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Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding Adventure

1. Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding Adventure

Enjoy an spectacular paragliding adventure in Cape Town and marvel at the incredible views of the Atlantic Coastline, Lions Head, Signal Hill, Camps Bay, Clifton Beaches and more. Fly up into the sky with your experienced instructor and create unforgettable memories of a lifetime. Meet your pilot and other fun seekers at Signal Hill to begin your adventure. First, get an induction brief from your Instructor before you take off from a mountain slope under a canopy that resembles a parachute.  Get ready for liftoff; take a few steps or a short run to take off from the gentle slope, the wind will catch the canopy, and you will be airborne. Seated comfortably in front of your instructor you will feel the exhilaration and incredible sensation of free flying. A natural high as you experience a paragliding flight that you won't forget. Get hooked on the freedom and breathtaking views of Lions Head, Signal Hill, Camps Bay, Clifton Beaches, Waterfront, and Robben Island, that you won't forget.

Cape Town: Marine Life Kayak Tour From the V&A Waterfront

2. Cape Town: Marine Life Kayak Tour From the V&A Waterfront

Cape Town's natural beauty is world-renowned, however, few have experienced its sights and sounds from the fresh blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Unmatched with its combination of scenery and wildlife, it's just magic. Leaving the venue at the calm waters of the V&A Waterfront, you will paddle into the fresh movement of the ocean where we will encounter the active local marine life and possibly catch a glimpse of some local dolphins, whales, seals, penguins, and sunfish. You will also witness unique views of Lion's Head, Signal Hill, the Twelve Apostles mountain range, and a local shipwreck. The tour will then finish with a breathtakingly photogenic view of Cape Town's treasure, Table Mountain. This location is one of the most picturesque places on earth. No previous experience is needed. The boats are extremely stable and the guides come from a competitive kayaking background with extensive ocean knowledge. They monitor the ocean conditions carefully so you will be perfectly safe. The venue is located in the V&A Waterfront parking garage, next to the Oranjezicht Farm Market & the Lookout Function Venue. The shop is situated at the main pay station, under the ramp from the ground to first floor. Set your senses free on a 2 hour Sea Kayak Tour - your outlook of Cape Town will be positively changed forever.

Cape Town: Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Aquarium Tour

3. Cape Town: Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Aquarium Tour

Join a guided tour and visit Cape Town's top attractions, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Start your day of exploring Cape Town with an early pickup directly from your accommodation and set out to see the city's most iconic attraction, Table Mountain. Purchase your tickets and hop into one of the cable cars to make your way to the top of the mountain. Spend some time soaking in the breathtaking views of the City of Cape Town, Signal Hill, and Lion's Head. Then, join your guide as you walk to another lookout point and be rewarded with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay, and the Twelve Apostles Mountains. Ride the cable car back down the mountain and head to the V&A Waterfront where you'll board a ferry to Robben Island. Disembark at Murray's Bay Harbor on the east coast of the island and board a bus that will take you to all the historic sites. Get a guided tour of the prison while learning about South Africa's history, the struggle against oppression, and the thousands of freedom fighters who were imprisoned on Robben Island, including former president Nelson Mandela. Return by ferry to the V&A Waterfront and enjoy some free time to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants (cost not included). End your day with a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium. Explore the wonders of the ocean up close as you visit the penguin exhibit, shark exhibit, ocean exhibit, and much more. Finally, hop back into your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a comfortable ride back to your accommodation.

Cape Town: 12-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

4. Cape Town: 12-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Take off from the V&A Waterfront for a scenic helicopter flight along the Atlantic Coast. Fly over Cape Town Stadium and Lion’s Head, a mountain forming part of the dramatic backdrop to the city.  Fly over the neighborhoods of Clifton and Camps Bay and admire their beautiful dwellings, cliffs, and beaches. Finish your flight with a panoramic view of Table Mountain, South Africa’s most iconic mountain landmark.   Your pilot is also a trained guide, who’ll communicate with you through high-quality Bose headphones, making your flight informative and fun. Fly in an R44, Airbus H120 or Airbus H130, all eco-friendly helicopters built for the best views.

Cape Town: Table Mountain Tandem Paragliding Flight

5. Cape Town: Table Mountain Tandem Paragliding Flight

When you arrive at the meeting point you will be welcomed by our awesome team. Ask for Mike or any of the Tandem Flight Co staff in blue t-shirts. You will then be assigned to one of our experienced pilots who will brief you about the flying and help with the necessary paperwork. We then get you ready for your tandem paragliding experience. Your pilot will talk you through the takeoff procedure. Sometimes you will need to run a bit before flying, but this is easy and your well-trained and experienced assistants and pilot will ensure a smooth takeoff. After the initial adrenaline of the takeoff, you can settle comfortably into the harness and enjoy the ride. It really is like flying like a bird: come see for yourself. Your crew is world-class, using state of the art equipment and flying a place they know very well. This is the safest form of paragliding you can get. Our impeccable safety record over many, many years of flying speaks for itself.

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

6. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Meet your guide at the Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point. There is parking along Signal Hill Road if you arriving by car. Embark on the route to the summit, climbing 400 meters along the steep and rocky path. Keeping a slow and steady pace, take time to enjoy the views and photo opportunities en route. Enjoy views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean at the summit with snacks and coffee provided before heading back down the mountain to the meeting point.

