Tourism Month in the Western Cape kicked off with a bang as the City of Cape Town launched one of Africa’s longest ziplines in Hout Bay.
The exhilarating zipline route is around 2.3km long with a single cable that stretches up to 500m in length and soars 155m above the ground at its highest point.
The latest addition has been a great way to kick off the month of September and the City’s tourism drive which is titled: “Rethinking Tourism,” as per IOL.
Following a tough two years for the tourism industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vital that we learn to redo tourism, says Economic Growth Mayco member James Vos.
Making sure that tourism is accessible for everybody, including locals, has been placed at the top of the agenda.
“We are inviting everyone who lives in Cape Town to nominate themselves or a loved one to tell us the one thing you would love to experience in this city. Whether it’s a stay at a 5-star hotel, a cooking class or paragliding over the mountains; we want to help make as many wishes as possible come true,” Vos continued.
Here are a few more ziplining spots you can enjoy around the Western Cape:
Soar through the treetops and enjoy spectacular views of the Cape’s famous fynbos and mountainscapes as you get your adrenaline fix with this incredible ziplining tour. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the tour is situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, offering unadulterated views of nature within an actual World Heritage Site.
- Price: R895 per person
- Duration: 4.5 Hours
Talk about a thrilling adventure! Breathe in the fresh sea breeze as you soar across the ocean with the world’s longest over-ocean zipline. Mossel Bay’s famous zipline is about 1100m long and 90m above sea level. There’s no question that this adventure will get your heart racing with speeds of up to 80km/hour as you glide over the bay while enjoying spectacular ocean views.
- Price: R550 per person
- Duration: Approximately 30 minutes