Luxury traveller? Here are some activities to add to your Cape Town bucket list

Want to feel the wind in your hair as you drive through scenic Cape Town landscapes? Or perhaps indulge in a blissful hour-long hot air balloon ride as you soak in the magical views from above?

There are ample opportunities to enjoy an extravagant trip with all the thrills and frills in the Mother City.

Here are some options to add to your luxury itinerary

Zip through the city with a Cobra

If you’re in Cape Town, you must explore the city in a sleek convertible Cobra. This unique activity allows travellers to enjoy a self-drive (or a guided chauffeur drive) through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

The Cobra Experience was founded in 2017 by David Ash with a dream to let locals and tourists experience the exhilarating feeling of driving a reimagined 1960s supercar on some of Cape Town’s picturesque roads.

The best part is that you can plan your trip around this activity. Rates start from R1800.


See the Big 5 at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

A 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town takes you to Inverdoorn Big 5 Private Game Reserve in the malaria-free Ceres Karoo. The 10 000 ha reserve offers luxurious accommodation with all the modern conveniences. During your safari, you may come across the Big 5, herds of eland, gemsbok and zebra or hippos frolicking in the dam. 

In between game drives, laze by the pool with a sundowner, wander the landscape with an e-bike or enjoy evening stargazing in the reserve.

Also book a tour of the cheetah conservation project to learn more about this endangered species.

Rates start from R3480 per person sharing. 


Indulge in a hot air balloon ride…

See the best of Cape Town from the sky with a hot air balloon adventure.

The activity, which is weather permitting, showcases some of the most striking landscapes and offers ample opportunity for some selfies.

The hour-long flight includes pre-flight coffee/tea, sparkling wine or juice and breakfast at the Joostenberg Bistro.

Rates start from R3900 per person.


Or a helicopter flip through the city

Unwind with a scenic flight from NAC Helicopters Cape Town.

This bucket list activity caters to your bespoke needs, whether you want to fly over Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, Cape Winelands or take a transfer to see the Big 5.

During the journey, the pilot will share insightful details about the city and some of its landmarks. Rates start from R5 310 per person.


Spa day at Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Besides the alluring landscapes and magnificent garden, spend a day at their Garden Spa. Housed in a pavilion constructed of bamboo, the spa is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests here can enjoy a relaxing massage, chill by the pool with a book or enjoy one of their facilities, including a hammam, chill room, hot spa and gym. Before you leave, head to the Scented Room at the Farm Shop to make your own scrub and mask. Rates vary.


End the day with a sunset yacht cruise

There’s nothing better than a Cape sunset-and where better to enjoy the view than at sea?

Yacoob Yachts hosts cruises in their luxury private charters, whether it’s for an intimate group or a large gathering.

Their elegant Ice Blue Bayliner, which costs from R7500 per hour, caters to up to 12 people.

The majestic 62ft Tigresse Sailing Catamaran, which costs from R14 800 per hour, caters for up to 60 guests and there’s an option to include a DJ at an additional cost.

For travellers who don’t mind socialising with new people, there are daily sunset cruises that cost R400 per person.


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