Cape Town has developed into a major centre for adventure tourism as it boasts a diversity of natural features to facilitate these activities. A few of these are listed below :
Cape Town offers a 100m abseil on Table Mountain and an awesome hang from Chapmans Peak, South Africa’s most famous and dramatic coastal drive.
done from the cable car on Table Mountain if weather conditions permit
there is a huge range of climbing opportunities from scenic sport climbing to training and guided climbs. The Western Cape offers outstanding views, fantastic rock and routes to suit every standard
Coloured reefs and a coastline littered with shipwrecks provide ample opportunities to enjoy this sport.
Fly-fishing as well as rock and surf fishing, bottom fishing and deep sea game fishing is offered. The Cape of Storms is notorious for yielding quality big game fish such as Marlin and Tuna
There are many world class golf courses in the vicinity of Cape Town that offer their facilities for the use of visiting golf enthusiasts.
this is a popular pastime and trails can be found almost everywhere you go. We do advise a guided option for those venturing on the mountain. There is a wide variety of options available which will suit all styles from a gentle stroll to the more challenging hikes. For further details
- see www.kabboadventures.com
there are a variety of trails both on the local mountain ranges as well as through the vineyards of the Winelands.
whether a first time, tandem or accelerated free fall, all options are available
the Western Cape offers an abundance of waves suitable for those either with or without experience. Board hire, surf safaris and tuition are all available.
this relatively new sport is fast becoming popular in Cape Town and is available for visitors.
Wings over Cape Town
the only place in the world where you can fly in one of three British fighter jets – a Buccanneer, Hawker Hunter or English Electric Lightning.
Cape Town is a fantastic venue for this activity with two oceans to paddle in, whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and an unbelievably scenic coastline to experience.
snowboarding in the desert – this is offered in Betty’s Bay and Atlantis.
a short drive from Cape Town takes you to the Breede River valley which runs through the Winelands. One and two-day trips are available on a gentle section of river – no experience necessary.
Visit a private game reserve with opportunities to spot giraffe, leopard, springbok, zebra, rhino, wldebeest and many other wildlife species. Lunch is included. There is also an opportunity to view San (‘Bushmen’) paintings. (For the real enthusiast, game view is better done further afield from Cape Town)
Great White Shark Cage Diving
Travel to Gansbaai for breakfast then proceed to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock where it is possible to surface view or snorkel/scuba dive this magnificent predator in its natural feeding ground.
Various options are available for visits to the West Coast including Saldanha Bay and Langebaan Lagoon Wetland, the KWV Brandy Cellar in Worcester (the largest brandy distillery in the world) and various other sites in an around Cape Town.