Approx. 20 – 30 minutes for 1 person

Lions Head & Signal Hill

Pickup and Drop off at same place within the city bowl area can be arranged at no additional cost.
Transfers can be arranged for people outside the city bowl at an additional cost.

Daily: Weather Dependant

R1200 p/p
*Subject to change

Home of the Glen Paragliding Club, a consistent and beautiful site to fly, offering a panorama of Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. In the afternoon, Lion’s Head heats up and generates a thermic, upslope breeze. Best flying is from 3pm onwards during wind-shadow conditions. Parking is on the back (Cape Town side) of Lion’s Head, then a stiff hike is required up the gravel road and around to the front side. Because of the spire-shape of the peak, the wind diverges around it, causing a strong increase in wind speed at both takeoff sites when it is soarable. The wind is usually crossed from the left (S) at the topsite and very strong, and crossed from the right (NW) at the lower site. Don’t pioneer a new launch site somewhere else on the mountain.

‘Lower launch’ is reached after a 10 minute walk, where the path narrows from a jeep-track width into a hiking track. It is a challenging launch through a silver-leaf tree grove from a short net-covered runoff. Be meticulous in your layout and pre-flight checks. This is where to launch if it is soarable and SW. The ‘Top site’ is reached after another 10 minutes of brisk walking (it is NOT on the top of Lion’s Head! It’s below the cliffs on the NW side). It is a rocky netted launch site that is both steep and loose underfoot. The wind is usually crossed from the left here, making good ground-handling and committed launch techniques essential for a safe get-away.

Instruction by qualified and experienced mountain guide
All Equipment
Safety Briefing

What to bring
Comfortable running / walking shoes
Long sleeved wind stopper top
Long pants
Drinking Water – A hat (it’s often very hot and we don’t want you getting sunburned!)

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Paragliding in Camps Bay