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Tandem Paragliding Intro Flight

Cape Town

Activity Description

Take an intro flight with an experienced tandem flight instructor. This no-pressure fun experience is the most straightforward introduction to the world of free flight. Our Cape Town flights are conducted from Signal Hill or Lions Head.

What is a tandem paragliding intro flight?
A tandem paragliding flight takes place using a glider and other equipment designed specifically for two people to fly together. By joining us on an intro flight you will be securely attached to the tandem paraglider alongside your instructor. Your instructor is a qualified National Flight Instructor, approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Our intro flights are the first step taken towards getting your paragliding pilot’s license. It is ideal for those who would love to try paragliding out but are unsure if they want to commit to the Beginners Basic License Training Course. This flight is the first lesson in our training program. The goal of our intro flights is to show you just how achievable it is for you to learn how to do this and get your license to fly solo.

A tandem paragliding flight with us is more than just arriving and flying. Ria is a National Flight Instructor with almost 20 years of air sports experience. He’s an accomplished skydiver, base jumper and paragliding pilot. As someone who started off with a fear of heights, you can trust that our system is built to ensure that your flight is safe, educational, and fun!

Our focus is on a quality learning experience. We do not accept group bookings (for the same time slot). This one-on-one session ensures that you will have your instructor’s full attention. Every flight starts with a little bit of paperwork, and a pre-flight briefing, before moving on to the actual flight. During the flight, your instructor will introduce you to the basics of paraglider control and various forms of lift. We make an extra effort on every flight to gain as much altitude as possible, thereby giving you the best opportunity to maximise this experience. If you so desire, we’ll also do some acrobatics along the way (steep turns and/or spirals). The goal of the flight is for us to expose you to as many aspects of paragliding as we possibly can, all while making sure that you are safe, and having fun. After the flight, your instructor will debrief you on the flight and provide you with the next steps in continuing with your training to get your license to fly solo.


Duration1 hour
WhenAll year round weather dependent
WhereStart: Signal Hill car park. On arrival, you will see the paragliding launch site and paragliders. NB. There are multiple tandem businesses. Please ask for Ria Moothilal who will assist you further. End: Flights from Signal Hill terminate at the Winchester Mansions Hotel on the Sea Point Promenade. If we fly from Lions Head we land right in front of the Bungalow restaurant in Clifton. Flights by default will take place from Signal Hill however if the conditions make Lions Head more favourable for flying then we will go there - this will be communicated to you
WeatherParagliding is a weather-dependent activity. We do not fly in rain, conditions with poor visibility or strong winds. If we are unable to fly due to weather issues we will give you a FULL REFUND or reschedule your flight to the next available opportunity
What to Wear* Please dress suitably and comfortably for your flight. * Athletic, comfortable clothes are advised. A jacket/windbreaker is a good idea for cold days and longer flights. * Hiking boots, sneakers or sports shoes are ideal for your flight. * If you need to wear prescription glasses or lenses during your flight, please do so.
Things to Bring* Proof of purchase (email copy on your mobile phone is sufficient). * Drinks and/or snacks (no alcohol to be consumed prior to flight). * Make the most out of your time on the mountain.
Guests or SpectatorsGuests are allowed to view from the takeoff site


Minimum Age14 years
Minimum Height70.0 m
Maximum Height2.2 m
Fitness LevelAverage
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Preflight briefing, actual flight, and flight debrief
  • Pictures and video from the flight
  • Introductory theory on unpowered flight
  • Transport back to the takeoff site (should you require it, or you can depart directly from the landing site)
  • Permit Fees (temporary membership that enable you to fly within Table Mountain National Park)
  • SAHPA Student membership (temporary membership that signs you up as a student for the day of your flight)
  • R500 voucher to be used on continuing with training to fly solo
  • Information on the next steps to getting licensed
  • Transport to the flying site
  • Insurance for the activity


  • Must have the ability to run 10 m
  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your booking time.
  • Additionally, please plan to spend around one hour in total for the entire lesson (i.e. from the time you check in till the time you collect your media).
  • Please ensure at least 3GB of free space on your phone for upload of the pictures and video from the flight.

Customer Reviews

Professional, friendly and always ready to make the experience memorable - Romanda

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