Adrenalin-filled fun with Skydive Cape Town

Skydive Cape Town

If all the other adventures have become a little bit tame for you, it’s time to try skydiving and finally tick it off your bucket list. Skydive Cape Town helps you do just that with their tandem skydiving experiences!

Tandem skydiving is ideal for first-time jumpers. It’s an easier route to experiencing freefalling without spending time and effort to become a licensed skydiver.

What is tandem skydiving

What tandem skydiving means is that you will be strapped to a Tandem Master – an experienced and certified skydiver. A special harness attaches you and the Tandem Master to a parachute large enough to support the both of you.

Skydive Cape Town has a dedicated staff and internationally-qualified tandem masters. Their tandem equipment is sourced from reputable manufacturers in the USA and is maintained to the highest standards.

They are affiliated with and adhere to guidelines as set out by the Parachute Association of South Africa, which is approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Very few other skydiving operators in South Africa have been in business for as long as they have been. Skydive Cape Town has been operating from their current location as an aviation recreation organisation since 2000. Prior to that, they operated in Stellenbosch for about 20 years.

Skydiving with Skydive Cape Town

Skydive Cape Town is located just a 35-minute drive along the West Coast road.

After a short 15 minutes of ground briefing on safety – yes, Skydive Cape Town places your safety above everything else, you are off for your tandem skydive!

What follows is a scenic 20-minute flight in one of their Cessna 206 aircraft. If the Cape Town area looks beautiful on the ground, wait till you see it at altitude…

To the south, you have awesome views of the Cape Town city bowl sandwiched between Table Mountain and the bustling Table Bay harbour. Further south, lies False Bay, Hout Bay and the splendour of the south peninsula as far as Cape Point.

If you turn your head to the west, you will spot Robben Island, the Atlantic Ocean and most of the Cape West Coast. To the north, you can spot the Langebaan lagoon!

As you approach your exit atitude, the rush and excitement cannot be expressed in words. It’s only topped by the thrill of jumping out of an aircraft from up to 9 000ft (2.74km up) and free-falling at a speed that can reach up to 200kph!

The climax is the parachute deploying to slow down your freefall for a rather sedate 5-minute parachute ride to the ground. Your Tandem Master may even allow you to assist in steering the parachute.

Following your jump, Skydive Cape Town can provide you with more information on how to continue your training if you desire to obtain a skydiving licence.

See their pricing for tandem jumps as well as other terms and conditions.

What people said about tandem skydiving with Skydive Cape Town

“What an amazing experience! Instructors were awesome and very professional! Loved every Adrenalin-filled second,” wrote Mareli Kruger on their Facebook page.

Johanna Kieber wrote; “Thank you so much for the awesome flight!!! It was absolutely amazing. The view from above was really great. Now I‘m totally addicted and I have to do it again.”

“The most amazing experience with a great team who make you feel so comfortable!” said Tyla Oliver.

Want Skydive Cape Town to help you tick jumping out of an aeroplane from your bucket list? Book online HERE or call/Whatsapp 082 800 6290 or email bookings@skydivecapetown.co.za. Alternatively, visit Brakkefontein Road, Cape Farms, Cape Town – PLEASE, CALL BEFORE DRIVING OUT. Follow them on Facebook. Here is their location on Google Maps.

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