Not only is Cape Town one of the world's greatest cities - with its iconic sights, unique history, world-class food & drink, culture, art etc. - it's also the perfect base from which to enjoy a whole range of outdoor adventure activities. From abseiling and foefie slides, to quad biking and falconry - the city and surrounds have something for everyone!
In this article, we've gathered together eight of our favourite outdoor experience days - perfect for sharing with active friends or family. Whether you're a Cape Town local or a tourist planning a fun-filled trip, you won't want to miss our awesome top picks! Certificates make unique gifts too, so why not surprise someone special today!
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Otherwise, keep reading for eight of the Mother City's very best. Starting with...
Table Mountain is undoubtedly one of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, but few visitors experience it quite like this! Led by professional guides, this abseiling experience is a unique challenge for any active individual with a head for heights. Ride the famous cable car to the summit before descending 112 metres on a rope, pausing to enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town from 1067 metres above sea level. It's an outdoor adventure you'll never forget!
What's your survival plan in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Don't have one? Well, maybe it's about time you did. During this one-of-a-kind shooting experience in Cape Town, you'll learn to safely load and fire three different zombie-slaying weapons - an MP5 9mm, Glock pistol and M4 carbine. Take aim at a series of scary targets and fire each gun fifteen times, with tips from an expert instructor. If the undead ever do rise, at least you'll be ready.
Humans have been hunting with birds of prey for centuries, and this one-hour hawk walk is your chance to see the art of falconry up close. Join two majestic Harris hawks for a guided hike through Cape Town's native bushveld and watch as they swoop to and from your gloved arm! Prized by falconers for their aerial prowess and friendly disposition, the hawks will delight animal lovers of all ages. Don't forget to bring a camera!
If you're looking for an unforgettable day out near Cape Town, head to Kamikaze Kanyon for this action-packed adventure. Led by fully trained guides, it's an opportunity to explore the stunning Kogelberg Nature Reserve - with 22-metre cliff jumps, a 65-metre waterfall abseil, breakfast, lunch and dinner all included! Expect breathtaking scenery and a few heart-pounding moments along the way - the ultimate package for kloofing fans!
Our next activity is a chance to explore the off-road trails of the Franschhoek Winelands on your very own adult-sized, fat-tried, non-motorized scooter! The clue's in the name though, right? Not only are these scooters great fun to ride, they're eco-friendly too, and the experience is perfect for those who love to get outdoors and keep active. Enjoy stunning views over vineyards that date back hundred of years and still produce some of South Africa's finest wines!
Head to the family-owned Wild Clover Estate in Stellenbosch for this awesome introduction to clay pigeon shooting. Even if you've never held a gun before, their experienced instructors will ensure you're firing confidently in no time. When it comes to outdoor activities, there are few moments more satisfying than hitting your first clay - and with ten shots to get your eye in, you've a good chance of doing it here!
With stunning views over deep gorges and winding rivers, this 13-platform, 11-wire zipline tour is the best way to enjoy the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve in the Western Cape. Led by experienced, safety-trained instructors and highly recommended by Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor, it's the ultimate outdoor activity for those with a head for heights and a taste of adventure.
The Atlantis Dunes, near Cape Town, are one of South Africa's most striking landscapes, and what better way to explore them than on a 250cc Suzuki LTZ 250 quad bike with a professional guide ? This outdoor adventure for two will see you zig-zagging and circling over hills and dips, accelerating down slipfaces and controlling the bikes on slippery inclines - a combination of sun, sand and speed you're sure never to forget!
Well, that's it - eight fun outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town that're sure to put a smile on your face. We hope you've been inspired to get outdoors and explore more of what the Mother City has to offer!
Of course, these are just some of our favourites, but there are loads more of unique experiences to be found in our adventure section. Alternatively, you can browse everything Cape Town has to offer, here.
If you've any questions about the experiences listed above - or Cape Town activities in general - please get in touch via the comments section below. Our team are on hand from 10am - 6pm, Mon - Fri, and we'd love to hear from you!