Author Archives: 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 … 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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Amazing Bucket List Adventure Ideas

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Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

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Planning Your Canoeing Adventure

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Cape Times apology to Icarus Tandem Paragliding

Cape Times has published an apology to Icarus Tandem Paragliding for naming us as the company involved in the paragliding accident in Cape Town on Monday.

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 … Read More