Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

What You’ll Do
Experience the magic of a paragliding ride while floating over beautiful Cape Town
Soar like a bird over the Atlantic coastline
Enjoy watching Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Camps Bay and Waterfront from the air
Ride a roller coaster towards the end if you wish

What to Expect
After a short explanation, you and your pilot will take off from a mountain slope under a canopy that resembles a parachute. Once inflated overhead, you will take just 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. In the air, complete control over direction and speed gives your pilot the freedom to soar ridges, rise on warm currents of air and cover distance.

The tour providers have a proven safety record from day one, a credit to company procedures. Each season starts with brand new equipment and well-maintained throughout the year. All pilots are internationally recognized Tandem Flight Instructors. Each passenger is briefed and issued with a helmet. All pilots carry complete reserve and communication systems and weather conditions are carefully assessed before you are taken up and again on take off. You will be assisted by the crew on both take off and landing.

Get ready to fulfill man’s oldest dream of free flying. Now, you can experience the joy of personal, foot-launched flight in its purest form – on a paraglider. You do not need to have any experience at all to come tandem paragliding. Thousands of tandem paragliding flights have been done with children as young as 10-years-old and adults as old as 87-years-old. After a short briefing, you will merely run a few steps and the rest will be in the hands of your fully qualified pilot. Just sit back and enjoy your flight. Bookings are essential, do not leave it until your last day as the activity is dependent on the weather conditions.

What’s Included
– Tandem flight
– Transfer back to meeting point.

What’s Not Included
– Pick-up transfers
– Pictures
– Videos

Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

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Kirstenbosch NBG – The most beautiful garden in all Africa.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa, and was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country’s indigenous flora.

Kirstenbosch displays a wide variety of the unique plant life of the Cape Flora, also known as fynbos, including sugarbushes (Protea spp.), pincushions (Leucospermum spp.) and heaths (Erica spp.). Plants from all the diverse regions and biomes of southern Africa are also grown at Kirstenbosch, including a near-complete collection of cycads (Encephalartos spp.). The Botanical Society Conservatory is a custom-built glasshouse to grow and display plants from the arid regions that cannot survive outdoors. There are over 7 000 species in cultivation at Kirstenbosch, including many rare and threatened species.

More than just a garden, Kirstenbosch is part of a nature reserve. The 36 hectare garden is part of a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds. The Kirstenbosch Estate borders the Table Mountain National Park, and the Garden merges seamlessly with the natural fynbos and forest of the mountain.

Kirstenbosch lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – another first for Kirstenbosch. It is the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site.

Kirstenbosch is the largest of a country-wide network of nine National Botanical Gardens administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).

Our mission is to promote the sustainable use, conservation, appreciation and enjoyment of the exceptionally rich plant and animal life of South Africa, for the benefit of all people.

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Cape Point Vineyards – 33km from Cape Town

Cape Point Vineyards is an Award Winning Winery with a Restaurant and a Function Venue, located in Noordhoek – a mere 33km’s from Cape Town.

It is here in Noordhoek where the close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean provides cool breezes to nurture a terroir that is ideal for the cultivation of World Class Sauvignon Blanc wines.

The Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant, Picnic Site and Function Venue is located in a unique setting with 360 degree views of mountains, fynbos, vineyards, and glorious sunsets over the Atlantic ocean.

Over the past eight years Cape Point Vineyards has been awarded:

3 x International Trophy Awards for Best Wine in the World in it’s Class at the Decanter World Wine Awards
12 x Old Mutual Trophy Awards
12 x Five Star Ratings from Platter’s (as well as Most Successful Producer in 2008)
Numerous 90+ Wine Spectator Ratings
Numerous 90+ Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Ratings

Community Market

Join the Noordhoek locals at Cape Point Vineyards for a taste of the best market fare in the Cape, every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30pm

Our Vendors

When it comes to our vendors, we believe that local is lekker; our vendors offer home cooked food using fresh, local and free range ingredients wherever possible!

