HIKE, BIKE, KAYAK
CAPE TOWN ACTIVE EXPERIENCES
Hike, Bike and Abseil Table Mountain
Hike the mountain
Hiking up the famous Table Mountain is a popular activity in Cape Town. We also organise hikes up Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head.
There are two hiking options: Half Day Hike or a Full Day Hike. This activity can be enjoyed any time of the year, weather permitting.
Routes: Hike up Table Mountain either via Platteklip Gorge or Skeleton Gorge through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Both require a reasonable level of fitness. Plenty of water, a waterproof jacket and a camera for the incredible views are all highly recommended.
The total hiking time is approximately 4 hours. We meet at 9am in the city centre, or a pick-up can be arranged to head to the mountain. If we hike up Table Mountain we take the Cable Car down in case of a Half Day hike. The cost of the Cable Car is R115 per person for the one-way trip back down (not included).
The Full Day Hike lasts about 8 hours. We start at 9am from our office, or a pick-up can be arranged to head to the mountain. During this full day activity we provide a lunch on top of the mountain while the guide shares all his knowledge about the surrounding fauna and flora. If we hike up Table Mountain, you have the choice to either take the cable car down (at their own expense – R115 p/p) or hike down the mountain.
Half day R800 pp Full Day R900 pp (includes transport from City Centre, depart 09h00)
Hike & Bike combo
This Table Mountain adventure starts with Mountain Biking. First we’ll travel along the front side of Table Mountain, with the ease of a vehicle drop-off at the start of the trail. We depart on our bikes from the lower cable car station and enjoy the exciting off-road trails and private road leading around Devil’s Peak. It’s a great ride suitable for all levels of fitness and ability.
Once we’ve reached the top you can take some pictures of the beautiful city and then you’ll take the Cable Car down.
Afterwards we go hiking on Table Mountain – either via Platteklip Gorge or Skeleton Gorge through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Both routes require a reasonable level of fitness. Plenty of water, a waterproof jacket and a camera for the incredible views are all highly recommended.
R1500 pp, The Cost of the Cable Car is R115.00 per person for a one way trip.
Shark Cage Diving - False Bay & Gansbaai
False Bay (February to September)
Morning shark tours offers guests a chance to observe natural predation, breaching and experience shark cage diving - all on one trip. We take small groups of no more than 12 guests, allowing each guest excellent viewing opportunities as we share our knowledge and passion for these creatures. Guests can book a day trip or a longer more specialised expedition.
From R1 950 - R2800 pp (Return transfers from City hotels R440)
Gansbaai (2hr drive from Cape Town), all seasons.
Gansbaai is located just 2 hours from Cape Town and Great White Shark cage diving trips are offered throughout the year. The waters off of Dyer Island in Gansbaai are aptly named Shark Alley and are known for their exceptional Great White Shark populations. The sharks are attracted by the massive 60 000-strong Cape Fur Seal colony which inhabits the smaller island of Geyser Rock.
Other wildlife species such as Cape Gannets, Cape Cormorants, African Penguins, whales and dolphins are also likely to be sighted.
R1 600 pp (Return transfer from Cape Town R440)
Snorkel with seals
Duiker Island off Hout Bay is home to over 15 000 Cape Seals. The trip, which is 3 hours long, consists of a leisurely boat ride and about an hour in the water. You don’t have to dive deep to see the seals. The snorkelling site is only 2 – 5m and offers a clear view to the bottom.
R1 325 pp - Includes equipment, boat ride, briefing and snacks - Excludes transport to Hout Bay
Our most popular trips leave from Simon’s Town and Mouille Point and offer relaxing paddling with spectacular views of Signal Hill, Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. There is always a chance that seals, penguins, dolphins – and even the odd whale – will visit you on route. We offer 1 hour, half day, and sunset Sea Kayaking trips.
From R640 excludes transport, depart 09h00.
Table Mountain descent - Mountain Bike
Discover your spirit of adventure with our Table Mountain Double Decent mountain bike ride – a glorious two and a half hour riding experience, traversing the front side of Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain.
The ride is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability, so don’t feel intimidated! This is Cape Town as you’ve never experienced it before.
The tour starts by being shuttled from their city centre shop to the top of the trailhead on Table Mountain. Then the journey begins as we embark on exciting downhill off-road trails and private roads that lead around Devil’s Peak. Culminating in the only viewpoint on the mountain that takes in the Indian Ocean of False Bay and Atlantic Ocean of Table Bay in one spectacular gaze.
This route showcases the magnificent Cape Floral Kingdom Table Mountain Nature Reserve has to offer. Along with interesting information provided by our guides about the history and culture of Cape Town. So, join us for an incredible experience you will never forget!
R900 pp departs 09h00 or 14h00
Cape Point & Constantia winelands with bike tour
The drive to Cape Point is one of the most scenic in the world, with some fantastic views of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, not to mention the indigenous Fynbos. This is a leisurely tour through the spectacular setting of the Cape Point Nature Reserve with the option to ride a bike or sit in the tour bus. It is the best way to experience the unique plant and animal life of this area. Biking allows you to participate in this experience rather than observe it from the window of a bus. This unique mode of transport will allow close sightings of ostriches, antelope, baboons and mountain zebra.
The nature reserve offers spectacular coastal views, beautiful indigenous flora – including over 1100 different species of Fynbos – and a 300 – 500 metre cliff view from the most southerly tip of the Cape Peninsula. Soaking up this natural environment should not be missed.
Once we reach the Nature Reserve, the bicycles are unloaded. We have some of the best bikes in town – each of our high-performance Trek or Gary Fisher bikes come with front suspension as standard. Cycling through this area is an awe-inspiring experience during which you will truly feel alive as you breathe in the unique Fynbos scent, get close to the indigenous animals, and feel the sea breeze on your face.
After the optional leisurely ride we have lunch on the beach at Cape Point and take in the vistas. During moments like these you truly understand and appreciate why Cape Town is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
After lunch we pack up and head for the Constantia winelands, home to some of the Cape’s finest vineyards. We visit two of the top South African wine farms – Constantia Uitsig and Groot Constantia. Here we try out the selection of reds, whites as well as dessert wines and you will discover why South Africa is hailed as one of the finest wine producing countries in the world.
This combination allows you to experience two of the biggest attractions in Cape Town on the same day.
R1 010 pp Includes hotel pick up from City Centre hotels, picnic lunch.