Five Epic Ways to Tour Cape Town

Known as one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, Cape Town has established itself as the ultimate travel destination. Home to a variety of world-renowned attractions, iconic landmarks, cultural experiences, magnificent natural wonders and sought-after adventures, the Mother City has something for everyone. But with so much to do, see and experience, how exactly do you do it all? By going on a Cape Town tour of course!

Here are five epic ways to tour Cape Town that will not only give you the opportunity to experience everything the Mother City has to offer, but tick some incredible adventures off your bucket-list:

1. Baz Bus 1 Day Peninsula Tour

Baz Bus is South Africa’s most convenient hop-on-hop-off bus service and undoubtedly one of the most fun and epic ways to tour Cape Town. Thus, it’s an absolute must for anyone looking to explore one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, the Cape Peninsula. Baz Bus 1 Day Peninsula Tour offers you an opportunity to visit some of Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks and celebrated attractions. It’s also jam-packed with exciting experiences.

From an easy hike to the most South-Western point of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope and visiting the thriving African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach to an exciting cruise to Hout Bay’s Seal Island and a trip to the iconic Cape Point. This epic Cape Town tour has something for everyone to enjoy!

2. Full Day Road Cape Peninsula Pedal

A jam-packed cycle tour along one of the most captivating coastlines in the world, the Cape Peninsula, promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget. This is by far one of the most epic ways to tour Cape Town, and although it might require a bit of hard work, you will be well rewarded throughout the experience. This exciting Cape Peninsula Pedal Tour not only gives you the opportunity to witness some of Cape Town’s renowned landmarks like Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles, but visit some of its most sought-after destinations too.

Besides a visit to the beloved Simonstown and its colony of African Penguins at Boulders Beach, you will also enjoy a meander through the Cape Point Nature reserve. You can also enjoy a platter lunch and wine tasting at the picturesque Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek. However, no cycle tour of the Cape Peninsula would be complete without a bucket-list pedal along the iconic Chapman’s Peak Drive. Jam-packed with unbeatable views, exciting adventures and bucket-list destinations, our Full Day Road Cape Peninsula Pedal promises to be every bit as thrilling as it will be memorable. It’s an incredible Cape Town tour you cannot miss out on!

3. Cape Adventure Tour

Are you a thrill seeker looking for your next great adventure? The Cape Adventure Tour is one of the most epic ways to tour Cape Town. It’s a perfect opportunity to experience some of the Mother City’s most sought-after adventures first-hand. Jam-packed with tons of bucket-list worthy experiences, the Cape Adventure Tour is the ideal tour for anyone looking to add a bit of extra thrill and excitement to their trip to Cape Town.

From a visit to one of Africa’s highest commercial sandboarding dunes, The Dunes, for an epic sandboarding experience, to an unforgettable and exhilarating Zip Line Tree Top Tour in Hermanus, it offers visitors the very best the Cape adventure scene has to offer. This epic Cape Town tour also includes a guided quad bike adventure through the vineyards and a visit to the beloved African Penguin colony in Betty’s Bay. Not to mention the breath-taking views and spectacular scenic surroundings you’ll be able to enjoy all the way through.

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4. Cape Town Scenic Helicopter Experience

The Mother City in all her glory is one spectacular sight indeed. But there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as exploring everything she has to offer while soaring through the sky in a private helicopter. This bucket-list-worthy, once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Helicopter Experience gives you the opportunity to discover Cape Town from one of the most incredible vantage points.

With 5 thrilling helicopter flight experiences on offer, namely the Full Peninsula Scenic flight, the Scenic Two Oceans Flight, the Robben Island Scenic flight, the Scenic Atlantico Flight and the Helicopters & Oceans Combo, there is an exciting helicopter experience for everyone to enjoy.

Not only does this Cape Town adventure give you the opportunity to witness iconic landmarks and attractions like Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles, Clifton Beach, Camps Bay, Cape Point and Chapman’s Peak, it allows you to explore the Atlantic and False Bay coastline like you never have before. The Cape Town Scenic Helicopter Experience is therefore both one of the most epic ways to tour Cape Town and a bucket-list worthy adventure in every way.

5. Table Mountain Hike and Abseil

Dubbed one of the New7Wonders of Nature, a visit to the iconic Table Mountain should undoubtedly be at the top of everyone’s Cape Town to-do list. However, the ultimate Table Mountain and Abseil combo allows you to experience this bucket-list worthy adventure in a whole new exciting way. Besides enjoying a thrilling hike up this iconic flat-topped mountainous giant, this epic tour combo gives you the opportunity to experience one of the most exhilarating adventures of them all – abseiling down the side of Table Mountain.

In addition to ticking this epic once-in-a-lifetime adventure off your Cape Town bucket-list, the Table Mountain Hike and Abseil Tour offers spectacular views and magnificent scenery all the way through. As well as the opportunity to witness and explore Table Mountain’s unique fauna and flora and fynbos biome. With more than 70% of these species being endemic to the area and found nowhere else in the world. Also be sure to keep a look out for some members of the Cape wildlife like klipspringer, graysbok, dassies, and Karacal.

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Cape Town is filled with beauty, wonder and adventure at every twist and turn. And exploring everything the Mother City has to offer will forever be an incredible adventure. But there’s nothing quite like experiencing some of Cape Town’s most sought-after adventures and celebrated destinations first-hand, and these five epic ways to tour Cape Town will undoubtedly do just that.

We’ve tried and tested these Cape Town tours – from paragliding to shark cage diving  – to bring you experiences in the city. Contact us to book any of these Cape Town tours and learn more on what to expect on each trip. Learn more about the Mother City, how to get around, things to do in Cape Town, and more from our blog. We can help you find the perfect place to stay in Cape Town. Get in touch if you’d like help finding holiday accommodation when you are around.

About The Author: Bianca Bunge

I am a Cape Town based Travel Blogger & aspiring writer. Travelling is the ULTIMATE joy, it allows us to lose ourselves & find ourselves all at the same time, is there anything better than that? PURE BLISS!! And being a Travel Blogger allows me to share my love of travelling, especially my LOVE of Cape Town, with all of you. The Mother City truly did steal my heart, and perhaps she'll steal yours too! I also love the ocean, going on adventures & wine, I REALLY love wine! Join me on my mission to discover EVERY little bit of Cape Town, and what a glorious adventure it will be!
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