Paragliding in Hermanus
Did you know?
Until 1902, Hermanus was known as Hermanuspietersfontein.
Hermanus is a Western Cape town famous for its whale watching - and paragliding offers the best possible aerial view of these ocean giants. Even if you don’t see any whales during your paragliding adventure, the scenery, serenity and occasional adrenalin will surely be sufficient compensation.
There are several operators who offer paragliding tours of Hermanus. Para Taxi is one of these operators, offering 60-90-minute tandem glide from a view point just beyond the Vodacom station outside Hermanus.
Anyone who weighs between 20kg and 115kg can paraglide and no previous experience is required. Guests sit in a comfy seat at the front of the glider and simply relax while an experienced guide does all the work throughout the descent.
The scenery on this adventure includes the Atlantic Ocean, the booming town of Hermanus, and its natural surrounds. The rugged shoreline is rather impressive from an aerial view. During the winter and spring months (May to October), it is quite common to see humpback and southern right whales breaching out of the water.
Wind speeds in Hermanus generally range from 5 knots to 20 knots, with April and May regarded as the calmest months in terms of wind.
Regardless of which operator you decide to go through, booking in advance is essential. The operator can then advise what the weather and wind conditions for that date will be and make a decision whether or not to proceed with the booking. Some tour operators will arrange transport for you, while others will provide you directions to the launch site.
Participants are advised to wear jeans and closed shoes, as well as a jacket, regardless what time of year it is.
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Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)82 966 2047