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Explore the Exciting Outdoor Activities in and Around Cape Town

Adventure

  • TABLE MOUNTAIN AERIAL CABLEWAY

    The best way to make the most of the mountain. The revolving cable car means you get a 360 degree view. Once on top, revel in the sights of the peninsula below.

    View the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway website for the first car up and last car down times. A car departs every 15 minutes.

  • LION’S HEAD

    Known for having breathtaking views of Cape Town, and visitors claim that the hour-long walk to the summit is spectacular. It is a relatively easy walk for beginners, offering a view of sights such as Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles and Sea Point and the Waterfront. Lion’s Head is also a popular place for paragliders to launch into the air.

    Signal Hill Road, at the Base of the forestry Road
    Tel: 021 465 8515

  • DOWNHILL ADVENTURES

    Downhill Adventures offer everything you need to experience the ultimate adventure travel in Cape Town. From sandboarding to abseiling and bungee jumping, the company covers a wide variety of adventure and extreme sports.

    Cnr Kloof, Long and Orange Street, Cape Town
    Tel: 021 422 0388

  • ABSEIL AFRICA

    Abseil Africa gives you the chance to try your hand at Kloofing in Kamikaze Kanyon, and offers guided hikes to Table Mountain’s Highest Point – for professionals only.

    295 Long Street, Cape Town
    Tel: 021 424 4760

  • SKYDIVE CAPE TOWN

    Skydive Cape Town offers the bests instructors who are there to assist you with all of your skydiving needs. Choose a tandem or static line jump if you’re new to this, or the accelerated free-fall jump if you’re ready to move to the next level.

    R27 Melkbosstrand, Cape Town
    Tel: 082 800 6290

  • DIVE ACTION

    Dive Action offers PADI, NAUI and IANTD scuba training, as well as recreational scuba diving for locals and tourists alike, and for all skill levels.

    22 Carlisle Street, Cape Town
    Tel: 021 511 0800

Nature

  • BOULDERS AFRICAN PENGUIN COLONY

    A meander along the winding boardwalk running through the African penguin colony’s breeding ground is a real delight. Watch as they waddle about, wade in the choppy water and play peekaboo from their twiggy burrows. Open Oct & Nov 8am – 6.30pm daily. Dec & Jan 7am – 7.30pm daily. Feb & Mar 8am – 5.30pm daily. Apr – Sept 8am – 5pm daily.

    Kleintuin Road, Simon’s Town, Parking area in Seaforth Road
    Tel: 021 786 2329

  • CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE

    At the tip of the Southern Peninsula you will find Cape Point. The vast Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve was declared part of the Cape World Heritage Site in 2004. Trails within the park lead to shipwrecks, tidal pools and lighthouses. If you don’t feel like walking, climb aboard the Flying Dutchman funicular that will take you all the way from Cape Point to the upper lighthouse.

    Cape Point | Tel: 021 465 8515

  • KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

    This is one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions. Neatly tended lawns tumble down the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, punctuated by flowering gardens, ponds and indigenous trees all knitted together by paved pathways. There are many walking trails leading visitors and a lane of gigantic yellowwoods housing a few shy owls.

    Open Summer 8am-7pm daily. Winter 8am-6pm daily.

    Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
    Tel: 021 799 8783

  • CHAPMAN’S PEAK & NOORDHOEK

    Chapman’s Peak Drive is 9km long, and winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay and is touted as one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. There are viewpoints en route which are ideal for picnics and sundowners. Keen walkers will enjoy hiking up Chapman’s Peak and through Silvermine Nature Reserve and the Table Mountain National Park. The plant life is spectacular and includes Cape fynbos, including wild proteas, and indigenous trees.

    Tel: 021 791 8222

  • CONSTANTIA VINEYARDS

    The elegant suburb of Constantia is situated in the Cape’s oldest winelands and is home to renowned wine estates and numerous award-winning restaurants.

    Lined with oak trees and gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, Constantia is a pretty suburb situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain.

    Tel: 021 762 0687

  • CAPE GARDEN CENTRE

    Bugz Playpark at the Centre, offers an ideal venue for the whole family to spend a day of fun while the young ones enjoy physical activities such as climbing, sliding, running around and playing in the open air. Open from Mondays to Sundays, 09h00 to 17h00, the 200-seater Bamboo Garden Restaurant offers wholesome meals in a quiet haven away from the noisy city.

    56 Tarentaal Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein, Cape Town
    Tel: 021 988 8836