A visit to Cape Town is not complete without seeing top attractions like Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the V&A Waterfront. However, if you need to add some unusual and different adventures to your Cape Town bucket list, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some activities that you didn’t know you could do in Cape Town.

Crocodile cage diving 

An adventure unlike any other awaits you at LeBonheur in Paarl. During your crocodile cage diving experience, you will share a pond with Nile crocodiles to observe how they behave in their natural environment. Are you brave enough?

Website: lebonheuradventures.co.za

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Ghost Tour at Fort Wynyard

If you’re into other-worldly adventures, consider a ghost tour of a 222-year-old historic Fort Wynyard. You’ll get to explore the secret passages, bunkers, chambers, and underground abandoned museum and interrogation chambers. Remember to bring your torch in case you get lost. Spooky!

Website: goodhopeadventures.com

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Long March to Freedom exhibition

When you’re driving along the N1 in Cape Town you’ll notice life-sized bronze statues as you pass Century City. This Long March to Freedom exhibition is a must-see for all history lovers. The exhibition celebrates and honours heroes of South Africa’s liberation struggle. Each figure is positioned in walking motion, symbolically fighting for the liberation of South Africa while marching forward to the inevitable advent of democracy.

Website: nhmsa.co.za

Hotel Sky’s HI Ride

Hotel Sky is one of the newest accommodations in the Mother City, promising style, indulgence and unforgettable experiences. If you want to see the best views of Cape Town and have a thrill ride at the same time, you may want to book a seat on Hotel Sky’s HI Ride. Hotel Sky’s SKY HI Ride sits on the 28th floor and will take you a further 35m up into the Sky before the heart-stopping drop.

Website  hotelsky.co.za 

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The Scone Shack

It may be off the beaten track, but locals love and highly recommend The Scone Shack in Cape Point. Go and enjoy scrumptious freshly-baked scones with homemade jam (cooked in a potjie over the fire using seasonal fruits ) in a delightfully rustic setting surrounded by the resident animals. 

Website: www.facebook.com/SconeShack/

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Hot air balloon rides

A hot air balloon ride in the Cape Winelands offers spectacular views of the vineyards and mountains in the region. Book a flagship ticket on HotAir for this breathtaking experience. Your day starts with drinks and snacks on arrival before taking the one-hour balloon flight at sunrise to soak up the most splendid views in Stellenbosch. Enjoy sparkling wine and a farm-style breakfast after your balloon ride.

Website: hotair.co.za

Cape Sidecars

Enjoy a tour of Cape Town in a unique way – on a chauffeured vintage World War II motorbike with sidecar. When you’re on the tour you’ll wear one of their cool retro leather jackets, helmets, and goggles plus you’ll receive a complimentary bandana.

They have a range of tours available, from a two-hour option to a full-day package. 

Website: sidecars.co.za 

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Cape Town Water Bikes

Hop onto a non-motorised water bike to experience False Bay’s marine life in an uncommon and exciting way while taking in the surrounding mountain views. The water bikes are eco-friendly and the elevated seating ensures a comfortable and smooth ride. You might encounter Cape fur seals and other marine life along the way. You may even be lucky enough to spot a whale during whale season. On the penguin and seal tour, you’ll see African penguins in their natural habitat as they head off or return from their hunting trips.

Website: capetownwaterbikes.co.za

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By Aneeqah Emeran