Icarus Paragliding

Signal Hill Views

Signal Hill, also known as Lion’s Rump, is a long, smoothly sloped ridge that rises 350 meters above sea level. This iconic landmark offers incredible opportunities for ridge soaring and thermalling, providing breathtaking views of Sea Point, Cape Town Harbour, Green Point Stadium, Robben Island, and the majestic Table Mountain.

Wind Speed and Direction

For optimal flying conditions, a North West or West wind with a speed of 15-25 kph is ideal. However, flying in a South East wind direction is also possible, especially on hot days when lulls and thermals are prevalent. Always ensure to check the wind conditions before your flight to guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience.

Landing Options

Slope landing skills are crucial at Signal Hill, as it’s your primary landing option if you can’t make it to the designated landing area at the Sea Point Promenade in front of the Winchester Mansions Hotel. Practicing and mastering slope landings will enhance your overall paragliding experience at this location.

Signal Hill Site Requirements

Signal Hill is a sports-rated site, making it a must-visit for paragliding pilots exploring Cape Town. Be sure to bring your paraglider and enjoy the majestic views that Cape Town has to offer. The experienced tandem pilots at Signal Hill can provide site briefings and explain the conditions, as the area has a complex micrometeorology system.

My Activity Permit

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) My Activity Permit (Level 2 – Hang-gliding and paragliding, sport climbing – R400) is required for individuals using the Park. You can purchase this permit at the Tokai Plantation Office, Tokai Road, Tokai (Mondays to Fridays 08:00-15:45), or at various Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information sales outlets. To obtain the permit, bring two ID photos, proof of identity, and a signed copy of the application form. Click here to download the My Activity Permit form.

Embark on an unforgettable paragliding adventure at Signal Hill with Icarus Paragliding. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or a first-time flyer, the stunning views and exhilarating experience will leave you with memories to cherish forever. Book your flight today and soar above the beautiful landscapes of Cape Town!

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