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Melkbosstrand Adventure and Activity Tours
Price range: R 1500 pppn – R 1500 pppns
A 20-minute drive north along the West Coast is all it takes for you to be whisked away from the Cape Town city centre to a drop zone that boasts one of the best views in the world from altitude.On the way up in the aircraft, the scenery is breathtaking. To the south lies the Mother City, sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and the bustling Table Bay harbour. Further south, and to the far side of the mountain you'll see False Bay, Hout Bay and the splendour of the South Peninsula as far as Cape Point. To the west, you will spot Robben Island and the Atlantic Ocean's waves breaking on the beautiful West Coast, which is as famous for its icy water temperature as its mouth-watering crayfish. To the north lies the Langebaan lagoon, a great kite surfing and windsurfing venue.Less than an hour after the end of your skydive, you could be gazing out at Robben Island from the top of Table Mountain, relaxing on a wine farm in Stellenbosch, or eating seafood in one of the many fine restaurants at the V & A Waterfront. If you would like to experience a tandem skydive, or would like to learn to skydive, this is the place to do it!
A tandem jump is the way to go if you want the ultimate joy-ride, or if you’re unsure about skydiving, and want to try it out before committing to a full course. Experience the thrill of freefall without the effort of learning all the theory. On a tandem jump, you are strapped to a Tandem Instructor with a special harness that’s attached to a specially designed parachute large enough to support both of you. After only 15 minutes of ground briefing you will enjoy a spectacular 20 minute aircraft ride, experiencing the finest views of the West Coast, Cape Town, Robben Island and Table Mountain. Then it's action time! Out the door for a 120mph/200kph freefall, falling about 25-30 seconds from 9,000ft or for about 35-40 seconds from 11,000ft. The Tandem Instructor opens the parachute at about 5000ft, and a peaceful 3-4 minute parachute ride to the ground follows. If you’d like to capture the moment, the tandem master can film the jump by means of a camera attached to his wrist. A tandem jump requires that you’re in general good health. The maximum weight for a tandem passenger is 100kg . Parental consent is required for jumpers under the age of 18.