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Activities in Cape Town / Things to do in Cape Town

This comprehensive list is all you will need when looking for things to do in Cape Town - activities are ordered by popularity based on ratings received by people who have done them..

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1. 00heaven Limousines Service
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00Heaven Limousines Service is a Cape Town based company, with the most exclusive fleet of vehicles. Our limousine service offers smooth, seamless, comfortable transportation for business travellers, special occasions, celebrities and those on vac...more

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The Cape Town offers visitors a number of excellent Golf Courses in majestic settings which are rated as some of the best in the world. With views of the ocean, sand or mountain from one of Cape Town's expansive greens, we're certain that you wil...more

From R10
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Flying in a chopper is akin to removing yourself from the real world for a short while and becoming a mere spectator. There is a certain feeling of superiority as you look down upon the busy little ant’s nest of activity from which you have just t...more

From R500
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Taking the plunge in the Two Oceans Aquarium will guarantee an intimate face to face meeting with ragged-tooth sharks, giant short tail sting rays a turtle named Yoshi, kob, yellowtail and other predatory fishes. This is the best way to view the m...more

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When visiting a foreign country or even just being a part of your own home grown hood you should have a longing, an inner urging to find out about various cultures, backgrounds and traditions besides your own, whether it be their folklores and sto...more

From R350
Operators offering this activity : Half Day Township Tour (SC7)
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Do you want a rush? If you're a skydiver, you know about adrenaline addiction and the attraction of gravity, so you won't want to miss the chance for a quick jump while you're on holiday. Cape Town has several skydiving clubs. Skydive Cape To...more

From R140
Operators offering this activity : Skydive Cape Town
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Go to the edge and heights you never experienced before, enter the adrenaline zone, try the The "long drop", a 112 metre trip into oblivion. This is the highest commercial abseil in the world, off the top of Cape Town’s famous landmark Table Mou...more

From R275
Operators offering this activity : Abseil Africa
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The Cape winelands are divided into various different wine growing regions, each offering their own wine route. The most popular and well-known wine regions were you can can enjoy wine tasting in Cape Town are Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoe...more

From R760
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The Waenhuiskrans grot is located in the picturesque seaside village called Arniston a pleasant two hour journey from Cape Town. Waenhuiskrans grot means Wagon house cliff cave, (named because it is large enough for an ox-wagon and span of oxen ...more

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Kirstenbosch Gardens is one of Cape Town's most treasured places. The grounds are immaculately kept and the atmosphere is of a heavenly nature. Guineafowl roam free and lush green surroundings with ponds and all sorts of different plants are yo...more

From R760
Operators offering this activity : CAPE PENINSULA FULL DAY TOUR ( SC1)
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South Africa is really a shopping Mecca for locals and tourists alike, and in Cape Town the V & A Waterfront and Canal Walk is renowned for their successful blend of shops, restaurants and entertainment areas. So take a welcoming break from the s...more

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Cape Town, bounded by the Atlantic and Indian Ocean enjoys one of the greatest concentrations of fish in the world. Deep sea Big-Game fishing ranges from 10 to 40 nautical miles from land and is concentrated mainly on Yellow fin, Albacore (Long fi...more

From R3000
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Cape Town is world-renowned as a party town, and it is easy to see why. It has the best shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs in the whole country. Thousands of tourists and locals come to this city to let off steam and party the night away. Summer ...more

From R400
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Ratanga Junction Theme Park is located at Century City, Canal Walk in the suburb of Milnerton, ten minutes drive from the City. With more than 30 attractions including 24 rides ranging from kids, family and thrill rides, nobody will go home disap...more

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If surfing is your game then this is the Mother of all surfing events. The Red Bull Big Wave Africa competition invites a select group of the world's top big wave surfers to spend three weeks in Cape Town and challenge Dungeons, an open ocean re...more

