Activities

Adventure

Horse riding in Cape Town

For those who enjoy seeing the countryside at a gallop with the wind blowing through their hair, horse riding in Cape Town can be a pleasant and affordable experience.

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Boat and yacht charters

One of the advantages of being on a peninsula is that the sea is rarely more than a few kilometres away in any direction, so why not take advantage of this and view Cape Town from a different perspective?

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Body, Mind and Spirit

Oude Molen Eco-Village and Millstone Farmstall and Café

The Oude Molen Eco-Village is located on the site known as Valkenberg East, near the Cape Town suburb of Pinelands. It’s nestled in large, park-like gardens bordered by sensitive wetlands lining the Black River.

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Long Street Baths

Fancy a swim in an historic, circa-1908 swimming pool? If you’re keen for a change from sea and sand, head to the Long Street baths, on the corner of Long and Orange streets in the Cape Town city centre, for an old-world bathe.

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Children

Cool-Runnings Toboggan Family Park

Cool Runnings is making the most of people’s need for speed by opening the first toboggan track in Africa.

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Ratanga Junction

Picture this ... You’re strapped into your seat, hanging under the track of a looping roller coaster that’s hurtling down a twisting track at about 100km/h. Screams fill the air, and you’re not sure you’ll live to savour the memories ... If that sounds like fun to you, then Ratanga Junction’s the place you need to be!

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Entertainment

Theatre on the Bay

With its central location and beautiful ocean vistas, Camps Bay’s Theatre on the Bay promises a good mix of local and international drama, musicals, comedy, cabaret, music and dance.

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City Bowl Suburbs

With the mountains on one side and the sea on the other, the City Bowl contains the heart of the Mother City.

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Leisure

Artscape Theatre Centre

If you are in the mood to take in a show, a spellbinding ballet or moving opera then the Artscape Theatre Centre is worth a visit. It’s one of Cape Town’s modern landmarks, home to the Artscape performing arts company and one of the main performing arts centres.

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Book shopping

What’s the good of a holiday without a good book? There’s no shortage of great book shops in Cape Town where bookworms can while away the hours and browse at their leisure.

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Shopping

Adderley Street Flower Sellers

Freshly cut flowers – including fynbos species such as king and pincushion proteas, depending on the season – are available from the friendly flower sellers in Adderley Street, where this trade has operated for the past 100 years. These flowers are generally a lot cheaper than anywhere else.

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Art at Constantia

ART @ CONSTANTIA GALLERY is a permanent exhibition venture being curated by Lyn Atterbury and James Hodgson at the beautiful Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Together they bring years of experience in the Art Industry from working in various Galleries around the country to attending courses and lectures in curating and collecting art with a sharp eye for quality and collection or investment purposes.

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Sport

Moonlightmass Bicycle Ride

The Moonlightmass Bicycle Ride is a casual monthly cycle that brings together hundreds of people, who ride for fun or a worthy cause. Started by Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum in January 2012 as a social experiment on Twitter, the ride takes place during full moon every month at 21h00. It’s a great opportunity to ride with like-minded people and see Cape Town at night.

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Atlantic Beach Golf Club

Atlantic Beach Golf Club is located in the Western Cape of South Africa close to the seaside village of Melkbosstrand and a mere 30km drive from the centre of Cape Town.

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Wildlife

Great White Shark Experiences

Great White sharks are some of Cape Town’s most famous and respected marine inhabitants. Love them or fear them, getting up close and personal with a great white is one of the most adrenaline-fueled experiences you can encounter while visiting the Cape.

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African Wildlife

Although Cape Town and the Western Cape are probably not the best places to experience a safari (Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces are better known for that), it is possible to have an encounter with South Africa’s big game not far from the Mother City.

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