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August 01, 2018

With more sunshine than the Bahamas and the dramatic combination of clears oceans and indestructible mountains, Cape Town is the perfect locale for adrenaline junkies and outdoor adventurists to get swept away.

Take a hike up Table Mountains Platteklip gorge and abseil off the edge of the table top or try paragliding off signal hill and flying over the city center.

Or maybe your prefer speed boating across the Atlantic to scuba dive in the clear blue waters with the Cape Fur Seal. Regardless of your preference, Cape Town will have something that appeals to you, fasten your helmet and enjoy the rush!

Paragliding in Cape Town

Paragliding from signal hill

Paragliding launch sites are situated on Lions head and Signal Hill. The most popular landing sites are Seapoint at the Glen Country Club. Paragliding flights vary from about 5 to 30 minutes and depends on the weather and the launch site.
Prices range between R1000.00 and R2000.00 per person.

Tandem paragliding companies with licensed pilots:
Hi5 Paragliding Paraglide Parapax

Zip Lining


If youre looking for an adrenalin adventure in nature, a zipline canopy tour is perfect for you. Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, about an hour from Cape Town, Cape Canopy Tousr offers a zip lining experience that can only be described as "NO JOKES!" The tour lasts 4 ½ hours, with 13 elevated platforms, zip lines up to 320m in the air and a suspension bridge over a double waterfall. The tour will set you back R895.00. You also get to take back a certificate of completion that you can show off to your friends

Canopy Tour zip line

Abseiling in Cape Town

Abseiling is offered on Table Mountain, 20 minutes from the city center. The experience lasts roughly 45 minutes and costs about R1000.00. Cape Town is known for its strong south-westerly winds blowing around Table Mountain so be sure to check availability before you head on the adventure.

Abseil Africa

Shark Cage diving, Western Cape

Due to enormous amount of negative media the Great White Shark is one of the most misunderstood predators on the planet. Shark cage diving is truly a unique experience that's exhilarating and educational at the same time. Sharks in Cape Town are often spotted on the eastern part of Cape Town in the False Bay area. Shark Cage diving can be experienced in Simons Town, about an hour from Cape Town and in Gaansbaai, a 2 to 3 hour drive out of Cape Town at a cost of R1850.00pp.

Visit Shark Cage Diving for availability or book a shark cage diving tour

Seal Snorkeling in Cape Town

Seal snorkeling is offered in Hout Bay at the Hout Bay harbor which is approx 45mins drive from Cape Town Central. The seal snorkeling experience is a great opportunity for seal lovers to get up close with these magnificent creatures. Seal snorkeling is offered by Animal Ocean at a cost of R800.00pp

Crocodile Cage Diving in Western Cape

Crocodile diving is a new adventure offered in Cape Town in the Paarl region approximately 45min out of Cape Town. It's an exciting full hour experience which cost R750.00 per person. More information on Crocodile cage diving

Whale Watching, Western Cape

The Southern Right Whale visits the Cape Town shores every year between September – December. Hermanus is one of the popular regions for Whale watching. The drive to Hermanus is amazing along the False Bay route. Take a day tour with Cape Coastal Tours or self-drive to Hermanus, a 2 hour drive from Cape Town Central. The Whale watching session costs between R800.00 - R1000.00 per person.

Helicopter rides in Cape Town

Helicopter rides are amazing way to see Cape Town and experience the true beauty of the city and its main attractions. Robben Island and the Cape Peninsula are the 2 most popular Helicopter tours. There are a number of helicopter ride companies offering their services with prices ranging between R2500.00 and R10.000pp

Cape Town helicopter companies:
Helicopters Cape Town Nac Helicopters Cape Town Huey Helicopter

Cape Town Cycling

Cycling is a growing trend in Cape Town. Be adventurous and cycle the Cape Peninsula, a 100km cycle tour via Chapmans Peak. If you are in Cape Town during March, take part in the Argus Cycle tour, a day when the city is shut down to make way for 1000s of cyclists.

Bicylces can be hired from:
Cape Town cycle hire Rent a bicylce Upcycles

Sea Kayaking in Cape Town

Sea Kayaking in Cape Town can be done in Simons Town or Sea point. It will cost you R400.00 and R600.00 to Kayak from Simon's Town Waterfront pass Naval Harbour and out to Boulder's Beach to at the penguin colony.

Get in touch with Kayak Cape Town to book a Sea Kayak Trip.

Surfing

The most popular beach for surfing in Cape Town is undoubtedly Surfers Corner in Muizenberg, Muizenberg is situated in the False Bay area, a 30 minute drive from Cape Town city. Surfing lessons are also offered for beginners and surf boards and swimming gear can be hired on the day.
Tip:
Monitor the current and wind on MagicSeaweed before you head out.

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