Paragliding is one of the top bucket list items for most people who visit the beautiful city of Cape Town. In this article, I share with you reasons why paragliding is such a popular activity in the Mother City.
1. PARAGLIDING IN CAPE TOWN IS SAFE
One thing people check before deciding to do paragliding is the safety records of the companies offering this service. And most paragliding companies in Cape Town have a hundred percent safety record. In fact, as far as tandem paragliding in Cape Town is concerned fatal accidents are very rare.
2. FLYING OVER THE CITY
There is a few places in the world where you can do tandem paragliding over the city and Cape Town is one of them. People just love to fly over the city and explore it from above.
3. STRATEGICALLY LOCATED
The most popular places to paraglide from (Signal hill and Lions Head) are strategically located. Flying from these places allow people to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Cape Town’s amazing beaches, cliffs, suburbs, waterfronts and even the city bowl itself.
One thing that is important to holiday goers is time. They want to do as much as they can in the available time. Paragliding easily fits into most schedules because it’s not time consuming. The fact that Signal hill and Lions Head take offs and their respective landing zones are easily accessible makes the entire paragliding tour to take only an hour.
5. TABLE MOUNTAIN
Of course, everyone who visit Cape Town wants to get to the top of Table Mountain either by hiking, cable car or any other way possible. And those who are adventurous want to paraglide above this mountain or at least close to it. Paragliding from either Signal hill or Lions Head satisfy this longing to paraglide close to the Table Mountain.
A tandem paragliding flight costs about $USD 120 and for most tourists flocking in from Europe this is much affordable.
7. FAMILY – FRIENDLY
Most people go to holidays as families and they plan to do things that involve participation of every family member. No one argues that paragliding is a family – friendly activity. In Cape Town, kids as young as 5 year olds can paraglide and there is no maximum age limit.
8. WHEEL – CHAIR FRIENDLY
The fact that the Signal hill take off is easily accessible makes it very easy for those who are physically-challenged to comfortably get there and participate.
Written by Trymore Mukoko