In 1955 renowned marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson wrote “The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. All through the long history of Earth, it has been an area of unrest where waves have broken heavily against the land, where the tides have pressed forward over the continents, receded, and then returned. For no two successive days is the shoreline precisely the same”.
Gravity Adventures pioneered coasteering in Cape Town. We’ve added it to our exciting list of micro-adventures, opening an opportunity for people to experience this mysterious strip of no man’s land- Rachel Carson’s ‘edge of the sea’.
Our coasteering adventures start near the penguin colony at Boulders Beach on Cape Town’s beautiful False Bay Coast. Hosted by Gravity Adventures’ highly experienced guides and a safety boat, you will follow an exciting ‘sea’ trail. Scrambling over sea-logged granite boulders, leaping into the turquoise sea, swimming through the canopies of magnificent kelp forests and into idyllic bays where golden sandy coves invite you to spend time lazing in the sun- this is what coasteering is all about. We’ll provide you with snorkels and goggles, as well as wetsuits and life jackets, so you can float in the calming sway of the ocean while you look out for penguins, octopus,es and other amazing denizens of the sea.
Coasteering is an invigorating activity- physical fun at its best- but it will also open your eyes to the treasures of this lovely stretch of coast; the rich marine life, our kelp forests-recently voted one of the new 7 wonders of the world, the gorgeous wind-protected beaches and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula.
Gravity’s coasteering activity combines well with a hike at Cape Point or a visit to see the penguin colony at Boulders. We are also happy to include lunch on one of the secluded beaches by arrangement.