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Cape Town adventures, activities & attractions

If you’re looking for exciting things to do in Cape Town, this is where you’ll find them! This beautiful city is surrounded by natural beauty and full of fun. From snorkeling to paragliding, we’re trying to cover all the adventures Cape Town has to offer. And there are many!

We’ve split all our favourite adventures into three categories to help you navigate them more easily – Wildlife & Wilderness, Tours & Experiences, and Camping & Day Trips. The list is ever-expanding, so if you tick off all the adventures below, be sure to check in again in a couple weeks!

cape point baboon

Wildlife & Wilderness

The most incredible thing about Cape Town is the city’s natural beauty. We’re surrounded by nature! From the unique biosphere of Table Mountain, covered in flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world, to our ocean wilderness, a whole world of its own.

If you’re looking for places in and around our fair city where you can explore that nature, you’ll find all our favourite adventures right here.

tasting at Eagles Nest wine estate

Tours & Experiences

Whether you’re a tourist visiting Cape Town for the weekend, or a local looking for something new to do, you’ll find something wonderful here! Keen on calm and decadent wine tasting in Franschhoek or in Constantia? Or more interested in paintballing, paragliding and snorkeling? We’ve got you covered! These are all experiences and locally-run tours we’ve done ourselves, and reviewed here.

seal snorkelling in Hout Bay

Seal snorkeling in Hout Bay, Cape Town

Snorkeling with Southern Africa’s famous Cape Fur Seals is one of the loveliest adventures in Cape Town! The nimble water pups twirl and race in

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de pakhuys rocklands

Camping & Day Trips

Explore beyond Cape Town! Our city is surrounded by dream destinations, from the Southern tip of Africa to the rocky Cederberg mountains. Spend the weekend in nature, climbing, swimming and exploring. Or embark on a day trip, keeping an eye out for local wildlife! You’ll find all of my favourite excursions out of Cape Town right here.

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