As the plane reaches 30 000ft, a feeling of excitement and nervousness overwhelm you. Next minute you are strapped in in front of your instructor and the doors open. As you look far down upon the land below your heart skips a beat. The signal is given and you drop into the sky hurtling downwards. A feeling of adrenalin like nothing before is felt as the parachute opens and you gaze out at the majestic world below.
A 40-minute drive along the West Coast road is all it takes to be whisked from Cape Town to the only drop zone serving South Africas tourism capital, boasting one of the best views in the world from altitude.
The view from the sky is breathtaking. To the South, the Mother City lies sandwiched between towering Table Mountain and bustling Table Bay harbour. Further South 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 breaking on the beautiful West Coast. 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.