adventures

The Lions Head hike is a relatively easy hike and doesn’t have to take very long (unless you want to). You can make the hike, up and down, in about two hours. It is the complete package as far as views go on adventures in Cape Town! The trail is a screwtop so you will be circling the mountain getting to the top. This means you will have views in all directions. The city bowl, the Twelve Apostles, the ocean, as well as towards Table Mountain. The recommended route is rated an A+ hike which means it is a very easy hike technically. Perfect for really enjoying the surroundings, or a nice uphill run. 

If this sounds too dull for you, don’t worry. There is a section where you can get off the recommend path and get some adrenaline pumping as well. This section includes rungs, chains and some proper climbing. 

There are few things more exhilarating than looking ‘the man in the grey suit’ in the eye, while appreciating the sheer beauty of these magnificent creatures. Dyer Island, Gansbaai is one of the best places in the world to get up close with the white sharks. Known as ‘Shark Alley’, it has been the subject of numerous documentaries, including National Geographic. No wonder it is the most popular spot for cage diving and breaching. It’s a bit of a drive to get there, but totally worth it. Shark cage diving is the best way to experience one of the ocean’s most majestic and feared predators up close. Since this truly is a once in a lifetime experience it’s one of the most popular adventures in Cape Town.  

Our operator take conservation very seriously and are dedicated to educate people about this spectacular creature and its environment. They therefor operate their tours in ways that have least impact on the natural habitat and behavior of the sharks.

adventures in cape town two girls with surf board on the beach by the ocean

Cape Town is in the unique position of offering surfers great surfing conditions in every direction, virtually all year round. From point breaks to beach breaks and giant reef breaks, the Mother City has options galore for everyone from noobs to pros, no matter how the wind is blowing. The waters around Cape Town are on the cold side, but can warm up a bit during December-February. Wetsuits and other equipment needed is available on site. 

These surfing adventures in Cape Town is for first time students, advanced levels and everything in between. Waves for everyone! Read more here.

Experience a day of safari only 2 hours from Cape Town! Enjoy a 2 to 3 hour game drive amongst members of the Big 5 and other wildlife animals as they roam the Karoo mountains, valleys, rivers and kloofs. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share interesting and exciting stories and facts about the animals and your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side. If you haven’t been on a safari before; this is absolutely one of those adventures in Cape Town you just have to do! You will be provided with both breakfast and lunch at the reserve

Ask anyone you meet what they know about adventures in Cape Town, and you’re likely to hear “wine” among the first few responses. Cape Town is rightly famous for its wine production, with a viticultural history dating back to the 1650s. Cape Town’s Mediterranean climate, with its rainy winters and long, dry summers, provides the perfect growing conditions for grapes. But what if sipping the promoted wines, buying postcards and taking the odd vineyard picture just isn’t enough for you?

We want your wine tasting tour to be something really memorable and immensely fun. The Wine Tram is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history. This is a definitive must if you want to learn about wine making history and how to taste it properly. 

adventures in cape town couple posing on top of table mountain at sunsetThis is another one of those definite “must do” adventures in Cape Town. Hike up Table Mountain through Platteklip George. Platteklip George is the first route used by early explorers and the most straight forward one to reach the summit. This trail is the easiest, but gains around 700 meters over a distance of 3 km, so it’s quite steep. The path goes through a ravine on the front of the mountain and features stunning surroundings all the way up. The route takes between 1h30 to 3 hours to complete depending on one’s fitness level. Make stops regularly along the way to marvel at the spectacular views!

Cable car is available for both going up and down. Read more about Table Mountain here.

adventures in cape town beautiful crowded food market with views of mountains in the backBe spoiled with majestic trees and landscaped gardens while discovering delectable food, handmade wares and art, to organic, artisanal produce. The market’s superb wine collection, in-house craft beer and local artists providing live music contributes to an always festive atmosphere.

Markets like these are the perfect day adventures in Cape Town for relaxing and one can easily spend a couple of hours eating, socializing, enjoying and strolling around. 

adventures in cape town girl looking over valley about to do a zip line tour

In hot pursuit of adrenalin adventures in Cape Town nature? A zip line tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breath-taking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes could well be exactly what you are looking for. Situated in Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, the route takes you into this amazing World Heritage Site previously inaccessible to tourists. This eco-adventure is 4,5 hours long with 13 elevated platforms and slides up to 320 meters. It’s for sure an unforgettable adventure to be zip lining from one platform to the next amongst magnificent natural surroundings. The suspension bridge over the double waterfall is unbeatable.

The zip lining is enjoyed by nature lovers, thrill seekers and adventurous friend groups. It is a fun-, adrenaline-filled adventure! Read more about it here. 

adventures in cape town group of penguins standing in the water at boulder's beach in simons town Vitalize your body with fabulous scenic, easy hiking in Cape Peninsula. This adventures starts at Boulders Beach in Simons Town with a visit to the endangered (and very entertaining) penguins. After chilling with the penguins for some time we continue along the coast to Cape Point Nature Reserve. This is a beautiful protected area with free roaming wildlife and incredible landscapes. We hike to the Cape Point lighthouse and the most South-Western point of Africa; the famous Cape of Good Hope. The spectacular Cape Point Nature Reserve will put you on a natural high for the rest of the week! At last, after enjoying a healthy, energy boosting picnic lunch we head to Hout Bay. Browse around the harbour and check out the local crafts, take in the breathtaking views along Chapman’s Peak drive or go on a boat cruise to visit the Cape Fur Seal colony.

You haven’t really been on adventures in Cape Town if you haven’t seen the penguins, have you? 

adventures in cape town yellow pink green colorful attached houses in bo kaapThe popular hop on hop off double-decker red busses are known for being one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways of getting to Cape Town’s top attractions. The iconic red bus is an experience everyone should enjoy at least once. Use the Red City Tour to conveniently get around in the city between attractions such as: V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Company’s Garden, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and District Six

Extend your adventures in Cape Town by going on The Blue Mini Peninsula Tour to Hout Bay, Yellow Downtown Tour passing by Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Purple Wine Tour out to the wine districts. All are highly recommended. The group-friendly City Sightseeing buses offers audio information about the journeys in 15 languages. Ferries to Robben Island depart from Nelson Mandela Gateway at V&A Waterfront and make good compliment to your city tour.

adventures in cape town green landscape by the ocean with walk way over bridgeHermanus is one of the most vibrant holiday destinations in the country with beaches and lagoons, restaurants and cafes, art galleries and exhibitions, holiday homes and a general all-round beauty. However, Hermanus is most famous for the southern right whales which visit annually to calve in Walker Bay (Jun-Dec). The area is considered to be one of the best land-based whale watching locations in the world. Go for some exciting sea kayaking if the forecast allows, or stay on dry land and explore the town. The route to and from Hermanus is an absolutely spectacular oceanside drive cutting through both Betty’s Bay and Pringle Bay. A stop at the penguins living here can be made (a little bit less crowded environment than in Simons Town).

The Lions Head hike is included in both packages. The rest of the adventures are bookable through us, either in advance or when you arrive. All the activities are optional.

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