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Parapax Tandem Paragliding Flights

Cape Town

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

Great service all round and a great experience The tandem instructors we top notch and very friendly.... thank you for the amazing pictures. Def recommend the highly... thank you all again - Elmar Myburg

Super Erlebnis, ein absolutes Highlight unseres Urlaubs. Großartige Bilder & Videos Dank der GoPro. Hatten sehr viel Spaß in der Luft. Buchung von Deutschland aus gemacht und alles problemlos abgelaufen. Wirklich top!! - Schoepflin Alexandra

An incredible experience with wonderful staff, fast and efficient service highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun day out. - Tam Strapp

This was by far the best experience I’ve ever had! If one could say the most exhilarating thing you’ll do, closest we humans can get to flying ourselves! A complete free feeling - there’s nothing like it! The staff also makes it a joy-full experience & gets your excitement levels up! They are extremely experienced at what they do & best of all - you can see their joy & love for it. We were lucky enough to go off Lionshead & JUST WOW, no words needed! I had the best flight with Theunis - thanks for that!!!! A must do! Get it off your buckit list! - Chareldi Minnaar

Had so much fun with Parapax Tandem paragliding! We almost weren't able to go due to strong winds the day of our booking, but luckily got a call last minute that the weather cleared just in time. My friend and I felt safe and had so much fun from beginning to end. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and made it enjoyable. Would highly recommend this experience and company to anyone. Book now! - Shanna

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