MORE TO DO IN CAPE TOWN
More to do in Cape Town – here are some other activities and places to visit near Cape Town.
Visit the notorious island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for many years. This island has also been a military base and a leper colony. These tours are weather-permitting as the ferry ride can be quite rough in bad weather.
Helicopter rides over Cape Town
Choose from a short hop over the city and surrounds, or a longer flight all the way down to the Cape of Good Hope. These exhilarating rides will give you views over the peninsula that many people don’t get to see.
Cape Point and False Bay Boat Rides
This boat trip is especially rewarding during the months when the bay is visited by whales, but even without whales it’s a great experience to see Seal Island with thousands of seals and to see the Cape of Good Hope from a vantage point seldom seen by most visitors.
Swartland Horse Trails
Slightly off the beaten track is the stunning Swartland region with the pretty small town of Tulbagh. Here you can do horse trails, sample excellent wines in this Shiraz region, and just take in the beauty of the surroundings. It’s advisable to spend at least 2 days here in order to enjoy the horse trails.
The newest addition to the Cape’s adventure activities is the tree canopy tour in the Elgin region. 13 elevated platforms, a suspension bridge 50 meters over beautiful waterfalls, and 11 exciting slides. This is a full day tour, one hour from Cape Town.
Township – Langa Experience
A day in Langa learning about the history of South Africa’s notorious townships. How and why do they exist, and how do the people live there now? Walk safely through the streets, visit a cultural community centre, and have lunch in a restaurant with live music.
Uthando is a non-profit organisation supporting local communities with special projects. Your guide will select several projects to visit and interact with the people. These are scheduled half-day tours and are best suited for you if you understand English.
South Africa’s most beautiful indigenous botanical gardens nestled against the Constantiaberg Mountains. Stroll through beautifully laid-out gardens and a conservatory with some of the world’s most unusual plants, and walk along the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walk.
The Constantia winelands are within minutes of the city and are the oldest in the country. Visit Groot Constantia with its magnificent example of Cape Dutch architecture manor house, sample excellent wines and food in the valley, as well as the most southerly wine estate with its magnificent views.
Cape Malay cookery classes
Learn about the food of the Cape and how to make some of it yourself. This tour needs to be booked in advance and is subject to availability.
There are safaris to a game reserve within 2 hours of Cape Town which can be done in one day or overnight. You can also visit a crocodile farm, a lion park, a monkey park, or even an ostrich breeding farm near the Cape of Good Hope.
The southern-most tip of Africa is several hours away from Cape Town and somewhat isolated but it is in the beautiful region of Overberg and for those who want to say they have been there, it’s worth a trip. We prefer to do this as part of a tour of the entire region but under certain circumstances we can make a day trip of it.
Ask your guide to show you the best shopping in town. From African curios to diamonds and the rare but beautiful Tanzanite, we will gladly assist with advice on your shopping requirements.