Paragliding over Cape Town
When we started travelling full time 16 months ago one of my goals was to do more things outside of my comfort zone. Paragliding was one of those things.
Cape Town is the perfect place for paragliding. I booked with a couple of days in advance and waited. Lissette kept asking me “Are you nervous? You don’t look nervous. Why aren’t you nervous?” I can’t explain it but I didn’t feel at all nervous in the days leading up to the flight.
In fact, the only time during the flight itself that I ever got nervous was when Sammi handed me the controls and let me fly. You can probably see me tighten up on the video. Overall however, it was a glorious experience with incredible views that I wish I could do again.
I really liked Sammi. He was enthusiastic from the moment I met him. Great energy and I laugh looking at the video because you see a smile on his face the whole time. He’s from Iceland and if he’s any indication of the people of Iceland we’ll have to go there one of these days.
A few photos.
– Book your paragliding adventure here. Make sure to pre-book, it’s a popular activity and might have to wait a few days for an availability. The meeting point is either Lion’s Head or Signal Hill – it depends on the winds on a given day.
– The flight can take anywhere between 7 and 20 minutes depending on the winds. I think my flight was probably in the 7-8 minute range. It wasn’t cheap considering the length of the flight but it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you have to do.
– Meeting point: Either the Lion’s Head parking area or Signal Hill parking area. Both are on Signal Hill Drive.
Would you do it? What’s the most extreme thing you’ll ever done?
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