Things to Do in Cape Town
It is very hard to get bored in Cape Town. There are just too many things to do, which is also why our visitors keep coming back. The longer you stay in Cape Town, the more fun activities you will find out about. Whether you’re a party animal or more of an outdoors kinda guy, the Mother City never disappoints.
The Great Outdoors
If you like the outdoors, Cape Town is one of the best places to be. The Table Mountain range nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay offers a huge variety of action packed activities. Hikers and climbers are spoilt for choice with the many trails between the plateau of Table Mountain and Cape Point. Mountain biking is great in Cape Town and surroundings as well or you could even launch yourself for some paragliding from Lion’s Head.
The long coastline offers water sports galore. You never have to drive far to find a surf spot and with the number and diversity of waves around the Cape Peninsula, chances are one of them will offer a decent session. Kite boarders and windsurfers love the Table View area. When the wind picks up you will see countless kite dancing in the sky.
Of course there are a number of things do in the ocean without a board under your feet as well. Diving, fishing, swimming or sailing is all excellent in the Cape, just mind that the water does get very cold.
Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city, the cultural diversity of the local crowd blends with visitors from around the globe and they all have one thing in common – they enjoy a good party! The nightlife happens in several areas and it is your choice whether you enjoy the bustling international vibe of Long Street, the laid-back and alternative atmosphere of bohemian Observatory, the beautiful people and the sunsets at Camps Bay or the young and trendy crowd at the clubs in Cavendish.
Get Your Adrenaline Fix
Few experiences will match making eye contact with one of the world’s most dangerous predators. The great white shark patrols the waters of the Western Cape and is one of the most feared and misunderstood animals. Shark Cage diving causes mixed reactions, but it is a way to raise awareness to the conservation of this graceful animal that is such an integral part of the marine food chain.
If it is adrenaline you seek, the Bloukrans Bridge in the Tsitsikamma region should definitely be on your list. Here you have the chance to do a bungee jump from the world’s highest single span arch bridge. If falling down the 216 metre gorge doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, we really don’t know what will.