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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions you might have before your first paragliding experience.
– Where do we meet?
The Winelands Standard and Cross-Country tandem experiences meet at the following locations. Make sure you have the right one!
FRANSCHHOEK paragliding location is in Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, we will meet at the parking area and hut at the start of the Mont Rochelle hike ( on Franschhoek pass. Every person who wants to enter the reserve to fly must pay R70 CASH at the hut as a conservation fee. There are no shops but outside toilets are available.
DU TOITS KLOOF paragliding location is at the last look out stop before entering the kloof on Du Toits Kloof pass(R101). There are unfortunately no shops or toilets near the launch area.
PAARLROCK we meet at the Bootleggers at Frater Square on Paarl’s Main road. From there we drive up Jan Phillips drive to Paarl Rock in an open air game viewer style vehicle. If you prefer you can meet us at Paarl Rock.
CAPE TOWN Please meet us at the Signal hill view point at the end of Signal hill drive ( There is a parking area with some public toilets near the launch area. Be sure to ask for Winelands Paragliding.
The Hike and Fly meeting locations are shared with you when you make a booking.
– Where do we fly?
The WINELANDS Paragliding experience can take place at any of the three locations mentioned above; Du Toits Kloof pass, Franschhoek and Paarl Rock. Where we are able to fly on the day of you booking is 100% dependant on the weather and wind direction and speed. The locations are all just over half an hour’s drive apart which allows for quick access.
The CAPE TOWN Paragliding experience can take place at either Signal hill or Lion’s head. Where we are able to fly on the day of you booking is 100% dependent on the weather and wind direction and speed. The two locations are very close to each other and can easily be accessed from the meeting point on Signal hill drive.
– Who can fly?
We can accommodate almost any disabilities for our Winelands Tandem and Cross-country tandem experiences. There is no age restriction anyone can fly. The maximum weight is 135kg. The Hike and Fly required a moderate level of fitness to complete the hikes.
– How do I get my pictures and video?
Your pilot will upload the files directly to the clients phone using a memory card adaptor, no data or connection needed, only approximately 1,5GB of storage space available on the device.
– What must I wear and bring with?
Comfortable trousers and a light jacket is normally sufficient. Please bring comfortable closed hiking shoes or trainers, and sunscreen.
– How does payment work?
We recommend you make full payment when making the booking on Activitar. Payment can be made cash or by credit card on the day. I can also send you a payment request link on WhatsApp that you can simply click on to make a quick and secure payment. If you prefer to pay by EFT, please do so the day before your booking and send us proof of payment to If you require an invoice or receipt, please request that the day before.
– How do we get back to our car?
Unless otherwise arranged we will always return clients to the appropriate meeting point.
– When do we fly?
We fly every day from sunrise to sunset if the weather permits.
– What is your cancellation policy?

Full refund if cancellation notice exceeds 24 hours. Full payment will be taken for cancellation notice less than 24 hours. A full refund will be made if flights are canceled due to weather conditions.

For any other questions or queries contact us!