What else to do

CitySightseeing Bus Tours. Photo courtesy Danie van der Merwe

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

By taking a walking tour, you will be introduced to new parts of the city. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

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 capewalkandtalktours@yahoo.com

Website: www.capewalkingtours.co.za

Gravity Adventures

Wilderness trips are a great way to add extra excitement to your stay. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

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.

Price: R350

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 adventure@gravity.co.za

Website: www.gravity.co.za

Kayak Cape Town

Take to the seas by kayaking. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

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 tours@kayakcapetown.co.za

Website: www.kayakcapetown.co.za

NexStop Tours

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 thea@nexstop.co.za

Website: www.nexstop.co.za

Apex Shark Expeditions

Gain a new respect for the Great White by doing a shark cage dive. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

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 info@apexpredators.com

Website: www.apexpredators.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 natasha@kenings.co.za Website: www.kenings.co.za