One of the most magical aspects of Cape Town is its captivating blend of African, European and Malayan influences. Likewise, the town offers a mix of activities that can please everyone, whether they are looking for a thrilling adventure or for something relaxing.
Let’s dive in together and find some thrilling things to do in Cape Town.
Dive with Sharks
This is not for the fainthearted. In fact, we dare you to try it out. Gansbaai, which is just two hours from Cape Town, is known as the Great White Shark capital of the world. It allows you to cage dive with sharks safely. Being face to face with a shark can be terrifying but it sure does tick off your adventurous bucket – list.
Visit the penguins at Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s town
If you want nothing to do with scary creatures, then you will love the penguins! That’s right, you can get up close and personal with a whole colony of penguins that settled at Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town. These cute creatures and their waddle can surely take your heart away.
You can also pop in into one of the eateries in Simon’s Town, which is South Africa’s largest naval base.
Visit Robben Island
Robben Island sounds scary but mostly, it relates the heartbreaking history of apartheid in South Africa. Now a historical site and officially recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site, Robben’s Island was a prison during the apartheid era. In fact, this is where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, and it housed thousands of other political prisoners. To get you right in the mood, former inmates will give you a tour of the island relating the sad history of the country at that time.
Hike the Table Mountain
Spectacular views, the term is not adequate to describe the landscape that will present to you at the top of the mountain and the different aspects of the cityscapes that you will discover as you complete each mile of the hike.
There are different routes to tackle the mountain and it can be done on your own. However, if you are not used to hiking, you can always book a guide or just ride in the cable car if you do not want to walk but still wish to enjoy the view.
The sunset in Camps Bay
There is no better way to end the day in Cape Town than watching the sunset at Camps Bay. The beach is miles and miles of golden sand, and the fiery red hues of the sun setting will make you instantly fall in love.
Just sit back, get a drink from one of the bars on the beach and relax. Or, have a romantic dinner with your sweetheart in one of the restaurants. Either way, it will be a great evening guaranteed.