False Bay is the worlds best location to witness great white sharks in their natural environment. Traveling here to see these animals breach out of the water while hunting is truly a sight to be seen, it's like nothing you can experience anywhere else! We know the operators with the best local knowledge and success rates to give you the best chance to see these apex predators above and below the water! This is definitely one of the best adventures in Cape Town!
Few things in this world compare to seeing such magnificent animals in real life. Take a day-trip out to one of the nearby private game reserves, or head out to Kruger for a proper safari! Stay any number of nights in the luxury accommodations or rough-it in the bush, either way it's an unforgettable experience. Few places in the world compare to South Africa's ability to show you the Big 5!
The area surrounding Cape Town is world renowned for it's wine! Spend an afternoon sipping wine and eating lunch at any of the local Constantia vineyards, or take a few days to explore the wineries and breathtaking views along the Garden Route. Bring some bottles home and share a drink and a story with your family and friends!
If you like to hike, you're in for a treat! The hiking in the Cape Town area is absolutely amazing. From the jaw-dropping views hiking up Table Mountain. to hiking the trails along the Atlantic and Indian oceans, there are trails, and caves for all ability levels to explore! Give it a go on your own, but we recommend going with a local friend of ours that can show you the trails like you won't experience on your own (there's a good chance we'll come too, we love hiking).
Being surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans means you're also surrounded by amazing beaches! Surfing is epic here. Point breaks, beach breaks, reef breaks, there's something for everyone virtually all year around. There are plenty of places to rent a board or other beach gear so head out to any of the beaches within a 45min drive of the city, we promise you'll love it!
There is no better way to immerse yourself in the rich South African culture than to spend time exploring the city with a local guide. Whether you're looking for history, art, shopping, unique restaurants, or walking around local markets, we'll hook you up with one of our awesome local guides that will tailor the tour to your liking.
The water may be cold, but what you can explore while SCUBA diving in the Cape Town area is a diver's dream! You can dive with cow sharks, cape fur seals, and African penguins in the kelp forest, or dive some of the many wrecks and reefs in the area. If you're a diver, do yourself a favor and make sure you get at least one dive in while you're here!
May through November is the ideal time to see the South African species of whales. You can see Humbacks, Orcas, Southern Right Whales, and Bryde's Whales.
Climbers have plenty of variety to chose from the Cape Town area. Within driving distance there are great places for all kinds of climbing, from bouldering to multi-pitch trad routes. Cape Town is also home to the worlds highest abseil (aka rappel) at the top of Table Mountain. It's 112 meters of pure adrenaline and stunning views.
If you're not afraid of heights, go hang gliding above Cape Town. It's an incredible experience to add to any adrenaline junkie's list. You've seen the pictures of the area, now imagine seeing that from a birdseye view! Epic!
Spend the day soaring through the Cape Nature Reserve! You'll zip line from one platform to the next among the mountains and Cape fynbos enjoying panoramic views the entire time!! This is a must for all you thrill seekers out there.
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We are happy to recommend hotels in the area that will put you in the center of the action (or off the beaten path if you prefer!). Is a quaint B&B more your style? We've got you covered there too!
With literally so much to do in the Cape Town area, we've only listed some of our favorite activities. We can arrange just about any plans you can dream up so just drop us a note and we'll help you cook up the perfect custom itinerary!
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