Author Archives: Jacques Du Plessis

WHY PARAGLIDING IS POPULAR IN CAPE TOWN

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. … Read More

PARAGLIDING TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW Part 1

Like in most fields, the paragliding world uses its own special words – words that people who are not familiar with this adventure activity might find difficult to understand. In this article, I’ll help you define some of these terms: … Read More

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PARAGLIDING

Here are some interesting facts about paragliding : 1. THE PARAGLIDER IS ONLY PROPELLED BY WIND The sole propellant of a paraglider is the wind. It’s a an engine-free, non-motorized form of aircraft. There is no fuel, no electricity, no … Read More

HOW PARAGLIDING WORKS

First things first, let’s find out what a paraglider is before we discuss what paragliding is.   WHAT IS A PARAGLIDER?   A paraglider is a fabric wing used to fly. It has no rigid structure, its shape is formed … Read More

THE GIFT OF A PARAGLIDING EXPERIENCE

In Cape Town, tandem paragliding is one of the top adventure activities that is gaining popularity as far as experience gifts are concerned. An increasing number of people are choosing the paragliding experience as the best gift for their loved … Read More

THE PARAGLIDER WHO LANDS IN STYLE

No one argues that a great tandem paragliding flight is made up of an easy take off, gentle but exhilarating manoeuvres in the air, and soft landing. In this article, I will explain to you one of the unique landing … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Paragliding from 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Paragliding From Sir Lowrys Pass, Cape Town

Sir Lowrys Pass 30 Minutes from Cape Town on the N2 towards George, situated in the Overberg mountain range you’ll find Sir Lowrys Pass, 420m above sea level offering soaring, thermalling and cross country flights for pilots with a basic … Read More

Lions Head

Paragliding from Lions Head , Cape Town

Lions Head Lions Head is the distinctive shaped mountain slope standing between Signal Hill and Table Mountain forming part of the city bowls dramatic skyline offering you Wally’s Cave and a 360 degree view of Cape Town from the summit. … Read More

Signal Hill

Paragliding from Signal Hill, Cape Town

Signal Hill 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, … Read More

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 … Read More

My Tandem Flight

My First Tandem Flight with Icarus Paragliding

On the mark of our 1 year anniversary I told my boyfriend I would like to go for a tandem paragliding flight at Signal Hill. Knowing the pilots at Icarus Paragliding he booked me a tandem flight as an anniversary … Read More

Our Essential Rafting Tips

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Top Camping Destinations Reviewed

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Multi-Day vs Single-Day Rafting Trips

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The Rafting Experience

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Our Guide Answers Your Top Questions

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