this on my last day in South Africa, so much fun and felt safe, can’t wait to do it again if given the opportunity. Got dropped off at the point where the feee bus goes up Table Mountain and that was a great help too, Staff great - Jody and Paul.

February 16, 2020

The tandem flight itself was super nice, but unfortunately very short. 5 minutes effective in the air !!! At first we had a little bit to think about, as it was quite foggy, but everything was not a problem, so we could really enjoy the view. Unfortunately, a tandem partner was not very talkative beforehand, so I was unfortunately all alone until the second I left. While my friends talked extensively with their tandem partners. Some photos that were taken during the flight are unfortunately a little disadvantageous. Here you have to say that you don't have the chance to look at the photos and videos before you buy them. So that there are a few in my photos, where only the tandem partner, a hand or almost nothing can be seen.

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January 20, 2020

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Skywings Paragliding Cape Town

Product ID: 82944