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Cape Town, voted one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit, is also a great place to go on an adventure. Rather than reclining in an air conditioned bus and seeing the sights, there are a number of other ways to tour the Peninsula and have fun at the same time. Find our top 5 adventures to do in Cape Town.

Take a Motorbike Tour

Suit up and head out on a sidecar motorcycle tour of Cape Town and drive the scenic coastal roads with the wind in your hair. Most of these trips are two hours long but you can book a full day and thunder off to some of the lesser known parts of the Cape and still be home for dinner.

Soar like a Verraux’s Eagle

Cape Town is even better from the air. Watch as the mountains and sea merge and get an eagles eye perspective on a helicopter tour over the three bays of Table Bay, Hout Bay and False Bay or take the bucket list tour and fly over the famous landmark of Cape Point while taking in the rest of the natural beauty of the area.

If you are a daredevil and prefer moving under your own steam then Paragliding off Lions Head is a must-do. Feel what it’s like to be a bird as you float effortlessly over the city and up into the sky before descending peacefully or even spinning back to earth with your tandem paragliding guide.

Zipline in a Nature Reserve

Visit the beautiful and mountainous Hottentot’s Holland Nature Reserve and take a zipline tour across the gorges to experience some previously inaccessible parts of this stunning wilderness just outside Cape Town.

This trip takes you out into the Cape Fold mountains near Elgin and after arrival you will enjoy a 4×4 trip into the mountains before getting kitted out in climbing gear and ready to zip across the canyons.

Quad Bike through the Sand Dunes

Just up the West Coast from Cape Town is an extensive sand dune field located in another picturesque Nature Reserve. Here you can take a quad bike or 4×4 trip through the inland sand dunes while experiencing magical views of Table Mountain in the distance and enjoying the fresh sea air.

Hike through a Remote Canyon

If you prefer a full adrenalin experience then Kloofing Smal Blaar is just what you’re looking for. Take the plunge and abseil down a series of waterfalls, with jumps and rock pool swims along the way. This exhilarating canyoning adventure takes you deep into the Limietberge and is a perfect day out for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike.

Contact Absolute Adventures for more information.