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Abseil 112m, Summit Walk and Paraglide

Combo of 112m Abseil off Table Mountain, Table Mountain Summit Walk, and Parapax Tandem Paragliding Flights

Cape Town

Activity Description

Step off the top, at 1000 meters above sea level, and Abseil into pure vertical space.
This is the world’s original highest commercial abseil. You are surrounded by awesome views with Robben Island, Lions Head, The Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay as the back drop and the deep blue Atlantic at your feet.
We operate on a daily basis weather permitting between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Overall experience will take about an hour.

Included in that time frame is the safety demonstration, harnessing up, doing the abseil and a 30 minute hike to get back on top of the mountain.

Arrangements

ProviderAbseil Africa
DurationOpen Ended
When7 Days a week from 09:30 - 15:30. WEATHER PERMITTING
WhereTop of Table Mountain right next to the big wheel with Cables. You will see it as soon as you walk out of the Top Station.
WeatherWe do not operate if it is raining on top of the Mountain, over the Abseil site.
What to WearWear comfortable clothes. shoes and a warm jacket.
Things to BringBring your camera/gopro so that you can take photos of the spectacular views whilst on your hike back to the Top. You will need water for your hike after the abseil.
Guests or SpectatorsYour guests are welcome to view your Abseil Experience from the top.

Requirements

Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsFully Qualified Guides with abseil gear
ExclusionsAny additional items of a personal nature. You are liable for your own return Cable Way Ticket to get to our base on top of Table Mountain.

Notes

We operate on a daily basis weather permitting between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Overall experience will take about an hour.
Included in that time frame is a safety demonstration, harnessing up, doing the abseil and a short hike to get back on top of the mountain.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
- In the event of cancellation within 48 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 25% administration fee will apply.
- In the event of cancellation within 24 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 50% administration fee will apply
- In the event of a “no show”or cancellation on the day of the confirmed activity, a 100% missed booking/cancellation fee will apply.

Customer Reviews

It was a great experience and definately must do in South Africa! - David Temelkov


It's been ana amazing experience, I really enjoyed it & felt safe ? Keep it up ?? - Nada Rostom


We were unable to complete our abseil due to high winds in Cape Town and the Cable Car not operating. However, I have to say the service I was given in CPT and since I returned to the UK is exemplary. Leo kept us informed the whole time as to whether we would abseil or not right up to the last morning when we were leaving. We will be back and we will abseil! I only have words of praise for Leo and the company. Thank you. - Elizabeth Winter


It was awesome! I'm only sorry I didn't book a second abseil. I was lucky because the weather was so nice after a pretty awful day the day before, it was a really crystal-clear day, as you'll see from the photos, so the views are awesome. I thought you guys were all super professional and I felt completely safe. Kudos also to your team who liaised with me around the weather issues the day before and rebooked me in for the following day when it turned out the abseil was a no go the first day. I was really impressed by how professional they were and that they kept me constantly updated and were available to me whenever i had a query. I think it's a little bit on the expensive side so I hope you do discounts for seniors and kids etc, but if I ever make it back to Cape Town again, another abseil will be top of my list. I didn't request the official photo you posted on Facebook because it turned out a little blurry - and you can see from my pictures that I was lucky enough to have a friend with me who took loads! My only complaint? It's not high enough! Andrea :) - Andrea Sieber


I was given the Abseil by my son who had done it before on a trip to SA. No ways was I not going to do it even when the man in front of me decided at the last minute he was not going to descend. I just loved it. Perfect day and the views while hanging below the cliff were exhilarating. - Keith Rodel


Activity Description

Join us for a SPECTACULAR guided walk up Platteklip Gorge. Experience breath taking views of the Mother City, Lions Head and the Atlantic Seaboard.

Cape Town lies in the Fynbos biome and forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. There are 6 floral kingdoms globaly and the Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest and the most diverse per unit of area.

The diversity of fynbos plants is extremely high, with over 9000 species of plants occurring in the biome of which 6200 are endemic, i.e. growing nowhere else in the world.

Table Mountain supports 2200 species, more than the entire United Kingdom. Although the Fynbos only comprises 6% of the area of southern Africa, it has half the total number of plant species on the subcontinent – and has almost 1 in 5 of all African plant species so far described.

Hike takes approximately 2-3 hours and finishes with the option of doing the Table Mountain Abseil.

We require a minimum of 2 Pax in order for this trip to proceed.

Client meeting location:
- In front of the Visitor Centre
- Lower Cable Station
- Tafelberg Road
- Table Mountain
Time:
Summer: 1 December – 30 April @ 7:30am
Winter: 1 May – 30 November @ 8:00

Arrangements

ProviderAbseil Africa
DurationOpen Ended
When7 Days a Week. WEATHER PERMITTING
WhereClient meeting location: - In front of the Visitor Centre - Lower Cable Station - Tafelberg Road - Table Mountain Time: Summer: 1 December - 30 April @ 06:00am Winter: 1 May - 30 November @ 07:30
WeatherWeather Dependent. We can only confirm whether we will be operating on the morning of the activity.
What to WearAppropriate clothes and shoes for the hike and some sunblock.
Things to BringWater Snacks Appropriate clothes and shoes for the hike Sunblock Money to pay for any additional items and for Cable Car Ticket to come down the mountain again.
Guests or SpectatorsThis is a half day trip and only fully paid guests are allowed on this trip.

Requirements

Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsProfessional Hiking Guide and Hike up Table Mountain
ExclusionsAny additional items of a personal nature and ticket to come down with Cable Car.

