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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
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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3-Day Garden Route Highlights with 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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3-Day Garden Route Highlights with 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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Spend three days exploring South Africa’s famed Garden Route from Cape Town, stopping at all the best highlights the area has to offer. Adventure awaits you over the next three days. Choose to join an elephant bush walk and meet three orphaned elephants, walk along forest footpaths, and hop in a canoe to float along the river, keeping an eye out for the abundant birdlife.
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  • 3 days
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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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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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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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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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Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

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Spotting the Big Five—lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo—is a priority for many visitors to South Africa and this tour is ideal for those with limited time. Travel from Cape Town by private vehicle, enjoying views of the Breede River, Hex River Wine Valley, and Table Mountain along the way, then join a group safari drive at a private game reserve and enjoy some incredible wildlife-watching opportunities.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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5-Day Garden Route with Addo National Park Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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5-Day Garden Route with Addo National Park Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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See the best of South Africa’s scenic Garden Route—with visits to Addo Elephant National Park, Wilderness, Jeffreys Bay, and Oudtshoorn—during this 5-day trip from Cape Town. Join your expert guide on hikes through lush forests and canoe rides through picture-perfect water. Visit nature reserves to see some of Africa’s endangered species. Kick back and soak in the sun on soft, sandy beaches. This tour offers the perfect mix of guided and self-directed activities.
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  • 5 days
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Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town

Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town

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Take an exciting private helicopter tour from Cape Town to see two oceans in one 25-minute flight. Fly around iconic Table Mountain to see the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the Cape Peninsula and then continue until you get to the Indian Ocean on the other side. Watch the terrain far below change as you fly, from beaches and rolling hills to rugged cliffs.
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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.
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  • 2 hours
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Urban Safari in Cape Town

Urban Safari in Cape Town

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Experience an unusual safari on the urban streets of Cape Town during this full-day tour. Hop in to a rustic van covered with eye-catching art, which will ferry you around the city to see some of the off-the-beaten-path landmarks and hidden gems known only to the locals. With a savvy guide in the lead, learn much more about the true spirit of Cape Town than you would exploring the typical tourist hot spots on your own. You'll also visit local wineries and craft beer breweries to taste some of the city's best products.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

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Drive and hike around the Cape Peninsula during a full-day sightseeing tour with a focus on the region’s natural attractions and lots of fun options to choose at your own expense. Visit Boulders Beach, Cape Fur, and Cape Point Nature Reserve, and see a penguin colony as well as other wildlife. Private transportation and commentary from your guide ensure a comfortable and informative tour, making it ideal for first-time visitors.
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  • 9 hours
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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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Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

Cape Point Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a beautiful drive to Cape Point from Cape Town on a half-day tour. The scenic route of Chapman's Peak Road takes you along the water past Hout Bay Harbour and Boulders Beach, with its resident African penguins, to Cape Point. It’s part of Table Mountain National Park, and there are spectacular views from the Cape of Good Hope.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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2-Day South African Wildlife and 4x4 Safari Small-Group Tour from Cape Town

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2-Day South African Wildlife and 4x4 Safari Small-Group Tour from Cape Town

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Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town!  Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife and immerse yourself in the African bush. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo offer the perfect backdrop for a wildlife encounter. You’ll also visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture. This trip offers guided safaris in two prestigious private game reserves, a guided bush walk safari as well as a chance to walk alongside orphaned elephants. Visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies for a taste of authentic South African culture. 
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  • 2 days
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