Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

Professional Tandem Paragliding Flights in Cape Town

SAHPA licensed pilots

SAHPA Certified

All our tandem paragliding flights instructors are full time professionals with years of experience, fully licensed by SAHPA/RAASA.

Meet the Team

SANPARKS registered operator

SANPARKS Registered Operator

We work closely with Table Mountain National Parks to ensure that we have a low environmental impact and that the tandem paragliding industry has a positive impact on tourism.

Member of Cape Town Tourism

Member of Cape Town Tourism

We are long standing members of Cape Town Tourism. Look for us in the official Cape Tourism Visitor's Guide.

Disabled Friendly

We have flown people with paraplegia, quadraplegia, prosthetics and all manner of other disability. If you want to come paragliding with us we will make it happen in a safe and fun environment.

Member of Cape Town Tourism

Tripadvisor

Certificate of Excellence 2017.

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Paragliding in Cape Town

In Cape Town, we paraglide mainly from Lion's Head and Signal Hill. The paragliding launch site we use depends on the wind direction at the time. Sometimes we start flying from Signal Hill and then move across to Lion's Head as the wind changes throughout the day.

Tandem paragliding flights vary in duration and it is not possible for us to guarantee a specific flight time due to the changeable nature of the wind and general weather conditions in Cape Town. We only fly in conditions that allow us to launch and land safely. Our tandem paragliding flight instructors (TFIs) are all highly experienced and love to fly. They will always make every effort to give you the longest (up to 30 minutes) and most enjoyable flight possible. In general flights in Cape Town can be anything from about 5-30 minutes in duration.

Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) do not allow instructional tandem paragliding flights from Table Mountain, although a few of our passengers have been lucky enough to fly across there with us when weather conditions have allowed.

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Cape Town Tandem Paragliding – Promo Video
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About Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

The company was started by Manu Wegmershaus in 2007 shortly after moving to Cape Town in 2005.
All our Tandem Flight Instructors (TFIs) are highly experienced and fully certified by the South African Association of Paragliding (SAHPA). Please see our pilot profiles below.
We offer instructional, introductory tandem flights for anyone who would like to experience paragliding.
We take people of all ages and abilities.
We can fly people with disabilities too!


Check it out!

We use the amazing GoPro cameras to capture insane video and photos of your tandem paragliding flight – all the action, all the emotion! Ask your pilot.The inflight photos and video are an optional extra. You can view them after the flight without any obligation to buy them. If you do want to take them (most people do), we give them to you in a very convenient format – a 4GB micro SD card with an adapter and a plastic housing – very modern!


Meet the Team

Manu Wegmershaus


Manu started Cape Town Tandem Paragliding in 2007. He was born in Germany and grew up in Zimbabwe. He started paragliding at the age of 14. Manu has flown in many countries around the world, and taught with several schools. He is married to the beautiful and illustrious Tiva, with whom he has two boys.

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Amanda van Rheede


Being the better half to Tandem Flight Instructor, Frikkie, Paragliding has been a part of Amanda's life since 2002. "Seeing people happy and loving life is what makes my heart smile!" She walked away from the coorporate world of Logistics in 2019 to join this amazing team in the capacity of Marketing. She helps ensure that our days in the sky are well planned and professionally coordinated. Amanda also has 4 beautiful children, so truly values the precious gift of life and living to the fullest.

Carolina Burd-Rocchinotti - Tandem Paragliding Pilot at Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

Carolina Burd-Rocchinotti


Carolina, together with Peter Wallenda, started paragliding in 1987, and is a pioneer of the sport in South Africa. Being an instructor she has taught many people to fly. Married to Steve Burd they, both share the passion of flying and have flown in many different countries. For Carolina, paragliding is about freedom and being in nature. ‘This is as close as you get to being a Bird!’

Frikke van Rheede - Tandem Paragliding pilot at Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

Frikkie van Rheede


Frikkie started paragliding in 2002 in the beautiful mountains of Bulwer in the Drakensberg. He has 2 awesome boys, and 2 daughters, a wife and 2 dogs to complete the family. For Frikkie, paragliding is about freedom and being one with the sky. "Life is too short to be boring."

Kelly Williamson - Booking Administrtor at Cape Town Tandem Pargliding

Kelly Williamson


Kelly joined the Cape Town Tandem Paragliding team in 2016. She has worked in hospitality for over a decade, and is passionate about customers only having the best experience possible.
In her spare time she loves to be out and about, exploring our beautiful city, but is also completely at home in front of a computer, playing computer games with her husband.

Steve Burd - Tandem Paragliding pilot at Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

Steven Burd


Steve started paragliding in Cape Town in 1989. Steve loves to fly and has been privileged to fly throughout Southern Africa and Europe. He is married to his Swiss Miss, Carolina and together they share their passion for paragliding. Nature and free flight are experiences he loves to share with his fellow passengers, believing that “from the air looking down, one gets a better perspective”.

