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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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You don’t need a wardrobe to find Narnia—it’s right here at the tip of Africa. Although our squirrels, dassies, baboons, and seals don’t say much, they are just as magical. Here’s a look at some of the urban wildlife you’ll find in and around Cape Town. Dassies The rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) is the cute (or sometimes slightly unsettling) mammal that…

On a sunny Saturday morning, many of Cape Town’s hiking trails are buzzing with activity. You’ll encounter different types of hikers and although not all of them can be pigeonholed, there are six types you’re bound to find. The fitness-fanatics The first time you see it you’ll have to pick your jaw up off the floor—while you’re sweating up a 45-degree…

With a mountain range as its backbone, Cape Town offers some of the most spectacular hiking routes in the world. Before you decide on a hiking route up Table Mountain, take a look at these tips to keep yourself safe an comfortable on our trails. Don’t hike alone A party size of four is recommended and if…

Hike on Table Mountain and you’ll be rewarded with a good workout, an exceptional view (if the weather plays along) and bragging rights to say you conquered one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. That said, a hike up Table Mountain should not be underestimated. The weather changes quickly and it’s a steep climb. Study our…

Rocking the Daisies is Cape Town’s biggest outdoor gathering, and it’s become one of the highlights of the festival calendar. The event takes place on the stunning Cloof Wine Estate, just outside Darling, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The festival hosts over 25,000 people, and caters to every taste. Whether you’re into rock, folk, house, indie, drum and…

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.

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