Active and Adventurous
With so many sites to browse we've saved you time by putting together our own personal recommendations covering travel guides, things to do, eat/drink/dance, further-a-field and recommended accommodation.
Whatever and where-ever you end up we hope you have a great trip!
GREAT WHITE SHARK DIVING
Get close up with one of the most powerful predators in the world. These global research organisations are committed to the conservation of these magnificent fish. Normally you'll need a day to experience the thrill of being lowered in a cage and be surrounded by Great White Sharks. Alternatively you might choose to view them from a glass hulled vessel.
Abseil Table Mountain which sits 1000m above sea level. 112-metre controlled descent with the safety of a harness and cable as a support. Breathtaking views and you can choose to take the Summit Walk or ride the cable car to the top.Down Hill Adventures
An amazing way to view the city. Take-off sites are Lion's Head & Signal Hill, tandem jumps with highly experienced pilots landing on soft grassy fields. No experience required.
With views of the sand, the sea or the mountain from Cape Town's expansive greens its little wonder South Africa has established itself as a top golfing destination. Add to this the weather conditions and vast natural beauty of the countryside there are some great courses to choose from.Golf in Cape Town
This is another great way to see Cape Town and the Peninsula if you have the budget. A choice of charters located at the V&A Waterfront; follow the Golden Mile to the white sands of Camps Bay and choose to continue further down the Atlantic route all the way to Cape Point.
...okay, the waters can be a bit chilly but equipped with a wetsuit Winter and Spring can be the best time of the year to paddle. Why? Because winter has more calm windless days than summer and on those days it is absolutely beautiful; also there is always a chance of seeing a whale. Scenic guided ocean trips along the Atlantic coast offering different options for novices to more adventurous.
HIKING & MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
There are some spectacular tracks & trails for feet or tyres. The Cape provides an array of hiking & cycle backdrops from waterfalls and ravines to dry fynbos and lush forest - beautiful scenery as well as an abundance of flora and bird-life. For the more competitive there are challenges, runs and tournaments all year round. View our personal guide for "Running & Cycling".
HOT AIR BALLOONING
Winelands Ballooning offers hot-air balloon flights over the Berg River Valley, just outside Paarl towards Malmesbury. The flights take place - weather permitting - in the very early morning at sunrise. Passengers get involved in the rigging of the balloon and then they float silently over the peaceful landscape. Not cheap but if your planning something special this could be a perfect option.
CERES ZIPSLIDE ADVENTURES
This is an exhilarating and perfectly safe aerial rope slide that zig-zags currently along 1.4km of runway above the Koekedouw river. There are 8 different cables from 100-290m in length with the highest point being 40m above ground. Catering from 3 years old and upwards this is definitely a different way to see the area of Ceres.Ceres Zipslide
HIKE TABLE MOUNTAIN
The best way to explore Table Mountain, Lion's Head and Cape Point is on foot. Whether you are a first time hiker or seasoned trekker step off the beaten track with an experienced and accredited mountain guide. Many routes to choose from and for the more adventurous try the fitness outings -short, vigorous hikes and trail runs at sunrise and sunset.