5 of the top nature based adventure activities in and around Cape Town

Posted on Sun April 17, 2016 in Cape Town Activities.

The Western Cape and especially Cape Town is arguably the best adventure destination in Africa, if not the world and was recently voted the top adventure destination in 2015 by Virtuoso. This coupled with scenic beauty makes Cape Town a must visit location for adventure hungry travelers. Here are 5 of the top nature based adventures that can be experienced in and around Cape Town.

1) Fatbikes


Fatbikes are all the rage at the moment and it is not difficult to understand why. These bikes allow you to explore unchartered territory. Exploring the sand dunes of Walker bay nature reserve is a nature based activity like no other and promises to be adventurous in a beautiful and serene setting. This is the perfect activity for those seeking adventure whilst escaping from reality.

2) Trail running


Running and especially trail running is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Trail running enthusiasts will not be disappointed when visiting Cape Town which is home to a vast array of mountain, forest beach and fynbos trails. For the more serious trail runner, the Western Cape offers a number of different trail races ranging from short 5km options to 100km ultra races.

3) Supping

Without a doubt, Supping has taken the world by storm and the Western Cape is no different. Supping has become a regular occurrence on the Atlantic seaboard as well as the many lakes and dams in the province. A number of supping tours and rentals are available for those wanting to participate.

4) Zip lining

Zip lining is an invigorating way to explore the natural beauty of Cape Town, and the Western Cape is home to a number of different Zip lining sites. The Constantia valley boasts one of the longest and highest zip lining courses in Africa and is sure to satisfy any adventure craving.

5) Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking is an amazing experience and one of the few ways to get up close and personal with the Marine 5, which includes Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, Seals and Penguins.