Watching over the city of Cape Town is Lion's Head, a distinctively shaped mountain that rises steeply to peak at 669 metres above sea level. Known for offering spectacular views of the city and the ocean, Lion's Head is a popular spot for walking, trail running and paragliding.
Various launch sites on the slopes of Lion's Head are used for paragliding depending on the wind direction at the time. In Cape Town, winds change throughout the day in direction and strength. As such, flights only take place in conditions that allow pilots to launch and land safely.
Tandem flights offer visitors an exhilarating experience with unsurpassed views. Tandem pilots are highly experienced instructors with a passion for flight. They aim to give you enjoyable flights up to 30 minutes in duration when conditions are ideal. Flights usually last 5 to 30 minutes.
Old or young, two legs or one, paraplegic or prosthetic wearer – people of all ages and abilities can be safely taken on a tandem paragliding flight.
As a tandem paragliding passenger, no experience is necessary. Wear warm, comfortable clothing (long pants and a jacket/wind breaker) and closed, lace-up shoes, like sports trainers. Take offs require a few steps to launch and landings on large, grassy fields are generally soft.
Experience the wonder of free flight and panoramic views of Cape Town when you paraglide off Lion's Head.