Amazing day paragliding at Signal Hill and Lions Head

Amazing day paragliding at Signal Hill and Lions Head

The forecast for the day looked good but I didn’t expect it to be that good!

We arrived for our 12.30 flight with Jan and a few guys from England who were at Signal Hill and had decided it looked too good to miss and joined us for an unforgettable flight. Stephan and I launched first and we were soon 200m or so above Signal Hill. We hung around for a few minutes waiting for Jacques to get in the air but he was taking a bit too long so we shot off towards Lions Head. The glide over was fast and we lost little or no height. A few beats of Lions Head and we had gained another 200m and were getting awsome 360 degree views of Cape Town, Table Mountain and Camps Bay. Superb!

After about 30 minutes, Jacques had joined us by now, we all headed out over Camps Bay to land at La Med. We all did some big wingovers and spirals to burn off the height and landed softly on the soccer field in front of La Med.

Everyone had big smiles. Jan from the Czech Rebublic was super stoked and had fired off about 500 pics while we were in the air.

We headed back up and took Chris and his dad from the UK flying on a similar flight path also landing at La Med. Chris is pictured here above Lions Head with Table Mountain in the background.

Last, but not least, Jarrod and his wife Chelsea, from Las Vegas, joined us for some very pleasant soaring before a later afternoon glide out over the Seapoint promenade, landing gently in front of the Winchester Mansions – very civilized!