From R10
Operators offering this activity : Drumbeat Charters , Circe Launches, Nauticat Charters, beach2beach
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Make your dream of extreme flying a reality with a Jet Fighter Flight . Be a Top Gun for a day in one of the world's most beautiful cities, awesome Cape Town, at the only private jet fighter school in the world. If you are looking for an unfo...more

From R60102
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Cape Town is home to some of the most ancient and beautiful art works in the world: All the galleries below fall under the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. The South African museum is located in the scenic Company Gardens on Government Avenue in cen...more

From R25
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We have scoured Cape Town for new luxury indulgences and unique experiences, proximity to a SPA has become a huge if not the major consideration when choosing a lavish escape. With this in mind we have gathered the TOP 10 SPAS in Cape Town. Wheth...more

From R20
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Turn your dreams into a reality by experiencing the breathtaking Cape Coastline in a unique and different way! Luxury yachts and power boat trips are operated daily from the V & A Waterfront and from Hout Bay harbour. Trips will include famous ...more

From R10
Operators offering this activity : Drumbeat Charters , Circe Launches, Cape Charters
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Sandy Bay lies some 18 kilometers from the center of Cape Town and can be reached by a winding, scenic road that follows the Twelve Apostles Mountain through the upmarket suburb of Llandudno. This unofficial nudist beach is backed by steep dune...more

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Boulders Beach is situated just after the picturesque village of Simons’s Town. The beach has a healthy population of Jackass Penguins who have chosen the beach as their home and breeding ground due to the fact that there are fewer predators on...more

From R760
Operators offering this activity : CAPE PENINSULA FULL DAY TOUR ( SC1)
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Robben Island, a World Heritage Site, stands as a testament to South Africa overcoming apartheid. It was once home to Nelson Mandela - the first president to lead South Africa under democratic rule. Though best known as a prison, Robben Island...more

From R75
Operators offering this activity : Robben Island Museum
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There are many different routes that can be taken to the top of the mountain. Perhaps the most popular of them is to start off at Kirstenbosch and walk up either Nursery Ravine or Skeleton Gorge. These trails demand a minimal level of fitness ...more

From R4585
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Over the centuries it has become one of South Africa's most famous landmarks. Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. T...more

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Experience the freedom and exhilaration of "free-flight. If you have never paraglided before don’t worry because Tandem Paragliding is the solution. With an oversized, specially designed tandem glider and two harnesses, all who wish to explore th...more

From R950
Operators offering this activity : Para-Pax
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Cape Agulhas is about two hours drive from Cape Town. Contrary to popular belief, Cape Agulhas and not Cape Point is the southernmost tip of Africa. The seas around Cape Agulhas are very treacherous and have caused numerous shipwrecks, the Cape Ag...more

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The Cango Caves are situated in the heart of the Little Karoo 26 km north of Oudtshoorn close to the Garden Route, Cape Town. About 10 000 years ago, the Khoisan used the entrance area of the cave as shelter. Way back in 1780, a farmer named M...more

From R30
Operators offering this activity : 6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour - (SCP6), Cango Caves
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Quad bikes can reach speeds of up to 90 km per hour. They are by far the most exciting thing on 4 wheels, Quad Biking is a rush like no other. Whether you’re speeding through the obstacle course or taking it easy on one of the mellow courses, Quad...more

From R400
Operators offering this activity : Downhill Adventures
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So you've seen the pros do it. Now try it for yourself: go racing. It has been a lifetime dream of yours: throwing yourself through bends of a world class motor race track in a mechanical beast with a V6, Dodge 3.5 litre engine. This is no longer ...more

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Operators offering this activity : Fantastic Racing
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For those who have not lived in Cape Town and wondered about what caused the bang at noon, head for Signal Hill and relive history. The origin of this local custom is explained at the harbour clock at the V&A Waterfront. Originally, the cannon ...more

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Hermanus is an awesome seaside resort in Walker Bay one hour from Cape Town which offers the best whale viewing from land in the world. A cliff path stretching from one side of the town to the other, hugs the coastline for about 12 km giving wha...more

