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Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose.

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Going on safari is a must-do experience when visiting Africa. While Cape Town’s mediterranean climate doesn’t lend itself to the traditional African bush experience, the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – are but a couple of hours’ drive from the city centre.  Here’s a look at a few of your best safari options in and around…

Cape Town is known for its magnificent hiking. The city is hugged by mountains all around, with ravines, rugged cliffs, forests, waterfalls, and of course the spectacular ocean views. What’s not to love? For those who aren’t super fit, the answer is steep climbs, scary heights, and strenuous exercise. It’s hard to find hikes that are truly suitable for beginners…

Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is one of the few places in the Western Cape where you can see the Big 5 (rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard), and it’s located just 2.5 hours outside Cape Town. Aquila is loved for the luxury accommodation, game-viewing, and luxurious spa, but it’s also a haven for those with an…

The Franschhoek Wine Tram is undoubtedly the best way to experience the Franschhoek Valley’s wine estates. It eliminates the need to drive, and takes you to some of the valley’s most popular and scenic estates. They have now made it even easier to visit Franschhoek’s spectacular wine estates with a transfer from the V&A Waterfront with …

Cape Town is a haven for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies. You could stay for weeks and still not tick off all the adventure activities on offer! Here’s a handy guide to getting the most out of your Cape Town trip, if it’s adventure you’re after. What to do There are so many things to experience in Cape Town. Here are…

There is no better way to discover a city than by walking its streets, uncovering its history and mingling with the locals. Cape Town has a number of free walking tours, which make it possible to get to know the city without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best free walking tours Cape Town has to offer. Want…

There are so many ways to enjoy what Cape Town has to offer without breaking the bank. Here are 20 things to do in Cape Town for a mere R20 or less. For discounts and free entry to loads of Cape Town’s top attractions, get your City Pass now!  Visit an Iziko museum The many Iziko Museums…

Another year has come to an end, and here at the Cape Town Tourism offices, we’re ready to stride into 2019. When you live in one of most beautiful cities on earth, it’s not hard to find ways to make your future more exciting, fulfilling, and fun. We asked the Cape Town Tourism team to name some of the things they’d love to…

With our late summer sunsets, warm, clear evenings, and beautiful surrounds, there are few better places to spend New Year’s Eve. On  New Year’s Day, many people spend the day recovering from partying up a storm the night before. But if you’re here for a short time, you’ll want to make sure you get the most out…

Over the Christmas period, Cape Town is abuzz with people from all over the world. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, Christmas Day is a great time for family get-togethers, big lunches, and cheerful dinners. The day after Christmas, or Boxing Day, is usually a day of relaxing and taking it easy. It’s also a public holiday in South Africa,…

March 25 2020

The Atlantis dunes are fast becoming one of Cape Towns premier adventure hotspots. The Atlantis dunes cover an area of roughly 32 km², and they are a mere 45 minutes’ drive north of Cape Town. Atlantis is more than a centre for adventure sports: it makes for some amazing photo opportunities with its ever-changing landscape of pure…

There are whopping 72 beaches in Cape Town with a coastline extending 307km along the West Coast, Cape Peninsula and False Bay. We are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where we want to spend a day relaxing on the beach, have a picnic, go for some fun and games or swim in a tidal pool. Cape Town…

Wedged between the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in the Klein Karoo, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers a luxurious yet adventurous Big Five experience.

The Flying Dutchman Funicular travels on a railroad on Cape Point, providing a novel and exciting way to travel and see the sights. From the bottom station, you will journey through dense foliage and fynbos to the upper lighthouse.

Leave the stress of modern life, and your car, behind when you take a trip on the charming Franschhoek Wine Tram. Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

The best views of Cape Town are from the Table Mountain Cableway, a unique and 87-year- old method of seeing the wonders of the city. Travel up to the summit of the majestic flat-topped mountain and be astounded by vistas of the Mother City, Robben Island and the Peninsula.

Experience the wild side of the Mother City with an exciting Cape Xtreme Adventure Tour. Cape Xtreme tailors tours to the tastes of every kind of traveller.

Flying a helicopter is a " must do " experience when you visit Cape Town and City Helicopters provides tourists a bird’s eye view of Cape Town.

The training academy is conveniently situated along the Cape Point route on the False Bay coastline. This open air range operates from Glencairn Quarry near the historic village of Simon’s Town.

Find a Las Vegas scale casino right here in Cape Town at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand at the professional table games for beginner and professional players, or spin the night away at one of many slot machines. Roulette is also always a frequent favourite among guests.

Indoor shooting experience, various packages and training courses for first timers and advanced.

Just over two hours from Cape Town, Inverdoorn Game Reserve is home to 29 different species of free-roaming wildlife, including cheetah, rhino, the rare Cape Barbary Lion, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, letchwe and oryx. Whether you’re just visiting for the day, or staying for a while, Inverdoorn provides an experience that’s impossible to forget.

The home of Great South African Beer…since 1820

Rush has over 30,000 square feet of adventure, excitement and challenges. Perfect for all ages, our wall-to-wall, interconnected trampolines will get your heart pumping and your face smiling.

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