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Cape Town Travel Guide

Biking

Downhill Adventures. Downhill Adventures offers great cycling trips around the peninsula. You can opt for a full day at the nature reserve at Cape Point, including a picnic lunch, or a leisurely cycle through the Constantia Winelands, stopping for wine tasting along the way. The company can also arrange mountain-bike tours, or you can simply rent a bike. Their range of combination tours includes a Cape Point & Winelands Biking Tour, a Table Mountain Bike & Abseil Combo, or even a Sandboard & Tandem Skydive Combo. The company also arranges shark-cage dives. 021/422–0388 or 021/422–1580. www.downhilladventures.com. Rentals from R200; tours from R895.

Baz Bus. Baz Bus tours the south peninsula with a trailer full of bikes. You cycle the fun parts and sit in the bus for the rest. It costs about R540 for the whole day. 021/439–2323. www.bazbus.com.

In a restored warehouse, this trendy operation has made good use of what was once a derelict piece of land between the V&A Waterfront and some other harborside development. It's now a place for locals to be seen, with a private beach, bars, and very comfortable covered seating scattered around Granger Bay Road. It's essentially an extension of the Waterfront and faces Table Bay with the Green Point Stadium, Signal Hill, and Table Mountain as pleasant backdrops. The first Grand Café is in Camps Bay, but it does not have nearly as much to distinguish itself from the people-watching cafés on the main road there.

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