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Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding Adventure

1. Cape Town: Tandem Paragliding Adventure

After a short explanation, you and your pilot will take off from a mountain slope under a canopy that resembles a parachute. Once inflated overhead, you will take just a few steps or a short run to take off from the gentle slope, the wind will catch the canopy and you will be airborne. In the air, complete control over direction and speed gives your pilot the freedom to soar ridges, rise on warm currents of air and cover distance. The tour providers have a proven safety record from day one, a credit to company procedures. Each season starts with brand new equipment and well-maintained throughout the year. All pilots are internationally recognized Tandem Flight Instructors. Each passenger is briefed and issued with a helmet. All pilots carry complete reserve and communication systems and weather conditions are carefully assessed before you are taken up and again on take off. You will be assisted by the crew on both take off and landing. Get ready to fulfill man's oldest dream of free flying. Now, you can experience the joy of personal, foot-launched flight in its purest form - on a paraglider. You do not need to have any experience at all to come tandem paragliding. Thousands of tandem paragliding flights have been done with children as young as 10-years-old and adults as old as 87-years-old. After a short briefing, you will merely run a few steps and the rest will be in the hands of your fully qualified pilot. Just sit back and enjoy your flight. Bookings are essential, do not leave it until your last day as the activity is dependent on the weather conditions.

Two Oceans Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Entrance ticket

2. Two Oceans Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Entrance ticket

With more than 3,000 creatures on show, the Two Oceans Aquarium provides a diverse showcase of Atlantic and Indian Ocean marine life. Explore different underwater species from the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest, which also showcases the unique kelp that is found on Cape Town beaches. Check out what sea life looks like under a microscope, and explore the Indian Ocean. View mesmerising exhibits that features the dazzling colours of its fish, translucent jellies, shy octopuses and Knysna seahorses. Make a point to check out the new I&J Exhibit, a 10-meter long tunnel that gives a peek at a variety of subtropical species. The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to a few species that aren’t found at any other aquarium in the world. Among these are the strange, serpentine hagfish. An eel-like fish, it can produce as much as five litres of slime when it’s scared.It’s an ancient fish that doesn’t have eyes, fins or scales, than can only be viewed in Cape Town!

Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

3. Hout Bay: Duiker Island Seal Colony Cruise

Choose from 40 a 60-minute cruise and sail off to Duiker Island to see thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery the Cape Peninsula has to offer as you cruise along the rugged coastline from Hout Bay harbor.  As you cruise over the waters, get breathtaking views of the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain, in addition to the chance to see other marine life including dolphins and whales. 40-minute Seal Colony Cruise: child-friendly cruise from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island the Seal Colony where you can view thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals, close up in their beautiful natural habitat. 60-Minute Seal and Shipwreck Cruise: see the Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and then continue below the Kabonkelberg mountain range to Moari Bay notoriously known for its Shipwrecks which ran aground in 1994 during one of the famous Cape winter storms. 60-Minute Chapmans Peak Cruise: set off from Hout Bay harbor to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur Seals. From there the boat will cross the bay and travel back to the harbor along the cliffs and caves of Chapmans Peak.

Cape Town Ocean Safari: Speed Boat Adventure in Table Bay

4. Cape Town Ocean Safari: Speed Boat Adventure in Table Bay

Our trips departing from Quay 5 in the Waterfront. With a bit of luck you will have a chance to see Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins, Whales, Penguins and Sun Fish and potentially much more as we search the bay for sea life. The destination of the tour is not always the same as this trip is really about spending time on the water and looking for the rich sea life that can be found in the proximity of Cape Town. However you can be assured that you will have amazing views of the Table Bay and will be able to see some of Cape Town most amazing landmarks from the water: Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lion's Head, Camps Bay and Clifton Beaches, Robben Island. You will of course be able to take pictures when the speedboat occasionally stops to make sure you have memory of such incredible experience. The trip starts with a safety briefing by the skipper, the fitting of life jackets and the signing of the indemnity in our offices on Quay 5. Children are welcome as long as they are under the supervision of adults. Our expeditions are weather-dependent and routing will depend on the expected weather conditions for the day.

