Para Taxi

Tandem flights involve you being securely strapped into a comfortable flying harness positioned in front of the pilot. The paraglider is spread out on the ground on a gentle slope at altitude and facing into the wind. Pilot is then connected to the paraglider and yourself with a secure harness and the paraglider is pulled gently into the wind, causing the canopy to inflate.

Grade

Pretty Wild

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

No

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

Tandem Paragliding

Tandem flights involve you being securely strapped into a comfortable flying harness positioned in front of the pilot. The paraglider is spread out on the ground on a gentle slope at altitude and facing into the wind. The pilot is then connected to the paraglider and yourself with a secure harness and the paraglider is pulled gently into the wind, causing the canopy to inflate.

As a paraglider 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. This makes paragliding accessible to anyone, including unfit or disabled passengers.

Tours & Activities
Scenic Helicopter Flight

All helicopter flights depart from Cape Town Int Airport. There are the flights to choose from, there is a 60min, 40min and a 20min flight.

Max. 3 passengers or charter the flight for your exclusive use.

Big 5 Safari Tours Cape Town

An Authentic African Experience Awaits You

Tandem paragliding is not the only wild thing you can do in Cape Town; this is South Africa after all! Get closer to nature and experience a truly authentic aspect of this beautiful country.

Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

Getting into the cage with the sharks around, is truly the most breath-taking experience you will ever live to remember. When feeding actively around the boat, the sharks may occasionally brush their tail against the cage, but NEVER attack the cage. They are very curious though and often come close-up to the cage, taking a closer look at the diver. A personal, eye-to-eye encounter with this awesome animal is guaranteed to get the adrenaline going!

Tandem Sky Diving Cape Town

Take your Para Taxi Tandem Paragliding experience one step further for the biggest adrenaline rush on earth. A sky diving instructor will prepare you for a truly unforgettable experience and help you get kitted up for your flight, so no experience is needed! Video footage is an optional extra, but will definitely capture the experience and allow you to relive the action and emotion of your jump. Tandem Paragliding

Depending on the conditions the average tandem flight will last 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. We will ensure that the conditions most suited to your enjoyment and safety is confirmed.

Gift vouchers are available and make great gifts. Group bookings, corporate team building events and photo / film shoots can be arranged.

Please note that there is an unavoidable element of risk associated with flying and PARA-TAXI will only fly when we judge conditions to be safe. Check with your medical insurance if you are covered for paragliding as an activity.

Included:

·         Experienced pilot

·         Equipment

·         Transfers (when booked)

·         In flight photographs (when booked)

What to bring with:

·         Wear comfortable clothes

·         Comfortable running / walking shoes

·         Warm jacket / jumper

·         Sun-hat & Sun-block

·         Drinking Water

·         Camera / Camcorder

Considerations:

·         Kindly read our Terms and Conditions prior to booking.

·         Tandem flights are flown by a SAHPA (South African Hang and Paragliding Association) approved Tandem Instructor Pilot.

·         The pilot is equipped to take photographs of you during the flight. This specially modified camera mounted on an extension arm offers a truly unique perspective at a nominal extra charge.

·         PARA-TAXI puts a huge amount of effort into promoting the sport, respecting the environment and making flight possible for the disabled and physically challenged.

Basic Pilots License (Level 2)

Now that you have mastered the basics, take it to the next level. The Basic Pilot License Course is intensive and takes you to a total of 35 flights including the 7 you have already logged on the “Learn to Fly” course.

Certification can normally be achieved within 2 to 3 months. Some pilots achieve their license sooner than this and others take longer. PARA-TAXI allows the course to run until the pilot achieves their Basic Pilot License or until the Temporary Student License (valid for 5 months) expires whichever comes first.  The Temporary Student License can be renewed for a further 5 months.

