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32 FUN THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN

32 FUN THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN

If you have decided that Mother City is your next destination, booked your accommodation and flights, and made a decision that you would Uber/Bolt from Cape Town International Airport to your accommodation when you land but still not sure what activities you can do and attractions you can see, then I wrote this blog with you in my mind. You probably know the popular ones so I tried my best not to include them in my list.

These are some of my favourite activities and I hope this list will give you a few ideas of what you can do and see in and around Cape Town to ensure your stay is as fun and memorable as possible.

To save more money on your Cape Town trip, I recommend getting a City Pass Card for generous discounts or free entry to Cape Town’s top attractions – Over 70 popular Cape Town attractions, tour activities and restaurants!

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1. PARTY TRUCK “MRS DOUBTFIRE”- CAPE TOWN

If you are in the mood for an open-air hang out with your family or friends, party celebration, a trip around the Cape Peninsula or Winelands, corporate team building, etc. Why not hire “Mrs Doubtfire” and have fun in a unique and exciting way. Fire Truck is fully licensed, insured, and comes with a driver and host.
Cape Town Party TruckAll outings are tailor-made and can be modified en route if requested. The truck can comfortably accommodate up to seated 12 passengers. If you have a larger group, you can book a few vintage sidecars to carry the extra guests.

The following rates are per truck hire and not per person. The amounts I put in brackets are just to show you how much each person would pay if you divided the amount by 12.

2-3 hours R3850 (R320pp), 3-4 hours R4675 (R390pp), 4-5 hours R5500 (R460pp) and 5+ hours R7874 (R660pp). Maximum 8 hours.

Click here to book or contact me for discounted rates. tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

2. RIDE A WATER BIKE – SIMON’S TOWN

Cape Town Water Bikes is a new way to experience Simon’s Town coast.

Hop on one of the world’s most advanced water bikes and get pedaling for a different perspective. There is an opportunity to spot whales (in season – Jun to Nov), dolphins, seals, our famous African penguin colony, other water birds, and maybe even a sea turtle.

COST: R490pp (1-hour ocean tour)

COST: Seasonal (2-hour ocean and penguin guided tour)

Click here to book or contact me for discounted rates. tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

3. BEACH HORSEBACK RIDING – NOORDHOEK

Enjoy a 1.45 hour guided horseback beach ride. You will ride straight through the wetlands for about 20 minutes onto beautiful Noordhoek beach. Riding along the water’s edge or the back pan towards Chapman’s Peak and back, a variety of wildlife can often be seen on the beach rides such as birdlife, whales, otters and seals.

COST: R650pp (1.45 hours)

For more information, group discounts or bookings send an e-mail to tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

4. CHAUFEERED SCENIC MOTORCYCLE TOUR – CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a full or half-day Cape Peninsula chauffeured motorcycle tour from Cape Town with a qualified tour guide.Cape Town Motorcycle TourCOST: R1500 per person (Full-day) and R1000 (Half-day)

For more information or to book send an e-mail to tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

5. BOAT CRUISE (CRUISE AND LUNCH COMBO) – V&A WATERFRONT TO CLIFTON

The perfect waterfront combination: an Atlantic Cruise followed by a gourmet dining experience at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This package includes a 1-hour ocean cruise followed by a 2-course meal at a choice of three top V&A Waterfront restaurants.Boat Cruise

The one-hour cruise will give you spectacular views of Cape Town, with Table Mountain still as magnificent as it was from the perspective of ancient mariners.

COST: R480pp (Cruise and lunch combo)

Click here to book or send me an e-mail for group discounts and private charters tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

6. SEAL ISLAND TOUR – HOUT BAY

This is a 40-minute cruise from Hout Bay harbour to Duiker Island, the Seal Colony beneath the well-known Sentinel Mountain where you can view thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment.COST: R110pp

Click here for bookings.

7. CAPE TOWN JEEP TOURS – DUNES AND WINELANDS TOURS

This fun tour is ideal for families, friends, or colleagues who enjoy nature and the great outdoors. Get into an open Jeep and experience the beauty and excitement of Atlantis dunes, Cape Town or Winelands with an experienced driver and custom Jeep.

COST: R2195pp (Half-day Peninsula and Wine Tour Combo)

COST: R2195pp (4-hour Jeep Dune Adventure)

Click here to book or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

8. SIDECARS MOTORCYCLE TOUR – CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a chauffeured vintage sidecar trip from the V&A Waterfront or in Salt River to the charming Noordhoek Village via the scenic Atlantic Seaboard and the stunning Chapmans Peak Drive.Cape Town Sidecars Adventure

Enjoy a stroll around the village before returning to the V&A (or sidecar depot) via either the Atlantic Seaboard or the Constantia Winelands & the leafy Southern Suburbs.

