Parasailing in Durban
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Durban has hosted semi-finals for world cups in three different sporting codes: rugby, cricket and football.
Parasailing is one of the many fantastic adventure activities offered in Durban, known locally as 'South Africa’s playground'. While parasailing doesn’t necessarily offer a mighty adrenalin rush, it does offer sustained excitement, with moments of serenity thrown in while you survey the scenery
Parasail Africa has been taking travellers parasailing in the Indian Ocean for many years now, with a 100% safety record. Explorers who go on a tour with them board a Para-craft Cherokee 30 speedboat and enjoy a tour of the Durban harbour before being harnessed to a parachute and elevated into the skies on a winch.
Durban’s harbour is one of the largest in the world and one of the best perspectives on this is the view you get from the air while out at sea. Other landmarks to look out for from up in the air include Durban’s three impressive sport stadiums (Moses Mabhida, Mr Price Kings Park and Sahara Kingsmead), the Durban International Convention Centre, impressive hotels such as the Hilton, as well as the many historic buildings along the beachfront.
Once the winch is at full stretch, the boat below looks like a dot on the ocean and, if you’ve got a good imagination, you may be able to convince yourself that you’re flying unaided.
Landing back on the boat again is a smooth and simple process, which the crew will talk you through.
Up to three people can go up in the air at once, allowing you to share the experience. Audibility is not impaired by any wind that may be blowing, allowing participants to communicate normally.
Because of Durban’s fantastic climate, sup-tropical and warm throughout the year, outdoor activities like this can take place all year round, although conditions are assessed on a daily basis to decide whether or not tours out to sea will go ahead.
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