South Africa Outdoor ActivitiesParagliding in South Africa
Paragliding is offered throughout South Africa but is most spectacular in the Garden Route. The Garden Route boasts an abundance of valleys, estuaries, lagoons, exquisite coastlines and lush indigenous forests.
For the longest time, it has been manís ambition to fly in the sky and experience the exhilaration of being semi weightless and to explore landscapes from high in the sky. Paragliding in South Africa will allow you to fulfil these ambitions and experience all the spectacular wonders of South Africa.
Most of the country is raised to 1000m above sea level on a large plateau and the coastlines receive plenty of wind. The best time of the year for paragliding is in January and training usually takes place in April. Paragliding easily combines the excitement of flight with simple and cost free preparation. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you soar through the sky and admire the exquisite scenery of South Africa.
Paragliding is offered throughout South Africa but is most spectacular in the Garden Route. The Garden Route boasts an abundance of valleys, estuaries, lagoons, exquisite coastlines and lush indigenous forests. There are numerous paragliding sites in this area.
For example, Plettenberg Bay offers sites such as Arch Rock, Piesang Valley, Castleton and Uplands. Knysna boasts magnificent sites such as Pilot's View, Knysna Heads, Knysna Tower, Brenton, Eagles Nest and Buffels Bay. Sedgefield offers Sedgeview and Gericke's Point whilst Wilderness has Paradise Ridge, Kleinkrantz Dunes, Kleinkrantz Carpark and Serpentine.
A short drive from Knysna will bring you to the quaint, but fast growing town of George where you can enjoy South African paragliding at spots like JB's, Du Toits, Hersham, Tussen Riviere, Hartenbos, Pencils and Dana Bay. There are Paragliding Adventure Companies that offer paragliding tuition, license courses, accommodation, awesome 10 - 14 day guided tours at these amazing flying sites, equipment sales and rental.
Cape Town is absolutely magnificent and is an ideal place to enjoy South African paragliding. View the stunning city, winelands, shimmering waters, indigenous forests and the magical Table Mountain from a birds eye view. Spring transforms KwaZulu Natal into an aerial playground. Experience the breathtaking paragliding adventures and magnificent views of magical mountain ranges, indigenous forests and valleys that the KwaZulu Natal Province offers
South Africa is truly a spectacular and unique paragliding destination. Come and experience all the spectacular scenery this country boasts from a birds eye view.
Popular Paragliding Destinations
Tandem Paraglide with Parapax
Where? Camps Bay
Join us to experience the freedom and exhilaration of motorised paragliding or freeflight in one of the most beautiful places in the world. You'll experience breath-taking views of Table Mountain, Camps Bay and Cape Town and the Cape Winelands...
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Tandem-Paraglide off Lions Head
Where? Green Point
During the flight you can relax and enjoy the view from your birdís-eye perspective. You can take photos while in the air and your pilot is also equipped with a camera to take photos (optional). Pure simplicity and freedom is the true beauty of paragliding...
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Paraglide with Cloudbase
Cloudbase Paragliding offer paragliding tuition, license courses, powered paragliding tuition, tours, and equipment sales and rental. Based in the Garden Route town of Wilderness on the East Coast of South Africa. There are 24 flying sites within an...
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