Adventure Sports and Activities around Cape Town
One of the appeals of Cape Town is the variety of activities to enjoy. Cape Town's natural environs make it the perfect destination for literally whatever it is you want to do. Adrenaline sports like abseiling, bungy jumping, skydiving and white water rafting can be arranged. Shark diving, scuba diving, sailing and almost all other water sports are easy to book and gentler nature based activities are a quick drive away. You are never bored in Cape Town! The following are brief descriptions of some of the activities available during your visit.
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KloofingGet a whole new perspective on hiking, with an exhilarating day in the mountains. Kloofing involves hiking into a gorge, then following the course of a young river down its rocky descent and jumping into crystal clear pools from heights of 2 metres (6.5 feet) to 15 metres (49.2 feet) - or even higher for the truly Kamikaze. This activity is definitely a rush to rival whitewater rafting or bungy jumping but with a hefty dose of spectacular scenery thrown in.
BoatingIf you think you can handle 2 hours of adrenaline-pumping power into the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, cross your fingers and experience the ride of your life. The worse the weather, the better the ride! While you are offered the best in heart stopping excitement, you'll be perfectly safe in the hands of qualified and experienced skippers and the boat itself is equipped with the latest in safety features. You will be required to wear life jackets, crash helmets and foul weather gear (all provided). You'll need it!Depending on the sea conditions, the skipper will choose the best route to provide the ultimate ride of your life! The boat leaves from the V&A Waterfront 3 times a day, 7 days a week. The 3 route options vary but all include a pass by Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay and Robben Island before heading back to the Waterfront. Enjoy the inviting scenery of the 12 Apostles shadowing Camps Bay while looking for waves and swells to excite you.
Sea KayakingOne of the most peaceful yet thrilling adventures to experience while visiting the Cape is kayaking. It is in the waters of Cape Town, among few other places in the world, where the adventurous can enjoy kayaking alongside Whales and Dolphins while taking in the amazing scenery of the Cape coastline. Experienced guides take you through the rippling waters of the Atlantic in sturdy kayaks safe enough for beginners.
Mountain BikingCape Town provides the perfect setting for mountain biking, descending down Table Mountain to the city. Halfway along the ride there is also the opportunity to cool off and take a swim. Mountain biking is definitely the best way to take in the views of Table Bay, Robben Island, Lions Head and the city with the added bonus of experiencing nature and the mountain firsthand. Equipment (bike, helmet and water bottle), transportation up the mountain and an expert guide is provided. Bring sturdy shoes, sun block, sunglasses, swimming costume, energy and enthusiasm.
Horse riding through the WinelandsThe good thing about a wine tour on Horseback is once the bubbly kicks in, you stop worrying about falling off, especially if you have never been on a Horse before. The Horses you will be riding are tame, and seldom go much faster than a gentle walk. You will be guided on horseback through the beautiful Franschhoek Valley while stopping off for some of the world's best wine tasting.The tour is approximately 2 and half hours and takes you through the Vineyards visiting 3 different Wine farms, Mont Rochelle, Grand Provence and Cabriere or Rickety Bridge, but individual itineraries can be arranged with advance notice. Mont Rochelle also offers champagne Breakfast rides of approximately 2 hours and sundowner rides, which last about an hour and a half. Beginners and experienced riders are welcome. Riding lessons are offered and picnic baskets can be arranged. For experienced riders, there are scenic rides through the hills and valleys of Franschhoek. Be sure to have a good Breakfast before you go, as there is plenty of Wine to taste!
Wine Route Canoe AdventureOne hour from Cape Town, the Wine Route offers an idyllic getaway on the Breede River outside Worcester. Relaxing, eating, drinking and tanning are all you have to worry about as you paddle lazily in a 2-man Mohawk canoe. This trip is ideal for family or corporate groups. The bird life is abundant and the vegetation lush.For the more active, volleyball and other beach games can be organised. This is a summer season trip and generally days are sunny, however there is rain on occasion. Be prepared for all conditions by bringing sun block, a windbreaker and other wet / dry gear. Over night trips or longer expeditions can be arranged.
Orange River canoe adventureA river adventure on the Orange River is more than merely a river ride. The Richtersveld area with the majestic Orange River flowing through is awesomely beautiful flora. Enjoy days of relaxation, visual beauty, incredible sunsets, nights filled with fun around the campfire and peaceful sleep under the stars. Graded an 'easy 2', the Orange River adventure is safe for the whole family, with a choice of 4 or 6 day packages. All canoeing equipment (e.g. a 2 man mohawk canoe, paddle, life-jacket) is supplied. Experienced guides will accompany you providing catering, safety instructions and assistance.
Breede River rafting adventureSpend an exciting and relaxing weekend exploring the beautiful Breede River, just 2 hours from Cape Town. Spend your days paddling the tranquil waters of the Breede, and your nights socialising around the campfire. You will experience 5 star bush cuisine, comfortable beds, hot showers, flushing toilets and all the adventure and serenity you can handle.
Choose from two outstanding camps:Round the Bend
Situated among trees on the banks of the river, it's a favourite if you desire a total getaway from city life. You will be accommodated in cosy thatched A-frame chalets in a magnificent riverside setting. Duvets are supplied.Up the Creek
Situated on a hilltop overlooking the river is a restored Cape Dutch farmhouse surrounded by a laager of covered ox-wagons fitted with double beds. Sleep in the ox-wagons, in shared bunkrooms, in the farmhouse or in the cosy framed chalets. Duvets are supplied on request. The prices include 2 nights' cosy accommodation, delicious food in vast quantities, all river equipment and professional guides who cater for your every need both on the river and off.