COST: R2200 per sidecar – Carries 2 or 3 passengers (2-hours)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

9. CANOPY TOUR – ZIPLINING (ELGIN)

A zipline canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breathtaking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes only an hour’s drive from Cape Town by car could well be exactly what you are looking for.

COST: R895pp (4.5 hours including 4×4 ride)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

10. TABLE MOUNTAIN ABSEILING

The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breathtaking, but the views from the abseil are even better. Descending down the side of a sheer cliff you will have Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard and the deep blue ocean at your feet with the Twelve Apostles at your side. The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get your pulse racing.

COST: From R390pp – R1195pp (Open-End)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

11. PARAGLIDING – SEA POINT

Cape Town is one of the most spectacular places in the world to paraglide – Watch the full video here. Lion’s Head and Signal are the two sites that you can fly from because of their location and the stunning views of Table Mountain and the Cape Town area.

COST: R1300pp

Cape Town Paragliding

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

Click here to watch the full video on my YouTube channel.

12. SCENIC HELICOPTER TOUR – V&A WATERFRONT

Experience Cape Town from the above! Watch the full video here. Fly from the Cape Town V&A Waterfront over the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the breath-taking Table Mountain bringing you home over the Cape Town City Bowl and finally back to the Cape Town V&A Waterfront.

COST: From R990pp

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

13. SEGWAY TOUR AND WINE TASTING – STELLENBOSCH

This one-hour whistle-stop tour combines a beautiful glide through Spier’s farm to the first block of vineyards on a Segway.

Spier Segway Tour

Learn some interesting facts about Spier’s unique Biodynamic farming techniques and enjoy the magnificent views of the Stellenbosch Mountain Range.

COST: From R375pp (1-hour)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

14. TOWNSHIP BICYCLE AND 18 GANGSTER MUSEUM TOUR

Incorporate a guided tour of the innovative 18 Gangster Museum with walking, cycling, and taxi tour taking in some of Khayelitsha’s highlights and points of interest for a fuller picture of life in Cape Town’s largest and most vibrant township.

COST: R550pp (4.5 hours)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

15. CYCLE THROUGH CAPE TOWN – CAPE TOWN

Rent a bicycle from Up Cycles at the Sea Point Pavilion and explore Cape Town at your own pace. Pedal along the Promenade and make your way to the CBD or Camps Bay for a refreshing drink.

You’ll get to have fun while exercising and take in Mother City’s beautiful attractions, including Green Point Park and Cape Town stadium. You can return the bike to any Up Cycles stations located in Camps Bay, Sea Point, and V&A Waterfront.

COST: From R80 – R300pp (1-hour to sunset)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

16. SUP CAPE TOWN – STAND UP PADDLING AND CANAL KAYAKING (V&A WATERFRONT)

From the central clubhouse location at the V&A Waterfront, SUP is all about getting on the glassy waters of the canal and getting familiar with one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world.

COST: From R150 – R550 (30-minutes to 1.5-hour)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

17. SEA KAYAK – V&A WATERFRONT

Cape Town on a kayak will change the way you see our city. On summer mornings especially, there’s a good probability of finding yourself in a pod of endemic Heaviside dolphins, who love the Granger Bay area. In whale season you might see southern right whales, who travel to Cape waters to calve. Or sunfish, penguins, Cape fur seals, Cape clawless otters, jellyfish, and cormorants diving into the sea when you kayak in Sea Point.

COST: 450pp (Open-End)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

18. KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS – CONSTANTIA

Experience a breathtaking walk in Kirstenbosch Gardens with the Boomslang Aerial Walkway.

Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. Its 128m long, 12m tall walkway allows visitors to experience the Botanical Gardens from the treetops of about 450 of South Africa’s 1000 indigenous species.

COST: R85pp (Adults) and FREE for children under 6 years.

Website: https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/

19. SANDBOARDING – ATLANTIS DUNES

Sandboarding is a great outdoor adventure sport! All it takes to sandboard is a positive attitude, a splash of sunscreen, a few basic instructions and you will be blasting down a sand dune in no time at all.

Atlantis Dunes Sandboarding

Anyone can enjoy sandboarding as long as you are fairly physically fit.

COST: R550 (2.5 hours)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

20. QUAD BIKING – ATLANTIS DUNES

Experience an exhilarating ride on a fully automated 4 wheeled Quad Bike (ATV) down the Atlantis Dunes just outside of Cape Town up the beautiful West Coast of South Africa. The Atlantis sand dunes are situated northwest of Cape Town and is an important conservation area protecting the Atlantis Aquifer which supplies water to the Atlantis area.

Quad Biking Atlantis

COST: R850 (1-hour ride)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and group discounts tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

21. CAPE TOWN BIG FIVE OR BIG FOUR SAFARI – FULL DAY TOUR

Spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo is a priority for many visitors to South Africa and this tour is ideal for those who want to see these majestic animals up close and in their natural habited.Cape Town Safari

COST: From R650

For Big 5 safari click here.

