Activities

Adventure

Helicopter and aeroplane trips

Soaring in a helicopter or plane over the broad expanse of Cape Town, from its majestic mountain ranges down to its sparkling ocean, is a wonderful introduction to the diversity offered by South Africa’s Mother City.

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Gun Fun

GUN FUN Indoor Shooting Range has just completed construction in the heart of the Cape Town C.B.D. and is offering visitors and locals an opportunity to experience an adrenalin rush as they get to shoot real firearms only seen before on the ‘Big Screen.’

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Body, Mind and Spirit

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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Spas

A holiday is not a holiday without a little time for pampering - Cape Town’s spas have just what you need to relax just that little bit more.

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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

Experience the South African National Circus

The South African National Circus (SANC) prides itself on presenting a “circus arts human performance with an African twist”, which appeals to all ages and across all cultures. The talented performers are trained by world-class SANC artists in Hartleyvale, Observatory.

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Athlone and Galaxy Disco

Enjoy authentic Cape Malay dining, listen to some swinging jazz, party till you drop and then eat again in Athlone.

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Leisure

Cape Winelands tours

Breathtaking natural scenery, longstanding cultural heritage and world-class wine-producing estates characterise the Cape Winelands region, a tourist Mecca that always ranks highly on visitors’ itineraries, summer and winter alike.

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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

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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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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Sport

Abseiling in Cape Town

For centuries, mankind has looked upon climbing, hiking and scaling Table Mountain, our wonder of nature as the ultimate challenges – until the discovery of the exhilarating activity, Abseiling, that is!

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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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Wildlife

Durbanville Nature Reserve

Two rare plant species, indigenous veld types, short hiking trails, bird watching and picnicking are the main attractions of the Durbanville Nature Reserve.

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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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