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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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South Africa may be known for its Big Five, but the marine wildlife is just as impressive! Every year, southern right whales take a vacation in Cape waters, treating Cape Town locals to a display of breaching, fluking, spouting, and spyhopping. Here’s what you need to know about whale watching in Cape Town. Get hold of a…

The end-of-year holidays are a great opportunity to spend time showing your children some of the wonderful things Cape Town has to offer. There are theatre productions and exhibitions, and activities ranging from learning to surf to tobogganing on dry land. Here are ten things to do in Cape Town with kids this summer. Garden fun at Kirstenbosch Pack the…

Clear, blue skies and long, warm evenings is a standard feature of Cape Town’s long summer that stretches from as early as October and into March. It’s the sort of summer that you’d think wouldn’t require much preparation at all, save an extra pair of flip flops and perhaps, a fancy swimsuit. But, there’s plenty more to know about summer…

If there is one thing Capetonians are good at – other than socialising, of course – it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill, and our breathtaking city views. Please remember…

Table Mountain’s distinctive flat top is one of the first and last things you see when visiting the city. It towers over the city like a watchful, gentle giant. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is the best way to get to the top (or back down after a hike). Watch the video below to find out why it should be…

Cape Town is truly a summer wonderland, with endless hikes, tourist attractions, beaches, wine estates, family-friendly adventures, and more to tick off your list. Besides Cape Town’s top attractions, there is still plenty for you to do in summer in Cape Town. Here are a few of our favourites. Stroll along Sea Point promenade Runners, dog walkers,…

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…

Looking for earthy adventures in and around Cape Town? Picking fruit and flowers offers a welcome respite from city life. We’ve rounded up the best farms where you can pick your own fruits and flowers. Get your hands dirty and spend a day in the sun, and afterwards, you get to appreciate the literal fruits of your labour. Chart Farm,…

Following the recent announcement by The Aquila Collection about the acquisition of Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape, Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa was elated to welcome a new calf to the buffalo herd on the Aquila 10 000 hectare Big 5 conservancy, situated just under two hours from Cape Town. Aquila teams sat and watched as the…

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At Cape Point, jagged cliffs rise from the deep blue of the sea below, overlooking ocean as far as the eye can see. Wildlife scurries between wildflowers and the endemic Fynbos flora. The mountain path winds up to the top of promontories, offering 360-degree views of the Cape Peninsula. The natural splendour is reason enough to visit, but there are…

Groot Constantia is one of the country’s most popular wine estates. Known for its rich history – it’s the oldest wine producing farm in the country – and its award-winning wine, the estate is a haven from the hurly-burly rush of the city, despite the fact that it is just a 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s CBD. Part of the…

After the drought Cape Town has been experiencing over the past three years, heavy winter rains are a welcome change. There are few things as magical as the sight of the waterfalls that spring up all around the city’s mountains. Here are some of the most magnificent waterfalls you can hike to in and around Cape Town. Woodstock cave After a…

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.

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.

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.

Just over two hours from Cape Town, Inverdoorn Game Reserve is home to 29 different species of free-roaming wildlife, including cheetah, rhino, the rare Cape Barbary Lion, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, letchwe and oryx. Whether you’re just visiting for the day, or staying for a while, Inverdoorn provides an experience that’s impossible to forget.

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