Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

Instructional, introductory tandem paragliding flights in Cape Town

SAHPA licensed pilots

SAHPA Approved

All our instructors are full time professionals with years of experience, approved by SAHPA and licensed by the SACAA.

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SANPARKS registered operator

SANPARKS Registered Operator

We work closely with Table Mountain National Parks to ensure that all introductory instructional paragliding flights are conducted to the highest level of safety and lowest level of environmental impact.

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 Town Tourism Visitor's Guide.

Disabled Friendly

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

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Certificate of Excellence 2017.

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Paragliding in Cape Town

In Cape Town, we provide instructional training paragliding flights from Signal Hill and Lion's Head. 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.

Introductory, instructional 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. Instructional training flights only take place 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 try to prolong the flight while ensuring that they fly within our risk assessment and provide you with all the necessary instructions to experience paragliding in a safe and relaxed environment. In general, introductory, instructional tandem paragliding flights in Cape Town can be anything from about 5-20 minutes in duration.

Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) do not allow tandem paragliding flights from Table Mountain.

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About Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

The paragliding school was started by Manu Wegmershaus in 2007 shortly after moving to Cape Town in 2005.
We are a registered Declared Training Organisation (DTO). DTO No. SACAA/0051/DTO
Click here to view our DTO certificate.
All our Tandem Flight Instructors (TFIs) are highly experienced , approved by SAHPA and licensed by the SACAA. Please see our pilot profiles below.
We offer instructional, introductory tandem flights for anyone who would like to experience paragliding.
We provide instruction to students 14 years and above.
We can fly people with disabilities too!

Check it out!

We use the amazing GoPro cameras to capture insane video and photos of your instructional tandem paragliding flight , all the action, all the emotion! Ask your instructor.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 upload them directly onto your mobile phone!

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.

Allan Gwamure

Allan Gwamure

Allan is our mountain manager. He is the friendly face that will greet you when you arrive and make sure that you are paired up with an instructor. Allan has been working with Cape Town Tandem Paragliding for many years and is an invaluable part of the team.

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."

Gerrie Booysen

Gerrie Booysen

Gerrie comes from the Garden Route but comes down to Cape Town to fly with us during our busy time. Gerrie started flying hanggliders and then moved on to flying paragliders and paramotors. Gerrie loves to fly and share his passion for flying.

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 1365 reviews
    Margaret Koukos
    Margaret Koukos
    27. May, 2023.
    Went paragliding for the first time and had the best experience with this company! Professional, safe and good communication throughout the whole experience! Also well priced and great photo and videos too! Thank you! Highly recommend!
    Vitaly N
    Vitaly N
    15. May, 2023.
    Не смотря на мои постоянные изменения и нарушения правил, ребята подстроились под меня и помогли с многочисленными переносами, за что им огромное спасибо! Профессиональная команда, отличный сервис и небывалые виды 😍 Спасибо! Tiva and Gerrie thank you so much 💖
    nhlanhla mokwena
    nhlanhla mokwena
    10. May, 2023.
    I loved it. They all made my birthday so special. Carolina was fabulous🌹.
    Nicola Marchant
    Nicola Marchant
    8. May, 2023.
    What an amazing experience! Would definitely do it again! A big thank you to Frikkie van Rheede!!!
    J C
    J C
    5. May, 2023.
    First time! Amazing experience. Tim was awesome!! Thanks!
    Kees Grootveld
    Kees Grootveld
    21. April, 2023.
    Goede dag . Hele goede ervaring met deze parasailers . Ervaren instructeurs en piloten . Zeker een aanbeveling waard . Heerlijk , genoten !!
    Chris Sellier
    Chris Sellier
    21. April, 2023.
    Steve and the team were friendly and helpful. Felt safe and looked after. Great time. Thanks.
    Jodi Walker
    Jodi Walker
    15. April, 2023.
    I am extremely, extremely scared of heights and was so scared to paraglide. Carolina comforted me from the get go and kept me calm even through tears 😂 I never thought I’d say this but thanks to her I would definitely go again!
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