There are not many places in the world as beautiful as South Africa’s Cape Town. Blessed with picturesque wine regions, scenic beauty, and coastal lifestyle, the Mother City also offers a wealth of unique experiences and activities. From exploring a wine farm on a Segway and paragliding from Signal Hill to riding along Gansbaai’s coastline on a fatbike and enjoying magnificent ocean views, here is a list of the most awesome experiences exclusive to Cape Town.
1 Wine Tram in Franschhoek
If your idea of having a good time involves driving around in an old-school tram and hopping from one wine estate to another, then you’ll probably want to go on a ride on the fabulous Wine Tram in Franschhoek. There are dozens of different routes to choose from and many wine tastings to check out. Since you are not the one who’s driving, you can attend as many wine tastings as you wish.
2 Paraglide from Signal Hill
Paragliding from Signal Hill is an ideal outdoor activity for adrenaline junkies visiting Cape Town. Admire the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean while gliding around Lion’s Head and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding areas. Keep in mind that this adrenaline packed activity is available when the wind is right.
3 Cruise Along Gansbaai’s Coastline on a Fatbike
There are many great experiences exclusive to Cape Town and cruising around along Gansbaai’s coastline on a fatbike is one of them. Fatbike Tours enables visitors to cycle along the beautiful beaches on wide-tire bikes while enjoying the natural beauty of the coastline in Gansbaai. This cycle tour will set you back around R500 per person and lasts for approximately three hours.
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4 Snorkel with Seals
Yes, snorkeling with seals in Cape Town is possible and an experience unlike any other. There is a fur seal colony at the Duiker Island in Hout Bay and you can actually come close to these lovely creatures and even snorkel with them. The tour lasts for about 2 hours and you can spend approximately 45 minutes in the water together with the seals.
5 Watch a Movie under the Stars at Galileo Open Air Cinema
The Galileo Open Air Cinema is showcasing everything from action movies to romantic films and timeless classics at various beautiful outdoor venues across Cape Town. The venues include Kirstenbosch Gardens, V&A Waterfront, Kelvin Grove, Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, Willowbridge Mall, and Central Park in Century City. You can hire chairs and blankets, order wine or craft beer, and choose from a food menu where you will find everything from nachos to burgers. Travelers on a budget can bring their own picnics and blankets.
6 Lions Head Hike
Lions Head Hike is one of our favorite experiences exclusive to Cape Town. To enjoy amazing views from the top of the second most famous mountain in the Mother City, go on an hour and a half-long hike and reach the summit of Lions Head. This activity is popular with both tourists and locals, especially when there’s a full moon.
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7 Explore the Oranjezicht City Farm
There are many great markets in Cape Town and Oranjezicht City Farm is one of them. Here, you will find local farmers selling a variety of artisanal food products, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Oranjezicht City Farm is also a place where you can try homemade Cape Town delicacies prepared by local vendors. If you are looking for a local market experience while staying in the Mother City, a visit to this magnificent market is a must.
8 Explore Spier’s Vineyards on a Segway
Segway tours are usually available in the center of a city, so you could move around faster and check out the most famous sightseeing spots. However, in Cape Town, you can go on a Segway tour and explore every corner of the famous 300-year-old Spier wine farm. This is definitely one of the best exclusive experiences to Cape Town and offers travelers an opportunity to admire beautiful vineyards while riding on this electric vehicle. One-hour tour costs R250 per person, while the two-hour tour will set you back R400.
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9 HintHunt Games
HintHunt is the ultimate activity for friends, families, and co-workers. The rules are quite simple. You are locked with your team in a room for an hour and you need to solve a mystery in order to get out. There will be a series of puzzles to solve, and you need to solve all of them in less than an hour. You will find HintHunt Cape Town at the Old Biscuit Mill.
10 Unwind with a Drink at the Beerhouse
Located on the popular Long Street, the Beerhouse is one of our favorite beer halls in the city. From local micro-brewed craft beers to a wide range of International lagers and IPA’s, beer lovers will definitely have plenty to choose from. The Beerhouse offers a nice food menu which includes everything from brew snacks to tacos, stakes, and classics such as potjie and fish&chips.
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