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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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Capetonians tend towards hibernation in winter, but the city luckily how to lure them out with coffee at cosy cafés, dinner at restaurants with fireplaces and indoor adventures. Here are our top 100 things to do in winter in Cape Town and surrounds. Updated June 2017 DINNER AND JAZZ AT THE CRYPT RESTAURANT This underground restaurant sits under St George’s Cathedral…

The Red Bull King of the Air competition is the highlight of the kitesurfing calendar in Cape Town. It sees the very best board-riders from all over the worl coming together for a day of adrenaline, actions, and a lot of wind. The event takes place in January or February each year. When The event doesn’t have a defined date—usually…

The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range forms the back of Table Mountain, where you’ll find one of the most scenic stretches of coast in the world. It runs roughly from Kloof Nek (the saddle between Table Mountain and Lion’s Head) to Hout Bay. Victoria Road runs along the entire length of the series of mountains, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the one side,…

Trail running is incredibly popular in Cape Town. With a mountain and surrounding forests within the city’s borders creating a multitude of established hiking and mountain biking trails, most of which are shared with trail runners, it’s easy to see why Cape Town is such a trail runner’s paradise. Here’s a look at five of the best trail running routes…

Jump into a pool of refreshing mountain water and escape the city just an hour outside of Cape Town when you hike to Crystal Pools near Gordon’s Bay. By “refreshing”, of course, we mean quite cold—in true Cape Town fashion. But after 45 minutes to an hour of hiking at the Steenbras Nature Reserve, it comes as sweet…

The Mother City comes to a standstill this weekend as the world’s largest time cycle race, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, winds it way through the city. Take a look below at all the road closures.    …

Cape Town offers world-class food, accommodation, and activities that cater to every taste, but you might be wondering what to do if you’re travelling on a budget. The good news is that you can still get the full Cape Town experience, even on a dime. Where to stay While Cape Town offers world class luxury accommodation, there are a myriad of…

Cape Town has become a very bike-friendly city, with dedicated bike lanes in most areas and some of the world’s biggest cycle races hosted here. Cycling in Cape Town is not only a fun and healthy sport—it can also be a great way to get around the city.     There are a number of places to…

One of the best ways to really explore Cape Town is by car. The city has some of the most amazing roads, which wind around the mountains and offer stunning sea views. Here are a few drives you can take to really soak up the splendour of Cape Town. Chapman’s Peak Chappies is the classic Cape Town scenic drive. In fact, it’s…

Cape Town is a great base from which to explore the stunning surrounds in the rest of the province. Whether you want to go on safari, visit the Cape Winelands, or just take in the amazing scenery the Western Cape has to offer, there’s plenty to see and experience no matter your interests. Here are our five favourite excursions from…

Over the Christmas period, Cape Town is abuzz with people from all over the world, including South Africa. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, Christmas Day remains a day for family get-togethers and big lunches and cheerful dinners. The day after Christmas, or Boxing Day, as it’s commonly known, is usually a day of relaxing and taking it easy. However,…

Keeping kids entertained during the holidays is a difficult job. Experienced parents know that when kids are kept inside too long they start to get a little crazy. If the only experience your little ones have with animals is Peppa Pig, then it’s time to broaden their horizons and let them get close and personal with Mother Nature’s majestic, weird,…

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 the stress of modern life, and your car, behind when you take a trip on the charming Franschhoek Wine Tram. Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

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.

Experience the wild side of the Mother City with an exciting Cape Xtreme Adventure Tour. Cape Xtreme tailors tours to the tastes of every kind of traveller.

There are few better views in the world than what you’ll see on a late afternoon cruise along Chapman’s Peak Drive. The toll road ribbons along the Atlantic coastline between Noordhoek and Hout Bay and with every turn around the cliff’s edge comes another picture-perfect moment. Luckily, there are plenty of picnic stops along the way for ...

Flying a helicopter is a " must do " experience when you visit Cape Town and City Helicopters provides tourists a bird’s eye view of Cape Town.

Cool Runnings is the only toboggan track in Africa, and with sunny skies and warm temperatures, these toboggans definitely aren’t running on the traditional snow and ice. Instead, Cool Runnings toboggans run on a stainless steel track, each seating one or two people. Your ride starts with a pull up a steep grassy slope by a hook at the ...

The training academy is conveniently situated along the Cape Point route on the False Bay coastline. This open air range operates from Glencairn Quarry near the historic village of Simon’s Town.

Find a Las Vegas scale casino right here in Cape Town at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand at the professional table games for beginner and professional players, or spin the night away at one of many slot machines. Roulette is also always a frequent favourite among guests.

Indoor shooting experience, various packages and training courses for first timers and advanced.

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