Hi5 TANDEM PARAGLIDING Cape Town is a TANDEM PARAGLIDING company who love to share the ease, exhilaration and absolute freedom of tandem paragliding flights.

Tandem paragliding flights are done from Lions Head and Signal Hill within the spectacular Table Mountain National Park.

 

 

Beyond your
imagination,

imagine that!
R1 300.00 pp

Beyond your
imagination,

imagine that!
R1 300.00 pp

Beyond your
imagination,

imagine that!
R1 300.00 pp

Beyond your
imagination,

imagine that!
R1 300.00 pp

Hi5 TANDEM PARAGLIDING Cape Town is a TANDEM PARAGLIDING company who love to share the ease, exhilaration and absolute freedom of tandem paragliding flights.

Tandem paragliding flights are done from Lions Head and Signal Hill within the spectacular Table Mountain National Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got any doubts or questions?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have and we will get back to you A.S.A.P!

Here are some of our most Frequently Asked Questions!

How do I dress for my Tandem Paragliding Flight?

Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and a warm jacket along for the flight. It is very important to also have closed shoes(preferably lace up) that are secure.

A small bottle of water is also recommended in case of a hike up Lions Head.

How safe is paragliding?

Paragliding as in any other form of flight has inherent dangers but Hi5 Paragliding Pilots are all highly respected SAHPA/RAASA Certified Tandem Paragliding Instructors giving you peace of mind when you come paragliding with us.

Safety is always our main concern. This reflects in our hundred percent safety record.

How long do paragliding flights last?

Tandem paragliding flights vary in length as they are very dependent on weather conditions. Paragliding flight duration varies from about 8 to 20 minutes.

If you have a short flight because of weather conditions we would be happy to discount your next flight with us.

Is it advisable to bring my own camera on the flight?

You are welcome to bring your own camera along for the flight, but we do not advise you to do so. Our pilots all have HD Cameras mounted on a customized telescopic boom. This will give you the chance to enjoy the views and not worry about taking pictures and videos and missing out on this exceptional experience.

If you do take your own camera along, you do so at entirely your own risk. All equipment taken along the flight must be securely attached to yourself and will only be allowed at the Instructors discretion.

How do I get back to my vehicle after the flight?

Easy! Our free shuttle service will return you to your vehicle after the flight giving you time to enjoy the company of the Instructors in our air conditioned vehicles!

Who can and can't paraglide?

We fly BIG, SHORT, SMALL, LARGE, YOUNG, OLD, anyone who would like to enjoy this experience. We also specialize in flying the disabled.

Please feel free to talk to us if you have any special needs! If you are under the age of 18 please note that your parent or guardian needs to sign off for the flight. You must weigh between 25kg and 120kg.

If you have any medical conditions that you feel might exclude you from this paragliding experience please consult your medical practitioner beforehand.

Can I bring a bag?

Yes you can but it would need to be small enough to fit into the harness.

How easy is the take-off?

With a steady breeze in the right direction a few steps is all that it takes to become air born. On lighter wind days a good run before the launch will be required.

How easy is the landing?

Landings are very easy and soft especially if there is a light wind blowing over the landing field.

Luckily the landing fields we use at the Sea Point Promenade and at the Glen Country Club are large clear open areas making landings very easy!

Who can pilot a tandem paraglider?

Only a tandem rated flight instructor is allowed to take you on one of these tandem instructional flights. As mentioned before we only use SAHPA/RAASA Certified Tandem Paragliding Instructors on all our flights.

What is a tandem paragliding flight?

A tandem paragliding flight is when two people fly on one specifically designed tandem paragliding wing. In our case the Instructor will pilot the paraglider with you sitting in the front seat.

Where will I be paragliding from?

Paragliding flights are done from Lions Head and Signal Hill within the spectacular Table Mountain National Park.

How do I get my Photos and Videos of my flight?

We will give you your awesome Photos and videos after the flight on a reusable SD Card.

What is the cost of a Tandem Paragliding Flight?

The cost per flight is R1 300.00 per person. Photos and Videos is an optional extra for R300.00 that you will receive after your flight on a reusable SD Card.

What payment methods are available?

As paragliding is very weather dependent we prefer payment in cash on the day. You are also welcome to pay via EFT or through PayFast.

Where will the meeting point be for my paragliding flight?

We meet at the Signal Hill parking area at the end of Signal Hill Drive or at the Lions Head parking area depending on where we are flying.

Contact our friendly office an hour before coming out for your paragliding tandem flight to confirm which paragliding site we are flying from. Please take not that the parking areas on Signal Hill and Lions Head are limited.

It is advised to arrive thirty minutes early to give yourself time to find parking and do the necessary registration with us!

Can I paraglide from Table Mountain?

Paragliding off Table Mountain is allowed when flying Solo.

Unfortunately Tandem Paragliding is not allow off Table Mountain due to very technical and difficult launch terrain.

Are there other paragliding sites that I can fly from with Hi5 paragliding?

We mostly use Signal Hill and Lions Head in Cape Town as our preferred paragliding launch sites. If you would like to fly at any of our other sites please feel free to talk to us.

The alternate paragliding sites are listed below:

  • Hermanus
  • Betty’s Bay
  • Maccassar
  • Kommetjie
  • Sir Lowry’s Pass
  • Franschhoek
  • Paarl Rock
  • Noordhoek
What is a paraglider?

A paraglider is a fabric wing that is foot-launched from mountains to attain free flight. Because of this unique fabric construction the wing can be packed fairly compact.

This is ideal as it can be easily transported even when going on holiday.

What is paragliding?

Paragliding is the art of unpowered flight. Wind or thermal driven a paragliding wing will rise aloft and carry it’s occupants up into the air. Thermal lift is simply hot air rising form a area that heats up and releases a column of rising air. Orographic lift is lift generated on a mountain ridge obtained by wind blowing on to the slope.

On Signal Hill and Lions Head we experience both forms of lift depending on the day.

What else do I need to know when coming on a tandem paragliding flight?

It is important to book! Call us an hour before coming out for your booking to check where we are flying from and that weather conditions are playing along.

On arrival at the paragliding site ask for Hi5 paragliding and one of our staff will welcome you and start the registration process. Bring cash to pay for the flight.

Remember to have closed shoes. Arrive early, parking is very limited. Did we mention don’t be late!

You will need time to register for this instructional flight. Our Instructors are very thorough and don’t like to rush so please don’t be late! Arriving early gives your Instructor time to give you un-rushed instruction guaranteeing your peace of mind. It is important to realize that paragliding is very weather dependant and that your booking time could change to fit in with the prevailing conditions. Please try and stay flexible with your timing for the booking.

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