Cape Town Things To Do

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South Africa Things To DoThings To Do in Cape Town and Western Cape

Cape Town and the Western Cape are undoubtedly regarded as among the most beautiful places to visit in the world. Rich in contrasting regions like the Overberg, the Cape Winelands, the Klein Karoo, and the West Coast that present variations in weather, landscape and activities that encompass hiking, wine tasting, whale watching and helicopter flips, the Western Cape has a distinctive appeal. From the mother city’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and Robben Island to a drive through the Swartberg Pass, Bird Island on the West Coast, the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn and the countless beaches that line the coastline, there is no shortage of things to do.

Cederberg Wilderness Trail

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: near Clanwilliam Emphasis: forge your own route Duration: 1 - 7 days following woodcutters' paths at will Fitness: for the hardy hiker Our tip: for those after solitude and peace, and sleeping where ...

Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Traveller's Rest farm, Cederberg Finish: Traveller's Rest farm Duration: 4 km, roughly 3 hours, 9 different rock art sites Fitness: easy, good to do with children provided you do not want to spend ...

The Whale Trail

Where? De Hoop
Start: Potberg, De Hoop Nature Reserve Finish: Koppie Alleen, De Hoop Nature Reserve Duration: 54 km, 5 days Fitness: moderate to difficult (this is a relatively easy walk; you will need endurance to ...

Self Drive Oudtshoorn to Meiringspoort

Where? Oudtshoorn
Route: Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, Meiringspoort, De Rust Description: Follow the road that winds along the banks of the Groot River as it meanders through Meiringspoort, after using the ...

Grysbok and Bushbuck Trails

Where? Heidelberg
Start: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near the little village of Suurbraak or Heidelberg Finish: Grootvadersbosch Reserve Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: their campsite, which has only a ...

Sandboarding In Bettys Bay

Where? Bettys Bay
The wind swept Blesberg dune in Bettys Bay is a prime location to experience down-hill adventure to the max. At 200 m atop the dune one can reach great speeds and enjoy the ultimate adrenaline buzz. Boards ...

Salt River Mouth Hiking Trail

Where? Natures Valley
Start: near the tea room in Natures Valley Finish: circular route Duration: 5 kms Fitness: moderate Our tip: get your map and permit from the office at De Vasselot campsite Natures Valley takes you into ...

Self Drive Clanwilliam to Wupperthal

Where? Cederberg
Route: Clanwilliam, Pakhuis Pass, Uitkyk Pass, Wupperthal, Matjiesriver, Nieuwoudt Pass, Kriedouw Kloof Pass, Clanwilliam Dam Description: a circular drive through the Cederberg to Wuppertal and Matjies ...

Spookdraai Hiking Trail

Where? L'Agulhas
There is no secret behind the name of this hiking trail at Cape Agulhas. There have been so many shipwrecks along this coastline that even if you do not believe in ghosts (spook) you would have to at least ...

Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum

Where? Bredasdorp
The Bredasdorp Museum is primarily a maritime Museum whose primary theme is 'Shipwrecks along the dangerous Southern Cape coast and their influence on the development of the Strandveld'. There have been ...

West Coast Rock Art Route

Where? Cederberg
Start: Citrusdal or Clanwilliam tourist information Finish: Citrusdal Duration: As long as you want it to take, depending on how often you stop, but the route deserves at least a weekend Vehicle: You can ...

Hoerikwaggo Hike

Where? Cape Town
Start: Cape Town Finish: Cape Point Duration: 87.9 km, 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: you can opt for shorter Hoerikwaggo trails if the full 5-day adventure is too long or heavy going This ...

Arangieskop Hiking Trail

Where? Robertson
Start: Dassieshoek Nature Reserve, outside Robertson Finish: Dassieshoek Duration: 22 km, 2 days Fitness: difficult, the uphill is a continuous slog and will test your endurance Our tip: hard going on the ...

Tranquility Cracks Hike

Where? Camps Bay
Start: the Pipe Track above Camps Bay, take Corridor Ravine to the top of the mountain Finish: the Pipe Track Duration: roughly 5 hours, depending on your level of fitness Fitness: moderate to very fit Our ...

Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

Where? Newlands
A steel and wood canopy stands in amongst the trees of Kirstenbosch. Erected to celebrate Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's centenary the 'boomslang', as it has become known, rises from the ground at a gentle ...

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