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Table Mountain Scootour, Paragliding and Abseil off Table Mountain

Combo of 112m Abseil off Table Mountain, Table Mountain Scootours, and Parapax Tandem Paragliding Flights

Cape Town

Activity Description

Step off the top, at 1000 meters above sea level, and Abseil into pure vertical space.
This is the world’s original highest commercial abseil. You are surrounded by awesome views with Robben Island, Lions Head, The Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay as the back drop and the deep blue Atlantic at your feet.
We operate on a daily basis weather permitting between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Overall experience will take about an hour.

Included in that time frame is the safety demonstration, harnessing up, doing the abseil and a 30 minute hike to get back on top of the mountain.


DurationOpen Ended
When7 Days a week from 09:30 - 15:30. WEATHER PERMITTING
WhereTop of Table Mountain right next to the big wheel with Cables. You will see it as soon as you walk out of the Top Station.
WeatherWe do not operate if it is raining on top of the Mountain, over the Abseil site.
What to WearWear comfortable clothes. shoes and a warm jacket.
Things to BringBring your camera/gopro so that you can take photos of the spectacular views whilst on your hike back to the Top. You will need water for your hike after the abseil.
Guests or SpectatorsYour guests are welcome to view your Abseil Experience from the top.


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsFully Qualified Guides with abseil gear
ExclusionsAny additional items of a personal nature. You are liable for your own return Cable Way Ticket to get to our base on top of Table Mountain.


We operate on a daily basis weather permitting between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Overall experience will take about an hour.
Included in that time frame is a safety demonstration, harnessing up, doing the abseil and a short hike to get back on top of the mountain.

- In the event of cancellation within 48 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 25% administration fee will apply.
- In the event of cancellation within 24 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 50% administration fee will apply
- In the event of a “no show”or cancellation on the day of the confirmed activity, a 100% missed booking/cancellation fee will apply.

Customer Reviews

We were unable to complete our abseil due to high winds in Cape Town and the Cable Car not operating. However, I have to say the service I was given in CPT and since I returned to the UK is exemplary. Leo kept us informed the whole time as to whether we would abseil or not right up to the last morning when we were leaving. We will be back and we will abseil! I only have words of praise for Leo and the company. Thank you. - Elizabeth Winter

It was awesome! I'm only sorry I didn't book a second abseil. I was lucky because the weather was so nice after a pretty awful day the day before, it was a really crystal-clear day, as you'll see from the photos, so the views are awesome. I thought you guys were all super professional and I felt completely safe. Kudos also to your team who liaised with me around the weather issues the day before and rebooked me in for the following day when it turned out the abseil was a no go the first day. I was really impressed by how professional they were and that they kept me constantly updated and were available to me whenever i had a query. I think it's a little bit on the expensive side so I hope you do discounts for seniors and kids etc, but if I ever make it back to Cape Town again, another abseil will be top of my list. I didn't request the official photo you posted on Facebook because it turned out a little blurry - and you can see from my pictures that I was lucky enough to have a friend with me who took loads! My only complaint? It's not high enough! Andrea :) - Andrea Sieber

I was given the Abseil by my son who had done it before on a trip to SA. No ways was I not going to do it even when the man in front of me decided at the last minute he was not going to descend. I just loved it. Perfect day and the views while hanging below the cliff were exhilarating. - Keith Rodel

Great once in a lifetime experience, great staff, would highly recommend doing if you’re of the thrill seeking kind! Thanks again - Barry O’Sullivan

Great experience. The staff were really professional. They worked to make sure we felt comfortable and safe and had a few laughs too :) - Ori Dek

Activity Description

NOTE: If you are requiring times other than those shown or want to book groups larger than 9 people – please contact our office on 082 776 0557 / 079 490 2389 (also on Whatsapp) during business hours as other time slots may be available as well as availability of up to 25 Scooters.

A Unique way to Experience Cape Town’s Table Mountain. This 5 km track will take you on an adventurous off road track down the side of Signall Hill into Bo Kaap. The Experience continues as you are transported to Table Mountain for you final run down a single track off this world famous land mark!

We start at Table Mountain’s Lower Parking Area just off Kloof Nek Road. This is at the Table Mountain Info Office and there is plenty of safe parking.

After guests are kitted out with their helmets and gloves they get transported to the top of Signal Hill for their 1st Downhill Run. The trip is not only fun but also informative as the guides will keep you entertained with info about the area aswell!