Tim Henderson

Tim Henderson


Tim started paragliding in 2011 and was hooked from the very first flight. He loves all types of flying and if he can't fly, he just likes being in the mountains because "it's my happy place".
He is a huge fan of extreme sports and has been since he was a child - whether it be paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing or anything that gets the heart rate up really.

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Based on 88 reviews.
Gillie Clark
Gillie Clark
19. May, 2021.
Verified
My friend and I were so well looked after by the friendly professional team at Tandem. The flight was incredible, exhilarating and personally spiritual. I would recommend everyone to try it, whatever age or physical ability, and definitely use Tandem.
Helen-Joan Lombard
Helen-Joan Lombard
18. May, 2021.
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Just loved it! Can recommend this to anyone to do. The team was nice and friendly! Thanks to the entire team
gina walsh
gina walsh
16. May, 2021.
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Fantastic flight.. And Steve and Caroline best pilots ever! 🙃😎🥳
Dominique Hayward
Dominique Hayward
13. May, 2021.
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Such a great team and so organised! Honestly had so much fun with Carolina and Tim!! Mum was so scared on the way up but absolutely loved the experience AND wants to even do it again! Would highly recommend. Thanks guys.
jacqueline joaquim
jacqueline joaquim
17. April, 2021.
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Loved the experience, getting up on Signal hill i was petrified, once i met Frekkie my paragliding instructor i was put at ease. Thank you so much for making the flight amazing! I would recommend it to anyone! The view was out of this world! Frekkie thank you so much! I will definitely keep coming back for more flights.
Mhleli Vezi
Mhleli Vezi
16. April, 2021.
Verified
Amazeballs, it was lovely guys. I would so that over and over again with you guys. The level of of customer service is unmatched ❤️❤️🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Mponnie Ndlovu
Mponnie Ndlovu
8. April, 2021.
Verified
This was so awesome😁😁
Sybrand E. Smit
Sybrand E. Smit
5. April, 2021.
Verified
Wow! Where to begin. Watch the video on their website for a start! Really creates the first 'feel' of how amazing this experience can be. For the play by play it felt like this: We booked our flight during the week for Saturday 10:00. Saturday at 08:00 we called asking about wind/weather/"is it possible"? They requested that we remain on a 30-min standby - the weather Lion's Head side is always different from the rest of Cape Town. The forecast we were looking at seemed to only get worst, so we thought it would probably be rescheduled. THEN, 09:30, the call came through: "Are you ready'? :D That feeling when you realize 'its happening...' it can not be explained. The excitement of doing something crazy was right up-there. And also there was that slight tension of having to do a huge presentation. So we were smiling like crazy driving to Signal Hill and having surges of excitement. We got here, and already the atmosphere up on Signal Hill was amazing. People parked everywhere, other companies also preparing to launch. Parked at the closest parking spot (when God is your parking guard), walked to the first guy we saw and asked where is Manu/Allan (per email instruction). Took us straight to CTTP, confirmed our details, signed the waiver, put our phones and car keys in the back of 'backpack' they give you. SUIT UP! My flight instructor was Frikkie (coolest guy I know now), my girlfriend's instructress was Carolina (sweetest lady and most daring I know now :) and then they just told us what to expect (to do's, not to do's). And then we lined up to 'run' down. (this whole process went by like lightning). They propped up the 'shoot', Me and the instructor started running, supported by two guys to keep us upright, and then.... as though I'm simply sitting in a swing, we're completely airborne. Nothing could have prepared me for how smooth a feeling it is to be 'sitting' in the clouds. And the visuals... wow... I've had lots of dreams where I'm flying. And it always amazed me how your brain is able to 'render' housetops and trees from an angle you feel like you've never seen before. In this case, it was spot on. The view down on Sea Point's apartments, the hills underneath, the ocean banks, the promenade, 10 other gliders all around. It truly is a visual overdose. I got to chat with Frikkie while we up there. I just had this goofy smile on my face the whole time. Processing. Happy. He took a lot of photos from different angles, they know the best angles by now to get the most awesome photos of the experience. Also, the GoPro is recording the whole time so you have your entire experience from start to finish. Including the landing. We landed on the promenade on the grass. Which was like I just got up from my chair. So soft. Again, Frikkie is a pro. Also had the privilege of seeing my girlfriend, Sibo, and Carolina drop down. Lol, they had a bit of a bum's away. xD But on soft grass so its 'aight. Afterwards, we all got in their company car and they took us up to our cars again. And got to just find out more about opportunities to 'get into paragliding'. Quite a close-knit community and they recommend training weekends for those willing. All in all, the high from being this high lasted the entire weekend. And I would HIGHLY recommend this for anyone. Even my mum and dad :) Do it!!!
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