Outdoor Activities

Cape Town and the Cape region offer a broad range of outdoor activities and there is something for everyone.

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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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

Cape Town may be some distance from Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the Christmas holidays here. Sure, you’ll have to trade in the snow for some soft white beach sand, but sunny Christmases can be magical too! Christmas markets Christmas shopping can be tiresome, especially when you could be lying on Clifton…

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…

May 23 2018

Somerset West is known for three things: wine, food, and adventure. Only an hour away from the centre of Cape Town, this area has always been popular with tourists because of the high concentration of world-class wine farms, but it’s also fast becoming a haven for nature-lovers who are looking for outdoor activities close to the city. If you’re an…

With numerous of public holidays and long weekends throughout April, there are lots of events for the fit and the foodies in and around the Mother City. Here’s a look at some of the biggest and most exciting events coming up this month. Freedom Swim When: Saturday, 8 April 2017 On Saturday, 8 April a bunch of brave swimmers will…

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.

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.

SA Forest Adventures provides guests with a wide array of adventure activities in the Western Cape that will be sure to live long in the memory banks. From river rafting down the untouched Orange River to the thrills of sandboarding in the dunes around Kleinmond, there’s something for everyone.

Experience this famous classic sailing yacht and explore the Cape Peninsula with its prolific marine life from a completely unique and delightful angle.

For over 10 years, Abseil Africa has been taking people on an adrenaline-filled journey down a number of cliffs and ranges, including Table Mountain.

Located beneath the majestic Cape mountains is this tree-top obstacle adventure park providing an action-packed aerial activity that will have visitors of all ages reveling in exhilarating tree-top adventures.

A company that specialises in shark breaching and shark cage diving in Cape Town, the experts at African Shark Eco-Charters have been operating in the False Bay area since 1996. Head out into the ocean where these magnificent great whites roam the waters and you may catch them breaching, an act where they propel their huge bodies out of the water ...

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