We get picked up in Bo Kaap by the driver and then we head for the main run down Table Mountain from Dead Man’s tree all the way down to Deer Park where the driver will pick us up again and bring us back to the starting point at Lower Table Mountain.
Scooters are non motorised making this eco friendly. These Swiss designed scooters are used in the Alps during the summer season on the ski slopes when the snow is gone. All trips are guided by professional qualified guides.


Duration2 hours
WhenAll year Round We are closed on MONDAYS These 2 hour trips depart at: 09:00 12:00 15:00
WhereWe start at the LOWER TABLE MOUNTAIN PARKING AREA & INFO OFFICE just off Kloof Nek Road
WeatherWe don't do trips in heavy rain.
What to WearClosed Shoes and a Wind Breaker for the Chill
Things to BringClosed Shoes Jacket - the weather changes quickly Cash to buy your pictures after the trip - R 250
Guests or SpectatorsYou have to be able to ride a Bicycle to participate in this activity.


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height1.1 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNo Certification Required
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


2 Runs – 1 x Down Signal Hill and 1 x Down Table Mountain’s side.



Children older than 10 can drive their own Scooter.
Children between 4 and 9 can go as Passengers
For Bookings of more than 9 people please email us on capetown@scootours.co.za

Customer Reviews

De Table Moutain Scootours is een echte aanrader voor groot en klein !!! Een fatastische en leuke manier om de Tafelberg te verkennen op een niet alledaagse wijze. Een echte aanrader voor groot en klein, jong en oud en helemaal niet moeilijk om te doen. Een topper !! - Gerry Faseur

Thank you for sharing this experience with us. A refreshing way to enjoy CT with friendly, knowledgeable and fun guides. Would recommend everybody give it a try! - Lauren Carter

Best Experience! The staff was very fun and friendly. Everyone has to try this - Marizane

Was a great experience and the kids absolutely loved it!! - Craig Plowden

I take my kids every opportunity and they love it. Staff friendly and great! - Micky

Activity Description

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, 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!


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year round 7 days a week, weather dependent.
WhereWE ALWAYS MEET AT THE VERY END OF SIGNAL HILL ROAD, under the first thorn tree, on the take-off site, at the parking place, (NOT at the Lions head parking lot) when we are flying in Cape town. Meet our friendly Parapax staff (look for our orange branded t-shirts and red caps).
WeatherThis service is very weather dependent.
What to WearPlease bring sensible, good, closed shoes (running shoes/trainers/sneakers/takkies – whatever you like to call them). Mountain and hiking boots are even better. Any kind of sandal, Croc, flip flop, flopflip, or anything that flips or flops is NOT good. If you don’t have closed shoes, just tell us and we have every sized shoe with us (from little feet to BIGFOOT!). Clothing-wise, wear shorts if its hot, but generally Jeans and a T-shirt with a windbreaker is the best bet. We include everything needed for the flight (helmets and all flying equipment) as well as water, suntan lotion, snacks and refreshments. Naturally, it’s best is to drink lots of water and use that suntan lotion before arriving.
Things to BringSun-block (sunscreen) and hat (it’s often sunny and we don’t want you getting sunburned!) and drinking water!
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators can wait on the ground for the guests to return


Minimum Age3 years
Minimum Height0.5 m
Maximum Height2.5 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight135.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


*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

ExclusionsR300 HD photos and videos(available to purchase in cash on arrival)


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!

Customer Reviews

We just wanted to say a very BIG thank you for a most amazing experience! My husband, son and daughter went on the paragliding event from Signal Hill Cape Town and it was very well organised. Easy to find the team and very safe. The staff were exceptionally friendly and caring. Everyone had a most amazing experience and the footage was amazing. We got all the flight videos and this is being enjoyed all the time! Thank you so much and when we get to South Africa again this is a BIG doing again activity! Kind regards - Ronelle Jonat - Ronelle Jonat

All round a fantastic and enjoyable experience with a wonderful pilot. - Wendy Hawes

Took a while for the wind to be right but the team were great in the waiting. I loved the experience of paragliding, especially the fast turns towards the end! Would highly recommend. - Katie Holloway

Amazing, very professional, felt safe at all times, organised, overall great fun just wish it lasted longer! - Oliver Morgan

Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, I was unable to do the flight. Having said that, I was kept up to date on weather conditions and had constant communications from the team. I received my refund without any fuss. Overall a good experience. - Lorraine Browner

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