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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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Quad Bike and Bumper Ball Tour at the Atlantis Sand Dunes

Quad Bike and Bumper Ball Tour at the Atlantis Sand Dunes

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Get more out of your time at the Atlantis sand dunes by combining two experiences in a day—an all-terrain vehicle ride and a bumper ball activity. First, jump on an ATV and enjoy the thrill of riding over sand dunes. Later, have the unusual experience of using a bumper ball—a large ball filled with air that you climb inside and roll around in—the perfect laughter-filled activity to enjoy with friends.
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  • 1 hour
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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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Atlantis Dunes Quad biking Cape Town 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Atlantis Dunes Quad biking Cape Town 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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We take pride in bringing our valued adventurers an amazing experience of the beautiful Cape Town landscape and surrounding areas while riding at the comfort of our top notch quad bikes available. You will be accompanied all throughout your ride and you can take souvenirs of your experience as you enjoy your ride.
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  • 1 hour
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1 Hour Coastal Catamaran Cruise from Cape Town

1 Hour Coastal Catamaran Cruise from Cape Town

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Cruise along Cape Town's Atlantic coastline and get great views of the city and Table Mountain with this express cruise tour. You will head out from the V&A Waterfront, making your way up to the Green Point lighthouse before turning around and heading back, all in around just one hour.
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  • 1 hour
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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
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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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Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town
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Cape of Good Hope and Penguins Full-Day Tour From Cape Town

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This tour is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula as well as local wildlife. Travel around in a small-group tour—an intimate alternative to crowded bus tours. Along the way, see the colorful buildings of Bo-Kaap, and admire the natural beauty of the Cape of Good Hope. The tour also visits the pretty towns of Hout Bay and Kalk Bay, as well as the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
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  • 9 hours
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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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This ziplining experience allows you to see incredible views of Cape Town's most famous natural wonder—Table Mountain, and enjoy a thrill-seeking activity at the same. Travel in a private 4x4 vehicle to the foot of the mountain, then, start a zipline tour with seven different cables to try out. During the experience, enjoy plenty of time to walk along platforms, take in the scenery, and explore the flowers and plants of the fynbos floral kingdom too.
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  • 2 hours
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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
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US$105.74
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African Story Wine Tours in the Cape Winelands
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African Story Wine Tours in the Cape Winelands

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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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US$73.85
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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 to 10 hours
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Cruise and Dine Dinner / Cape Town: Sunset Champagne Cruise and 3-Course Dinner

Cruise and Dine Dinner / Cape Town: Sunset Champagne Cruise and 3-Course Dinner

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Tick off two Cape Town must-dos with this combo Cruise and Dine package. Watch the sunset over the port town with a glass of complimentary bubbly in hand on a sunset cruise, then transfer to a V&A Waterfront restaurant for a three-course dinner, choosing from Italian, Greek, or local cuisine to suit you.
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  • 4 hours
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Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
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Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off City 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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Marine Big 5 Safari from Cape Town
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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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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

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Spend time watching one of the world’s most feared fish on this 4-to-6-hour cage diving experience in Cape Town. Travel to the ocean off the coast of Gansbaai for a full-day tour. Learn about great white sharks from your marine-biologist guide, and then dive into the water in a cage to observe sharks in their natural habitat. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.
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  • 10 hours
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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. Before our return, we'll stop for afternoon tea & cake, passing the University of Cape Town and the Groote Schuur Hospital.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Cape Town Paragliding

Cape Town Paragliding

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.81
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Atlantic Outlook Kayak Tour Cape Town
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Atlantic Outlook Kayak Tour Cape Town

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This Atlantic Outlook kayak tour is perfect for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Enjoy a carefree day gliding across the Atlantic Ocean with a guide to lead the way so you don’t get lost. You won’t have to worry about bringing kit with you, as kayaking equipment and safety gear hire is included. Access incredible views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline. You’ll also be able to look out for native marine life such as dolphins, seals, penguins, and sometimes whales too.
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  • 2 hours
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Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town

Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike from Cape Town

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We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided). While the hike is regarded as easier than Table Mountain, it still involves steep rocky and narrow terrain at certain points from about half up way and a section where the use of steel handles and chains need to be used to get up 2 pitches of about 3 meters each (only up and not down). Quite adventurous indeed. This hike has been an age old tradition for locals especially during the full moon and on clear/windless nights/mornings where the lights of the city below dazzle and the moon and stars show off its beauty in the night sky.
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  • 3 hours
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Cape Town Airport Transfers
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Cape Town Airport Transfers

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Relying on local public transport schedules can mean lots of waiting around, so make your time in Cape Town a breeze with this private transfer option. Meet your driver at your preferred pickup point—either Cape Town International Airport or a place in Cape Town city center, then travel comfortably with just your driver, and no ride-sharing.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Champagne Cruise (Pre-Sunset) from Cape Town

Champagne Cruise (Pre-Sunset) from Cape Town

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Families with small children can still enjoy an evening sail on this pre-sunset cruise in Cape Town. Watch the sun sink lower in the sky and enjoy the “golden hour”, which makes for beautiful photos, on this pre-sunset cruise. You’ll get back to shore in plenty of time for dinner reservations or the kids’ bedtime. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and commentary from the crew while on board the boat.
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  • 1 hour
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Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town
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Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off 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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US$36.93
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Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town

Tandem Paragliding in Cape Town

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Take in incredible views of Cape Town while you soar above the city by booking a tandem paragliding flight. You'll fly tandem with a professional flight instructor who will be able to point out highlights as you soar. For an extra bit of thrill, you can ask your instructor for a 'roller coaster ride' at the end of your flight.
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  • 1 hour
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