Included:

·         All the necessary paragliding equipment

·         35 flights in total under supervision (includes the 7 flights from the “Learn to Fly” course)

·         2 Tandem flights with an instructor if necessary

·         Full instruction with a registered SAHPA instructor

·         Practical assessment and coaching Theory instruction

·         Aerodynamics instruction

·         Meteorology instruction

·         Air law instruction

·         Flight planning

·         Control Practical sessions

·         Advanced ground handling

·         Basic Thermalling

·         Basic safety manoeuvres

·         Written examination

·         An internationally recognised certification

Considerations:

·         Students are assessed and signed off at the instructor’s discretion.

Tours & Activities
Big 5 Safari Tours Cape Town

An Authentic African Experience Awaits You

Tandem paragliding is not the only wild thing you can do in Cape Town; this is South Africa after all! Get closer to nature and experience a truly authentic aspect of this beautiful country.

A drive inland will emphasise the many types of landscape, as the sea breezes fade and mountains tower majestically. About two hours drive away is where you will find a typical African landscape of distant hills, copper-coloured soil and the increasing discovery of both flora and fauna.

To come to Africa and not experience the beauty of its animals, would deprive you for there is nothing more exhilarating. In a natural landscape the city far behind you, your place in the food chain is established and the natural order of the bush comes in to play.

The Safari Day trip is offered with or without transport to the reserve. Guests will be collected from hotel or guesthouse and transferred to the Game Reserve. Self-drive guests are informed to depart Cape Town approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport.

Also available:

·         Overnight Safari (Accommodation at the Game reserve is a handful of premier and luxury chalets, so why don’t you stay one or more nights.)

·         Horseback Safari (The Game Reserve offers an early morning or late afternoon Horseback safari day tour, no experience is necessary.)

·         Quad bike Safari (The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 4500 hectares of Game)

An Authentic African Big5 Safari Experience Awaits You!

Tandem paragliding is not the only wild thing you can do in Cape Town; this is South Africa after all! Get closer to nature and experience a truly authentic aspect of this beautiful country.

A drive inland will emphasise the many types of landscape, as the sea breezes fade and mountains tower majestically. About two hours drive away is where you will find a typical African landscape of distant hills, copper-coloured soil and the increasing discovery of both flora and fauna.

To come to Africa and not experience the beauty of its animals, would deprive you for there is nothing more exhilarating. In a natural landscape the city far behind you, your place in the food chain is established and the natural order of the bush comes in to play.

A big 5 Game Reserve close to Cape Town, it is an ultimate African safari getaway.

Highlights:

·         A scenic 4×4 tour with an experience Ranger

·         Encounter any of the BIG 5 – Lions, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino

·         Many other African animals and birds

·         Delicious South African food

·         A visit to the Cheetah Outreach program

Included:

·         Return transfers from Cape Town (If booked with Transfer)

·         Welcome drinks

·         Buffet Breakfast

·         All safaris are in an open 4×4 safari vehicle

·         BIG 5 – Lions, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino

·         Visits to ancient rock art sites

·         Visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Centre)

·         Delicious Lunch under a boma

·         Relaxation time at the swimming pool or lounge

·         Option to go on a free ostrich farm tour

Considerations:

·         Horse-back and quad bike guided safaris available

·         Helicopter transfer can be arranged (not included in price)

·         Luxury, overnight accommodation can be booked

Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

Getting into the cage with the sharks around, is truly the most breath-taking experience you will ever live to remember. When feeding actively around the boat, the sharks may occasionally brush their tail against the cage, but NEVER attack the cage. They are very curious though and often come close-up to the cage, taking a closer look at the diver. A personal, eye-to-eye encounter with this awesome animal is guaranteed to get the adrenaline going!

The cage is situated next to the side of the boat and once ready to take the dive, the Dive Master would assist the diver into the opening at the top of the cage. Once in position, the divers head would be no more than half a meter below the surface. A free-board of approx. 30cm allows the diver to rise to the surface and effectively communicate with the Dive Master on the boat. Snorkelers would secure themselves by holding onto the convenient cross bars, situated at the top of the cage.

Viewing from the boat is equally spectacular, as the sharks come very close to the side of the vessel. Sharks are surface feeders by nature, ensuring spectacular surface action. From the safety of the boat, you are able to photograph your friend/s in the cage and at the same time follow the sharks as they move around the boat and cage. Be careful not to miss out on good photographs. Breaching often takes place in the high season and if you are not 100% ready, you may miss out on a good picture.

