The Western Cape and Cape Town lends itself to an extensive number of adventure options or sport activities. If you are in search of excitement and adventure the Cape Town is the place to be…
Abseiling – Abseiling Clubs and Abseiling Associations in the Cape Town
The Cape has mountains for Africa! How about a 100m abseil against Table Mountain? If overhanging cliffs and descending rocky mountain faces gets your blood pumping, abseiling has become a popular tourist activity and many adventure sport companies offer this as a extreme sport. Table Mountain, Ceres Mountains, Bushman’s Kloof, Chapman’s Peak and the Helderberg Mountain range all offer abseiling sites.
Hiking & Climbing – Hiking and Mountain Climbing Clubs and Associations Cape Town
There are an amazing number of hiking trails throughout the Cape Town. Pick up a copy of walking trails and routes of the Cape Town at a local book store and set out on a hiking trail or climbing adventure in some of the most beautiful natural settings in the world.
You can take a horse trail along our sun bleached beaches or take a trail that leads you through the Knysna forest, the Wilderness Lakes district or the open spaces of the Karoo.
African Wildlife – Bird Clubs & Wildlife Photography Clubs of the Cape Town
Several game reserves protect our flora and fauna in the Cape Town. You can find the Big Five at the Garden Route Game Lodge or see wildlife at Shamwari Game Reserve, or head out to the Kagga Kamma or the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West to see an abundance of South African game. The West Coast offers an abundance of bird life. Some of air charter companies offer self-fly safaris or fly-inn safaris to some of the Game Reserves in Africa.
Recreational Flying and Flying Clubs of the Cape Town
See Cape Town and the region from the air and you’ll know why we boast about our region. Many offer qualified flight training schools (See more here!) where aspiring aviators can get their wings. Flying clubs and airfields include Stellenbosch, Fisantekraal, Vredenburg, Citrusdal, Swellendam, Worchester (gliding or soaring) George, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Beaufort West and Plettenberg Bay.
Rafting and Paddling Clubs of the Cape Town
Cape Town hosts the largest number of river operators in South Africa. You can test your skills in the rapids of the Doring river (Cederberg) with a mini-Grand Canyon or the well-known Breede River with some calmer waters below Swellendam.
Sea & River Kayaking
Take a kayak out on the Langebaan lagoon from Mykonos to Langembaan village with the best bird watching in the area. Or set out over the swell and currents to Churchhaven on the other side of the lagoon. Enjoy safe and exhilarating kayaking in this region that has a lovely Mediterranean climate. Best time for Kayaking on the West coast is August. Or try the Boulders Route from Simon’s Town to Miller’s Point. The Garden Route offers a route from Beacon Isle at Plettenberg Bay to the Robberg Peninsula.
Soaring & Gliding
Cape Town offers several superb spots for all weather conditions. Try the dunes at Wilderness or parra-gliding from Lion’s Head at sunset. Or go launch at Bonnidale Farm near Mossel Bay. Watch the dolphins play while para-sailing along the beaches at Wilderness
Bridge or Bungi Jumping
Get the ultimate adrenaline rush and go Bungee jumping at the Gouritz bridge. If swinging from bridges does it for you don’t miss this! The Gouritz River Bridge is between Albertina and Mossel Bay (N2 Route)
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Cape Town and the Cape Town offer some excellent mountain biking trails. The choice is yours a leisurely ride or a testing trail to see if you have what it takes to complete. If you would like to take a wine tour, why not do it by cycling through the wine lands with a guide. So lug your camera, biltong and bike and get out there.
Go Caving in the Cango Caves offers and unforgettable experience well worth a visit if you are heading out to the Oudtshoorn area.
Sand Boarding Dune Riding
Take to the dunes on a sand board just one hour’s drive from Cape Town at Atlantis or head out to the playgrounds of Betty’s Bay! If you’re a novice get to know the sport by a qualified instructor at Hout Bay or get to know snowboarding in the Matroosberg.
Citrusdal offers skydiving for the enthusiast and novice. Training can be provided by qualified instructors.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Scuba diving is a popular sport in Cape Town, Why? Where in the world can you dive in two of the world’s oceans in one day? Here, The Cape Peninsula offers many diving sights for both reef and wreck diving adventures. This you can enjoy with a qualified Dive Master as your guide.
Surfing and Windsurfing
The Cape has a multi-directional seaboard and is surfers paradise, the Western and Eastern coastlines offer are literally covered in fantastic surf spots. Some not as well-known as others, but when the surfs up, Capetonians that can manage to stay on top of a surfboard or bodyboard are out there in the surf. Spots such as Llundudno, Noordhoek, The Pipe (Strand), Elandsbaai, Glen Beach, Kogel Bay, Sunset Beach, Vic Bay, Buffels Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Jeffery’s Bay are all well visited surfing spots of the Cape Town.
Fishing & Angling in the Cape Town
The Atlantic Ocean and False Bay offer some of the best angling and deep sea fishing grounds in Southern Africa. Gordon’s Bay, Kalk Bay, Hout Bay and Simonstown (tunny boat, yacht and Naval harbour) offer entry points into these playgrounds. False Bay typically has warmer water than that on the Atlantic Coast. Snoek season is between June and July and this is when Cape Town is abuzz with anglers. Permits can be bought for angling in some protected areas during season.