- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish, Afrikaans, German
- Duration20 min
- Opening seasons:
Para Taxi offers one of the most exhilarating and memorable experiences you can have in the Mother City, as you glide effortlessly through the air with a qualified tandem paragliding pilot. Many paragliding world records were set right here in South Africa.
Tandem flights involve you being securely strapped into a comfortable flying harness positioned in front of the pilot. The glider is spread out on the ground on a gentle slope at altitude and facing into the wind. The pilot is then connected to the glider and yourself with a secure harness and the glider is pulled gently into the wind, causing the canopy to inflate.
As a glider can fly very slowly, it is easy to launch so all you and the pilot need to do during the launch is run briefly into the wind and float gently up into the air.
During your flight you'll have ample opportunity to enjoy a bird’s eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From this exceptional vantage point you’ll get to see stunning panoramas of Table Mountain, one of the most unique landmarks in South Africa along with the City Bowl!
There are various launch sites around the city, including two on Lion's Head and one on Signal Hill, from where you'll be able to fly high above the bustling Atlantic Seaboard, over the spectacular white beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, and gaze down at the deep blue ocean stretching out beneath your feet.
The 15-25 minute flight is sure to get your heart racing!
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Depending on the weather conditions the average tandem flight lasts between 15 - 25 minutes.
Landings are similarly as easy except in reverse order.
Remember that paragliding is weather dependent and this requires flexibility both in location and flight time. Your instructor will ensure that the conditions most suited to your enjoyment and safety are confirmed.Activity requirements
As long as you have the courage to be suspended in the air by the wind and glider and are older than 5 years and weigh less than 115kgs, flight is possible.Special terms
Please note that there is an unavoidable element of risk associated with flying and PARA-TAXI will only fly when conditions are safe. Check with your medical insurance if you are covered for paragliding as an activity.
- Experienced pilot
- All necessary paragliding equipment
- Insurance coverage for your flight
- Photos (R300)
- Transfers from city center only (R300)
- Comfortable clothes adapted to the weather conditions
- Comfortable running or walking shoes
- Warm jacket or jumper
- Sun hat and sunscreen
- Bottled water