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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
Jacques On Google+


Jean van Niekerk
Flying since 2007
Nationality: South African

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Tandem flight with Icarus Paragliding


Have you ever thought of what it means to be free? Well that is exactly how I felt on my first tandem flight with Icarus Paraliding.

Paragliding is an adrenaline rush, fun and thrilling activity which you can do in either summer or winter months, depending on the weather of course. A flight is usually between 5-15 minutes. Icarus Paragliding mainly flies from Signal Hill and Lionshead in Cape Town. Paragliding is one of the most amazing adventure activities.

Each and every person has a Buckit list, what is on yours? Paragliding has definitely been on my buckit list and is an activity that is very addictive. As soon as you’ve been on your first flight, you definitely want to do it again.

What an incredible experience my first flight was. Words cannot describe the adrenaline rush I had and the breathtaking views that I saw of Cape Town. You definitely see the beautiful mother city in a different perspective. Where better to experience your paragliding flight than views of the beach and beautiful city. For someone who is afraid of heights I was too busy looking around at the beautiful views that I didn’t even realise how high I was. I jumped from Signal Hill. It is very easy to get to and an amazing location to do paragliding.

I would just like to thank Jacques for the most amazing flight and I hope that it will be the first of many.

I would definitely recommend a tandem flight with Icarus Paragliding as it is an experience which I think everyone should have. You won’t regret it!!

So what are you waiting for! Book your flight with Icarus paragliding today to have the most incredible experience.


By Kayla Armstrong



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