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July 14, 2014

5 Daring Ways to Explore Cape Town

What most pilots see in a day, most people won't see in a lifetime. Why do we want to fly? Why do we want to climb mountains? Why do our lucid dreams take us into the skies, the whole world beneath us? 

Find out YOUR answer with these 5 ways to explore Cape Town by air: 

1. Hover Over The City

From the jagged glory of the craggy tip of Africa, Cape Point to the ethereal cloud tablecloth of Table Mountain, take off for a Capetonian adventure in style and safety in a private helicopter rides. Rides last from between 12 - 60 minutes depending on locations covered, all of them immensely beautiful (check out the video if you don't believe us!). You can also explore other operators here.

video courtesy of Nac Makana


Cost: From R750 per person
PRO TIP: Get a 15% discount on your helicopter ride and free harbour cruise tickets! Valid 01 May – 31 August  2014. Reference: Cape Town Tourism Winter Special
Contact: NAC Makana Helicopters
Tel: +27 21 425 3868
Email: info@nacmakana.coma
Website: www.nacmakana.com

2. Take a Sky Taxi

Launch over the city from the magnificent heights of Signal Hill and Lion's Head, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face with the sparkling Atlantic soaring out beneath you. Flights last from 5 to 30 minutes depending on conditions. 

video courtesy of Cape Town Tandem Paragliding 


Cost: From R950
Contact: Cape Town Tandem Paragliding
Tel: +27 (0) 76 892 2283
Email: info@paraglide.co.za
Website: www.paraglide.co.za

3. Float in Serenity  

Glide over the skies of the Winelands as the emerald orchards and vineyards meditate in the fresh sunlight. The silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of powerful burners and the faint call of birds beneath you. 

image courtesy of Adventure Shop 


Cost: From R2950 per person
Contact: Black Horse Centre, Corner of Dorp and Mark Street, Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 21 882 8112
Email: info@adventureshop.co.za
Website: www.adventureshop.co.za

4. Fly Face First

Adrenaline screams through your veins right before you leap in the gorgeous abyss. With a tandem dive, an experienced instructor controls all the action, so you don't have to worry about messing up the parachute! 

image courtesy of Mike Couch


Cost: From R1,900
Contact:   Skydive Cape Town
Telephone: +27 82 800 6290
Email: bookings@skydivecapetown.co.za
Website:  www.skydivecapetown.co.za

5. Lean into Beauty 

Imagine a rugby field. Now imagine a rugby field vertically. Down a mountain. 112m. Down one of the world's 7 natural wonders. Just lean into the abyss as your heart pounds 1,000m above sea level down the world's highest commercial abseil.

image courtesy of Abseil Africa


Cost: R695 per person, excluding the cable car ticket (R205, adult return)
Contact: Abseil Africa
Tel: 021 424 4760
Email: info@abseilafrica.co.za
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Abseil-Africa/159420857480656?fref=ts

Website? Check out these amazing pics of daredevils in and around the Mother City. Enjoy our snapshots of Cape Town? You should follow us on Twitter here for more of the same!  

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