Top Paragliding Spots in South Africa

Exhilarating Experience

©Jacques Marais
©Chris Daly

Paragliding in South Africa offers an experience like no other - you get to see the scenic landscapes of the country from a very different perspective. The activity offered throughout Mzansi, so wherever you find yourself, you’ll be able to access the skies and view gorgeous mountain ranges, coastlines, farmlands and stretches of bushveld that make up the splendor of South Africa.

In the Western Cape, you’ll find a few spots in Cape Town that offer gliding. You can lift off from Signal Hill and experience the amazing thrill of flying over the city bowl, viewing the expansive Cape coastline and Table Mountain. Along the Garden Route, places like Sedgefield, Plettenberg Bay and Wilderness are ideal spots to lift off from, and you’ll have spectacular views of the ocean and the coastal greenery. 

KwaZulu-Natal is an aerial playground during spring, with magnificent views of mountain ranges, lush forests and valleys. You can also combine your paragliding experience with other outdoor activities, such as hiking or mountain biking.

South Africa offers a truly unique paragliding experience for adrenaline junkies looking to up the adventure. The best time of year for paragliding is in January due to strong winds. 

By Carla Lottering