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Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose.

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Cape Town is home to some of the most beautiful mountain trails in the world, with the iconic Table Mountain a silent guardian standing watch over the city. But don’t be fooled by its close proximity to the city centre, it is still a mountain and needs to be treated with the utmost respect. If you are planning on hiking…

February is one of the hottest months of the Cape Town summer – the pumping South Easter dies down a bit, the skies are clear, and the hot African sun heats up the city. Here are 10 ways you can stay cool on those long, hot summer days. 1. Go for a swim Taking a dip in Cape Town’s notoriously cold…

Located just outside Cape Town, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape Buffalo – and a variety of other big game, a luxury spa and four-star accommodation, but the experience runs deeper than all of its admittedly impressive offerings. From family-friendly experiences to close encounters with lions and rhinos,…

Watch the sunrise on the beach with coffee With Valentine’s Day on a work day, having a romantic moment before work will set a loving tone for the day. Many coffee shops and eateries open at the crack of dawn to cater for the office-bound crowd, so grab a take-away coffee and watch the sun rise on the beach. The…

Trail running in Cape Town is incredibly popular with a huge amount of routes for runners to explore – from technical mountain routes to more expansive jeep tracks and forest trails. What better way to take in the Mother City and its surrounding areas’ natural beauty than on foot, all the while surging down organic single track and cruising down…

Wedged between the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in the Klein Karoo, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers a luxurious yet adventurous Big Five experience.

The Flying Dutchman Funicular travels on a railroad on Cape Point, providing a novel and exciting way to travel and see the sights. From the bottom station, you will journey through dense foliage and fynbos to the upper lighthouse.

The popular hop on hop off double-decker red bus is known for being one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways of getting to Cape Town’s top attractions. The family-friendly City Sightseeing bus offers audio information about the journey in 15 languages, and even boasts an audio channel especially for children.

Leave your modern life, and car, behind when you take a trip on the charming and classic Franschhoek Wine Tram.

The best views of Cape Town are from the Table Mountain Cableway, a unique and 87-year- old method of seeing the wonders of the city. Travel up to the summit of the majestic flat-topped mountain and be astounded by vistas of the Mother City, Robben Island and the Peninsula.

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