5 activities for adrenaline junkies in Cape Town

Posted by Ashna Brijmohun on 24 November 2021

Cape Town is the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies. The high mountains and diverse terrain are the adventurist’s ultimate playground. To get you inspired, we’ve compiled a list of crazy activities that you can experience in Cape Town.

1. Sky diving

Sky Diving. Picture: Getaway Gallery

Take the leap and get a bird’s eye view of the Mother City. Sky diving is the ultimate daredevil activity for tourists who are thirsty for adventure. Take the plunge in a variety of locations around the city and tick this incredible activity off your bucket list.

Skill Required: None

Safety Level: Generally safe (as long as one partners with an accredited skydiving company)

Additional Information: www.skydivecapetown.co.za

2. Quad Biking

Quad biking. Picture: Getaway Gallery

Quad biking is a fun and exciting group activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This fast paced, high energy activity will have tourists zooming through Cape Town’s beautiful natural terrain.

Skill Required: Some experience using a similar vehicle would be advantageous

Safety Level: Typically very safe. Just ensure that safety precautions are implemented and always follow instructions.

Additional Information: www.saforestadventures.co.za

4. Surfing the Sand Dunes

Sand dunes of Atlantis, Cape Town. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

While Cape Town is famous for its beautiful beaches and gnarly waves it does provide a different kind of surfing experience for tourists looking to catch some waves. The Atlantis sand dunes are well-known around Cape Town as many thrill seekers utlise its terrain for dirt biking, quad biking, and even dune surfing! If the ocean is not your style or if you want to experience a new way of surfing, dune surfing might be what you’ve been looking for.

Skill Required: None. Whether you’re surfing like a pro or sliding down the hills on your belly, the dunes are for everyone to enjoy.

Safety level: Extremely Safe. Just exercise caution.

Additional Information: sandboardingcapetown.com

4. Abseiling

Credit: Nico Smit/Unsplash

Are you brave enough to dangle off the edge of Cape Town’s massive Table Mountain at 1000 metres above sea level? Abseiling down one of the world’s seven wonders is an essential item on any adventurers bucket list. Take a vertical decent down the face of the mountain and enjoy a view of the incredible city below.

Skill Required: Adequate experience in abseiling and a decent fitness level.

Safety Level: Typically safe, just make sure all safety precautions are implemented and that instructions are dutifully followed.

Additional Information: abseilafrica.co.za

5. Ziplining

Ziplining. Picture: Getaway Gallery

Ziplining is a great way to admire the beauty of Cape Town and get a much needed adrenaline rush. There are many locations around Cape Town where one could take the dive and soar through the African sky. This particular zipline is located in Silvermine Estate which is a private estate offering tourists a safe and secure experience.

Skill Required: None

Safety Level: Very Safe

Additional Information: www.saforestadventures.co.za

Picture: Kamil Pietrzak/Unsplash


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