The False Bay coastline has long been a popular tourist destination for it’s pristine white beaches, diverse plant and animal life, nature reserves, friendly people and fantastic weather. However, there is a whole other side to the Southern most tip of Cape Town that few ever get to experience, until now. We’ve put together a list of adventure activities for the tourist who’s seen and done it all and is ready to truly experience the Cape.
Surf’s up dude! Try something a little different this holiday and learn how to surf. Muizenberg’s long waves and tame tides have made it into Cape Town’s most popular surf spot, and there are surf schools dotted all along the beachfront that’ll get you up on the board in no time! Wetsuits and boards are available for hire, so all you need to bring is yourself and a free spirit.
For more information on surfing lessons and board hire visit click here.
Mountain Biking along the Cape Point and Winelands Route
Break free from the tour busses and trash the travel brochures, as you’re about to witness some of the most beautiful areas in South Africa first hand. The Cape Point and Winelands mountain bike trail takes you on a full day scenic tour of these areas for a truly unforgettable experience. Make sure to bring lots of high-energy snacks and plenty water!
For more information on the Cape Point and Winelands mountain biking route click here.
If you’ve visited Cape Town in the months of September, August, October or November you’ll have likely seen the whales, which make their annual trip to the False Bay area. What you probably haven’t seen are the whales up close! There are a number of whale safaris and tours in the False Bay area that offer you the chance to witness the giants of the sea from mere metres away!
For more information on boat whale watching click here.
Sunset Horse Riding
Here’s something for those who would like to relax and soak up the beauty of Cape Town in a somewhat alternative way. Go horse riding along Noordhoek beach and enjoy one of Cape Town’s most spectacular sunsets! You’ll witness an abundance of birdlife, as you make your way to the beach through fauna and flora rich wetlands.
For more information phone Imhoff Farm on 082 774 1191
During the late Summer months Cape Town is one of the windiest cities in world, which may not appeal to tourists in search of lazy days on the beach, but does offer a fantastic opportunity for those looking for a little adventure to experience the rush of kite-surfing! Sunrise Beach is located just off Muizenberg, and is a kite surfer’s Mecca. There are plenty of businesses in the area offering lessons in the sport to get you speeding through the surf!
For more information on kite-surfing lessons and equipment hire click here.
Shark Cage Diving
Attention all adrenaline junkies! Shark cage diving is without a doubt one of the most exhilarating experiences that the mother city has to offer, and runs between the months of October and March. While out at sea you can expect to see a host of other marine animals in their natural habitat, such as: dolphins, sunfish, whales and tuna.
For more information on shark cage diving click here.
Cape Point Sea Kayaking
Cape Point is one of the world’s most beautiful sea kayaking routes, and you don’t have to be a professional or even own a kayak to enjoy it! There are routes for the inexperienced and unfit, as well as for those energetic few who are seeking out something a little more challenging.
For more information on the various routes and sea kayaking tours click here.
Guided Hiking Trails
There are fantastic hiking trails all over the mountains and reserves in the False Bay area, many of which of which offer incredible views of the Peninsula! Guided hiking along these trails has become increasingly popular over the years as not only do you benefit from the increased safety of having a guide with you, but also gain an education on the history of the area, and the plants and animals that inhabit it.
For more information on guided hikes in the False Bay area click here.
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful and diverse cities for scuba diving in the world! You can dive shipwrecks and explore the sunken ships of old, experience the awesome and colourful coral reefs bursting with life, take a trip up to Partridge Point and swim with the Cape Fur seals and if you’re daring enough, take a swim with the sharks!
For more information on scuba diving in Cape Town click here.
Deep Sea Game Fishing
The False Bay coastline is home to a number of large game fish such as; yellow and long fin tuna, dorado, great white sharks, and southern yellowtail. Deep sea fishing expeditions last for around half a day, and make for an exhilarating experience as you wrestle with some of the biggest fish in the Indian Ocean!
For more information on deep sea game fishing in False Bay click here.
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