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Tandem Skydive

Cape Town

Activity Description

A 35-minute drive north along the R27 or West Coast road as it’s more commonly known, is all it takes for you to be whisked from the Cape Town city centre to the closest skydiving drop zone to South Africa’s tourism capital, boasting one of the best views in the world from altitude.

On the way up in the aircraft to your tandem skydive, the view is breathtaking. To the south, the city bowl lies sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and bustling Table Bay harbour. Further south, and to the far side of the mountain, lies False Bay, Hout Bay and the splendour of the south peninsula as far as Cape Point. To the west, you will spot Robben Island and the Atlantic Ocean breaking on the beautiful Cape West Coast, as famous for its icy water temperature as it’s mouth-watering crayfish. To the north, the Langebaan lagoon, a great kitesurfing and windsurfing venue.

Skydiving is the one item that features on almost every bucket list. At Skydive Cape Town, our dedicated staff and internationally qualified tandem masters are on hand to make your skydiving dream a reality. There’s no better way to experience Cape Town than in freefall. Go on – take the plunge!

Skydive Cape Town is affiliated to, and adheres to the guidelines as set out by, the Parachute Association of South Africa, which is approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority as an Aviation Recreation Organisation. (CAA/ARO/0004). We have been in operation at the current location since 2000 and, prior to that, in Stellenbosch for 20 years. Our management and staff are committed to upholding the highest safety standards. All our tandem masters are internationally qualified and we use only equipment imported from one of the most reputable tandem equipment manufacturers in the USA. Equipment is maintained to the highest standards. We have access to 2 Cessna aircraft. All skydives are done from 9000ft (2.74km) above ground level.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeven days a week, year round, subject to weather and availability. Closed on Christmas and New Year.
WhereSkydive Cape Town - Delta 200 Airfield - Brakkefontein road, Cape Farms. Type "skydivecapetown" into google maps. We are on the west coast just north of Melkbosstrand. 33°38'48.0"S 18°28'13.8"E
WeatherWeather dependent Service - CALL +2782 800 6290 to confirm operations BEFORE departing for the airfield.
What to WearWear comfortable clothes, e.g. jeans/pants or shorts and a t-shirt or sweatshirt and well fitting, lace-up type shoes, with no heels, hooks or snag points.
Things to BringSense of adventure, cash for food and drink, credit card for additional services, sunscreen and a hat.
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators are welcome, Free WiFi, Shaded viewing area, Canteen with simple meals, snacks and refreshments, Ablution facilities, Lockers for valuables, Dedicated parking


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height1.2 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Required
Maximum Weight100.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


We provide all operational gear including goggles to wear during the skydive including goggles that fit over spectacles.
A branded “Skydive Cape Town” USB flash drive is supplied with the camera option and contains both your HD video and stills pictures. You are able to view your skydive before leaving the airfield.

ExclusionsJump suits or coveralls are not required.


Note; All prices are subject to change. E&OE.


Aim to arrive at or just before your booked time.

This is an individual tandem skydiving experience and the configuration of loads depends on size, weight and available instructors. We will try our best to configure loads to accommodate special requests and or to keep people together but we cannot guarantee any seating arrangements.

Please allow 2 to 3 hours from arrival time to allow for any possible weather or air traffic control holds.

A tandem jump requires general good health. Age, history of major illness, injuries or operations may exclude participation – ask your doctor if in doubt. You must be able to lift and hold your legs aloft prior to and during the parachute landing.

The maximum weight for a tandem passenger is 100kg (220lbs/15.75 stone). Please note that this is the absolute maximum permissible weight. Passengers are weighed on arrival to facilitate loading of the aircraft.

Parental consent is required for passengers under the age of 18. A signed letter brought with on the day or an email from the parent to will suffice.

There is a minimum weight requirement of 35kg (77lbs/ 5.5 stone)

Wear comfortable clothes, e.g. jeans/pants or shorts and a t-shirt or sweatshirt and well fitting, lace-up type shoes, with no heels, hooks or snag points.

Contact lenses and/or spectacles can be worn as normal. We provide goggles to wear during the skydive including goggles that fit over spectacles.

Please note that you will not be permitted to take any cameras, cell phones or other loose objects on the aircraft or the skydive.

Customer Reviews

Amazing experience, great staff, everything went well. Was my second time and always have a blast - Daniel

Unreal experience, all the staff were very friendly and make you feel comfortable before the jump. 10/10 would recommend - woulfe turbett

It was a great experience. I was a first time skydiver and I absolutely enjoyed it. I see myself doing it again. Everyone made me feel comfortable and welcome. I definitely recommend it. - Anita

It was my 8th jump & what a place at do it! Super organised & they were really accommodating letting me change to the following week when I was too ill to jump- thank you! Great drop zone, everyone's really friendly & helped others who were really nervous which was nice. Great videos & photos to which I'll look at when I get back to the UK. I've never jumped from such a small plane so that was super exciting! Thanks to my instructor (I've completely forgotten your name- so sorry!) for all the advice on my AFF progression & tunnel training- greatly appreciated! ?? - Jane Downey

Amazing experience! The team does a wonderful job in keeping everyone safe and the atmosphere was super welcoming. Perfect place to have your first jump, they are extremely experienced and know exactly what you need to keep you brave and happy. Live time experience! 2 Tipps: Keep breathing and take the video to remember! - Michaela Haney

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