If you’re looking for unique ways to explore Cape Town, then why not try an exhilarating ocean safari or spend the day searching for otters? Here are a few unique tours in and around Cape Town that you’ll love.
Several friendly, furry faces call the Cape home, but none more elusive than the African clawless otter. This tour is great if you’re eager to track and locate Cape Town’s wild otters. Enjoy a guided walking tour with the “Otter Man” – a local tour guide that’s studied and become familiar with the unique habits of these creatures.
- Duration: 3.5 Hours
- Price: R530 per person
Experience the beauty of the ocean by going on an ocean safari. Similar to a game drive, you’ll get to cruise the waters in style as you spot a few of the ocean’s majestic creatures. You’ll get to spot dolphins, seals, whales, and penguins as you make your way around Sea Point, Clifton, Camps Bay and Oudekraal. Ocean Experiences is a great tour company to try, and they also offer a range of other great adventures, including snorkelling and scuba diving.
- Duration: 2 Hours
- Price: R850 per person
Follow in the footsteps of early explorers as you discover the wild and mysterious plains of the Karoo. This incredible two-day journey departs from Cape Town and visits a few iconic landmarks and Anglo-Boer battle regions. Sit back and enjoy the extreme comfort of a 13-seater luxury air-conditioned vehicle as you travel through the desert. Departing every Saturday, you’ll get an incredible glimpse into “the forgotten route” as you taste local produce and mesmerise and majestic mountains.
- Duration: Two days
- Price: R2475 per person
Did you know that there are secret tunnels beneath Cape Town? Considered one of the oldest catchment systems in South Africa, you now have the chance to discover them. Grab a torch and gumboots or old trainers before descending into the depths of the city. This tour is conducted by Goodhope Adventures and is a unique experience for those looking for a little excitement.
- Duration: 2 to 3 Hours
- Price: R350
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or simply looking to get close to these misunderstood creatures, shark cage diving is a must-try. Dive the shark-infested waters of Gansbaai and come face-to-face with the majestic Great White shark. The White Shark Diving Company is a premier shark cage diving that offers additional tours, including whale watching and safari game drives.
- Duration: All-day
- Price: R1800 per person (currently on special)
Located in the gorgeous Blaauwklippen valley, Waterford Estate is a little slice of Tuscany in the heart of the Stellenbosch region. Explore the cobbled paths and manicured gardens before hopping on the Waterford safari vehicle and discovering this 120-hectare estate nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain. You’ll be guided through the process of how they develop their award-winning wines before stopping to sample a few glasses. All tastings are paired with delicious snacks. After your safari, the experience ends with a chocolate and wine pairing.
- Duration: 3 Hours
- Price: R1,450
Spend the day paddling the Atlantic ocean in search of dolphins (you may even get to spot a few penguins). Many kayak tours begin at Mouille Point or head out further and try a kayak tour around the Hout Bay harbour. Either way, it’s sure to be a thrilling experience.
- Duration: 3 Hours
- Price: R450
If you’re looking for a unique way to explore the slopes of Table Mountain and enjoy spectacular views of the Mother City, then Scootours has got the solution. Hop on a Monster Mountain Scooter and freewheel into the city below, discovering the spellbinding beauty of our city’s icon along the way. There are two off-road tracks, with the first running down the side of Signal Hill and into Bo Kaap. Make sure you don’t miss out on this unique and awesome experience.
- Duration: 1.5 to 2 Hours
- Price: R400 per person