Cape Town is well known as being one of the best destinations in the world to go Shark Cage Diving with the fearful Great White Shark!

Highlights:

·         Encounter the formidable Great White Shark up close

·         Climb into the cage for a closer look

·         No dive experience is required

·         Scenic drive to Gansbaai (Whales sighted in season)

Included:

·         Luxurious return transfers from Cape Town central area.

·         Packed breakfast, coffee and tea upon arrival.

·         Light lunch upon return.

·         Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks to accompany your lunch.

·         A fast, yet safe 20 minute boat ride to Dyer Island.

·         Snacks, drinks and sweets on-board the boat.

·         Educational presentation and safety briefing.

·         Diving equipment and wet-suits available at no additional cost.

·         Assisted snorkelling in cage for inexperienced divers.

·         Spectacular surface viewing for non-divers.

·         View the Cape Fur Seals and African Penguins from the boat.

·         Logbook stamp after the tour.

·         Enjoy land-based whale watching in Hermanus (July – Dec).

·         Drop-off at Cape Town International Airport at no additional cost (If required).

·         Informative en-route tour; indigenous fynbos; apple export farms of Elgin and informal settlements in Cape Town.

Excluded:

·         Purchase a high quality copy of your own personal shark diving experience after the tour, available on DVD.

·         Towel, sea-sick tablets

Considerations:

·         Weather dependent

·         Motion sickness is common, so we recommend you plan for this

·         You are likely to see dolphins, seals, pelagic birds and more

Tandem Sky Diving Cape Town

Take your Para Taxi Tandem Paragliding experience one step further for the biggest adrenaline rush on earth.

A sky diving instructor will prepare you for a truly unforgettable experience and help you get kitted up for your flight, so no experience is needed! Video footage is an optional extra, but will definitely capture the experience and allow you to relive the action and emotion of your jump.

On the way up in the aircraft, the view is breath taking. To the South, the Mother City lies sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and bustling Table Bay harbour. Further to the south, and to the far side of the mountain, lies False Bay, Hout Bay and the splendour of the South Peninsula as far as Cape Point. To the West, you will spot Robben Island – Cape Town’s own Alcatraz – and the Atlantic breaking on the beautiful Cape West Coast, as famous for its icy water temperature as its mouth-watering crayfish. To the North, the Langebaan lagoon, a great kite surfing and windsurfing venue.

Paired with an experienced pilot, you will launch from a plane at 10 000 feet and subject yourself to a 25-30 second free-fall at 200 km per hour. Your chute is released and you then get a 4 – 5 minute parachute drop with the most impressive aerial views of Cape Town, Table Mountain and Robben Island.

Equipment and your instructor are all included and transport can be arranged for an affordable fee. All you need to bring with you are the essentials to protect yourself against the harsh South African elements and be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes.

An option, which is not always available, is to have your Tandem jump filmed.

This can be done by an outside cameraman (another skydiver, who wears a camera on his head and jumps alongside the Tandem pair), or by the Tandem Master himself who wears a Camera on his hand. The resultant footage is downloaded onto a DVD for you to take home.

Highlights:

·         Plane ride to 10,000 feet including a scenic view.

·         All safety and sky dive equipment.

·         Qualified & experienced instructor.

·         Tandem Master’s Fee.

·         Certificate of completion.

Included:

·         Briefing by qualified tandem master.

·         All safety and sky dive equipment.

·         Qualified& experienced instructor.

·         Tandem Master’s Fee.

·         Certificate of completion.

Excluded:

·         Return transfers to the airfield – R250.00 per person to be paid in cash on the day to the driver

·         Video or Photos – R450.00

·         Video & Photos – R650.00

Considerations:

·         Please note that there is a weight limit of 105kg and under 18 needs parental consent.

·         An optional DVD of your flight is available.

·         Return transfers can be arranged.

·         Weather dependent.

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