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Cape Town Adventure Guide
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Adventure Guide Water & Dune Mountain
Air Road
Water & Dune
Diving requires a PADI card (PADI courses available). Peninsula dives include wreck dives, marine life, and some coral.

Surfing Cape Town has great surf - the different oceans mean you always have a good chance of finding some waves somewhere on the Peninsula - try Blouberg and Big Bay, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Glen Beach or Llandudno. For gentle waves try Muizenberg. There is a surf school where you can learn in a day.

River Canoeing Gentle and white water options are available; trips vary from one to four days and are available in the Cape Town Winelands or on the Breede or Orange (Gariep) rivers. Well established companies offer some great river tours.

Sea Canoeing Guided sea canoe trips are available, from one hour to full day trips.

Shark Diving is available in cages around the coast - but we suggest diving at the aquarium with NO cage (PADI required).

Power boating in Table Bay (2 hours)Adventure Sports.

Jet bikes 760 cc 2 seater jet bikes (aka jet skis).

'Big Game' Sea Fishing choose a four hour trip or a full day.

Sandboarding near Cape Town (full day).

Sailboarding (Windsurfing) Popular around Blouberg on the lake, or at sea.

Quad biking on a 4x4 track (3 hours)
Air

Tandem Skydiving (half day) from 9,500 feet, 30 second freefall.

Tandem Paraglide (half day) are available from Lion's Head and the Cederberg Mountains.

HelicopterHelicopters Flight options vary from a 20 minute flip to the one hour Peninsula flight.

A wonderful experience is to fly into the Winelands, have a great lunch and fly back (these trips include some of the Peninsula and Blouberg).

Planes prop-driven aircraft are available for the one hour Peninsula trip. Flights leave from Cape Town International Airport. A wonderful 2 hour trip goes over the Winelands and apple growing areas, along the south coast and out to Robben Island.

Fighter Aircraft the BIG thrill is being trained to go up in a Lightning Interceptor (ejection technique, navigation, survival etc) and then go on an 'attack mission' at supersonic speeds. SERIOUS! These half day trips are offered by Thunder City.
Mountain

Abseilers on Table Mountain Abseil Table Mountain (112m abseil) (2 hours), also Chapman's Peak, and Kamikazi Canyon in the Helderberg Mountains.

Mountain Bike on the slopes of Table Mountain (half or full day).

Kloofing gorge rock-leaping into plunge pools (up to 22m!) and gorge abseiling (full day).

Caving there are more than 80 caves in the Cape Peninsula mountains, the Boomslang Cave is 146m long. This is not a well-developed sport in Cape Town, but you can contact the Cape Peninsula Spelaeological Society.

Climbing There are hundreds of climbing routes up Table Mountain and an enthusiastic climbing fraternity. Call the Mountain Club of South Africa. Be aware that you need to well-equipped and fit, as there are fatalities every year.

Walking There are many signposted routes, but also see our page on walking Table Mountain.
Road (& Off-Road!)

Sports and supercars MGs and other sports cars are available for hire and guided tours. Luxury sports cars and supercars are also available for hire.

Harley-Davidson's obviously this activity requires an international bike license, unless you ride as a passenger with a guide. Half day or full day.

4x4s there is an enthusiastic 4x4 community in Cape Town - and over 70 4x4 routes in the Cape. Vehicles and equipment can be hired. Also guided days and holidays.

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