TANDEM PARAGLIDING OVER CAPE TOWN
The best flight of your life!
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Tandem paragliding gives you the sensation of free flying without having to learn how to fly.
At GoParagliding we make your dreams of flying come true. There's nothing you have to do but sit back in comfort and experience an unforgettable feeling of paragliding. After you take off from Signal Hill together with your pilot (TFI/ Tandem Flight Instructor) you soar like a bird over the Hill and enjoy the magnificent views of Lions Head, the majestic Table Mountain and the ocean from a new and exciting perspective. You will enjoy the amazing nature and breath-taking scenery of Cape Town as your pilot takes you on the trip of a lifetime. Feel the rush of the wind as you swoop and glide through the air as free as a bird. It's a priceless experience!
“For all those nervous to paraglide do not overthink it, you will have the best flight and feel super safe the entire journey. Thank you Jan!”
- T Hodges, TripAdvisor review
As a first-time passenger it is normal that you might feel a little bit nervous and hesitant before booking your flight, but once you are floating in the sky over the Atlantic seaboard (Sea Point) and viewing this paradise from the air, you’ll be caught up in the excitement and you won’t want it to end. Our professional pilot is hugely experienced and knows how to get the most from any flight while keeping you safe and enjoying every moment of this unforgettable adventure. Coming to a gentle landing on Sea Point Promenade, the first thing you’ll want to do is book another flight!
GoParagliding offers flights throughout the whole year and focuses on individual experiences and unique flights, with safety as the highest priority. Company founder and chief pilot Jan de Jager has been flying for more than 26 years and is qualified as a solo/tandem pilot and pilot instructor. Once in the air, you’ll know you’re being flown by an expert and in best hands.
What makes GoParagliding different?
- We focus on individual experiences and your safety is our main priority!
- We have been operating since 2008 and our chief pilot has more than 26 years of flying experience both at home and internationally with numerous flights and flying hours.
- We are legally registered.
- We are committed to the principles of Fair Trade in Tourism.
Sometimes people confuse paragliding with sky diving or parasailing, though paragliding is an activity on its own.
"Paragliding is simply the best natural and organic adrenalin feeling you’ll ever experience."
- Jan de Jager, Chief Pilot
The Paragliding Experience
After a briefing and prep session, you will be securely strapped into your comfortable flying harness that is positioned in front of the pilot. The paraglider is spread out on the ground facing into the wind, and then it is pulled up gently into the wind causing the canopy to rise and inflate.
As a paraglider can fly very slowly, it is easy to launch. All you and the pilot need to do during takeoff is to run briefly into the wind and up you go smoothly into the air and…we flying! During landing the only thing you have to do is stretch your legs down, run and we land softly on the grass.
Depending on the conditions, the average tandem flight will last anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes. Remember that paragliding is weather dependent, and this requires flexibility for both location and take-off time.
Because tandem paragliding requires little effort by the passenger it is suitable for people of just about any age or fitness level. Minimum weight is 15kg and max 115kg.
Paragliding Launch Site
Signal Hill connects Kloof Nek to Lion’s Head, in the distinctive shape of a lion’s rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short of spectacular.
Elevation: 350 m (1,150 ft)
Coordinates: 33° 55′ 4″ S, 18° 24′ 10″ E
Easiest route Signal Hill Rd.
Why Choose GoParagliding?
GoParagliding, originally called Para-Taxi Tandem Paragliding, was formed back in 2008 and was the second full-time tandem paragliding company to be established in Cape Town. We have been the only Fair Trade in Tourism registered company in this field of work in South Africa and we still follow the ideals of responsible operations, authentic experiences and respect for the environment and local communities. In addition, we focus on individual experiences and do our best to give you the best, safest flights and the most awesome memories.
So what are you waiting for? Book now, get into the air and enjoy the flight of a lifetime!
PRICING FOR FLIGHTS
R1500 per person
IN-FLIGHT VIDEO AND PHOTOS: R300 p/p
T-SHIRT: R300 (available in all sizes)
*Add-ons can be purchased in cash on the day of the flight or online here
PILOT: Highly experienced Tandem Flight Instructor Pilot (26 Years plus). Licensed by SAHPA (ATO RAA/005)
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None. Your pilot will do most of the hard work, you just need to be able to run a bit
WEIGHT LIMIT: Minimum weight of 15kg and a maximum weight of 115kg
FLIGHT DURATION: 5 to 15 minutes add (wind dependent)
“The best view of Cape Town short of a helicopter”
– TripAdvisor review