Paragliding is an extreme sport that opens up a whole new world of amazing experiences. A paragliding flight can be as easy as driving to the top of your favorite hill top or trekking up a mountain top launch and then gliding gently into the unknown skies….

Paragliding is probably one of the  most affordable forms of flight. It is perfect for those who are forever finding themselves looking towards the skies.  If you are living in or visiting  South Africa, you have more than one reason to do paragliding. Here are the Top Five Paragliding in Cape Town, South Africa Sites to pick from.

 

  1. Porterville (My personal favorite)

 

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Paragliding-Cape-Town-Porterville

Porterville  is located  140 kilometers away from Cape Town. It offers you thrilling views of vast dry fields browned by the heat of Cape Town’s summer temperature. Porterville is a summer flying site and this means if you wish to paraglide in Porterville , you’ve got to take to the skies in between October and April.

 

  1. Table Mountain
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Paragliding-Cape-Town-Table-Mountain

Table Mountain is at position number two on my list but only experienced paragliders should take to this treacherous cliff launch. It is one of the most complex paragliding launch sites. Needless to say, a top launch site of 1000m will surely make you break a sweat. Once airborne you will be rewarded by magnificent views of the Cape Peninsula.

 

  1. Lion’s Head
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Paragliding-Cape-Town-Lions-Head

Lion’s Head boasts for its panoramic views of the white sandy beaches of Camps bay and the twelve Apostles mountain range. In soarable wind conditions Lions Head offers you a breathtaking and riveting flight with the landing field located next to the Bungalow, Clifton.

 

  1. Hermanus
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Paragliding-Cape-Town-Hermanus

 

Hermanus is at number four. It offers you calm and relaxed soaring conditions with views of the Olifantsberg. With an ideal wind speed of 15-20 kilometers, spring season is the best time to do paragliding in Hermanus.

 

  1. Sir Lowry’s Pass
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Paragliding-Cape-Town-Sir-Lowrys-Pass

With  take off at 420 meters above sea level on the great Hottentots-Holland Mountain range, it has some serious potential for excellent XC and Soaring paragliding flight. Undeniably, this destination is best known for its magnificent views on the Overberg region.

 

If you are looking for any kind of assistance to your first or next paragliding experience , Fly Cape Town Paragliding come highly recommended. They have certified and highly experienced instructors to make your dream flight come true.

Stephan Kruger
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Stephan Kruger

Owner & Founder of Fly Cape Town Paragliding at Fly Cape Town Paragliding
Stephan is the owner of Fly Cape Town Paragliding. He is an avid tandem, competition and aerobatics paragliding pilot He loves to share the joy of paragliding flight with anyone who is keen...He is also a qualified paragliding instructor and a paragliding endurance athlete.
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