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Cape Town Travel Guide

Cape Town Sports & Activities

Cape Town is the adventure capital of the universe. Whatever you want to do—dive, paddle, fly, jump, run, slide, fin, walk, or clamber—this is the city to do it in and somebody will help you do it.

For spectator sports, it's easy to get tickets for ordinary club matches and interprovincial games. Getting tickets to an international test match is more of a challenge; however, there's always somebody selling tickets—at a price, of course.

Kayaking

Coastal Kayak Trails. You don't have to be a pro to discover Cape Town by kayak. Coastal Kayak Trails has regular sunset and sunrise paddles...

Paragliding and Skydiving

Para-pax Tandem Paragliding. Para-pax Tandem Paragliding will take you flying off landmarks such as Lion's Head, Signal Hill, and Table Mountain...

Rappelling

Abseil Africa. Abseil Africa offers a 350-foot abseil (rappel) off the top of Table Mountain. Another excursion takes you over a waterfall...

Scuba Diving

The diving around the Cape is excellent, with kelp forests, cold-water corals, very brightly colored reef life, and numerous wrecks. An unusual...

Shark Diving

Seeing great white sharks hunting seals around False Bay's Seal Island is one of the most exhilarating natural displays you're likely to witness...

Biking

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...

Bird-Watching

Brians-Birding. Specialized birding walks can be organized through Brians-Birding, which offers full-day birding walks with a max of about...

Climbing

Cape Town has hundreds of bolted sport routes around the city and peninsula, ranging from an easy 10 to a hectic 30. (To give you some idea...

Fishing

Hooked on Africa. Based in Hout Bay Harbour, this operation is in one of the richest fishing grounds left in the world today. If you're keen...

Golf

Most golf clubs in the Cape accept visitors, but prior booking is essential. Expect to pay R250–R400 for 18 holes and R200–R350 to rent golf...

Hiking and Canyoning

Cape Town and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest hiking in the world. Kloofing, known as canyoning in the United States, is the...

Horseback Riding

Cantering down one of the Cape's long white-sand beaches or riding through the fynbos-covered dunes at sunset is a unique and tranquil pleasure...

Surfing

Cape Town has some great but cold surf, and conditions can be complicated by the winds. Though it's no J-Bay (Jeffreys Bay), Cape Town still...

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