Cape Town is not just a place of beautiful beaches, culture, history and scenery, it is also a place of extreme sports and exciting activities, guaranteed to bring out the adrenaline junkie in you!
Dune Surfing with Sandboarding Cape Town
The good news is that you don’t have to be a particularly experienced board rider or even that fit to try dune surfing with Sandboarding Cape Town. The adventure tour operator offers the young, old, sturdy- and clumsy-footed exhilarating sandboarding excursions to the Atlantis Dunes (40km from Cape Town) or, if you’re more experienced, to the towering sand hills in Betty’s Bay (85km away).
Shark Cage Diving with White Shark Diving Co.
Swim with the Atlantic’s most ferocious fish just off the coast of Gansbaai, the shark cage diving capital of the world. With White Shark Diving Co., a popular and responsible tour operator, as your guide, you get the chance to tread just inches from these notorious predators. Whether you count it as the ultimate adrenalin rush or the most daredevil-ish thing you’ve ever done, diving with these ancient animals is an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Learn to scuba dive with the Scuba Shack
If the open seas appeals to you more than the safety of a cage then the Scuba Shack is for you. An all-in open-water scuba diving course entails two days of theory lessons and practice in the pool, followed by two days in which you’ll do four dives in the ocean. All equipment rental is included, all dives – boat and shore – are done on the Atlantic side (in Hout Bay), as well as on the semi-Indian side of the ocean, on Windmill Beach near Simon’s Town.
Go caving with the CPSS
There are over a hundred caves recorded in the Cape Peninsula which range from small overhangs to deep cracks in the mountain. Join them in exploring existing caves, searching for more and learning new techniques. This is an amazing way to get to explore all the nooks and crannies of the mountain in a safe way that conserves these amazing caves.
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Satisfy your need for speed with Fantastic Racing
Are you finding yourself revving your engine at robots and giving the guy in the car next to you ‘that’ look? Well then track racing is for you. Fantastic Racing will teach you how to drive a single seater race car and then let you loose on the 3.2km classic circuit at Killarney. Take some friends and find out who has the competitive edge on the road. There is also a 700m outdoor go-kart circuit for those who aren’t quite up to the car racing.
Throw yourself off Table Mountain with Abseil Africa
Picture this: you’re on top of the mountain, 1000m above sea level, looking out over the stunning view. Now step off the side of the cliff. That’s pretty much what this adventure entails, a 112m controlled descent overlooking one of the best views in Cape Town. You don’t need to have any prior abseiling experience; the knowledgeable staff will help you with your harness and talk you through the process.
Paddle through open waters with Kayak Tours
Choose between penguins and Cape Point and then set out in the two man kayaks. You don’t need prior experience so this is an amazing way to start exploring the sea around Cape Town. You’ll see an abundance of bird life, fish swimming beneath you and sometimes seals playing nearby. The Boulder’s trip is the ideal way to see this penguin colony while the Cape Point route will let you see Cape Town as the sailors did thousands of years ago. Go during whale season for a chance to see these awe-inspiring creatures.
Go kloofing with Xtreme tours
Kloofing is about as Bear Grylls as it gets. The aim is to get yourself down a river gorge, this includes hiking, boulder hopping, wading, swimming, climbing, sliding down natural slides and jumping off cliffs up to 21m high. You can choose between the easier Crystal Pools or for the more adventurous there’s the ominously named Suicide Gorge. The latter is an all day adventure so you will need to be fit to handle the hours of hiking and swimming.