Dirty Boots offer 65 of the best adventures and things to do in Cape Town including abseiling, quad biking, scootours, bicycle tours, skydiving and more.
Adventure activities in Cape Town are inspired by the spectacular surroundings, as is the outdoorsy lifestyle of many of its citizens. This cosmopolitan metropolis at the tip of Africa is wrapped around by nature’s playground; the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, the ramparts, cliffs, and forested ravines of Table Mountain National park. Even when the summer wind picks up there are rewards; a spectacular white-waterfall cloud forms on the mountain’s summit and kiteboarders from around the world fire up their sails.
There’s just so much you can do in this beautiful city. Our selection of activities, curated by adventure specialists in their field, will assist in creating the outdoor-active holiday of your dreams. Many of the best experiences, including hiking, sunset cruises, paragliding, and abseiling, are located a short drive or even within walking distance from city hotels, boutique guesthouses, and Air B & B accommodation. The vibrant V & A Waterfront, the most visited attraction in South Africa, is a great launchpad for adventure tours and a wonderful place to absorb the essence of Cape Town.
Explore further afield by car, bike, or boat tour or even a scenic flight, and Cape Town’s natural bounty just keeps unfolding. Heading South on your way to historic Cape Point, you can kayak amongst penguins or snorkel with seals in extraordinary kelp beds, visit charming café’s or local-is-lekker fish and chip shops for refreshment in pretty maritime towns, or go cantering across legendary golden beaches on horseback. Heading northwards out of town opens a whole new host of wonders- the starkly beautiful West Coast and the sculpturally spectacular Cederberg mountains.
Like our most famous annual visitor, the southern right whale, once you’ve visited Cape Town, you will most likely return again and again.