Cape Town: extreme heart-accelerating adrenaline top things to do for wild spirits
You have a wild spirit? And every time you walk around a museum you're thinking 'what else more exciting I could do around here?' Then this is definitely the 'must-do' list for you.
Vibrating, exciting, adrenaline, heart-accelerating activities - everything you are looking for while you are visiting Cape Town.
Take the rope down Table Mountain
We all know that Table Mountain is one of the most beautiful views in Cape Town. And of course, a world UNESCO Heritage. For those of you who like peaceful holidays, probably a nice way to visit Table Mountain is taking the cable car up and then walk around the top.
But there is a more fun, exciting way to see Table Mountain – rope down on it with Abseil Table Mountain crew! Just imagine being 1000 meters above sea level, while the Twelve Apostles and the Lion’s Head watch over you. And that astonishing view of the Camps Bay will make it all worth it.
Don’t worry – is not that hard. The whole experience takes around an hour, which includes the safety demonstration, harnessing up and the 30 min hike up back on the mountain. You just must have at least 45kg or do a tandem abseil. And children under 10 are not allowed
Tip: get on top close to the sunset, is amazingly beautiful to see the town from up there.
Yes! You read it right! You can dive in a cage to see the crocodiles. And don’t worry – unlike the shark cage diving, this is not harming to them, nor to nature, as it is done in a farm.
Located 30 minutes drive from Cape Town, in Winelands,Le Bonheur crocodile farmis housing more than 1000 Nile crocodiles. As the cage goes underwater, you can watch and experience these animals in their own environment, having a close look at their impressive jaws and strong tails.
You don’t need to have prior experience for this – the staff will escort you and brief you before you dive, and a professional diver will be there with you at all times.
Tip: don’t forget to smile for the pictures! And you can have breakfast or lunch at the location before the dive – so you can spend a great half of day at the farm without worrying about anything.
You love flying? ThenWinelands Paraglidingis a great thing for you to do while in Cape Town. And anybody can do it – just a few minutes to prepare to take off. Plus, you will fly with an instructor, so you don’t need to worry about anything.
You can choose one of the two amazing place to do paragliding over: you can fly over one of the most iconic cities in the world with the Table Mountain in the back. Or you can choose to fly over the winelands at Paarl, Du Toits kloof, Franschoek or Sir Lowries. Whichever you choose you will not regret it!
This one is a ‘must do’ if you like adrenaline in nature. With Canopy Tours South Africayou can enjoy a 4.5h adventure, an heart accelerating aerial perspective, surrounded by the breathtaking panoramas of the Cape. And who knows? If you are lucky you might even fly alongside a soaring eagle.
Located in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw, going down the Hottentots Holland mountain in the Cape Nature reserve with the same name, it is only 1 hour drive from Cape Town
Water biking across the ocean
If you reach Simon’s Town during your visit in Cape Town (which you should), you could totally try this! A little movement will do you good for sure! Gliding across the ocean is a very nice way to sightsee the town from the water and experience the spectacular views of the mountain.
And don’t worry! Due to the elevated position if the bikes, you will not get wet. The bikes are completely eco-friendly, so you will not be damaging the ocean either. You can just relax, bike and enjoy the famous marine life around you.
Tip: Just don’t forget to put a lot of sunscreen.
Paddling on Cape Town Canals
Looking for a nice activity to spend a couple of hours? You can paddle on the canals of Cape Town at SUP, enjoying the great vibe of the city around you. Located at Battery Park, near the V&A Waterfront, it is very easy to reach
Is not hard at all. Once you find your balance at least. However, no need for prior experience at all. The guys there will teach you everything you need to know and assist you on the way. And, well, if you fall, is not that bad – just remember to leave your phone on the shore.