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Paragliding Cape Town

Cape Town

Activity Description

Tandem paragliding is a heavenly adrenaline rush. No experience is necessary, your pilot will do all the hard work, you just need to run on take off then sit back and relax and enjoy the view, and don’t forget to smile for the camera.

A para-glider is a free flying, foot launched aircraft. A tandem para-glider is specifically designed to carry two people. The passenger is strapped into a harness in front of the experienced pilot.

Don’t confuse paragliding with skydiving, you will not be jumping out of a plane. Phew!


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round.
WhereOur pilots meet passengers at the Signal Hill car park 30 min before the flight.
WeatherOur pilots will only fly in weather that is safe. If other pilots are flying but Jacques does not feel it is safe to fly, he will not let his pilots fly, we would rather schedule you for another day. Safety is key.
What to WearClosed shoes On a chilly day wear something warm, it can be freezing in the air Sunblock Sunglasses can be worn in-flight
Things to BringFriends and family are welcome to take photos during take off and landing. Your pilot will have a camera that is tightly strapped to his harness during the flight, you can buy the in-flight photos and video for R300.00 per flight. It will be downloaded to your phone or you can ask for an SD card.
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators are welcome to look while you take off and land but only paying guests in the flight.


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Tandem para-gliding flight with your highly trained pilot. All tandem pilots are highly experienced TFIs (Tandem Flight Instructors) certified by SAHPA (the South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association).
Safety precautions include helmets, harnesses with back protection, reserve parachutes and careful pre-flight checks and pre-launch observation. You will be briefed before your flight, listen to your pilot, when you are told to run you must RUN, do not sit down.

ExclusionsFood and drinks are not included.


Where do we fly from?
Standard paragliding flights are from Lions Head and Signal Hill in Cape Town.

Where do we land?
From Lions Head landing is between Camps Bay and Clifton beaches on the grass in front of The Bungalow (the old La Med), sometimes you will land on Camps Bay beach, but local security isn’t too keen on this and threatens to lock up our pilots.
From Signal Hill you will either top land back on Signal Hill or you will land on the famous Sea Point promenade.

Customer Reviews

An amazing and unforgettable experience! My best friend and I had a wonderful time Paragliding in Cape Town. My instructor name was Carlos. He made me feel comfortable and that I could trust him during my ride from the moment he introduced himself. He knew exactly what he was doing and he explained everything perfectly. Never felt uncomfortable thanks to the professionalism Carlos and his team delivered in a quick manner. I would definitely recommend Icarus Paragliding to anyone that's interested in this adventure while visiting Cape Town :) - Arlynn R.

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