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For the adventure, outdoor or sports enthusiast Cape Town is an ideal destination with a range of activities from hiking, climbing and abseiling to watersports, diving and golf. Land, sea or air - Cape Town has it all, combined with fantastic settings and sunny skies.
Walking & Hiking
The Cape Peninsula has a wide array of walking and hiking trails catering to all fitness levels. Hikes may lead you through lush forest, indigenous fynbos and rocky terrain and you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views and fresh mountain air. More ...
>> be sure to take the neccessary safety precautions when hiking. The Cape weather can change quickly, so always be prepared with warm clothing and plenty of liquid to avoid dehydration in hot weather. Speak to a local, consult a map, or join a guided walk if you are unsure of directions.
>> many of the mountain and forest trails are also suitable for mountain biking, and you'll also find plenty of routes specifically for mountain biking.
Watersports & Diving
Cape Town's beaches are ideal for any number of watersports including surfing, windsurfing, kyaking and kite-surfing. Scuba diving is also popular and the reefs, caves and many shipwrecks that line the coastline make for some excellent dives. There is excellent game fishing off the Cape Point coast and for the more adventurous, why not try shark cage diving. More ...
For an adrenaline rush, why not try a helicopter trip around the peninsula or pay a visit to Thundercity near the airport, where for a small fortune you can take flight in an original world war fighter jet. Alternatively, try paragliding from Lions Head for a birds eye view of Clifton and Camp's Bay or from Sir Lowry's Pass near Somerset West for views across False Bay. More ...
Cape Town is home to some exceptional golf courses, many designed by internationally acclaimed players and all in all set in beautiful surroundings. It has become a trend in South Africa to create exclusive housing estates around golf-courses, and a few of these offer holiday accommodation too. From seaside courses, to those set amongst vineyards or mountains you'll find a selection of nine and eighteen-hole courses to enjoy. More ...
>> There are a number of tour companies that offer golfing tours and safaris. Pick-up a brochure from a tourism office for more details.
Boat Trips & Charters
The Cape Peninsula provides many opportunities for boating, sailing and yachting and there's plenty to see from whales and seals to spectacular scenery and abundant birdlife. Scenic cruises and harbour trips depart from the V&A Waterfront daily and in summer sunset cruises which hug the coastline around Clifton and Camp's Bay are extremely popular. For private trips, parties and functions yachts and catamarans can be chartered. More ...
Cape Town is a haven for beach lovers with a host of excellent beaches to visit and enjoy. Whether its watersports, swimming, walking or just good old sunbathing that you are in search of - you're sure to find a favourite beach. The family friendly beaches of the False Bay coastline have warmer waters and gentle waves and the trendy beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard are picture perfect with very chilly waters and are ideal for sunset picnics. More