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In wilderness and cape town

Tandem Paragliding

The first step in learning to paraglide is to go on a tandem flight with a fully qualified pilot. This is the best way to see what it’s all about and it’s a great introduction to the world of paragliding. The Cape is world-renowned for it’s scenic beauty and it will take your photo album to the next level. The tandem glider is specifically designed for two people and requires a different flying skill to solo flying. The passenger or student is strapped into the harness in front of the tandem instructor. All our pilots are SAHPA certified and TFI (Tandem Flight Instructor) licensed.

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PRICE LISTZAR 350 deposit required
CROSS-COUNTRY TANDEM FLIGHT (2-hour drive, excluding transport)ZAR 2 650
HERMANUS TANDEM FLIGHT (1-hour drive, excluding transport)ZAR 1 550
CAPE TOWN TANDEM FLIGHTZAR 1 300
IN-FLIGHT PHOTOS AND VIDEO (incl 4GB SD Card) – CAPE TOWNZAR 300
WILDERNESS, GARDEN ROUTE, TANDEM FLIGHTZAR850
IN-FLIGHT PHOTOS AND VIDEO (incl 4GB SD Card) – WILDERNESSZAR250

 

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what people say

The training you receive in Wilderness is just outstanding the scenery mixed with great flying conditions makes this place just perfect. I could not think of a better place and school to do my course. Before my first flight I was extremely nervous, but Pete and his crew managed to make me feel totally comfortable. Just a great trip with so many great people.

Gregor Kury, Basic License Course 2018

A great experienced pilot whit a passion for flying and to teach you all his skills. He is more worried to get you perfectly flying than to make money. Hard to find these days!! Highly recommend this school for learning and for future flying fun!!

Alex B, Basic License Course 2018

INCREDIBLE flying experience! The flight exceeded all our expectations. The pilots were professional and created an amazing experience for us! Pete was unbelievable as a pilot and I personally thoroughly enjoyed flying with him… there is no better way to take in the Cape Town sights! Must do when you are in town.

Erika & Markus L, Tandem Flight 2018

An absolutely fantastic tour. Peters knowledge and his calm demeanor in assisting and coaching the pilots on the tour. I would recommend Wallend Air to both students and qualified pilots.

Robin H, European “Gypsy” Tour 2017 

I didn’t just gain the ability and knowledge to be able to prance off mountains, I also gained a family. Pete is the best instructor in the world. He invests all his time into his students for the entire course – nothing is more important.

Hannah C, Basic License Course 2018

ABOUT US

WALLEND-AIR

Wallend-Air Paragliding School was established in 1987 by Pete Wallenda (SAHPA A-rated Tandem Flight Instructor), originally from Germany, and he’s been promoting the sport in South Africa ever since. We train with certified equipment and our school is registered with SAHPA (South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association). We offer introduction tandem flights, paragliding courses and events in Cape Town area and the coastal village, Wilderness along the Garden Route.

The company has evolved into developing and manufacturing our own popular pull-up training glider, carry clinches and harness. This allows for ground handling training, even when the weather is no ideal for flying, and gives us the edge over other schools. We emphasise ground handling training as it’s essential to be in control of your glider during take-off and landing.

Besides making our own equipment we are agents for various quality international brands and we’re the official agent for Swing, Pro Design and PHI in South Africa. As an approved glider service centre in Africa we strive to provide quality service, impressive turnaround time and excellent after-sales care.  We love what we do and we would love to share it with you. 

Meet the team

PETE WALLENDA

SAHPA licence #: PG1009
Instructor Grade A and
TFI Tandem Instructor

STEVEN MICHAEL BURD

SAHPA licence #: PG13187
Instructor Grade B and
TFI Tandem Instructor

DUTTON DAMES

SAHPA licence #: PG3420
Instructor Grade B and
TFI Tandem Instructor

SUE DAY

SAHPA licence #: PG41873
Instructor Grade B and
TFI Tandem Instructor

CAROLINA BURD-ROCCHINOTTI

SAHPA licence #: PG1007
Instructor Grade A and
TFI Tandem Instructor

CLAYTON VERMEULEN

SAHPA licence #: PG304063
Instructor Grade B
and Tandem Pilot

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