For Big 4 safari click here.

Alternatively, contact me for more information tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

22. SKY DIVING – WELLINGTON

A quick and easy introductory skydive, designed to give you the full thrill of freefall at a speed of over 120mph (190km/h), while having the security of having being attached to one the world-class, internationally accredited tandem instructor.

COST: R2850pp

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

23. PENGUIN COLONY BOULDER’S BEACH – SIMON’S TOWN

Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town has a lot going for it – the ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, making it an ideal swimming spot for adults and children. The beach is always clean and safe because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area.

Boulders Beach Simons Town

It is rarely crowded, and children will be delighted by the stunning rockpools and penguins.

COST: R40

Click here for more information.

24. WINE TRAM TOUR – FRANSCHHOEK

Enjoy a hop-on hop-off Wine Tram tour highlighting differences between 8 estates in Franschhoek.

With three centuries of wine-growing heritage, the Franschhoek Valley is one of the Cape’s top wine areas and the Franschhoek Wine Tram, a vintage-style tram, is the perfect way to explore the estates.

COST: R250pp (Full-day hop on hop off)

Click here for bookings.

25. ZEITZ MOCCA MUSEUM – V&A WATERFRONT

Visit the world’s largest collection of contemporary African art. Marvel at the architecture, get lost in the art, or just explore the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront around the Zeitz MOCAA Museum.

COST: Free entry for African citizens every Wednesday, between 10:00 am – 13:00 pm Free entry on presentation of ID/Driver’s Licence/Passport. The normal price is R200 entrance fee per adult.

26. BOAT-BASED WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE – HERMANUS

Enter the natural habitat of the Marine Big 5 in South Africa, for the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, penguins, seals, and great white sharks!

COST: R1290pp (2.5 hours)

Click here for bookings or contact me for private transfers from Cape Town tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

27. SHARK CAGE DIVING – GANSBAAI

If the ocean’s apex predator is on your South Africa bucket list, look no further. Come face to face with great white and/or copper sharks in Gansbaai’s cool ocean waters or watch from the specially designed boat.

COST: From R1750pp (Full-day)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information and private transfers tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

28. HOT-AIR BALLOON OVER THE CAPE WINELANDS

Trains, trams, and automobiles – there are many ways to experience the Cape Winelands, but few that allow you to soar over them like a bird. You’ll get to watch as the crew assembles your heat-powered flying machine, the very first technology that allowed humanity to take to the skies. Lift-off is at sunrise, but the early start is definitely worth it for the views you’ll be treated to as you float over the rolling vineyards and lush meadows that the Winelands are so famous for.

FROM: R2999pp (4 hours)

Click here for bookings or contact me for more information tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.com

29. EXPLORE THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Experience the endless natural beauty, a string of secret beaches, and the ever welcoming crystal-clear turquoise Langebaan lagoon inside West Coast National Park. The lagoon is a multi-functional area where visitors can enjoy water activities such as kayaking, boating, kitesurfing, SUPing, swimming, water skiing, and snorkeling. For overnight accommodation, contact Kraalbaai Luxury Boat Houses or contact me for discounted rates tebogo@westerncapeexperiences.comWest Coast National Park Lagoon

30. WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK OPERATING TIMES

Times Monday – Sunday, 7am – 7pm (September – March; last vehicle entry at 6.30pm);
7am – 6pm (April – August; last vehicle entry 5.30pm)

South Africans (with original ID): R66 (adults), R33 (children)
SADC nationals: R100 (adults), R50 (children)
Standard conservation fee: R100 (adults), R50 (children)

West Coast National Park is situated just a 1-hour drive from Cape Town, between Yzerfontein and Langebaan on the R27.

31. MAIDEN’S COVE BEACH AND BRAAI AREA – CAMPS BAY

One of my favourite spots in Camps Bay for the best pictures with the ocean, boulders, and Twelve Apostle mountains as a backdrop. A beautiful scenic lookout point, tucked between Glen Beach and Clifton Beach, is Maiden’s Cove.

With vistas of Table Mountain, Camps Bay, and the exquisite Atlantic Ocean, Maiden’s Cove is the perfect spot for a day out with fantastic views. In spring, pods of whales and dolphins can also be spotted from this scenic beach. Splash around in a tidal pool, sunbathe, and be merry.

32. TAKE IN THE SIGHTS WITH A FREE WALKING TOUR – CAPE TOWN

Learn more about Mother City, its history, interesting facts, and take in the beautiful sights with Cape Town Free Walking Tours. There are various different tours on offer – a historic tour, an Apartheid to Freedom tour, a Bo-Kaap tour, and a Taste of Cape Town tour. Each one offers a unique perspective on Cape Town and what this amazing city has to offer.

Website: www.freewalkingtourscapetown.co.za

Planning a trip anywhere around the Western Cape? Book flights and browse accommodation or hire a car now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus.

Cape Town City Sightseeing

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