Adventurous paragliding day trip from Johannesburg
- Are you up for looking for an incredible and adrenalin filled day tour from Johannesburg?
- Wondering what adventure activities are available close to the city?
- Got some spare day and don’t know what to do?
What about taking a tandem paragliding flight with one of our professional pilots and float through the African skies taking in some of the incredible mountain and views of Hartebeespoort Dam?
In this paragliding day trip do you run off a cliff?
No. The flights are conducted on a flat airfield and height is gained through the use of a winch which pulls the paraglider into the air.
How do you stay airborne?
As the earth warms up it creates thermals. The thermals are pockets of warm air that rise pretty rapidly. These are the pilot’s objectives. They not only produce height but allow for a longer flight time.
Helmet on, check. Harness on, check. Smile for the camera, check.
Why Choose South Africa Adventures for your paragliding day trip?
- Safety is our top priority
- Crew who have an absolute passion for paragliding
- Fully inclusive tour including pick up and transportation to the paragliding field in Hartebeespoort
- Smaller group sizes. We take a maximum of 4 people per trip to ensure you have an incredible flying experience.
- All equipment is supplied.
- Multiple flying opportunities. Kept your eyes closed and didn’t see a thing? Fly again, and again!
Our main priority given the nature of the sport is your safety. All of our pilots are qualified for tandem flight and have years of paragliding experience behind them.
Do you have to have a qualification to fly?
No certification is required for the paragliding day tour from Johannesburg. The flight is tandem which means you are strapped to a qualified pilot who does all of the flying. Your job is to take in the awesome scenery and just enjoy the thrill of floating in the sky.
How safe is it to paraglide?
This is obviously the first question we always get asked. And we also reply with the statement that it is as safe as the pilot makes it. It is not wind speed or pressure. It all boils down to the pilots level of preparedness. Having said that, we are confident to say that we have some of the best paragliding instructors available for our tours. And if you are a traveller who loves statistics, the chances of anything happening is less than 1%. Those are pretty good odds.
***Only available Saturday and Sunday***
Upon arrival will meet the crew who will hold a pre-trip safety briefing chatting to you about what to expect and the safety protocol.
And then the adventure begins!! We strap you into a harness and clip you the instructor for your first flight. Depending on the weather we will try and get up 3 or 4 times for half an hour at a time. Lunch will be squeezed in whenever you fell up to eating. The day tour usually lasts about 7-8 hours. You will be dropped off at your hotel before it gets dark.
Incredible views of the Hartebeespoort Dam and surrounding mountains
5 star hosting facilities
Dedicated videographer on each trip
Value for Money
Return transfers from Johannesburg to the Hartebeespoort Airfield (self-drive options available)
Enjoy 2-3 flights depending on the weather
All safety equipment and use of paragliders
Basic first aid kit
Dedicated Trip Planner
Flights and airport taxes
Items of a personal nature
Visas for South Africa
Health requirements (if any)
Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
Snacks, personal medicine
Meals & drinks not specified