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PARA-PAX TANDEM PARAGLIDING - Western Cape: Cape Town, Lions Head

     Activities: Paragliding, Weird & Wonderful, Gliding Web SiteContact Para-Pax Tandem Paragliding

Lions head and Signal Hill in Cape Town as well as Winelands....Hermanus, Swartland and Overberg
Tel: 082 881 4724
Cell: 082 881 4724

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Fear Factor
Value for money

how do I get there?
Generally meeting at the Lions head parking lot, 300m up Signal hill drive
what should i wear?
Only a good pair of walking shoes and a jacket. Shorts or Jeans and a Tshirt.
time period
Minimum 1 hour of your time
vital information
No Experience needed! Easy start and safe landing. Para-Pax pilots hold world records and internationally recognized Tandem licenses doing Tandem instructional flights.11 years experience and more than 6500 flights to our credit. Daily flights, all year round
Wind and weather dependant, but we fly daily, choosing the best time to fly and prioritising Lions head and going to other sites when needed or on request.
From 1 to 60 people on a day. Weight limit 20kg - 135kg passengers, 3 - 83 years old Shuttle servise available - Pickup and Dropoff in the CT area - R100pp
Welcome to join us - No charge for non-flyers!
Booking Essential, even calling on the day, but preferably with some notice.
Other Info
For Your memories: Para-Pax offers "In-flight Photography". Our pilots fly with a specially made digital and 35mm cameras mounted on a telescoping pole. Whilst in flight our pilots will take round 12 photos and sometimes a video, capturing the scenery, passenger in the paragliding harness and the landscapes below. Cost R150pp Gift vouchers available! Treat that special person(s).
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
Para - Pax Tandem Paragliding
Para - Pax Tandem Paragliding
The Para- Pax Playground
Lion's Head

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.
Para - Pax Tandem Paragliding
Para - Pax Paragliding
Up The Coast

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.


Para - Pax Tandem Paragliding
Para - Pax Tandem Paragliding
Para - Pax Tandem Paragliding
Para - Pax Tandem Paragliding


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