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Author Archive | Jacques du Plessis

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 […]

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Table Mountain, Cape Town

Meeting Point at Table Mountain Table Mountain is one of the most complex paragliding launch sites in Cape Town with rapidly changing wind directions sitting at 1000m above sea level. Pilots meet at the car park adjacent to the Cable Way, before determining the ideal launch site. Needless to say it’s only the experienced sports […]

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Hermanus Take-Off View

Paragliding in Hermanus, Cape Town

Attractions A 90 minute drive from Cape Town offers an excellent blend of scenery, serenity and thermals. A vibrant little town with impressive aerial views of the urban scenery, rugged shoreline, Atlantic Ocean, Hermanus golf course, green bushy slopes of Fernkloof Nature Reserve, refreshing views of waterfalls of Vogelgat Nature Reserve, clean clear Grotto  beach and occasional […]

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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 […]

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