Aglio
Handmade traditional Italian pasta. #TheRealThing

Al’s Schwarmas
Veteran Market Vendor Al Joins us every Thursday to sell Free Range Chicken, Beef and Lamb Schwarmas in Pita served with Hummus, Tzatziki and Salad.

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Blue Marlin
Sushi: A firm favourite, delicious fresh sushi of all varieties.

Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant
The Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant team show cases our Wednesday night harvest table Grab a plate and build your own meal from a selection of mouth watering dishes.

CPV by the SEA
Traditional Fish, Calamari and Chips prepared by the picnic team.

CHICCETTI
Bruschetta with a selection of toppings, grab one for R10 or 12 for R100!

East Meets West
Chinese food that tastes real good!

Finest Sausages
Bockwurst, bratwurst, currywurst – its the best of German sausages served grilled, on a bun or with a pretzel. Wash it down with a craft beer from our bar!

Giros Eat Greek
A taste of Greece with traditional eats. Yummy finger foods and delightful meals abound at Greek Eats.

Kitchen Cowboys
Beef and pork specialists – Putting a gourmet twist on traditional fast foods, think beef fillet cheeseburger or a pork belly roll. Kitchen Cowboys also offers Banting meals.

The Lamb & Tuna Man
Lamb specialist – who says you can’t have roast lamb or lamb shank at a market. The Lamb Man plates up all of these delights and more. Succulent, soft lamb on a bed of mash or Ciabatta roll, what are you waiting for?

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The Oyster Lady
“The finest West Coast Oysters in Cape Town”, available per oyster, per half dozen and per dozen in three different sizes.

Piroschka’s Kitchen
Flammkuchen, literally ‘Flaming Cake’, is one of France and Germany’s favorite foods when having a glass of wine and champagne. It is enjoyed everywhere from restaurants, cafes and wine estates and beer gardens, served meal-sized and on a wooden board, as an ‘on the go’ snack from street and market stands.

Senhor Prego
Portuguese cuisine – From delectable dinners to traditional desserts, Delicioso brings Portugal to you.

Sprung
Spring rolls – What do you get when you specialise in just spring rolls?…The best, most yummy, crunchy snack around. Try flavours like Jalapeno cheese or Moroccan Lamb.

Sunshine Foods
Vegetarian cuisine – popular with vegetarians and fans of good food alike, this is the spot for fresh, healthy meals to make you smile

Super Smoothie Zone
Smoothies and fresh juices – Nothing perks you up like a gulp of fresh and nourishing fruit and veg juice or a satisfying smoothie to boost your health.

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Yoffi Falaffel
A middle eastern meal of deep-fried balls of chickpea paste with as pickled cabbage, sliced carrots, roasted aubergine and other pickled delights. served with generous helpings of freshly-made hummus and tzatziki. Have it in a pita or as a salad! #Vegeterian

Cakes & Desserts
German cakes and confectionery – This mother and daughter team create delicious desserts, cakes, biscuits and treats with a traditional German twist

CPV COFFEE
Get your fix in the corner! Espressos, Cappuccinos, Macchiatos, Lattes, Americanos, hot chocolate and teas… All Brewed fresh to order!

Gizmos and Gadgets
Toys for Boys and Goodies for Girls – Nothing puts a smile on a little face like a bottle of bubbles or a bright coloured ball. Gizmo’s and Gadgets has it all, from summersaulting puppies to glow sticks!

Mel’s Flowers
Living legend Melvyn literally joined the Cape flower industry from birth. Although Melvyn no longer toddles around Adderly Street in order to sell flowers from behind his mum’s apron strings, Melvyn still knows precisely where to find the freshest flowers to brighten a special person’s day.

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All around Travel Tips

​Transit / Transfer Facility

Introduction

Cape Town International Airport has a fully functional transit / transfer facility that facilitates in-transit passengers taking an international or regional connecting flight.

