Cape Town Activities

Cape Town activities usually tend to be outdoor activities and many of them are high adrenaline activities.

Seeing that I'm more of casual guy, I'll make use of feedback from friends and visitors to this site to compile a top 10 list.

Our favorite adventure activities in Cape Town are:

  1. Birding (my choice :-)
  2. Boat Trips
  3. Combat Helicopter Flying
  4. Helicopter Trips
  5. Horse Riding
  6. Indoor Karting
  7. Quad Biking
  8. Shark Cage Diving
  9. Skydiving
  10. Surfing

Below is a complete list of activities.

Cape Town Activities


Step off Table Mountain at 1000m for a 112 meter controlled descent.

Absailing on Table Mountain, Cape Town


Cape Town is blessed with 57 of the Southern Africa's endemic species. 

Bokmakierie, Birding, Cape Town

Boating - High Speed Inflatable Adventure Trips

Join Atlantic Adventures for the ultimate inflatable high speed boat experience.

High Speed Boating, Cape Town

Boat Trips

Cape Town has one of the best locations to see the Sunset from the Sea.

Boat Trips, Cape Town

Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran sailing offers you the opportunity to view the abundant marine life.

Catamaran Sailing, Cape Town

Combat Flying

Experience the exhilaration of flying in an ex Vietnam US Marine Corps Huey Helicopter. 

Combat Flying, Cape Town


Experience Cape Town on ground level from a selection of bicycle tours. 

Cycling Trips, Cape Town


Learn how to scuba dive and enjoy the exhilaration of diving  in and around Cape Town. 

Diving, Cape Town

Helicopter Trips

Experience the wonder scenic flights along the Cape Coast, romantic fly-in lunches. 

Helicopter Trips, Cape Town


The Western Cape offers a varied and interesting concentration of hiking trails.

Hiking, Cape Town

Horse riding

Discover the beautiful Western Cape and the Winelands on horseback. 

Horse Riding, Cape Town

Indoor Karting

Expect a fast, well-built track, high-quality, regularly maintained karts and more.

Indoor Karting, Cape Town


Getting close to nature, is what sea kayaking is all about.

Kayaking, Cape Town

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Consistent wind and great waves amake Cape Town one of the worlds kiteboarding hotspots.

Kiteboarding, Cape Town


Tandem paragliding above the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton.

Paragliding, Cape Town


Quad bike rides in the Atlantis Dunes Nature Reserve or nearby areas of Melkbos.

Quadbiking, Cape Town

River Rafting

Spend the day on the Breede river drifting, sunbathing and swimming.

River Rafting, Cape Town Activities, Cape Town

Rock Climbing

City Rock Indoor Rock Climbing Centre provide all things related to rock climbing.

Rock Climbing, Cape Town


Sandboard in the stunning nature reserve at Atlantis with its incredibly white sand dunes. 

Sandboarding, Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving

Experience the biggest thrill of a lifetime diving with the Great White shark. 

Shark Cage Diving, Cape Town


Find out why Tandem Skydiving is hailed as the ultimate adrenaline sport.

Skydiving, Cape Town


Cape Town offers the most highly concentrated number of surf spots in South Africa. 

Surfing, Cape Town

Whale Watching

Each year between June and December, Hermanus becomes home to a large number of Southern Right Whales. 

Whale Watching, Cape Town


The shape of the Western Cape Peninsula ensures that there is always an off-shore to take off in.

Windsurfing, Cape Town

Wreck Diving

The Cape, sometimes referred to as the Cape of Storms, is a graveyard of shipwrecks. 

Wreck Diving, Cape Town

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