The ultimate guide to what to do in Cape Town! 56 fabulous ideas from Rhino Africa………….
“1. Helicopter flights around the peninsula
Cape Town is a beautiful place to explore, but to do it from the air can be sensational. The easiest way to do this is to go to the V&A Waterfront where the steel birds take off daily. There is a range of different routes you can choose from, such as the Atlantico, Two Oceans, Robben Island and Full Peninsula. And there are different operators to choose from, although the two that we recommend are Cape Town Helicopters and NAC Helicopters.
Cost: R1,050 per person – R4,000 per person
Operating hours: 08h00 – 17h30 7 days a week
2. Zipline Tours in Hout Bay
Cape Town Ziplines is close to the CBD and easily reached on the Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing Bus. This is one of Africa’s longest and highest Zipline tours. The zipline is approximately 2.3km in total length, with single cables that stretch up to 500m and that soar 155m above the ground at their highest point.
Cost: The two-hour tour costs R480 per person and bookings for groups of six people or less can be done electronically via the company’s website (Saforestadventures.co.za).
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 09h00 (first tour departs) – 16h00 (last tour departs)
3. Tandem Paragliding in Cape TownHere’s yet another adventure in the air, and some might even say it’s the best. Tandem paragliding flights are mostly done from Signal Hill but they also occasionally take off from Lions Head inside the beautiful Table Mountain National Park. The Fly Cape Town paragliders either land in Camps Bay or Green Point after the thrilling ride down from the mountain. Just beware, it’s over much faster than you might imagine (7-20 minutes), and you’re definitely going to want to do it again.
Cost: R1150 per person per flight
Operating Hours: 07h00 – 19h00, weather permitting.
4. Learn to Surf in Muizenberg
Muizenberg is considered South Africa’s ‘best learn-to-surf beach’ due to its gentle and consistent breaks. Voted by National Geographic as ‘One of the World’s Best Surf Towns’, Muizenberg offers a great introduction to the wonderful thrill of surfing.
Cost: Gary’s Surf School charges R380 for one person for a two-hour lesson. The Surf Emporium charges R330 for one person for a one and a half hour lesson. For both, the price drops for larger groups.
Operating hours: Times change according to the tides. Contact the surf schools to arrange a time before you go.
5. Kayaking in Three Anchor Bay
Start your day surrounded by dolphins. Kaskazi Kayaks launches its tours from a small beach in Three Anchor Bay and embarks on a 3 – 5 km journey either towards Granger Bay or Clifton Beach. A range of seabirds can be seen on the trips but it is the penguins, seals, dolphins and whales that cause the most excitement. Trips are approximately two hours long. If you have previous paddling experience they can arrange half day kayak trips too.
Cost: R350 per person
Operating hours: The first tour departs at 07h30, next one at 10h00. Arrange beforehand to ensure tours are going.
6. Shark-spotting in Gansbaai and False Bay
Cape Town is one of the best places to come face-to-face with the magnificent great white sharks. Gansbaai is home to a larger population of sharks and home of the famous ‘shark alley’. False Bay, however, is where you are more likely to see (if you are lucky) the sharks breach the water – a genuinely breathtaking sight. A general rule of thumb, winter months can be better in False Bay while summer months is better in Gansbaai. It is best to contact the different operators and see what their sightings are like at the time you are here.
Cost: R1500 – R3000 depending on season
Operating hours: Tours leave in the early morning. Gansbaai is a two-hour journey from Cape Town and is a day trip.”
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