The following procedure will apply to passengers from an aerobridge (Passenger Loading Bridge) stand:

Follow the directional signage indicating “International Transfers”

Relevant airline staff will accompany passengers through process and route

Boarding passes must be retained for the continuation of journeys where already issued;

Where no boarding pass was issued, this can be printed at the transfer / transit facility by your airline;

Hand baggage check may be conducted at the transfer facility by Customs and Airports Company South Africa’s Aviation Security Officers;

All visa restricted passport holders require a Transit visa to transit South African airports irrespective of length of transit.

Follow the directional signage to the international departure lounge for boarding

Please allow for a minimum connecting time of 1 hour to facilitate all processes

The following procedure will apply to passengers from a non-aerobridge stand:

Relevant airline personnel shall be required to direct relevant passengers to the transit / transfer facilities

Passengers transiting or transferring shall prior to the international arrivals immigration processing area, take the steps or lift towards the transit facility;

Passengers are then required to follow the directional signage indicating “International Transfers”

Boarding passes must be retained for the continuation of journeys where already issued;

Where no boarding pass was issued, this can be printed at the transfer / transit facility by your airline;

Hand baggage checks may be conducted at the transfer facility by Customs and Airport Officers;

All visa restricted passport holders require a Transit visa to transit South African airports irrespective of length of transit.

Follow the directional signage to the international departure lounge for boarding

Please allow for a minimum connecting time of 1 hour to facilitate all processes

Arriving passengers

Arriving passengers will arrive on the ground floor of the Central Terminal Building. The international arrivals and domestic arrivals have passage ways that link directly into the ground floor of the Central Terminal Building.

Both Domestic and International arrivals have areas for s and greeters. There are numerous restaurants available on the ground floor food court that you are able to use when waiting for arriving passengers

Hiring a vehicle or using Valet Parking

The route for car hire returns has changed. When returning your vehicle, you will continue with the Airport Approach Road after turning off the N2 and continue onto Ring Road.

Please remain in the far right lane as Ring Road will lead into Central Boulevard. Central Boulevard will have a turn off to the right into the car rental facilities. Valet Parking is located in e 1 which can be found after the Transport Plaza on the left hand side of the Central Boulevard.

Special needs passengers

Passengers with mobility restrictions requiring special access can contact the Landside hotline number on +27 (0) 21 935 3737. Special needs passengers should also contact their respective airline 48 hours in advance.

Important information:

Arrive at the airport timeously to avoid any delays; 1h30mins for Domestic flights and 2h30mins for International flights.

Do not leave any baggage, handbags or parcels unattended. Please report any unattended baggage to your nearest airport representative.

The Drop and Go facility is located on the elevated roadway. All passenger drop-offs for departures are accommodated here.

Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

No one is allowed to photograph the security check point and any area on airside.

Aviation Security Threats: We encourage passengers and airport users not to say anything which will be deemed a threat. The Airport takes any threats to Aviation Security seriously and we would like to take this opportunity to urge passengers to be mindful and not trivialise having explosives in their luggage. Any individual who makes such statements at the airport will be arrested and charged under the Civil Aviation Act.
Unattended Baggage: Passengers are urged not to leave any baggage, handbags or parcels unattended and to report any unattended baggage to the nearest airport representative, security staff or the South African Police Service.
Baggage Allowance: All airlines have baggage regulations which passengers need to adhere to, the airport would like to encourage passengers to make note of these. Economy Class Passengers: only

Metered taxis

This service is accredited by Cape Town International Airport and provided by Touchdown Taxi Association. The contact number for Touchdown Taxis is cellular number: +27 (0) 83 652 0786

My Citi Bus

Airport shuttle schedule

This service runs between the Civic Centre in the City on Hertzog Boulevard in central Cape Town, and Cape Town International Airport. It will be a permanent service, continuing after the World Cup.

The trip will take about 30 minutes outside of peak hour and tickets are sold at the airport station and the Civic Centre station.

For more information, call the City’s toll-free Transport Information Centre on 0800 656 463(SA only)


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