Outdoor adventures are abundant during summer in Cape Town, and with activities in the sky, sea and on the shore, there’s something to delight all thrill-seekers. Here’s our essential list of outdoor experiences that will make a dent in your bucket list.
In the sky
Paraglide off Lion’s Head or Signal Hill. What better way to view the city than from the sky? An exhilarating thirty-minute flight through the warm air will make you feel more alive than ever before.
Go ziplining in the Mountains. Not only is ziplining through valleys and above forests a unique way to experience Cape Town’s mountains, but it is guaranteed to get your heart racing and blood pumping.
In the sea
Kitesurf at Bloubergstrand. The perfect winds at Melkbos/ Blouberg are a dream for those who love to play where the sky meets the sea.
Go shark cage diving. For a truly daring adventure, nothing beats coming face-to-face with a great white shark in the bracing waters of Gansbaai.
Snorkel with Seals. Snorkelling is a great way to immerse yourself in life under the sea, and you will leave with wonderful memories of swimming with seals in the beautiful blue water of Hout Bay.
Play water sports. From jet skiing to kayaking to supping (stand-up-paddling), the possibilities are endless along the coast in nature’s greatest outdoor playground.
On the shore
Explore cycle routes. Cape Town’s diverse terrain provides some of the most beautiful cycle routes in the world, perfect for your exploratory outdoor adventures. Whether you prefer to bike up mountains, along the beach, through wine farms or in national parks, Cape Town has a perfect route for all cyclists.
Take a ride in a sidecar. For an exhilarating tour of Cape Town, a chauffeured trip in the sidecar of a motorbike will not disappoint. Depending on the route, the tours will show you the best of the city, wine farms or the coast.
Go horse riding. A relaxed trip on horseback is a quintessential way to explore some of Cape Town’s most scenic locations including Pearly Beach, Noordhoek and Franschhoek Winelands.
Hike Lion’s Head. Undoubtedly, one of the best outdoor experiences in the city is watching the sun rise over the peninsula. A crisp, early morning hike up Lion’s Head is the perfect opportunity to watch the city wake up.
From sunrise to sunset, Cape Town is bursting with outdoor adventures and exciting new ways to explore the outdoors and none of them should be missed!