Calling all adrenalin junkies for the ultimate breath taking experience – conquer your fears as you fall from the sky, and try to slow your heart rate just enough to take in the view. You have the world spread out below you, the Mother City cradled between the mountains, the stunning South Peninsula spreading till Cape Point, Robben Island just a dot in the bay, and the freezing cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean washing up against the West Coast. You’re strapped to a tandem instructor and a parachute large enough for two, and for the first 30 seconds of free fall your only responsibility is remembering to breathe. At 5000ft your instructor will open the parachute, and then next 3-4 minutes are a peaceful drift to the ground. Just 40 minutes from the city, with no experience necessary, Tandem Skydiving is perfect way taste the thrill of freefall!
A 40-minute drive north along the R27, or West Coast road as it’s more commonly known, is all it takes for you to be whisked from the Cape Town city centre to the only drop zone serving South Africa’s tourism capital, boasting one of the best views in the world from altitude.
On the way up in the aircraft, the view is breathtaking. To the South, the Mother City lies sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and bustling Table Bay harbour. Further to the south, and to the far side of the mountain, lies False Bay, Hout Bay and the splendour of the South Peninsula as far as Cape Point. To the West, you will spot Robben Island – Cape Town’s own Alcatraz – and the Atlantic breaking on the beautiful Cape West Coast, as famous for its icy water temperature as its mouth-watering crayfish. To the North, the Langebaan lagoon , a great kitesurfing and windsurfing venue.
Less than an hour after landing from 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.