What else to do
While you're in Cape Town, you will have an excellent range of restaurants, attractions and tours to choose from. There's shopping and spas for those looking to relax, and the Cape also boats some of the world's best wine tours. If you like the outdoors you'll probably be interested in visiting Table Mountain, Cape Point or Kirstenbsoch National Botanical Garden, while the CitySightseeing Bus Tour is also excellent value for money. Cape Town Tourism has compiled a list of special offers for those staying in Cape Town before or after the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour:
Cape Walk and Talk Tours
Explore Cape Town on foot and see it like never before. Visit the Bo-Kaap, District Six, Grand Parade, the flower sellers, the Company’s Garden and much more.
Price: R150 per person. Groups get a special discount: four people only pay for three, and groups of eight or more people only pay for six.
Valid: March 1 to March 31
Contact: +27 72 264 4530 or email email@example.com.
Gravity Adventures has operated for 14 years and is the only permanent operator on the Orange River Gorge, which means they can offer wilderness trips throughout the year. Gravity Adventures is offering three specials during the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.
Get a 10% discount on the Orange River Gorge Rafting trip. The three-day, four-night wilderness trip includes all camping equipment and catering.
Price: R3 100 per person and R10 600 for a family of four.
Valid: March 4 to 6
Enjoy a unique and refreshing view of the peninsula with the special coasteering trip: explore the coastline by swimming, snorkelling and rock jumping and get a chance to view the penguins.
Valid: March 8, 9 and 11
Explore the turquoise waters of the Langebaan Lagoon on stable sea kayaks and enjoy amazing bird life and wide open spaces.
Price: R300 Valid: March 8, 9 and 11
Contact: +27 21 683 3698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kayak Cape Town
Experience one of the most unique places in the world – a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town – on the Penguin Sea Kayak trip. Leave from Simon’s Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and naval harbour to Boulder’s Beach to see the penguins.
Price: R250 per person. Cape Argus entrants get a 20% discount.
Valid: March 4 to 18
Contact: +27 82 501 8930 or email email@example.com.
NexStop Tours offers tailor-made day trips around the Western Cape, along the scenic Garden Route, and to Port Elizabeth. NexStop Tours caters for small groups and will make sure you visit the most popular attractions in the Cape.
Price: Athletes staying in the Northern Suburbs may contact NexStop Tours for airport transfers to and from their accommodation, as well as transfers to and from the city for registration, as well as on the day of the race. R250 to R300 per trip for one to four passengers.
Valid: March 11
Contact: +27 21 982 3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apex Shark Expeditions
Apex Shark Expeditions specialise in shark cage diving. Join this team of passionate shark lovers as they take you into the open seas for an encounter with great white sharks. All tours involve small groups so you can enjoy a personal and educational experience. Apex Shark Expeditions currently has two specials.
Price: R1 999 per person for a full day Marine Big Five Seafari or Boulders Beach and Cape Point tour. Add R500 per person sharing for an overnight stay in Simon’s Town including breakfast at a three-star guesthouse. Includes door to door transfers, snacks and refreshments and Cape Point entrance fee.
Price: R1 750 per person for great white shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Offer includes door to door transfers, breakfast, light lunch, snacks and refreshments and all diving gear.
Valid: March 1 to 31
Contact: +27 79 051 8558 or email email@example.com.
Kenings Car Hire
Kenings Car Hire will help visitors see more of Cape Town with great rental specials. There are several discount programmes whether you're booking early, staying in a guesthouse or a looking to get around easily during the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Established in 1960, Kenings is a privately owned and award-winning vehicle hire company.
Price: Corporate companies and individuals pay the same rates for car hire. Valid: Until October 2012 Contact: +27 21 555 9561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.kenings.co.za