Cape Town, South Africa
Origins of the Cape
Known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town was founded in 1652 as a re-supply stop for the Dutch East India Company, along the trade route between Europe and Asia. Consequently, people from across Europe, Asia and other parts of the world landed at the Cape, both by choice and by force. The tapestry of cultures that exists in Cape Town reflects the history of people from various regions of the world and South Africa who shaped its existence. Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and a popular tourist destination, boasting a colourful mix of cultures. Join us on a walking tour of the city and Bo-Kaap to acquaint yourself with its history, diversity and beautiful architecture.
Visit slave lodges, find wells that have watered generations of sailors, and fruit trees that have staved off scurvy. Discover how our history has played a role in the development of the Company Gardens and Cape Town. Find the story behind statues and stolen marble pillars. Witness how the Rainbow Nation was born…
Take on the world's highest natural commercial abseil, off of Table Mountain. Dare to step out over a 1000 meter precipice, into an amazing 112-meter abseil! Just you, a rope and a spectacular view.
After your descent, enjoy a guided walk back to the top of the mountain.
Of all the wonderful activities that you can choose from, a hike in the Cape’s impressive mountains is still arguably one of the most exciting.
There are dozens of spectacular hiking routes up and across the face of Table Mountain. Whether a direct route up Platteklip Gorge, or a longer more scenic route from Kirstenbosch or Hout Bay, a summit hike will not only provide you with spectacular views, but give you great bragging rights!
Cape Peninsula Cycle
Explore the most Southwesterly point of Africa by bicycle.
Several route options are available, depending on the clients’ fitness and the time available.
- Cycle to the Cape of Good Hope and see ostrich, baboons, antelope and even whales. Explore the Cape Point Nature Reserve while enjoying the natural wildlife and fynbos, indigenous to the Cape.
- From the gate to the Buffelsfontein information centre, or the information centre, cycle out to the Cape of Good Hope sign.
Fitter groups can do the whole route and larger groups can rotate between the routes.
Hout Bay Power Boats
With the wind in your hair, and the spray of the cold Atlantic Ocean on your face, under the majestic backdrop of the Sentinel Mountain, head to Duiker Island. Home to a colony of Cape Fur Seals and a favourite dining venue of the Great White Shark, it is a destination alive with the sights and sounds of the Cape marine life.
Following the Rugged coastline, we then cruise past the wreck of the Boss 400, sitting high up on the rocks, before skirting under Chapman’s Peak on our way back to the harbour.
Langa Township Cycle
Join us on a guided cycle through the communities of Langa, or Masiphumelele, where you may see township markets, hostels, and home-grown businesses (Smiley Shops), hear vibrant music, and much more…
This excursion offers fantastic insight into the hardships of township life, while illustrating the entrepreneurial spirit and good humour the residents use to overcome day-to-day issues. We are allowed to feel part of their great sense of community!
Optional Extras : Visit a Witch Doctor, donate to and visit a crèche, visit a shebeen, or eat a traditional meal of samp and beans.
Round the Cape of Storms in a powerboat for a ruly unique appreciation of the stunning views and rugged, dramatic beauty of Cape Point. The group will hear stories of shipwrecks, sea life and ghost ships, all of which have made this peninsula famous.
We depart from and return to Millers Point, near the Black Marlin Restaurant. Small groups can arrange departures and / or landings from Buffels Bay.
Launch into the cool, clear water of the Atlantic Ocean. Feel the spray off the end of your paddle as you weave your way through the rocky pools and outcrops around Boulders Beach. As the sun warms your shoulders, watch as penguins skim the water below you, diving and dancing in the waves.
In sturdy, easy-to-paddle, two-person kayaks, we will explore the crystal waterways of this fascinating penguin colony. Don your life jacket, and an Adventure Works instructor will guide you to penguins waddling over the rocks and gliding through the water.
A day in the Winelands is all about relaxing! Linking wine farms together with a slow, meandering cycle along flat farm roads, we will explore the Franschhoek Valley in a unique and memorable fashion. The cycling route is short and easy enough for anyone to complete, with more challenging routes available for fitter cyclists.
After admiring the architecture as we cycle through the back roads of this quaint village, we will make our way through the vineyards to stop for a wine tasting alongside bubbling streams. We will continue along country lanes, past horses, and cattle, old and modern wine farms, where we stop for another tasting- before ending with a picnic (optional) on beautifully manicured lawns. This is a great way to experience the true way of life in this historic region.
Melting Pot Tour
The Bo-Kaap melting pot tour covers a variety of visits, stopping at the museum (which is also the oldest house in the area), Owa l mosque, and then ending off with a cooking demonstration.
Bo-Kaap is a very colourful close community; many cape Malay’s live in the area. The area is rich in culture and history with warm friendly people always happy to welcome you into their homes.
A walk around the colourful Bo-Kaap, going into the museum takes you past the first mosque built in Bo-Kaap, established in 1794 on land owned by a freed slave.
While walking pop, by the spice wholesalers and smell the amazing aroma of Malay spice. End the beautiful walk at a Cape Malay home, learn how to cook an authentic pot of curry, and serve it up with a flaky roti.
Soar with the birds, above stunning Camps Bay Beach! We launch from Lion's Head and ride the thermals above Camps Bay with stunning views of Table Mountain, The Twelve Apostles, and the Atlantic Coast. Flight time is approximately thirty minutes.
A guided quad trail is a great way to experience the winelands. You will wind your way through a working wine farm, scattered with indigenous fynbos, and enjoy stunning views over the Paarl Valley.
Blast down the dunes and learn the techniques to carve up the sand like a pro.
Experience the beauty of the ocean with its most playful mammals; interact with these boisterous animals in their underwater playground.
The action begins as soon as you enter the water as these furry counterparts swim beside you, often mimicking your movements. Our boats take up to ten passengers at a time, getting you to the seals quickly and safely.
Shark Cage Diving
Gansbaai is famous for its high concentration of the infamous Great White Shark, which feed on seals from an island colony just off the mainland.
Viewing the sharks from a cage in the water puts you right in their territory!
Feel the rush of adrenaline, as you jump from the aeroplane and “fly” through the air!
Tandem Freefall from 9000ft attached to a skydiving instructor. After an amazing thirty-second freefall, your shoot will open and you will float down to earth, enjoying the panoramic views of Cape Town.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
The canals of the Waterfront are the perfect place to enjoy a paddle and, the flat water makes it an ideal location for beginners.
It’s a fun and easy sport, and the Table Mountain views and Waterfront atmosphere make it a fascinating journey.
Surfers will teach clients how to catch that “ultimate wave”.
Surf lessons include water safety, a beach introduction, and the ABCs of surfing. All equipment is supplied (surfboard, wetsuit, leash), and we will have you standing up in no time!
Zip line on one of the longest routes on the African Continent (2.3 Km in total).
This Blood-pumping activity offers spectacular views, and will leave you wanting more.
This awe-inspiring activity is not for the fainthearted, so strap up and enjoy the ride.