Aquila Private Game Reserve: Sunset Safari

5. Aquila Private Game Reserve: Sunset Safari

Arrive at Aquila Private Game Reserve by 3:00 PM. On arrival, a welcome drink will be served followed by a selection of teas, coffee and snacks. At 3:15, you will start your 2-3 hour game drive. After a hot day in the African bush the animals are just starting to stir, moving towards the watering holes and coming out of the shade. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side. While at the reserve you can enjoy a number of complementary activities. You can relax poolside, browse the curio shop, visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess. Join this tour to witness wild animals and enjoy a magical sunset experience. 

Cape Town: Marine Wildlife Tour from the V&A Waterfront

6. Cape Town: Marine Wildlife Tour from the V&A Waterfront

Climb aboard and look for marine life in the ecosystem of Table Bay on a 1.5-hour eco-cruise from Cape Town. See species in their natural surroundings, such as humpback and southern right whales, depending on the season. Get the chance to watch pods of dolphins breaching close to the boat and marvel at their acrobatic displays. Be enchanted by Cape fur seals lounging on the jetties and get close to unusual species, such as sunfish. Watch African penguins diving for fish to take back to their breeding colony on Robben Island.  Encounter birdlife, such as terns, gannets, cormorants and mighty black-browed albatross.

Cape Town: 1-Way Private Transfer to/from Cape Town Airport

7. Cape Town: 1-Way Private Transfer to/from Cape Town Airport

Ensure your trip is hassle-free with a convenient 1-way private transfer between Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and your accommodation in Cape Town. Choose from two vehicle options for a personalized transfer experience. For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. For groups of up to 7 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 7 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Meet with your professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall or at your accommodation. Enjoy a meet and greet service at the airport and get help with your luggage to the vehicle. Whether you are traveling with extra luggage or with children, tailor your private transfer to your personal needs by indicating what you need when you book. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your personalized transfer.

Cape Town: Jeep Dune Adventure Tour with Sandboarding

8. Cape Town: Jeep Dune Adventure Tour with Sandboarding

Get ready for a fun day exploring the Atlantis Dunes in an open-top Jeep Wrangler. Your tour starts off at the entrance of The Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve where the vehicles and drivers will be waiting to greet you. After the introduction and briefing, you will choose your jeep and the adventure kicks off. Be sure that your adrenaline will start flowing when you get close and see the dunes.  Experience the beautiful scenery of the dunes while the experienced drivers take you to the various points of interest in the dunes. Look out for some buck and learn more about how the dunes were formed. After the driving experience, find a high dune for some dune jumping and photos. Table Mountain makes the perfect backdrop on a clear day. From there, head back to base camp for some lunch and chill time.

Table Mountain: Gentle Guided Meander for the Whole Family

9. Table Mountain: Gentle Guided Meander for the Whole Family

Follow the Camps Bay Pipe Track from Kloof Nek during this guided walk on Table Mountain. The easy path offers rewarding mountain and ocean views over Lion's Head, Camps Bay, and Bakoven. The Pipe Track follows the old water pipe along the top of Camps Bay. There are a few ups and downs but the route is otherwise flat and the views over the bay and up the 12 Apostles Mountain Range are spectacular. Stop to take a break at one of the benches you’ll find along the way and enjoy the view of the surrounding area. Keen birders will enjoy watching sugarbirds flitting about dense thickets of protea bushes.

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What people are saying about Cape Town

It was great. At first it was just me, then two more people came on site. We saw 2 moguls even though it's not the season. The skipper and everyone in the team are super nice and explain a lot! We were > 2 hours on the road instead of just 1.5. highly recommended!!!

Friendly staff showing you the ropes in a friendly environment. Very thorough and clear teaching. I will definitely think about taking this up as a hobby!

Super Awesome, especially the divers in the tank!! Kids love the experience, we walked through twice!

Great time..Grandkids had lots to see and experience. Lots of lovely memories.

A wonderful and exciting adventure. A great time was fad by all.