From R760
Operators offering this activity : Hermanus Full Day Tour - (SC8)
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Table Mountain National Park is located at the SW tip of Africa in Cape town, it encompasses the world famous majestic Table Mountain Chain which stretches from Signal Hill in the N to Cape Point in the S. A unique feature of the Table Mountain...more

From R600
Operators offering this activity : Hoerikwaggo Trails, Hike Capetown
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Watching the spectacular sunset from a marvellous yacht, is one of those exhilarating moments in life that one remembers forever. Here in Cape Town, there is no better place to watch the African sunset, than Clifton beach. Clifton’s four ama...more

From R50
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South Africa is home to more than 300 mammal species, over 500 bird species, over a 100 kind of reptiles and countless insects which are being diligently protected in the many nature reserves and national parks around the country. Not all the a...more

From R1600
Operators offering this activity : Aquila Game Reserve, Fairy Glen Game Reserve
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Bloubergstrand, which is ten minutes from Cape Town's city centre, is the perfect place to learn the worlds fastest growing and most exciting adventure activity, kite-boarding. Bloubergstrand is South Africa's premier venue for high performance ...more

From R1350
Operators offering this activity : Extreme3adventures
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The launching slipway at Kleinbaai Harbour is the starting point of your Shark Cage Diving excursion to Geyser and Dyer islands. This is the entry point for all cage diving expeditions to the islands and becomes a hive of activity on clear morn...more

From R1870
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Step aboard the most luxurious classic steam train in Africa When in South Africa take a journey on the most luxurious steam train in the world. This is a great way to enjoy a romantic vacation through the heart of Southern Africa or Africa. ...more

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Operators offering this activity : Rovos rail
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The Cape Town City Ballet began in 1934 as the UCT ballet company. It was only in 1994 when the government ceased funding that it subsequently became known as the Cape Town City Ballet a nonprofit organisation. Most productions are held in th...more

From R80
Operators offering this activity : Cape Town City Ballet
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Clifton is blessed with four of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is one of South Africa's most popular and sought-after holiday destinations. It is situated on the West Atlantic side of Cape Town ten minutes from the city. Clifton is m...more

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The Two Oceans Marathon is run on the Cape Peninsula against a backdrop of Table Mountain, the world famous landmark at the southern tip of Africa. The race is run over a distance of 56 km and is held over the Easter Weekend. The first Two Oce...more

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Newlands is 20 minutes away from Cape Town CBD in the Southern suburbs, it is home to the Newlands Oval cricket ground and the Newlands rugby stadium. The rugby stadium currently has a seating capacity of 50,900. The first official rugby match...more

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Grandwest is a R1.5 billion entertainment complex recreating Cape Towns infamous past . The Casino in GrandWest has 1750 slot machines and 60 gaming tables offering roulette, Diamond Rush Black Jack, poker and punto banco. Surrounded by bars and...more

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The 3500 nautical mile South Atlantic crossing called the Cape to Bahia yacht race is one of yachtings greatest challenges. This annual event formally know as the Cape-to-Rio is held in early January. The finish is at the sizzling city of Salva...more

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Feel on top of the world as you paddle in one of Southern Africa’s most exciting canoe marathons, The Berg River Canoe Marathon. Set in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, this is one endurance race that you simply can’t miss. Combin...more

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The Cederberg Wilderness is about 200-km north of Cape Town, stretching from the Middelberg Pass at Citrusdal to north of the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam, encompassing some 71 000ha of rugged, mountainous terrain. The Cederberg Mountains a...more

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Thirty minutes away from Cape Town along the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive you will find the sleepy seaside suburb of Noordhoek. Long Beach is arguably the best beach to horse ride anywhere in the world! There are currently three commercial horse...more

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Est in 2001, the Shaker BarSchools are the leading bartending schools in South Africa and the UK. We are dedicated to providing bartending, cocktail and flair related training courses of superior quality. This is made possible by the team of exper...more

