Table Mountain – The landmark of the Mother City and the 7th natural wonder of the world, this tabletop plateau is a must see! Take the cable car and explore the beautiful views. If you are feeling energetic take a hike to the natural reservoir on top and explore the indigenous flora and fauna abounding. The cable route is weather dependent so it is good to check online first, to see if it is open on the day you plan to go. What’s more is it is FREE in the month of your birthday!
Robben Island Tours – Robben Island, is a unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice” with a rich 500 year old multi-layered history. It is visited every year by thousands of people eager to understand and honour the important aspects of South Africa’s history which the Island represents. Daily ferries depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront. The tour takes 3.5 hours including the ferry trip to and from the Island (Depending on the boat used as they have different travel times).
Camps Bay Beach – Camps Bay beach and tidal pool is a treat for everyone, with its mountain backdrop and blue ocean vistas. Whether it is an exhilarating sea swim or a beautiful sunset stroll along the Camps Bay Promenade, it is a great way to enjoy Cape Town’s beauty.
Clifton Beaches – A visit to one of Clifton’s four beautiful beaches is one of the best ways to while away a breathtaking Cape Town summers day. With its gorgeous white sands and cool turquoise waters, it’s perfect for a splash in the ocean! Don’t forget the beach bat and ball and your sun cream.
Sea Point Promenade – Rent a bicycle and cycle along the Sea Point promenade with Upcycle, rewarding yourself with a soft serve ice cream at the finish line. The promenade is a local treasure in Cape Town where you will find many locals enjoying an early morning jog or a sunset stroll. A short distance from the Promenade is Sea Point’s Regent Road where you can find some great gift shops, excellent coffee spots, funky vegan cafés and great burger joints.
Ocean kayaking – Hop on a guided Kayak Tour with Atlantic Outlook, paddle along our beautiful coastline where you will often be in the company of a school of bottlenose dolphins. Ocean kayaking offers a spectacularly different view of Cape Town’s beautiful coastline and mountains.
Paragliding – Paragliding in Cape Town is mostly done from Signal Hill and on occasion when the wind direction allows, from Lions Head. Enjoy the ultimate tandem paragliding experience flying with with experienced pilots and experiencing the Mother City from the best vantage point. Once you are airborne, all you need to do is relax, enjoy the views and take it all in.
Surfing City Side – Known as Surfer’s Corner and located in False Bay, just 30 minutes south east of the city bowl, Muizenberg is one of the city’s most famous surf spots. Its gentle waves are perfect for beginners, and are a long boarder’s paradise. Make sure you pop in at the best coffee spot in Cape Town, Hans & Lloyd for a memorable brew after your surf.
Helicopter Flips – For a jaw dropping experience, book with our friends at Cape Town Helicopters for visuals of the Atlantic Seaboard, Hout Bay and Cape Point that will completely WOW you. A variety of flight routes are offered including some beautiful experiences such as landing in the fynbos for a picnic on top of a mountain or flying up the West Coast for a decadent sea food feast.
Boulders Bay Penguins – You will be blown away by the beauty of the small hidden attraction when you head to Simon’s Town to visit the protected African penguins at Boulders Beach. This colony of penguins which can be viewed in their natural habitat via wooden walkways. There is also an excellent beach for swimming nearby.
Winelands – The Western Cape is synonymous with excellent wines, with areas like Franschhoek and Stellenbosch yielding world class exports. Plan a day trip and visit some of these world class wine farms. Meander though these quaint and beautiful districts, stop and enjoy wine tasting paired with incredible food dishes and take in the arts and crafts available in these colourful towns. Take the tram from Franschhoek station and enjoy the magnificent countryside journey as it stops at various wine farms. Try La Motte, Boschendal, Babylonstoring, Spier, Anthonij Rupert Wyne Estate to name but a few in these luxurious areas!
Safaris and Game Reserves – Cape Town is the gateway to Africa and boasts a variety of game reserves offering day safaris, so you can have a truly African Experience. Try Sanbona, Wildlife Reserve, Gondwana Game Reserve or Inverdoon only a few of the many game farms in the area and experience luxury safaris and the sprit of Africa! – www.safaribookings.com
Hermanus Whale Watching – September is whale watching season and a great day trip to this quaint sea side town, famous for its arts and crafts and good eateries is a good choice. Watch the whales and end the day with sundowners and great views.
Taal Monument – Presiding as a guardian over the wine and agricultural district of Paarl, is the impressive Taal Monument “Language Monument”. A modern addition to the landscape it is worth a visit and overlooks the entire area. About 45 minutes outside of Cape Town.