A Bit About Us

Cape Town Tandem Paragliding was formed in 2005. All our instructors are highly experienced Tandem Flight Instructors (TFI) certified by the South African Association of Paragliding (SAHPA). Please see our pilot profiles below.

We offer instructional introductory tandem flights for anyone who would like to experience paragliding.

We take people of all ages and abilities. We also have experience flying disabled individuals.

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Cape Town Tandem Paragliding Flight - Until 31 October 2014:R950
Inflight Photos/Video:R200
Booking Deposit:R250

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Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town

In Cape Town, we paraglide mainly from Lions Head and Signal Hill. 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 Lions Head as the wind changes throughout the day.

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. We only fly in conditions that allow us to launch and land safely. Our tandem paragliding flight instructors are all highly experienced and love to fly. They will always make every effort to give you the longest (up to 30 minutes) and most enjoyable flight possible. In general flights in Cape Town can be anything from 5-30 minutes in duration.

Table Mountain National Parks do not allow commercial tandem paragliding flights from Table Mountain, although a few of our passengers have been lucky enough to fly across there with us when weather conditions have allowed.

Meet our Tandem Flight Instructors (TFIs)

Manu Wegmershaus

Flying since: 1994
SAHPA Licence Number: 13038
Nationality: South African

Manu is the owner of Cape Town Tandem Paragliding. He was born in Germany and grew up in Zimbabwe. He started paragliding at the tender age of 14 and proceeded to become a paragliding junkie - eating, sleeping, breathing paragliding. 18 years later that's still pretty much what he does. Manu has taught with various schools around the world. He is married to the beautiful and illustrious Tiva, with whom he has 2 gorgeous boys.

Peter Wallenda

Flying since: 1988
SAHPA Licence Number: PG1009
Nationality: South African

Pete started flying in 1986 when paragliding was just starting off. Pete is the forefather of paragliding in South Africa and is well loved and respected in the paragliding world. Pete runs a paragliding school amongst other things. He is a bit technically challenged but you won't find a better pilot or nicer guy!

Mias de Klerk

Flying since: 2002
SAHPA Licence Number: 11548
Nationality: South African

Mias is an absolute flying fanatic. Started free flying in 2002 and loved it right from the start. Mias is from the Lowveld in Mpumalanga where he has done most of his flying and instruction over the past 10 years. “Paragliding has become a BIG part of my life and sharing the experience with people is an absolute passion for me” says Mias. He believes paragliding has a special way of retaining a healthy perspective in life.

Frikkie van Rheede

Flying since: 2002
SAHPA Licence Number: 12619
Nationality: South African

Frikkie started paragliding in 2002 in the beautiful mountains of Bulwer in the Drakensberg. He has 2 awesome boys, a wife and 3 dogs to complete the family. For Frikkie, paragliding is about freedom and being one with the sky. "Life is too short to be boring."

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What Our Customers Say

Franz and Peter (27/03/2011)

Hi Manu, Peter and I want to thank you again for the wonderful flight we had on Thursday. We really enjoyed it a lot! cheers from cold-cold Germany, Franz

Corrien (23/10/2010)

Great...Really Great! Woohoo!

Anjana Uma Bairagi (23/10/2010)

Hello everyone! I just want to Thank Manu and Wayne.. I Paraglided off Lion's Head on 23 Oct 2010. What an unforgettable experience! It was awesome and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! I'll be back , as they say :-) Anjana

Matthys (09/10/2010)

Hi Manu, just want to say thanks again. The whole experience was great and I believe its something that everybody needs to do at least once! All the best with your business, pray for good weather and safe flights!

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