The waterfront- stepping outside into the heat, you are hit with a warm breeze providing comfort after a hot car ride. The cooling breeze brings with it an array of scents – juicy succulent steaks from the award winning Belthazar restaurant, fresh fish from Quay Four cooked to your fancy; the salty tang of the sea air promising adventure and fun.
Standing beneath picturesque Table Mountain, the iconic symbol of South Africa provides a sheltered setting for the city of Cape Town. At its feet lies the Atlantic Ocean, glistening invitingly in the summer sun, and beyond, the long white sandy beaches sweep along the coastline of Table Bay.
As you walk around, your eye is caught by the myriad of unique acts throughout the Waterfront that help immerse you in the African atmosphere. Music and dance is steeped in the history of the people and the Waterfront engages everyone with its show. Not a bad way to escape the harsh Northern Hemisphere winter!
For those of you who like to get their sea shoes on, Cape Town is the perfect place to do so. Activities include deep sea fishing, shark diving, ocean sailing along with many boat trips and tours. The most popular of all is the trip to Robben Island, the famous historical island in which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, which departs from The Nelson Mandela Gateway quay where you can experience the grueling conditions prisoners endured whilst on the island.
There are also other boat trips such as the Pirate Party boat. The Jolly Roger holds parties for every occasion and is great fun for young and old alike. Sunset cruises, kids parties, there is even a New Year’s Eve Midnight cruise. Watching the annual fireworks display from Table Bay itself could be no finer vantage spot to bring in the coming 12 months.
The adrenaline rush of a fast speed boat that’ll whizz you round the harbor and along the coast such as that of the twin V8 engine of the Atlantic Adventurer may be more the type of adventure you are looking for.
The choice of boat trips is endless – how about sea lion watching, dolphin watching, whale watching, short cruises, and dining boats? Another, much loved attraction is ocean sailing. There two ways to put your sailing skills to the test. The first is to rent a boat and hit the ocean waves with a group of friends. You can do this from the Ocean Sailing Academy or from the Esperance Sailing Charters. The other way you can get a taste of sailing is by sailing with an instructor. This a perfect day out for the family as kids and adults alike are taught what to do.
For all you budding fisherman out there, the waterfront provides the perfect outlet for your hobby. Adventure with Classic Cape Charters into the great Atlantic and test your skills in the art of fishing. The game includes tuna, yellowtail, reef fish, swordfish, marlin (from October to May), and Cape Snoek (from June to September).
On an even more adventurous note, those of you who are thrill seekers might like to try some shark diving. Although not for the faint hearted, this activity is one of the more popular attractions at the Waterfront. You will not find it hard to find a company willing to take you down to the deep depths where such monsters as the Great White lurk, as companies line the edge of the quays ready to whisk you away for an adrenaline filled hour or so.
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