From R900
Operators offering this activity : Shakers Bar School Johannesburg
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Cape Town may be well known for its beautiful scenery, but it also offers something for everyone. Ten-pin bowling can offer you an entertaining alternative to all that outdoors stuff. The competitive game of ten-pin bowling is as mentally and phys...more

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Operators offering this activity : Stadium Bowl, Tygervalley Bowl
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South Africa has become renowned and popular because of its amazing aesthetic appeal. Sun-drenched in good African sun and warm, friendly hospitality are just a couple of the qualities that make the new Rainbow Nation a top tourist attraction. The...more

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Many travellers throughout South Africa and the rest of the world have taken a particular liking to the elegant coastal city of Cape Town, which is predominantly famous for its endless stretch of pristine beaches. Cape Town is trendy, laidback, an...more

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The extreme sport of paragliding is one of the world’s most loved extreme sports as it offers an adrenaline rushing heart hammering experience that is largely unmatched by many other sports in the same category. There are numerous advantages to pa...more

From R100
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This exciting event runs every Wednesday (except 16 Dec & 30 Dec) from 20:00 to 22:30 (doors open at 8pm). The Drum Mania band opens with a short performance of a simple rhythm and most people join in! Newcomers are then shown the basic technique ...more

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Sandboarding has steadily started gaining a cult following amongst the many citizens of the world: it is fun, it is novel, and it is exciting offering thrill-seekers a new fix when it comes to adrenaline rushes. The scintillating city of Cape Town...more

From R395
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The Western Cape is blessed with a myriad of beautiful and outstanding beaches making it not only a premier vacation destination, but also a hot spot when it comes to a wide variety of water sports activities. While surfing may be one of the oldes...more

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Mountain biking is a favourite pastime for many South Africans from all walks of life. Getting out and about on your bike is a wonderful way not only of savouring the many marvellous natural delights found in the Great Outdoors, but it is also an ...more

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South Africa has become a multicultural country of distinction since it was freed from the shackles of Apartheid in the early 1990s. Under the infamous Group Act many coloured and black South Africans were moved into areas known as informal settle...more

From R325
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When you come to Cape Town you can expect to enjoy a myriad of amazing and diverse activities that will certainly mesmerise you and hold you captive throughout your sojourn. Seal Island is one of the city’s most popular attractions and is particul...more

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The city of Cape Town represents many things to different people. For those that love history, arts, and culture, a must-visit attraction is the magnificent Castle of Good Hope. The Castle of Good Hope is indeed one of the city’s most famous attra...more

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Greenmarket Square is a favoured and much-loved attraction for many Capetonians. Built in 1696 and originally used as a trading/market place for passing ships, Greenmarket Square has continuously evolved throughout the years making it one of the m...more

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When it comes to classic architectural monuments found in the glittering city of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial is one of the best on offer. Built as a tribute to Cecil John Rhodes, Rhodes Memorial was constructed by Sir Herbert Baker and Sir Francis ...more

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The city of Cape Town is a favourite destination amongst nature fans with the World of Birds in Hout Bay being a particularly sought after attraction. With so many natural spectacles to behold, visitors to this illustrious and enthralling city are...more

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It has been said that a visit to the illustrious city of Cape Town is incomplete till you have visited the breathtaking and magnificent natural marvel known as Cape Point. Cape Point is located along the city’s resplendent Atlantic Seaboard and is...more

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The coastal enclave of Simon’s Town is indeed a favourite locale amongst resident Capetonians as well as travellers from other parts of South Africa. Beautiful, tranquil, and charming, Simon’s Town is not just your typical seaside hamlet – it is s...more

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Why Cape Town? Cape Town, South Africa, is a city of many facets, and a true gem for cultural diversity, history and nature. Studying in this beautiful city not only gets you internationally recognized qualifications, it also affords you the op...more

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