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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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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 233.36
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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
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US$ 196.17
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Shark Cage Diving Tour from Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving Tour from Cape Town

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Choose to get down in the water with the sharks in a cage or enjoy the show from the decks of the boat on this dive tour from Cape Town. Ride from Gansbaai Harbour to the famous Shark Alley, where you can get up close with the animals or stay on deck. Return to Gansbaai Harbour for lunch and a DVD viewing of your adventure.
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  • 1 day
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US$ 193.25
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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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US$ 49.59
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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
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US$ 102.09
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Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike

Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike

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One of the Mother City’s most popular hikes, the Lion’s Head trail resembles a screwtop, winding around the mountain in sometimes steep sections. Your reward for the 90-minute effort: panoramic views of Cape Town, Table Mountain, Twelve Apostles mountain range, and the ocean. Learn about points of historic, cultural and environmental interest from your guide along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 76.57
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Atlantic Outlook Kayak Tour Cape Town

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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US$ 32.82
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Zipline and Wine from Cape Town

Zipline and Wine from Cape Town

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Combine a zipline adventure with an educational session on cheetahs and wine tasting during this 8-hour tour from Cape Town. National park entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Cape Town hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
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US$ 138.56
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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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US$ 159.27
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Sandboarding and Quad Biking Full Day Tour from Cape Town

Sandboarding and Quad Biking Full Day Tour from Cape Town

Go quad biking and sandboarding in the Atlantis Sand Dunes during this full-day activity from Cape Town. Experience the peaks and valleys of the enormous wind-blown dunes through practicing these two extreme sports, supervised by an expert adventure guide. All equipment, lunch and private round-trip transportation from Cape Town lodgings in a luxury vehicle are included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 211.92
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Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Tour: Including Park fee

Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Tour: Including Park fee

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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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US$ 56.88
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Jetski Experience

Jetski Experience

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This unique Jetski experience is the perfect combination of adventure and excitement! With the most beautiful views of Table Mountain, you'll enjoy every moment. Our highly qualified skippers are there to guide, support and supervise you to ensure the utmost safety during your experience!
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  • 1 hour
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US$ 168.29
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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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US$ 108.45
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Table Mountain and the Valley of the Red Gods Hiking Trail

Table Mountain and the Valley of the Red Gods Hiking Trail

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See some of the area's top natural sights—the 12 Apostles and Table Mountain—on this full-day hiking tour. Setting out into the hills around Cape Town on your own may be daunting, but this tour includes a guide to provide navigation and teach you about the local environment. Traveling with a small group means you'll get plenty of personalized attention and enjoy an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 6 hours
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US$ 80.22
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Tandem Paragliding Cape Town

Tandem Paragliding Cape Town

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We will make your dream of flying like a bird come true. We offer professional Tandem Paragliding flights with spectacular views. We have a 100% safety record so sit back and enjoy the experience of paragliding over Cape Town! All ages welcome and a minimum of 20kg and max 120kg. Your pilot has been paragliding for 23 years so you are in good hands with a 100% safety record! Tick off your bucket list now.
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  • 10 minutes
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Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

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Get up close to a variety of shark species without fear on this shark cage diving trip from Cape Town. Your guides take you out onto the water to find the best shark-spotting conditions depending on the season and conditions. No experience is required and the small group size ensures great viewing opportunities.
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  • 4 hours
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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

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Climb to the top of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain during a 4-hour hiking tour. Enjoy a leisurely pace up the slopes of the mountain while you admire stunning views of Cape Town and the water below. Follow your local guide through Platteklip Gorge up to the flat table-top of the mountain, where you’ll have time to get photographs of the scenery toward the Cape of Good Hope and the Twelve Apostles mountains before hiking back down to Cape Town.
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  • 4 hours
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Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean in Hout Bay

Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean in Hout Bay

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Snorkel with local seals in Hout Bay’s Duiker Island Cape Fur seal colony on this adventurous excursion from Cape Town. With expert snorkeling guides accompanying you and all equipment provided, even beginners will feel safe and comfortable. During the boat ride out to the colony, listen to in-depth commentary from your marine life-expert guide, as well as information on how to safely exist in the water with the seals.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hike Table Mountain or Lions Head in Cape Town Like a Local

Hike Table Mountain or Lions Head in Cape Town Like a Local

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Hike through areas around Cape Town that most tourists never visit with a guide on a trek. You don't have to worry about getting lost or consulting a map as you go; your guide will lead the way and point out everything worth seeing. Since it's a private tour, you'll be able to set the pace and ask as many questions as you like while traveling.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 28.37
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Lion's Head Hike for Sunrise

Lion's Head Hike for Sunrise

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Get epic views of Cape Town from Lion's Head as the sun rises on this half-day early morning hike. Hiking in unfamiliar terrain in the dark by yourself may not be the best idea; this guided tour means you don't have to worry about directions or getting lost in the dark. Just follow your guide to the summit, reaching your destination in time to take amazing photos of Cape Town in the dawn light. Convenient Cape Town hotel pickup and drop-off makes for door-to-door service.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 107.52
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Table Mountain Off-Road Scooter Tour

Table Mountain Off-Road Scooter Tour

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Experience table mountain on an off-road scooter tour, a far different experience than riding in a traditional tour bus. Even if you've never piloted an all-terrain vehicle before, you'll feel safe and comfortable with a guide in the lead. All instruction and equipment are included for this adventure, which takes travelers on a 3-mile (5-kilometer) trek down the side of Signal Hill, into Bo Kaap, and on to Table Mountain.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
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Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town

Ocean Wildlife Encounter in Cape Town

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Ocean Wonder is an owner run service that offers boat based Ocean Wildlife Encounters. These intimate trips don't follow any set route. Instead, I'm guided by my understanding and ongoing observation of this environment, the creatures in it, and the ever changing water and weather conditions. These trips are all about finding and, where possible and legal, interacting with some of the amazing creatures that frequent the rich waters around Cape Town.
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  • 2 hours
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Sunset Session

Sunset Session

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The view of Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles is unforgettable. Uninterrupted views of our spectacular mountain range and the sea breeze will leave you feeling rejuvenated and hungry to taste more of what the Mother City has to offer. The trip to Granger Bay takes us past the Green Point Lighthouse, the wrecks of the Seafarer and RMS Athens and to one of the favourite hangouts for our endemic Haviside’s dolphins. They are common companions to our trips – particularly on summer mornings.