False Bay Adventures

False Bay in Cape Town is an adventurers playground, there are at least 20 different outdoor adventure activities to choose from. These include the obvious ones such as boat trips, kayaking, surfing and whale watching.  Did you know you can also go shark cage diving, snorkeling and coasteering in the Bay.  The great thing about Cape Town is that if the Atlantic ocean side is rough and miserable then the False Bay side is a great alternative.  For the first time scuba diver there are…

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Adventures in False Bay
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False Bay in Cape Town is an adventurers playground, there are at least 20 different outdoor adventure activities to choose from. These include the obvious ones such as boat trips, kayaking, surfing and whale watching.  Did you know you can also go shark cage diving, snorkeling and coasteering in the Bay.  The great thing about Cape Town is that if the Atlantic ocean side is rough and miserable then the False Bay side is a great alternative.  For the first time scuba diver there are some awesome safe dive sites to choose from and great wreck dives also try snorkeling in some of the protected bays but remember to pack a wetsuit. 

The name False Bay arose in the early years when the sailors often confused False Bay with Table Bay.  Remember there were no GPS’s in those times and Hangklip was often mistaken for Cape Point so easy to get it wrong.  The bay is surrounded by magnificent scenery and still hosts much marine life making for great fishing and pelagic bird trips

So when you are next in Cape Town don’t forget to spend some time on the warm side of the peninsula and try one or two of the exciting outdoor adventure activities available in False Bay.  On this page you will find a comprehensive list of those activities.

False Bay Adventures

Action Shooting

Action Shooting in False Bay. This activity will cause a rush of adrenaline and is perfect for groups of friends, bachelor parties, and a teambuilding activity.

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Tours in False Bay. Cycling is a fantastic activity for those that want to explore the sights and sounds of False Bay but don’t like the idea of spending...

Boat Charters

Boat Charters in False Bay - Boat Trips, Sunset Cruises, Whale Watching, and more. False Bay, with almost 3000km of coastline, is as much a feast for the...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in False Bay. A boat trip or private charter is an excellent way to enjoy panoramic views and to get up close and personal with a variety of aquatic life.

Coasteering

Coasteering in False Bay. Adventures. Coasteering is all about exploring the coastline.  This is an awesome new outdoor adventure activity on the False Bay...

Croc Surfing

Croc surfing in False Bay - Adventures. Not more fun can be had in the waves than with the new water activity in Cape Town called croc surfing, nothing to do with...

Cycle Tours

Cycle Tours in False Bay - Cycling holidays, city tours, mountain biking and more. False Bay is criss-crossed by roads. Some go through the city...

Fishing

Fishing in False Bay. I am no guru when it comes to fishing but have spent enough time behind a rod next to the sea, lagoons, rivers, and trout ponds...

Game Fishing

Game Fishing or sport fishing in False Bay. The smack of salt in the air, ocean all around and land not in sight is the domain of fishermen in search of game fish...

Kayaking

Kayaking in False Bay. This can be broken down into a few different categories: Sea kayaking and White Water kayaking. A kayak is a boat...

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in False Bay. On the world diving scene, False Bay is up there with the best of them offering superb diving variety, a huge diversity of marine species...

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking in False Bay. There are escorted kayaking trips in most of the coastal settlements. In Cape Town, you can paddle out to see penguins, and in Plettenberg Bay...

Seal Snorkelling

Seal Snorkeling in False Bay. One of Cape Town’s newest outdoor water-based adventure activities.  When the sea calms down and the visibility is great there are not...

Shark Cage Diving

Shark-Cage Diving in False Bay, Cape Town. Great white sharks can grow up to 8 meters long. These powerful apex predators have patrolled our oceans since the beginning of time and near a tiny spit of land called Seal Island in False Bay you have the opportunity for a face to face encounter with these...

Snorkeling

Snorkelling in False Bay - Fun Things To Do. A snorkelling safari is not the kind of safari that comes to mind when you think of False Bay, but it should! Firstly, snorkelling is a fabulous family adventure. Unlike diving which requires arduous training, snorkelling has a low barrier to entry.

Water Bikes

Cape Town's False Bay, known for its white, sandy beaches and warmer Indian Ocean water, is also the site for one of the city's more unusual activities: waterbiking. This water-based activity will have you sitting astride a bicycle that sits on top of two buoyant pontoons. You do not need any...