Holding my hands out to feel the wind in my hands, I glide through the air so gently, it’s almost like floating in the clouds. “This the closest feeling to flying like a bird.” Jan, my paragliding instructor from Para-taxi says. He’s right – I’ve never felt more peaceful and carefree.
Ahead of me stands the imposing Table Mountain, recently voted as one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Beneath my feet stretch the coastline and turquoise ocean – the wealthy beachfront suburb of Camps Bay on my right and the metropolis of Cape Town to my left.
At the height of 500m above sea level, it is dizzying yet breathtaking to have the city spread before us. Here’s a video Jan took while we were up in the air, hope it transmits the sensation I got floating mid-air above Cape Town.
About to take off from the slopes of Lion’s Head
With Table Mountain behind us
Disclaimer: This paragliding experience was made possible by Para-taxi, South Africa Tourism, Cape Town Routes Unlimited, but all opinions expressed above are my own. Read more about my South Africa adventures here or follow my updates onfacebook.