Get active in Cape Town
Stray off the beaten path and experience Cape Town’s great outdoors with these fantastic activities.
Blaze a bike route
Cape Town, an exciting and busy city, has a wonderful way of making you feel welcomed and entertained. However, there are so many places to visit and experience that it can get overwhelming. Little wonder that many tourists to the Mother City are opting for a more European way to take in the culture; by bicycle.
Get active and blaze your own trail through some of Cape Town’s historic and scenic routes available by bike. Why not explore the city bowl’s finest features including the Company Gardens, the V&A Waterfront, colourful Bo-Kaap and the Sea Point Promenade among others. On a guided tour, you can immerse yourself in the wonder of Cape Town first-hand as you feel the crisp ocean air on your face while the lights and sounds of the city come alive around you.
If you want to get out of the urban sprawl, there are many wine farm tours within Stellenbosch and Franschhoek as well as bike tours around the Cape Peninsula. Visit http://www.bikeandsaddle.com/ to find the Cape bicycle tour that suits your preference.
Gather at Green Point Park and Biodiversity Garden
If cycling doesn’t fit your idea of a good time, get your outdoor fix by visiting Green Point Stadium’s urban park. Just a stone’s throw away from the V&A Waterfront and on your way to Sea Point, Green Point Park is also known for possessing the only biodiversity garden in the Western Cape. It has 25,000 indigenous plants, shrubs and bulbs. Let the little ones play on the creatively designed jungle gyms while you picnic by the water or stroll in the gardens.
Scuba dive with sea life
Extend your adventure to underwater exploration at the Two Ocean’s Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. Dive into the Kelp Forest Exhibit, one of three in the world. Feed the exotic fish, including the galjoen; our national fish, and learn more about marine vegetation. You could choose the more thrilling option and dive with the sharks at the I&J Predator Exhibit. Here you are guaranteed to get face to face with these majestic beasts.