Paragliding Signal Hill | Tandem Flights in Cape Town
Let’s face it; Cape Town is undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And what better way to experience its landscapes and beauty than with a paraglider’s aerial view of this magnificent city?
You’ll soar over Cape Town and experience one of a kind views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Robben Island, and Seapoint.
This is the ultimate activity for any adrenaline junkie! Although, once you are in the air, the glide is very peaceful and appropriate for anyone wanting to experience Cape Town in a unique way.
What to expect when paragliding Cape Town
You don’t need any skills or experience, all you need to do is make your way to Signal Hill, Cape Town for this thrilling activity. Once you have arrived your nerves will be eased by the experienced instructors as they take you through a quick safety briefing.
Next, you’ll be clipped to your pilot and parachute, take a few steps (and deep breaths) off Signal Hill and before you know it you will be gliding in the sky. The nerves would have subsided and you will relax into the freedom and tranquility of viewing the world from above.
All that you need to do now is enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Cape Town. Amongst the Atlantic coastline and mountains, keep an eye out for the remarkable landscapes of the Twelve Apostles and the famous Robben Island.
Your pilot will control and guide the entire flight, as well as take loads of photos and videos that you can purchase post landing.
If you are up for it, your pilot will do a few aerobatics tricks with you at the end. This will feel very similar to a rollercoaster ride, but you’ll be above the sea with Table Mountain in view.
Enjoy the last few minutes of your flying experience as you descend into a smooth landing on Seapoint Promenade, completely controlled by your pilot.
We highly recommend you opt for the option of having photos taken of your journey in the sky! It’s an unforgettable experience and the beautiful photos will add to the epic memories of your adventure in the air.
Tip: Don’t forget closed shoes for this adventure
Unless you are a qualified paraglider you will need to enjoy the views from above with an experienced paraglider. There are loads of tour operators that offer Cape Town tandem paragliding with different options.
Most of the operators paraglide from Signal Hill or Lion’s Head depending on your preference and the weather conditions on the day.
Prices vary from around R1300 – R1800/ 80USD – 115USD depending on your preferences and tour operator.
Paragliding is dependent on the weather forecast in Cape town
A few things need to go right with the weather on the day to ensure this in-air adventure is a one of a kind experience, particularly the wind speeds.
Your tour operator will always check the Cape Town weather forecast in the morning and advise, although postponement is not very common. Cancelation only occurs if the weather conditions are dire.
However, if you are on holiday in Cape Town it’s always best to book your paragliding adventure for early on in the unlikely event that you do need to postpone your activity. You really don’t want to leave Cape Town not having experienced this!
The weather can also determine the amount of time you will spend in the air. This can vary from 5-15 minutes depending on the conditions.
Best time for Signal Hill paragliding
The great thing about paragliding in Cape Town is that this thrilling activity is available all year round. However, to avoid disappointment with a potentially rainy day in winter, we would advise the summer months as the best time to tick off this bucket list experience.
This activity is also great during any time of the day, but if you want to elevate your experience to the next level, sunrise or sunset is always a great idea. Otherwise, any time, (usually between 7 am-6 pm), that suits you and the tour operator is perfect for soaring over the beauty of Cape Town.
Activities not to miss near Signal Hill
Once you have landed there are also a few great spots around Signal Hill to explore. Take a drive down to the picturesque Atlantic coastline and grab a meal or drink at the bustling Camps Bay strip.
Or if you are still dazzled by the magnificent views of Cape Town from above and would like to gaze at them for a little longer, then grab tickets for Table Mountain. A visit to this New Natural Wonder is a great way to end off your day of adventure in Cape Town!
Final thoughts on Signal Hill paragliding
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places in the world to paraglide. The joy and freedom you feel while soaring over the incomparable views of Cape Town is a once in a lifetime experience.
So book that flight to Cape Town and see the city as you have never seen it before. The awe of Table Mountain descending into the coastline of the sandy beaches is truly breathtaking so don’t miss out on your Signal Hill paraglider experience.