Notes

We require a minimum of 2 Pax in order for this trip to proceed. Your booking will be confirmed automatically by the reservation system, however we will stay in touch in case we do not have the required number of participants for the trip to proceed.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

- In the event of cancellation within 48 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 25% administration fee will apply.

- In the event of cancellation within 24 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 50% administration fee will apply

- In the event of a “no show” or cancellation on the day of the confirmed activity, a 100% missed booking/cancellation fee will apply.

Customer Reviews

We had a fab morning with Kathy - The India Venster trail was beautiful and we really enjoyed the scrambling. Kathy was patient with me when I lacked confidence and gave clear guidance, giving me a lot more confidence. She was incredibly informative on the area, fynbos and general outdoors in the Cape. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you! - Georgina Kennington( HIKING INDIA VENSTER with Kathy)


We arranged a guide to hike table mountain as the cable car was closed for maintenance - he was very friendly and helpful and we had a great time! - Lucy


What an amazing hike this was. Steph, our guide, was so knowledgeable and helpful with all of our questions we had. We enjoyed the trail she suggested for us and were totally satisfied with the entire experience. - robert petrera(Coming @ 6am intead of 8am)


Loved this experience! Didn't think I could do it st first but so glad I did! Definitely not as easy as you would think this route would be... our guide was awesome. Uplifting and some great info and stories along the way. Highly recommend Abseil Africa! - Rachelle Whalen


Great introduction to Cape Town and Table Mountain. Nice information about the area and nature given by the guide. - Michael Hemming


Activity Description

Enjoy an exhilarating tandem paragliding flight from Signal hill or Lions head. It is by far probably one of the most exciting adventure sports in Cape Town.

No other activity would let you enjoy spectacular panoramas of the Table Mountain, the City Bowl with no windows to block your view! No matter how nervous you might feel before takeoff (or for some, even the very thought of paragliding), the experienced team will put you at ease.

Once you are in the air enjoy a birds eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Arrangements

ProviderPara-Pax Tandem Paragliding
DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year round 7 days a week, weather dependent.
WhereWE ALWAYS MEET AT THE VERY END OF SIGNAL HILL ROAD, under the first thorn tree, on the take-off site, at the parking place, (NOT at the Lions head parking lot) when we are flying in Cape town. Meet our friendly Parapax staff (look for our orange branded t-shirts and red caps).
WeatherThis service is very weather dependent.
What to WearPlease bring sensible, good, closed shoes (running shoes/trainers/sneakers/takkies – whatever you like to call them). Mountain and hiking boots are even better. Any kind of sandal, Croc, flip flop, flopflip, or anything that flips or flops is NOT good. If you don’t have closed shoes, just tell us and we have every sized shoe with us (from little feet to BIGFOOT!). Clothing-wise, wear shorts if its hot, but generally Jeans and a T-shirt with a windbreaker is the best bet. We include everything needed for the flight (helmets and all flying equipment) as well as water, suntan lotion, snacks and refreshments. Naturally, it’s best is to drink lots of water and use that suntan lotion before arriving.
Things to BringSun-block (sunscreen) and hat (it’s often sunny and we don’t want you getting sunburned!) and drinking water!
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators can wait on the ground for the guests to return

Requirements

Minimum Age3 years
Minimum Height0.5 m
Maximum Height2.5 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight135.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

*Live commentary on board from one of our experienced paragliding pilots
*One-way shared transfer back to the take off area from the landing
*Fly with a very experienced pilot behind you, giving you a great sense of security!
*Parapax tailor-make the flight to your wishes so you’re sure to get a personalized flight and service

ExclusionsR300 HD photos and videos(available to purchase in cash on arrival)

Notes

We always meet at the very end of Signal hill drive, once you get to the parking area you will be welcomed by our take off manager Witness, signed up and briefed on the launch. Once you’re securely clipped in, all you need to do is take a few light steps before you’re flying! With an expert pilot behind you, you will feel just great!

Tandem paragliding gives you an amazing sense of freedom. Once in the air, most people are surprised at how relaxed they feel. You’ll sit comfortably upright (like on your sofa at home). You won’t feel like you’re sinking or falling at all, since you glide, nearly horizontally, through the air at around 40 km/hr.

In optimal weather conditions you even have the chance to fly the paraglider yourself! Your instructor will place his hands above yours to show you how to steer. It really is quite simple and really, really fun! This, like the aerobatics before landing, are completely optional of course!

Customer Reviews

We just wanted to say a very BIG thank you for a most amazing experience! My husband, son and daughter went on the paragliding event from Signal Hill Cape Town and it was very well organised. Easy to find the team and very safe. The staff were exceptionally friendly and caring. Everyone had a most amazing experience and the footage was amazing. We got all the flight videos and this is being enjoyed all the time! Thank you so much and when we get to South Africa again this is a BIG doing again activity! Kind regards - Ronelle Jonat - Ronelle Jonat


All round a fantastic and enjoyable experience with a wonderful pilot. - Wendy Hawes


Took a while for the wind to be right but the team were great in the waiting. I loved the experience of paragliding, especially the fast turns towards the end! Would highly recommend. - Katie Holloway


Amazing, very professional, felt safe at all times, organised, overall great fun just wish it lasted longer! - Oliver Morgan


Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, I was unable to do the flight. Having said that, I was kept up to date on weather conditions and had constant communications from the team. I received my refund without any fuss. Overall a good experience. - Lorraine Browner




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