Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront are just the tip of the proverbial ice berg of the things you should do while volunteering in Cape Town. Check out our list of exciting day tours and adventures!
A Walking Tour of Central Cape Town App
Tailor-make your own day tour experience with a super smart app that guides you to more than 60 points of interest in one of the most feet-friendly cities in the country. Cape Town Tourism have partnered to develop an audio-visual programme for all Apple devices that allows tourists to explore the Mother City’s key walkable sites by foot. The app picks up your location and immediately highlights the many visit-worthy spots nearby, perfect for those who prefer to be in charge or those who’d rather see Cape Town from outside a bus.
Winelands Cycle Tours with Bikes ‘n Wines
Combining mountain biking and wine tasting, Bikes ‘n Wines gives personalised cycle tours along the quiet tree-lined roads and through the picturesque farms of Stellenbosch with stops at various estates to sample the region’s fantastic wines. Moms and dads don’t have to leave the kids behind as the company offers a family ride perfect for the entire clan – you can rent a buggy for those who aren’t big enough to cycle. Bikes ‘n Wines offers a number of similar Winelands cycle tours for all kinds of groups too.
The Forgotten Route Tour to Matjiesfontein with Wine Flies
There aren’t many tour operators that can promise a time travelling experience as part of the day trip package. But Wine Flies sure can with its Forgotten Route tour , which retraces the steps of early diamond explorers through the Karoo and ends in the little one-road town of Matjiesfontein, a small village still stuck in its Victorian-era glory days. Not only do you get to ride in the Shosholoza Meyl train and stay overnight in the historic Lord Milner Hotel, but this two-day adventure with deep green fields of fynbos and thin waterfalls spilling from rocky crags, is every bit as majestic and visit-worthy as the oft-travelled Garden Route.
Camissa Township Tours
Experience the other side of the Mother City with a vibrant, eye-opening half-day township tour led by the husband and wife team from Camissa Travel & Marketing, giving locals and foreigners a glimpse into the heart of real South African culture outside of the glamorous CBD. Visitors can immerse themselves fully in the setting and engage with the home owners, all the while learning about South Africa’s tainted history and the effects of it today.