Hiking trails, museums, and countless shopping experiences, there are so many amazing activities to enjoy in Cape Town. However, sometimes it’s more exciting to step off the beaten track and do something a little different. Here are a few unusual but cool activities to do in the Mother City.
Paddling with penguins
With their cute little waddle and their black and white tuxedo, penguins are undoubtedly nature’s gift to humans. While swimming with these adorable creatures at Boulders Beach is fun, try something a little different by paddling alongside them. Kayak Cape Town Simon’s Town offers guided tours around the warm waters of False Bay and ensures you make the most of your time on the water.
- Price: R350 per person
- Duration: 2 Hours
Up, up and away! On the hunt for something that will leave your heart in your throat? There’s a new gravity-defying amusement ride in the Mother City that’s got everyone talking. The Sky-Hi ride is an exhilarating ride that’s nestled on the 28th floor of the hotel with a drop of around 75km/hour (eek!) It’s the first of its kind in Africa, with only seven available in the world.
Price: R50 – R250
If you’re looking to get your heart pounding without screaming at the top of your lungs, spending the day stretching your legs at Battery Park is an excellent alternative. Stand-up paddling and various watersports are available in the canals or kick the ball around on the lush field available. Skateboarders also get the chance to practice their killer moves at the skatepark.
You don’t have to travel to Namibia to ride across sand dunes. There are a number of sandboarding tours that provide you with the chance to do this and are a short drive from Cape Town’s CBD too. Head to the Atlantis Sand dunes for a little fun in the sun … and sand.
- Price: R500 per person
- Duration: 2.5 Hours
The Two Oceans Aquarium offers a unique experience for those looking for a water-based adventure a little closer to home. They offer three diving experiences that include hopping in the water with ragged-tooth sharks, diving with turtles and stingrays, or spending your time exploring the aquarium’s very own kelp forest.
Price: R900 – R1850 per person