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From the beach to the top of the iconic Table Mountain, outdoor adventure awaits all over Cape Town. Whether you're an animal lover, an adrenaline junkie, a surfer, or a cyclist, you'll find outdoor fun during your stay. Here are your options.

On Land
You don't have to leave Cape Town proper to get in on the outdoor action. Take a running, cycling, or walking tour of the city to see its most significant sites, including 3,558-foot (1,084-meter) Table Mountain. This towering landmark is a popular spot for hiking and mountain biking—to get to the top, either make the strenuous hike or ride the rotating cable car for more time to explore the plateau's winding paths. Other adventures lie just outside of town. Wildlife enthusiasts have a host of game and nature reserves to choose from in their quest to see Africa's Big Five, while the Big Cat Sanctuary offers insight into the country's feline inhabitants, with a chance to observe lions, Bengal tigers, caracal, and leopards. Meanwhile, the Atlantis Dunes, 30 minutes outside of Cape Town, set the scene for two more land-based adventures: quad biking and sandboarding.

In the Water
While Africa is famous for the Big Five, South Africa is home to another animal icon: the great white shark. You can test your nerves with the ultimate adrenaline rush and go cave diving with these fierce predators, but if the thought of facing Jaws is a bit too intense, Cape Town has plenty of other aquatic adventures on the menu, including sea kayaking and surfing. The beach breaks here are perfect for beginners and intermediates.

From Above
To get the best views of Cape Town—and the best thrills—you'll have to take your feet off the ground. You can step off the top of Table Mountain and experience a 367-foot (112-meter) controlled descent to the bottom from the world’s highest commercial abseiling point, or fly above the city by parasailing from nearby Lion’s Head for spectacular, unobstructed views. It's also possible to zipline at Silvermist Estate in Cape Town or at the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve outside the city.
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Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point & Penguins Private Tour from Cape Town

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Take a leisurely exploration of the amazing scenery and fascinating wildlife of the Cape Peninsula on this flexible-length private tour. Travel by private vehicle, complete with on-board refreshments and Wi-Fi, as you call the shots on what to see and do. Among the potential sights you might pick are a wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards, a visit to the penguins of Boulders Beach, or a visit to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. A private guide, private vehicle, and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.38
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Zip-lining in Cape Town - Based at the Foot of the Table Mountain Reserve

Zip-lining in Cape Town - Based at the Foot of the Table Mountain Reserve

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experience one of Cape Town`s Top rated adventure Activity. only 15 minutes away from the V&A waterfront and located close to Hout Bay harbor. This activity takes maximum 2 hours and is a must when visiting Cape Town.
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  • 2 hours
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Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town

Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town

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Take an exciting private helicopter tour from Cape Town to see two oceans in one 25-minute flight. Fly around iconic Table Mountain to see the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the Cape Peninsula and then continue until you get to the Indian Ocean on the other side. Watch the terrain far below change as you fly, from beaches and rolling hills to rugged cliffs.
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  • 25 minutes
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$254.12
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

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See the best of Cape Town including a trip to Table Mountain and an air-conditioned vehicle tour of the city’s highlights during this half-day tour. Survey the city from Table Mountain and take a ride with the cable car (weather permitting & cable way ticket at guests own expense), and then visit some of Cape Town’s main sights from your air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
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$39.10
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Coastal Motor Cruise

Coastal Motor Cruise

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The ideal way to see the iconic Cape Town Atlantic coastline. A relaxed one hour cruise from the V&A Waterfront to the historic Green Point lighthouse and back. Spectacular views of the city and Table mountain from the perspective of ancient mariners! *In the unlikely event that the primary boat for this cruise is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to utilize an alternative vessel for this experience. Be assured that Waterfront Charters will always make every possible effort to ensure that the advertised vessel is available. Some Cruises do not have a dedicated boat for the cruise and rely on a pool of available vessels at Waterfront Charters to cover fluctuations in weather, seasonal passenger numbers and planned maintenance.
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  • 1 hour
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Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

