Skydive Cape Town
A 35-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 closest skydiving drop zone to South Africa’s tourism capital, boasting one of the best views in the world from altitude.
On the way up in the aircraft to your tandem skydive, the view is breathtaking. To the south, the city bowl lies sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and bustling Table Bay harbour. Further 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 and the Atlantic Ocean breaking on the beautiful Cape West Coast, as famous for its icy water temperature as it’s mouth-watering crayfish. To the north, the Langebaan lagoon, a great kitesurfing and windsurfing venue.
Skydiving is the one item that features on almost every bucket list. At Skydive Cape Town, our dedicated staff and internationally qualified tandem masters are on hand to make your skydiving dream a reality. There’s no better way to experience Cape Town than in freefall.
Introductory Tandem Skydives
Perfect for first time jumpers, an introductory tandem skydive is a quick and easy way of experiencing the thrill of freefall without the time and effort required for learning all the theory. It’s also a ridiculous amount of fun.
On a tandem skydive, you are strapped to a Tandem Master with a special harness that’s attached to a state of the art parachute large enough to support both of you. After only 15 minutes of ground briefing you will enjoy a spectacular 20 minute aircraft ride to 9,000ft above ground level, 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 for about 30 seconds. Your Tandem Master opens the parachute at about 5000ft, and a peaceful 5 minute parachute ride to the ground follows where you may be able to assist in steering the parachute.
If you’d like to capture this experience, your Tandem Master can film your skydive by means of cameras attached to his wrist.
After the Tandem jump we can give you more information on how to continue your training with the aim of obtaining a skydiving licence.
A tandem jump requires general good health. Age, history of major illness, injuries or operations may exclude participation. You must be able to lift and hold your legs aloft prior to and during the parachute landing.
The maximum weight for a tandem passenger is 100kg (220lbs/15.75 stone). Please note that this is the absolute maximum permissible weight. Passengers are weighed on arrival to facilitate loading of the aircraft.
Parental consent is required for passengers under the age of 18.
Wear comfortable clothes, e.g. jeans/pants or shorts and a t-shirt or sweatshirt and well fitting, lace-up type shoes, with no heels, hooks or snag points.
Contact lenses and/or spectacles can be worn as normal. We provide goggles to wear during the skydive including goggles that fit over spectacles.
Please note that you will not be permitted to take any cameras, cell phones or other loose objects on the aircraft or the skydive.