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 favourite 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.
Top 5 Paragliding Sites in Cape Town
Porterville is located 140 kilometres away from Cape Town. It offers you thrilling views of vast dry fields browned by the heat of Cape Towns 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.
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.
Lions Head boasts for its panoramic views of the white sandy beaches of Camps bay and the twelve Apostles mountain range. In soaring wind conditions Lions Head offers you a breathtaking and riveting flight with the landing field located next to the Bungalow, Clifton.
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 kilometres, the spring season is the best time to do paragliding in Hermanus.
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 of 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 paragliding instructors to make your dream flight come true.
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