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Traverse the Cape peninsular in a small group and discover the most dramatic coast in the world. Take pictures in the brightly colored and historic Bo-kaap before you go on to explore the richest floral kingdom in the world at Cape of good hope .Learn about the history of the quaint towns of Hout bay, Kalk bay and meet with the African Penguins at Boulders beach in Simon's town and also the Cape Fur seals at Duiker Island. You will also discover the vibrant Muizenberg beach on your way back to Cape town to complete an eventful tour of the famous Cape of good hope.
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  • 9 hours
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Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

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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 with limited time. Travel from Cape Town by private vehicle, enjoying views of the Breede River, Hex River Wine Valley, and Table Mountain along the way, then join a group safari drive at a private game reserve and enjoy some incredible wildlife-watching opportunities.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$132.65
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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour
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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Full Day Tour

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Visit a penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve all in one day during this tour, including round-trip transport from Cape Town. First, catch sight of the endangered African penguins on the beach, and then travel over to Cape Point in the nature reserve. Spend ample time at Cape Point, and keep an eye out for ostrich, antelope, and whales. You can also take part in an optional hike in the reserve if you choose.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.11
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Paragliding in Cape Town (Icarus)

Paragliding in Cape Town (Icarus)

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Fly high over Cape Town with an experienced paragliding guide on this epic paragliding experience. Strap in and get ready to feel the exhilaration of the views and the flying sensation. Even beginners can participate, as all instruction and gear are provided for you.
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  • 1 hour
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$103.83
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African Story Wine Tours

African Story Wine Tours

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The wine regions of Paarl, Franschoek, and Stellenbosch produce some of the finest wines in the Cape Winelands, surrounded by lush mountains and rolling vineyards. On this tour, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to South African wine as you visit four different wineries; sample a wide variety of red and white wines, including port brandy and sparkling wine; stop at a local restaurant for lunch; and taste regional specialties including cheese and chocolates.
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  • 8 hours
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$78.76
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Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Small Group Tour from Cape Town

Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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Save time, avoid crowds, and see the highlights of the Cape Town area in a single day on this small-group tour. Admire the colorful houses of Bo Kaap, ride a cable car ride up and down Table Mountain, embark on a scenic drive along Chapman's Peak, and visit the penguin colony of Boulder's Beach.
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  • 8 hours
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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast

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Climb aboard a private helicopter for an unforgettable flight over Cape Town! During this 18-minute helicopter tour, see the majestic Table Mountain from all sides and the natural amphitheater of Cape Town’s City Bowl. Soar over the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of area attractions like the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head, and maybe even Robben Island. It’s a thrilling tour of Cape Town.
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  • 20 minutes
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Cape Town City Sightseeing Official Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour
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Cape Town City Sightseeing Official Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour

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Explore Cape Town at your own pace with a full-day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Journey around four different bus routes, stopping at attractions such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain, and the Cape Winelands, and spend as long as you wish at each. Enjoy a city walking tour or upgrade to include a Signal Hill sunset tour and a boat cruise to Seal Island.
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes
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$17.10
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Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

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Drive and hike around the Cape Peninsula during a full-day sightseeing tour with a focus on the region’s natural attractions and lots of fun options to choose at your own expense. Visit Boulders Beach, Cape Fur, and Cape Point Nature Reserve, and see a penguin colony as well as other wildlife. Private transportation and commentary from your guide ensure a comfortable and informative tour, making it ideal for first-time visitors.
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  • 9 hours
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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

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Spend a full day at the Aquila Game Reserve, the closest one to Cape Town, on this safari tour. Get excited to see the ‘Big Five’ game animals and endangered species such as the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle on this worry-free trip, which includes pickup at your Cape Town city center hotel. This is one of the easiest safari tours near Cape Town, on a private game reserve in a malaria-free area.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Stellenbosch Winelands Tour from Cape Town

