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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Signal Hill (Lion’s Rump or “The Lion’s Flank”, a term now obsolete) is a long smoothly sloped ridge 350m above sea level, that provides great ridge soaring and thermalling allowing you views of Sea Point, Cape Town Harbour, Green Point Stadium, Robben Island and Table Mountain.Signal Hill views

A North West or West wind is ideal with a wind speed of 15-25kph although flying in a South East wind direction if the wind is not to strong on a hot day due to the lulls and thermals are possible.

Slope landing skills are essential as it’s your only landing option if you not going to make it over town to the landing area at the Sea Point Promenade in front of the Winchester Mansions Hotel. It goes without saying Signal Hill is a sports rated site.

Cape Town

If you are a paragliding pilot visiting Cape Town you definitely want to bring your paraglider with and take in the majestic views Cape Town has to offer. The tandem pilots at Signal Hill can give you a site briefing and explain what the conditions are like as it can be a tricky site due to a very complex micrometeorology system.

* The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) My Activity Permit (Level 2 – Hang-gliding and paragliding, sport climbing – R370) is required by individuals who make use of the Park. You can purchase this card at Tokai Plantation Office, Tokai Road, Tokai (Mondays to Fridays 08:00-15:45) or List of Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information sales outlets. You will need to take two ID photos, proof of identity and a signed copy of the application form.


Table Mountain

Thinking Of Paragliding?

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”