Paragliding in South Africa

Experience the beauty of South Africa from new heights when you soar above it, sharing your space only with the elegant experts of the feathered variety. Paragliding is offered throughout South Africa, and is particularly spectacular in the Garden Route. This area boasts valleys, estuaries, lagoons, exquisite coastlines and lush indigenous forests.

Humans are, by nature, intrigued by the ability to fly; feeling almost weightless as you experience true freedom. Paragliding allows you to explore the gorgeous landscapes of South Africa from the incredible vantage points of the heavens.

Did you know? The dramatic escarpment of Mpumalanga, the Blyde River Canyon, offers some of the best hang-gliding and paragliding in the country.

Most of the country is raised to 1000 metres above sea level on a large plateau, and the coastlines get plenty of wind. The best time of year for paragliding is in January (training usually takes place in April). Paragliding combines the thrill of flight with simple and cost-free preparation.

Along the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Sedgefield and Wilderness all have gorgeous views that are best enjoyed from these heights. George is only a short drive from here and enjoys close proximity to some stunning mountains that make for ideal launching points. There are paragliding adventure companies that offer paragliding tuition, license courses, accommodation, awesome 10- to 14-day guided tours at these amazing flying sites, equipment sales and rental.

Cape Town is also absolutely magnificent and is an ideal place to go paragliding in South Africa. 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. Indulge in the breathtaking paragliding adventures and magnificent views of mountain ranges, verdant forests and valleys that the KwaZulu-Natal Province offers.

South Africa is an especially spectacular, unique paragliding destination, thanks to its natural variety and loveliness. Book your paragliding adventures in advance to avoid disappointment.

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