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


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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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.


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."

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.


Based on 1216 reviews.
lindan moyo
lindan moyo
31. October, 2021.
I had an amazing experience with Tim as my pilot... . He is a happy buddy and made the experience an exceptional one.
Boneka Topo
Boneka Topo
30. October, 2021.
Awesome 👌 experience, Frikkie is thee best thank you.
Hannes Hattingh
Hannes Hattingh
26. October, 2021.
Amazing experience! Frikkie was fantastic and made the experience even better. I would recommend this to everyone. You have a rush as soon as you jump but as soon as you start gliding it is very relaxing. Lifetime memory, bucket list item checked!!
ntsane bohlokwa
ntsane bohlokwa
26. October, 2021.
My wife and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary, she has always wanted to do the paragliding. My pilot was the most amazing, professional and efficient guide, Tim must be the best in the field. He provided such an amazing experience, the flight was doooopeeee. Thank you to the Cape Town Tandem Paragliding team. Big Ups to Tim.
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