Cape Town Tandem Paragliding with Parapax


Every paragliding experience needs a great view! Parapax offers the safest, most unforgettable tandem paragliding in Cape Town from spectacular flying sites. The 2 most popular tandem paragliding spots offering breathtaking views of Cape Town from the sky are from Signal Hill and Lion’s Head. They are both excellent paragliding launch sites, but we need the right wind direction and strengths to fly them.

Paragliding is one of the popular Cape Town Tourist Attractions; watching this adventurous sport from rather special Cape Town vantage points.

Our pilots are of the most experienced paragliders in South Africa with 10 000+ flights each, so safety is always a priority. Once in the air, our happy passengers can relax and enjoy the beautiful Cape Town views. Unless you ask the Parapax paragliding pilot otherwise, the ride is gentle and the landing slow and soft.

When we are flying in Cape Town, and unless we clearly specify otherwise, we ALWAYS meet under the first thorn tree, on the take-off site, at the parking place, at the VERY END OF SIGNAL HILL ROAD, (NOT at the Lions Head parking lot). Meet our friendly Parapax staff (look for our branded t-shirts) and they will prepare you for your tandem paragliding flight.

Signal Hill Paragliding

Flying from Signal Hill is just a wonderful experience in Cape Town. A flight from Signal Hill offers a nice view of Cape Town, Table Mountain and the great Greenpoint stadium. Tandems flying from Signal Hill and landing on the Seapoint promenade.

Signal Hill is one of the worlds most scenic destinations to tandem para glide from in Cape Town. Signal Hill is one of our main starting points to take off from. Our team of happy and experienced pilots who bring you laughter, excitement and fun with their joyful presence are waiting for you to check in.

We look forward to Welcoming you aboard, soon!

Lion’s Head Paragliding

This popular site is perhaps the most frequently flown solo paragliding site in the Cape Peninsula during summer. Lion’s Head works best in a south-westerly sea breeze. By Midday the thermic action can be relatively strong but is rarely conducive to short X-Country flights to Table Mountain and down the Twelve Apostles over Camps Bay Beach towards Llandudno and across to Hout Bay (10kms).

Lion’s Head is also unusual in that it is often flyable in a strong south-easterly wind. The bulk shape of Table Mountain creates a huge wind shadow easily visible on the ocean, with an often gentle South-West curling back up the paragliders take off site.

We look forward to putting a smile on your face!

Macassar Beach Paragliding

Called Macassar Beach, but this unique and stunning flying site is actually in the Wolfgat Nature Reserve. It’s the place where seagulls fly on your wingtip, you see the dolphins at your feet and you couldn’t feel closer to nature! Starting right from the beach we soar long, progressively higher and over dunes. This is False Bay at its best!

We look forward to showing you why we love flying as much as we do!

Parapax Paragliding Info:

We fly daily – weather dependant
Gift Vouchers available
Any age – 5 to 95 years old
Weight limit 15kg to 135kg
Optional shuttle service & In-Flight Photos & Video
We speak: English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Afrikaans
Group and corporate discounts
Minimum 40mins of your time