Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town is fun and addictive. Join us for a tandem paragliding flight in Cape Town seeing all the great sights from the air, fly from Lions Head and land on the field in front of The Bungalow, between Camps Bay and Clifton beaches or over Sea Point from Signal Hill landing on the famous Sea Point Promenade next to the beautiful atlantic ocean.

Or whale watch while paragliding in Hermanus. Paraglide inland from Sir Lowry’s Pass or Porterville enjoying a cross country flying experience. Lets fly!  Book a flight with us.

All tandem pilots are highly experienced Tandem Flight Instructors (TFI) certified by the South African Association of Paragliding (SAHPA).

We have Tandem paragliding sites all around the Cape, we launch from Lions Head, Signal Hill, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Porterville and Hermanus.

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We also offer paragliding courses are conducted in Cape Town, Hermanus and Wilderness.



Meet the Team


Jacques du Plessis
Flying since 2000
Nationality: South African
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Jean van Niekerk
Flying since 2007
Nationality: South African

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Paragliding From Sir Lowrys Pass, Cape Town

           Paragliding South of Sir Lowrys take off

Paragliding South of Sir Lowrys take off

Sir Lowrys Pass

30 Minutes from Cape Town on the N2 towards George, situated in the Overberg mountain range you’ll find Sir Lowrys Pass, 420m above sea level offering soaring, thermalling and cross country flights for pilots with a basic licence and 4 sign offs. The ideal wind direction is W, NW or SW with a wind speed of 10-20 kph.

Flight Options

The long mountain chain extends in a fairly consistent ridge to the south offering cross country flights to Gordons Bay and False Bay.

           Paragliding North of Sir Lowrys take off

Paragliding North of Sir Lowrys take off

To the north of take-off the ridge rises to become towering mountains offering endless cross country flights to Hanskop, Stellenbosch, Paarl and for the more experienced pilots Porterville.

Launch Area

The main launch area is a small grass slope that requires good ground handling. For an easier launch walk directly across the road from the entrance of the carpark, follow the footpath up the mountain, bearing left until you ascend the final steep crest with green netting (10 minutes).

Landing Area

                 Sir Lowrys Pass Landing Area

Sir Lowrys Pass Landing Area

Before driving up to Sir Lowrys pass stop on the South side of the road at the base of the pass, there is a sign “Elands Kloof”, through the white fences to the left you will find the landing area, due to lift the landing area can be a bit challenging and small at times. If more space is needed there is a big landing area with small bushes further back that can be used. Be careful of the big set of power lines on the far side of the  landing area.

Due to the take off being in a venturi, if you are new to the site  contact us so that we can put you in touch with a local pilot so you can get a proper site briefing – 0722090119.


More Paragliding Sites

Paragliding from Lions Head

Paragliding from Signal Hill

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That sounds like fun! How adventurous! I’m envious, I’ve always wanted to go for a tandem paragliding flight! Wow! Cape Town is beautiful. We really do live in a beautiful city. If you were wondering that’s the response from my family when I showed them the photos I got from Icarus Paragliding . It’s dangerous! […]

Paragliding accident in Cape Town

Sadly there was a paragliding accident in Cape Town on Monday. The Cape Times reported “Tandem paraglider crashes into concrete wall” they also incorrectly state “Icarus Tandem Paragliding the company involved, said yesterday they would not be making a statement on the incident”. We have asked The Cape Times to publish a retraction. Regardless of which […]

Downhill Adventures goes Paragliding

The lovely French Girlz from Downhill Adventures shared the sky with Icarus Paragliding. “Thank you very much for letting us fly yesterday! it was really exceptional ! Please find in the attachment the Best pictures of us with the amazing Carlos in the Air. :D”