If you’ve been enjoying the summer vibes and soaking up the African sun in recent weeks, you may have noticed how unbearably hot it has been. With temperatures soaring well into the 30s, finding ways to cool down has become a necessity.
Thankfully, the Mother City has gifted us with some beautiful cooling-off spots. From taking a dip in one of the many tidal pools nestled along the coastline to indulging in more adventurous water attractions, Cape Town has plenty to offer when it comes to fun ways to cool down.
So, to help you chill out this summer, here are five water activities to try out the next time it feels like someone left the oven on in Cape Town:
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a fun activity that many Capetonians seem to love, especially when it’s hot. There are countless spots around Cape Town where you can grab a board and start paddling, including the canals of the V&A Waterfront and the waves of Blouberg Beach. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enjoy your weekend.
There’s something fun and quirky about water bikes, and if you’re looking to escape the heat while exploring Cape Town’s coastline, then hopping on an eco-friendly and aerobic water bike is perfect. You’ll definitely work up a bit of a sweat, but that just gives you the perfect excuse to take a dip in the ocean. Cape Town Water Bikes in Simon’s Town offers a 1-hour ocean adventure tour, which allows you to glide across the water while spotting some incredible marine life.
The beautiful blue waters of the vast ocean await! If you’re eager to put those arms to work, kayaking is an incredible water adventure that is sure to provide you with some breathtaking views among the abundance of marine life inhabiting the Atlantic Seaboard coastline. Spend two hours exploring these waters by kayak as you paddle from the V&A Waterfront, past the Green Point lighthouse and back to base at the Atlantic Outlook.
A champagne cruise:
A glass of bubbly in one hand and a camera in the other. With plenty of charters around the Mother City to choose from, a champagne cruise is a great way to turn any sunny afternoon into an occasion. Watch the sunset beyond the horizon, create a few memories with friends, family or lovers, and cheers to the evening in style.
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all things water adventures, Blue Rock: Cable Water Ski Resort in Somerset West should be at the top of any water adventurer’s list. Wakeboarding, kneeboarding and waterskiing are just a few of the fun activities you can indulge in when choosing to spend a day at this water resort, along with an adrenaline-filled 400m-long zipline that will allow you to sail over rocks, land and water.
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