Cape Town Special Interest Travel
The Western Cape offers a wide variety of adventure activities, just a few of these are listed below. We include information on a variety of special interest tours and activities, follow the links below for information on the most popular ones:
Widely available throughout South Africa with Cape Town offering a 100m abseil on Table Mountain and an awesome hang from Chapman's Peak, South Africa's most famous and dramatic coastal drive.
The Western Cape offers a 65m high jump and bridge swings at the Gouritz River bridge, the original African bungee site. The Eastern Cape offers the world's highest jump off the 216m high Bloukrans bridge - a must for all thrill seekers!
There is a huge range of climbing opportunities in South Africa from scenic sport climbing to training and guided climbs. The Western Cape offers outstanding views, fantastic rock and routes to suit every standard. Table Mountain itself offers endless possibilities. There is also wonderful ancient rock art to be seen.
Coloured reefs and a coastline littered with shipwrecks make South Africa an interesting place to dive. The Western Cape offers some of the most accessible and varied diving in the country and diving with sharks is offered at the aquarium and at Gansbaai.
Fly-fishing ( freshwater and seawater ) ..... rock and surf angling ..... spear fishing ..... bottom fishing and deep-sea fishing - South Africa offers it all from rainbow trout to big game fish! The Cape of Storms is notorious for yielding quality big game fish such as Marlin and Tuna, and the Cape also offers excellent trout and bass fishing around inland rivers and dams.
A common pastime throughout South Africa and trails can be found almost everywhere you go including the Game Parks! There are unlimited possibilities ranging from gentle strolls alone to guided week-long hikes. The country's most famous route .... the Otter Trial is located in the Eastern Cape.
There are a variety of trails in South Africa with the Western Cape boasting leisurely trails through forests and winelands, as well as many popular mountainous climbs and descents.
Paragliding / Sky Diving
The Western Cape has an abundance of sites to suit both experience and weather conditions and the Garden Route offers one of the countries safest and most popular sites. Whether this is a first time alone, a tandem jump or an accelerated freefall, there are various schools throughout South Africa offering a full range of skydiving opportunities.
South Africa is undoubtedly one of the major surfing countries in the world, with South Africans figuring prominently on the professional circuit and the country itself hosting a series of international competitions each year. There are many memorable surf spots throughout the country with the Eastern Cape being home to Jeffrey's Bay, one of the worlds' top spots. The Western Cape offers an abundance of varying waves suitable for those with experience and those without, with Cape Town and its surrounding area offering at least 50 spots. Surf safaris, board hire and tuition are all available.