Paragliding Cape Town is an adventure activity where you fly off a cliff and glide down to earth on a parachute. You can do this from any cliff that is high enough to take you far enough around or over Cape Town.

Whichever option you choose, you will be able to experience the thrill of adrenaline pumping through your veins. Let’s look at our top places for paragliding in Cape Town.

1. Fly Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

Fly Cape Town Paragliding with table mountain in the background

Fly Cape Town is one of the top paragliding businesses in Cape Town. They have a large, experienced team that will ensure you are safe and most importantly, that you have lots of fun!

They have 370 reviews on Google with an average rating of 4.9 stars. On TripAdvisor they have 482 reviews with the great majority of them being excellent and very few are bad.

Fly Cape Town’s address is 26 Virginia Avenue, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 8001 and you can call them at 0828517119.



The flights start from Signal Hill and Lions head in Cape Town, South Africa. This is not just a paragliding company. They sell equipment, offer advanced training courses and tours.

2. Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

Cape Town tandem paragliding with Cape Town in the background

Cape Town Tandem Paragliding has been around since 2007. Their instructors have a lot of experience that will help make this the most fun experience in Cape Town for you.

They paraglide mainly from Lion’s head and Signal hill, depending on the wind direction. Flight times can be anything from 5-30 minutes depending heavily on the weather conditions on the day.

Table Mountain does not allow instructional paragliding from the mountain. However Cape Town Tandem Paragliding has succeeded in flying over Table Mountain with clients when the weather allows for it.

Cape Town Tandem Paragliding has 1266 reviews on Google with an average rating of 4.7. On TripAdvisor there are 384 reviews with an average of 4.5, with 325 being excellent.

Cape Town Tandem Paragliding’s address is 2 Signal Hill Road, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001. You can contact them on 076 892 2283 or 082 963 7729.



Parapax – Cheap Paragliding Cape Town

Paragliding cape town with the city in the background from Parapax

Parapax was started by Stef Juncker in 1999 and claims on their website to be the biggest and oldest paragliding company on the African continent.

These paragliders can glide in a straight live for up to 600km, which is over 11 hours in the air. This is an amazing achievement. However, it could be quite boring to glide that long for a newbie.

Parapax has a lot of different options available, from one day tours all over Cape Town and surrounding areas all the way up to 17 day tours that are customised to your needs.

Their longer tours are quite popular and most of the dates have already been fully booked. However, they are willing to arrange custom dates and destinations if your group is big enough.

Parapax has 646 reviews on Google with an average rating of 4.8. They have the highest rated profile on TripAdvisor of any of the other paragliding business mentioned in this blog with 519 reviews and 478 excellent reviews.

Parapax paragliding Cape Town is on Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001. You can call them n 082 881 4724.



Cape Hope Paragliding

Cape Hope paragliding with Cape Town in the background

Cape Hope Paragliding Cape Town offers options that are not seen elsewhere in this blog. They offer a tandem paragliding flight for the adrenaline junkies over Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background. The other option is a chilled-out flight over the Cape Winelands with 10-30km flight distance.

Their turnaround time is fast! Arrive 15-20 minutes before your booking. The whole experience only takes 40min to one hour from check-in to collecting your photos and videos.

Cape Hope really does their best to accommodate everyone. From the ability to request a female instructor to the ability to pay with PayPall. They really make it easy for anyone to book and experience the thrill of paragliding.



So if you haven’t gone paragliding before, now is the time to do so in Cape Town. There are beautiful scenes that you can see from high over the city and the experience of paragliding can be amazing.

Other great activities in Cape Town include Quad Biking and Go Carting.

Which paragliding business is your favourite?

People also ask

How much does paragliding cost in Cape Town?

Paragliding in Cape Town costs anywhere from R1000 to R2500 depending on what kind of experience you would like to have.

What is the average cost of paragliding?

The average cost of paragliding in Cape Town is R1300 for the basic paragliding experience. Adding photos and videos usually costs around R300 extra.

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