Cape Town: Marine Big 5 Ocean Safari from V&A Waterfront

7. Cape Town: Marine Big 5 Ocean Safari from V&A Waterfront

Escape of the hustle and bustle of the city to smell the fresh ocean air and learn about the Atlantic coastline's unique marine ecosystem. Your skippers and guide are experienced enthusiastic and love sharing knowledge and experiences of the ocean. Gaze at the beauty of the ocean as well as at the beauty of the Cape Town Atlantic Coastline. Cruise along and see the city from a different perspective. During the tour, you have the chance to see dolphins, cape fur seals, whales, penguins, sunfish, and more depending on the season. Get views of the 12 Apostle Mountain Range, Signal Hill, Lions Head, and Table Mountain as you make your past Sea Point, Clifton, Camps Bay, and Oudekraal. 

Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope, Seals and Penguins Day Tour

8. Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope, Seals and Penguins Day Tour

Spend a day exploring the famous natural beauty and adorable wildlife of South Africa’s Cape Peninsular. Take photos at the Cape of Good Hope sign, see seals and penguins, and enjoy the Chapman’s Peak drive. You can even meet an ostrich at an ostrich farm. Leaving Cape Town behind, drive by Bantry Bay nestled in the foothills of the Lion's Head, an affluent suburb well known for its wind-free status. Pass by Clifton, a prestigious neighborhood in Cape Town where the four Clifton beaches are naturally divided by granite boulders. Enjoy a photo stop at Maiden's Cove for social media-worthy pictures with magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles and Camp's Bay Beach. Continue to Hout Bay where you can hop an optional 45-minute ferry ride to Seal Island, inhabited by more than 5000 Cape fur seals. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, you can see the seals from the mainland and can use the time to explore the local craft market. Next up is Chapman's Peak Drive, a Mountain side road locally known as Chappies. Chapman's Peak is an engineering masterpiece that meanders for 10km along the mountains that seem to drop into the ocean like an avalanche. There is a photo stop at the viewing point for views of the ocean and cliffs. Arriving at Noordhoek Farm Village, you have time to enjoy the breathtaking views of Noordhoek and have the option to enjoy some of the best coffee brewed in Cape Town at the Village Roast. Continue you for a quick visit to a local ostrich farm to see the largest bird on the planet. Cape Point Nature Reserve is home to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern corner of Africa. Rich fauna and flora make this place a biodiversity hotspot as well as a great spot to grab a selfie with the famous sign. At Cape Point, you can walk or take an optional funicular ride up to the oldest lighthouse in South Africa for a 360-degree view of the national park. The area is also a hotspot for local birdwatchers. Your Cape Peninsular day tour continues at Boulder Beach. Here you are escorted to the colony of African penguins that call this place home. See the birds at close range and hear about the conservation efforts to ensure their ongoing survival. Continue to Muizenberg to see the colorful beach huts from the top of the mountain which are used as changing rooms for swimmers. Your final stop will be at the unique Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter. Here you have time to explore the streets lined with colorful houses and learn about the area’s rich history. Please note, the order of the itinerary on the day may be altered.

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise & Sunset Guided Hike

9. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise & Sunset Guided Hike

Discover Lion's Head, where you can see one of the best most beautiful views in Cape Town, and get a 360-degree view of the city & Table Mountain. Learn interesting insights into nature, get tips on climbing, and enjoy great company. Use head torches to ascend or descend in the dark, offering a new exciting dynamic to hiking. At sunrise or sunset, capture the one-of-a-kind color phenomena.

Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding with views of Table Mountain

10. Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding with views of Table Mountain

Our Tandem Paragliding instructional flights start at either Signal Hill or Lions Head, all depends on the wind direction on the day. We will be sure to let you know where it will take place. After the usual paperwork is completed, we will run through a preflight briefing, going through the basic parts of the paraglider, take off sequence and launching instructions. Once airborne the highly experienced tandem instructor pilot will chat to you about how and where we are able to stay in the air without a motor, and how we can even gain altitude. All this while taking photos and videos of the 360-degree views. There is a short glide out over Sea Point towards the landing on the Sea Point Prominade. If we get to launch off Lions Head, we glide out over Camps Bay to the landing at The Glen Club. Your photos and videos, which are on optional extra for R 300, are then copied directly onto your mobile phone in the landing field. Lastly is the short Post flight briefing and of course the answering of any questions. We will also arrange to take you back up to take off if your vehicle has been left there.

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What people are saying about Lion's Head

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4.8 / 5

based on 377 reviews

Dino was a great guide with lot of energy to share and a real love for the mountain. I recommand to do it in group with them rather than alone without a guide. Thanks again

Everything was good organized. Friendly staff, guide and the flight was amazing. You dont want to miss this ! I did it so you can do it 😎👌

The flight was surreal. Such an amazing experience. The instructors were calm and relaxed. I definitely want to do it again.

Cracking trip. Great views, our pilot Dave was great. Worth the experience..

It was absolutely amazing and a great experience. The guys did a great job!!