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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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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…

September 25 2018

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…

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…

The Cape Town winter is beautiful.Waterfalls cascade down the mountainside, and everything is lit by a green, lush glow. The morning mist is the stuff of storybooks, and the much-needed storms bring lashings of rain to the land. By all accounts, it’s a great time of year—but it can be a real challenge if you have restless kids in…

Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has a lot going for it: the ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, making it an ideal swimming spot for kids. The beach is always clean and safe, because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area. It is rarely crowded, and kids will be delighted by…

If you have time and the weather is good a hike up Table Mountain can be one of the most rewarding adventures in Cape Town. Take a walk up the Kasteelspoort route and you’ll be treated to magnificent views, unique photo opportunities, and a visit to the site of the old cable car. What to expect When climbing Table Mountain,…

Capetonians tend towards hibernation in winter, but the Mother City has more than a few ways to lure them out. From cosy cafés and dinner at restaurants with fireplaces to indoor adventures, here are our top 100 things to do in winter in Cape Town and surrounds. Updated May 2018 Whale watching…

While visiting Cape Town, you might hear locals taking about the Cape Doctor and wonder what they could possibly referring to. If you want to blend in and brush up on your Capetonian slang, read on. Capetonians love talking about the weather. In most places, weather-talk is a last ditch attempt to break an uncomfortable silence. In Cape Town, it’s…

If summer in Cape Town is for swimming, sundowners, and soaking up the sun, then winter is for red wine, crackling fireplaces, and roasted marshmallows. You probably prefer one or the other, but we’re here to make a case for why Cape Town is better between the months of May and August. No Crowds at Iconic Attractions Cape Town is…

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,…

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.

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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