Adventures in Cape Town

Adventures in Cape Town

Lions Head Cape Town

If adventure tops your Africa vacation to-do list, then Cape Town is the perfect start to your journey.

Cape Town, known affectionally as the Mother City, is a cosmopolitan city at the southern tip of South Africa. With the striking Table Mountain in the background and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the foreground, this picturesque city offers activities to suit everyone.

Table Mountain offers the cable car for an easy ride to the top and a spectacular panoramic view of the city below. But, for those seeking adventure, there are miles of trails that range from a light stroll to difficult inclines requiring chains and every level in between. The views from the top are unparalleled so, no matter how you get there, be sure it’s on your Cape Town list. Be sure to check out Signal Hill and Lions Head while you are in the area for the thrill seekers ultimate selfie location.

Signal Hill and Lions Heads also offer something else unique, tandem paragliding. For the ultimate thrill and the best views, be sure to check out this adventure.

If paragliding isn’t your speed, but you would like to see Cape Town from the sky, catch a helicopter tour of the city and the Peninsula. Starting in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, you will travel along the coast to False Bay. The views are stunning, the experience breathtaking and allow for a more intimate look at the city and coast below.

For thrill seekers, the must-do tour is a shark cage diving encounter. Departing Cape Town early in the morning, you travel along the coast until you get to Gansbaai. There is a short 20-25 minute boat ride out to the dive location. Along the way you have a chance to see the Marine Big 5- dolphins, whales, sharks, seals and penguins. Once at the anchor point, you will likely spend up to two hours at the cage where you will take turns trying to catch a glimpse of the magnificent great white sharks. Time permitting, on the ride back to the port, you may also get a quick trip though shark alley.

For a truly unique excursion, venture out to the Atlantis Dunes of the Western Cape for sandboarding. No snowboarding experience required and great for ages five and up.

Some other tours include guided scuba diving to see sharks, shipwrecks and seals; side car tours to the Winelands or Cape Peninsula; kayaking with penguins and other marine animals and horseback riding Noordhoek and much more.

For more details ask one of our Africa Specialists. 855-359-7228