Cape Town

This iconic South African city has no shortage of adventures to offer. From beautiful beaches to incredible hiking trails, the possibilities are endless.

Top Adventures in Cape Town

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hike Table Mountain's India Venster Route

    Starting about 50 m to the right of the lower cable car station of Table Mountain National Park, this 2.5 km point-to-point hike begins its 670 m elevation gain with a thigh-crushing ascent up a steep trail. Follow the trail about 15 to 20 minutes...

    1.6 miles 2198.2 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

  • 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

  • Hike Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge Trail

    Platteklip Gorge is the shortest route to hike to the summit of Table Mountain. It’s the most direct because the only direction the route takes you is up! The trail begins on Tafelberg Road just past the cableway station at 1,180 ft (360 m). From ...

    4 miles 2300 ft gain

  • 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

  • Hike Tranquility Cracks via the Pipe Tracks

    Tranquility Cracks is one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets, despite it being near a main trail and done in under 4 hours. Essentially the Cracks are a series of passageways and narrow slits and fractures in the sandstone, most of which are wide en...

    5.6 miles 1837.3 ft gain

  • Take a sunset cruise on Chapman's Peak Drive

    One of the best ways to take in a Cape Town sunset is by taking a late afternoon drive on Chapman's Peak. The coastal road, carved into a mountain face, connects Hout Bay and Noordhoek, and is a spectacular, winding 9kmdrive.  Beginning from the H...

  • 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

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