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Tandem Paragliding Flight

Signal Hill

Activity Description

Tandem flights involve you being securely strapped into a comfortable flying harness positioned in front of the pilot. The para glider is spread out on the ground on a gentle slope at altitude and facing into the wind. The pilot is then connected to the para glider and yourself with a secure harness and the para glider is pulled gently into the wind, causing the canopy to inflate.

As a paraglider can fly very slowly it is easy to launch so all you and the pilot need to do during the launch is run briefly into the wind and float gently up into the air. This makes paragliding accessible to anyone, including unfit or disabled passengers.

Depending on the conditions the average tandem flight will last between 15 – 25 minutes. Landings are similarly as easy except in reverse order. Remember that paragliding is weather dependent and this requires flexibility both in location and flight time. We will ensure that the conditions most suited to your enjoyment and safety are confirmed.
Group bookings, Corporate team building events and photo / film shoots can be arranged.
Please note that there is an unavoidable element of risk associated with flying and Para-Taxi will only fly when we judge conditions to be safe. Check with your medical insurance if you are covered for paragliding as an activity.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round
WhereTake off is from Signal Hill, landing at Sea Point Promenade. Passengers can chose to stay at the landing or take a lift back up to Signal Hill.
WeatherWeather permitting
What to WearWear comfortable clothes, comfortable running / walking shoes, warm jacket / jumper
Things to BringSun-block, drinking water and camera.
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age5 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight115.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsExperienced pilot, equipment, transfers (when booked), in flight photographs (when booked)
ExclusionsItems of a personal nature


Kindly read our Terms and Conditions prior to booking. Tandem flights are flown by a SAHPA (South African Hang and Paragliding Association) approved Tandem Instructor Pilot. The pilot is equipped to take photographs of you during the flight. This specially modified camera mounted on an extension arm offers a truly unique perspective at a nominal extra charge. Para-Taxi puts a huge amount of effort into promoting the sport, respecting the environment and making flight possible for the disabled and physically challenged.

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