Top Adventures in South Africa

  • Hike up Table Mountain, Cape Town

    After parking at the lot near the Platteklip Gorge trailhead, start hiking south up the path. It soon will become extremely steep with large slabs of rock acting as some sort of giant stairs that us peons must crawl over until we eventually reach ...

    1.9 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike to Wally's Cave on Lion's Head

    At the bottom (not really the bottom, but the parking on the way to Signal Hill) you take the jeep track until you reach the paragliders launch point. There you will see a tiny little stairway path heading up to the right.Follow this path up until...

    2.5 miles

  • Visit the Cape Point Lighthouse

    This adventure starts at the Cape Point parking lot, from where one can also begin other adventures. After parking and locking your doors to prevent thieving baboons from breaking in, head up the path parallel to the funicular and follow its gradu...

  • Hike up Devil's Peak

    Starting from the parking lot on Tafelberg Road, simply head south from the trailhead and follow the path as it meanders up multiple switchbacks. Stay on the main path at the 4-way junction and continue going straight up through the pine gully and...

    4 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Watch the Sunset at Signal Hill

    This is a much easier and less adventurous sunset trip than hiking up Lions Head to watch the sunset, so it's better suited for families with small children or folks who aren't too keen on wild adventures.Find out what time sunset is and then head...

  • Shark Diving in Gaansbai

    Although this adventure usually takes place in Gaansbai (due to the higher percentage of Great Whites in the water there), you typically will be picked up in Cape Town at a hotel or hostel by the tour operator (usually very, very early in the morn...

  • Hike to the top of Chapman's Peak

    Starting from the trailhead on Chapman's Peak Drive (one of the most scenic drives in the world), simply follow the trail up as it gradually climbs up east toward a 4-junction. Take that first right at the junction and follow it as it heads south ...

    1.5 miles 1252 ft gain

  • Explore Noordhoek Beach

    The northernmost part of Noordhoek Beach that touches the jagged rocks of Chapman's Peak is the more scenic place to start exploring (see map location for directions to the north parking lot). Otherwise, one can park down at one of the beach-acces...

    5 miles

  • Hike Sentinel Peak

    Sentinel Peak is a great day trip, but if you can spend the night it will reward you will magnificent sunset and sunrise views! The 7.5 mile (12 km) roundtrip hike begins from the Sentinel Peak Car Park just up the smooth dirt road past the sign f...

    7 miles

  • Hike to Diaz Beach

    After parking at the Cape Point parking lot, simply take the small unpaved path that leads south towards the ocean. Head down the gravel steps and follow it as it bears west (right) along a wooden boardwalk. Stay on the boardwalk until it ends at ...

    0.5 miles -450 ft gain

  • Experience Sani Pass

    Sani Pass is the highest mountain pass in South Africa, connecting the town of Underberg in KZN to Mokhotlong in Lesotho. It is strictly a 4x4 vehicle drive and takes visitors from a starting elevation of 5,065 ft (1,544 m) at the South African bo...

    13 miles 4370 ft gain

  • Hike the Pipe Track

    A favourite sunset walk for many Capetonians, the Pipe Track is a flat, easy out-and-back walk snaking along the contour line of the front side of Table Mountain and the Apostles. The Pipe Track trail was built in 1887 to service the pipeline that...

    5 miles 164 ft gain

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