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Adventure Activities Cape Town

From hiking to wine tasting, beach walking to shark cage diving, from safari tours to whale watching – the list of things to do in Cape Town is endless. No matter what type of traveller you are, one thing is for sure – you will never get bored of this South African port city.

Adventure activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is a hub of all things exciting and full of adrenaline. Starting from the basic snorkelling and hiking to the fear-factor style shark diving, there is something for everyone. Beaches like Muizenberg, Long Beach, Glen Beach, Scarborough Beach and Off The Wall are great surfing destinations, while snorkelling is done best at False Bay, Pyramid Rock and Sunny Cove. Among other adventure activities in Cape Town, there is abseiling off Table Mountain, shark diving in a cage, kayaking with penguins and more.

Shopping in Cape Town

Shopping in Cape Town is a lovely blend of afro-euro. On one hand you will find high end malls and global brands, and on another you will find quirky little shops and fancy boutiques of the local taste. V&A Waterfront is a major destination for shopping and also of Cape Town nightlife. Green Market Square, Woodstock and Church Street are buzzing market places as well.

Here are 5 of the best things to do in Cape Town, among many.

1. Hiking up the Table Mountain

This trail of hiking in Cape Town is almost like a Passage of Rite for veteran hikers, and it is not very difficult for amateurs as well. There are different routes starting from 2 hours, the longest one being 4 hours through Platteklip Gorge. If the sky is clear off ‘Tablecloth’- the white cloud that gathers at the top of the mountain, you can see the spectacular view of Cape Town and the Atlantic on two sides.

2. Wine tasting at Cape Winelands

The Cape Town vineyards are warm and lovely, and have an old-world charm with vintage architecture and tranquil ambience. Enjoy a quite lunch or dinner in one of them, accompanied by the punch of authentic red wine. Constantia is dotted with such estates, and for a wider experience, head towards Stellenbosch or Franschhoek.

3. Cage Diving with sharks

In areas like Simon’s Town, Gaansbai, Seal Island or Mossel Bay, there are tours that arrange for shark-diving in protective steel cages. This is one of the most exciting things to do in Cape Town, pumped with that raging adrenaline rush of seeing the wildest predators of the sea face to face.

4. Whale watching at Hermanus

Hermanus is a whale watching hotspot between July and November. Southern right whales migrate to the beaches of Cape Town in large numbers, highest in density between September and November, and they can be spotted easily from the shoreline. The best spots for whale watching are Cliff Path, the Old Harbour and the Sievers Point. There is also a whale festival in September – attending that will be a fun thing to do in Cape Town.

5. Safaris at Game Reserves

Cape Town is dotted with game reserves for tourists to indulge in private safaris. Aquila Private Game Reserve, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Buffelsfontein Game Reserve and Garden Route Game Lodge are some of the best. With luck, you have the chance to spot Africa’s great fauna from up close, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and white rhino).


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Kirstenbosch Gardens In Cape Town

Kirstenbosch, South Africa or the Kirstenbosch Gardens are one of the most important botanical gardens in South Africa. These gardens are nestled in the beautiful eastern foot of the Table Mountain in Cape Town. Kirstenbosch in Cape Town is located just 13 km away from the city’s centre.

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Shark Cage Diving In Cape Town

One of the most adventurous activities in the world is shark cage diving. Shark cage diving in South Africa is one of the most celebrated adventures in the country, Cape Town being one of the most famous places to do it. If you are interested in doing something adventurous that helps you find something which will help you p...

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    The best time to visit Cape Town is from late January to April, when the summer has just ended and the dry winter is yet to come.

    Hout Bay, Clifton Beaches and Camps Bay Beaches are the nearest and most visited in and around Cape Town.

    Cape Town International Airport is 20 minutes out of the city in normal traffic. One can hire cabs, shuttles or avail the MyCiti bus rapid transit system that links the airport with the city centre.

    By flight it takes only a little more than 2 hours to reach Johannesburg, and there are plenty of carriers every day. By road, it is a much longer journey of 13 hours 40 minutes or so. There are trains which take around 10-11 hours.

    The common languages spoken in Cape Town are English and Afrikaans. The people involved in tourism are usually English-spoken.

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