For all those who have looked skyward and wondered how magnificent it must be, to effortlessly fly high above the world’s most pristine locations on a majestic summer’s day, Para-Pax invites you to come and experience the magic with us. Whereas solo paragliding does require some lengthy training, Tandem Paragliding, offers a FLY NOW solution! Para-Pax is Africas largest, oldest and most reputable Tandem paragliding company.
With larger than normal, specially designed tandem glider, two harnesses and highly experienced pilots, and wish to explore the skies, soaring high above the mountain tops. Since opening 9 years ago, Para-Pax has flown thousands of clients, incident-free.
No Experience Required!
Any age, weight limit 20 – 135 kg
Flight time 10min-40mins on a standard flight – Cost R950
1hour to 8 hours on a cross country flight- upto 160km distance flown! – Cost R1400
Snack and refreshments included.
Optional shuttle service and in flight photography
On this instructional flight, the pilot will brief you before the flight. Take offs are easy and Landings are soft, landing on open fields and on beaches Lion’s Head Cape Town.
This popular site is perhaps the most frequently flown site in the Cape Peninsula during summer.
Lion’s Head works in a (South to West) sea breeze. By Midday the thermic action can be relatively violent but is often conducive to short X-Country flights to Table Mountain and down the Twelve Apostles to Hout Bay (8kms).
Lion’s Head is also unusual in that it is often flyable in a strong (SE). Yes ! Strong…. The bulk shape of Table Mountain creates a huge wind shadow easily visible on the ocean, with an often gentle (SW) curling back up the take off site.
Signal Hill Bench
With a light to moderate (NW) or (W), Signal Hill may be a site you won’t forget.
Overlooking Sea Point and Green Point Common, the soaring experience is well worth attempting. If the direction is more (W), crossings to Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles are within reach of most experienced pilots.
The site is graded as advanced, due to the nature of the rapidly changing weather conditions and the fact that there is no immediate landing area below the ridge. If one sinks out you need to either slope land or attempt to glide to Green Point Fields. It looks tame, but be warned!
Sir Lowries Pass
Sir Lowries Pass is a flying site that is just as popular as Lion’s Head. Also working in a (SW) and having a long mountain range to follow make it a site for the pilot who likes a challenge.
Previous X-Country records have been in excess or 172kms to Porterville.
The view of the Peninsula and Gordon’s Bay add to the experience.
Situated on the East coast 1 ½ hours from Cape Town, Hermanus is a pleasant and charming holiday town.
In August/September Hermanus comes alive due to the migration of Southern Right Whales into Walker Bay. A 10 minute scenic drive will transport you to the top of Rotary Way where the Take off site is. Fresh sea breezes often contribute to smooth ridge soaring along the 8km ridge.
Hermanus can and often does become thermic, this site has seen many moderate X-Country distances.
In terms of Hard Core, this is the site you want to fly if you are interested in doing long distances!
Most of the South African Paragliding Hang-gliding championships and the “All African Cup” were held here.
The Dasklip Pass take off site is substantially large, Wind conditions and directions are often variable and thermic action is powerful, flying after 11.00 am in mid summer is for the experienced pilots only.
Half day and day tours to Hermanus, Porterville, Sir Lowries Pass and Franchhoek.
Weekly specially packaged tours to The Garden route and Wilderness, the Cederberg and beyond – Call for more info!
If you have a special request or you are a minimum group of 4 people, we can tailor-make a tour inclusive of accommodation and transport to and from the flying sites.
In season at least twice a week, we take day tours through to this picturesque wine valley of Franchhoek which include the pick up, Refreshments, Snack lunch and return to Cape Town.
THE SKY AWAITS YOU………