Half-Day Stellenbosch Winelands Tour from Cape Town

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South Africa’s winemaking history dates back to the 17th century, and on this half-day tour from Cape Town, you visit multiple wine estates in the Cape Winelands. With an in-the-know guide, travel to Stellenbosch, where you learn about South African viticulture and take part in wine and cheese tastings. Enjoy a guided tour of Stellenbosch, whose tree-lined streets are thronged with museums, bars, eateriesm and gorgeous examples of Victorian, Georgian, and Cape Dutch architecture.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

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Experience the scenic beauty and natural landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. Enjoy the convenience of guided visits, as well as the independence of solo sightseeing and learn about this dynamic region from your friendly, knowledgeable guide. See seals in Hout Bay (with optional Duiker Island boat trip) and have time to wander the shops. You can explore the Cape Point Nature Reserve at your leisure, and check out playful families of African penguins in Simon’s Town. Your return trip to Cape Town even includes a stop at the colorful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$96.34
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Cape Town Paragliding

Cape Town Paragliding

Come and watch the Best TV in the World, while Paragliding for 10 to 15 minutes in the sky. This is a perfect opportunity to see all the Beauty Cape Town has to offer.
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  • 2 hours
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$174.54
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Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town

Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town

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Get the best possible shot at seeing Africa's Marine Big 5—the African penguin, the Cape fur seal, the great white shark, dolphin, and whale—on this guided tour to Dyer Island. An onboard biologist and experienced crew promise an educational experience focused on learning about the biology and behavior of these marine animals. Additionally, get a chance to visit the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) either before or after the trip.
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  • 10 hours
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Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour
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Robben Island, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Private Day Tour

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This full-day Cape Town excursion offers two tours wrapped into one. With round-trip transportation from your hotel, part 1 takes you via ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. A bus tour of the island, delivered with intimate detail by a former political prisoner, includes a viewing of Mandela's jail cell. Part 2 returns to Cape Town for a guided city bus tour highlighting all its major monuments and places of interest including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain.
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  • 8 hours
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Cape Town Airport Transfers

Cape Town Airport Transfers

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Safe, Professional and Reliable Shuttle Services in Cape Town Getting from the Airport to Hotel in a foreign country can often be a stressful experience, especially if you are not familiar with the local culture. Tourists are often overcharged, which is frequently made worse by not knowing the local language. As such, it's important to secure a trusted, reliable means to get you around. It is therefore our priority to make sure you enjoy your visit from the moment you arrive in Cape Town, with our modern fleet of vehicles and team of professional drivers, we can guarantee that your journey with us will be more than a pleasure!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$23.32
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Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town

Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town

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You will fly with an experienced paraglider pilot along the mountains overlooking Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean. We will then glide out over the city and land gently on a grassy field next to the sea. This trip offers unrivaled views of Cape Town. It is quiet, peaceful and beautiful with nothing but the feel and sound of the wind. If you want an adrenaline rush then ask your pilot for a roller coaster ride at the end, you will not be disappointed. We fly all ages, shapes and sizes and love nothing more than to share our passion for free flying with visitors to our beautiful city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.74
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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town
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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town

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Explore the Franschhoek wine region on a hop-on hop-off tram tour, which allows you to explore the wineries that interest you at your leisure. Sit back and enjoy the scenery while you ride through vineyards dotting rolling hills; you're able to taste as much wine as you like without worrying about driving. Convenient pickup and drop-off at Cape Town hotels makes this an easy door-to-door option.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.49
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Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town

Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town

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Catch the sunset over Cape Town from the deck of a sailboat on this evening cruise. Sit back and relax with a provided glass of sparkling wine while watching the sun sink over the city landscape. You’ll get frame-worthy photos of the city and Table Mountain in sunset hues; captain and crew are on hand to answer any questions and provide commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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