THINGS TO DO

Cape Town has so much to offer, beaches, mountains and city life. These are some recommendations by Cape Town Shuttle Services for Things to do in and around Cape Town.

Helicopter flights around the peninsula

Cape Town is a wonderful place to explore, however to do it from the air can be breathtaking. The most straightforward approach to do this is to go to the V&A Waterfront where the steel helicopters take off every day. There is a choice of various courses you can look over, for example, the Atlantico, Two Oceans, Robben Island and Full Peninsula. Furthermore, there are many companies to choose from, in spite of the fact that the two that we suggest are Cape Town Helicopters and NAC Helicopters.

Learn to surf at Muizenberg

Muizenberg is considered South Africa’s ‘best learn-to-surf beach’ mainly because the wave is so soft, and the consistency of the break is perfect. Voted by National Geographic as ‘One of the World’s Best Surf Towns’, Muizenberg offers a great introduction to the wonderful thrill of surfing. Gary’s Surf School being our recommendation.

Visit The Picture Perfect Beach Of Clifton

Clifton has four beaches (Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) with each one home to its own set of typical visitors. The beauty of Clifton is not just the bathers (but yes, the eye candy is something to behold) but its positioning. Clifton hardly receives any wind and provides a sheltered bay for the yachts and small boats. A great place to see and be seen.

Zipline Tours in Hout Bay

Cape Town Ziplines is close to the CBD and easily reached with Cape Town Shuttle Services. This is one of Africa’s longest and highest Zipline tours. The zipline is around about 2.3km in total length, with single cables that stretch up to 500m and that soar 155m above the ground at their highest point.

Catch a Cable Car up Table Mountain

Table Mountain is Cape Towns claim to fame. There’s no getting around that. Or the mountain. Just ask the commuting locals. This popular attraction and natural wonder receives almost one million visitors a year. It’s a great place to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean with a glass of champagne or spend an entire day exploring. Just be sure not to miss the last cable car down!

Kayaking in Three Anchor Bay

Start your day surrounded by dolphins. Kaskazi Kayaks launches its tours from a small beach in Three Anchor Bay and embarks on a 3 – 5 km journey either towards Granger Bay or Clifton Beach. A range of seabirds can be seen on the trips but it is the penguins, seals, dolphins and whales that cause the most excitement. Trips are approximately two hours long. If you have previous paddling experience they can arrange half day kayak trips too.

 

Example Tour:

Day 1  City tour

Depart from Cape Town airport to check in at your hotel thereafter depart on a tour of Cape Town city center and its surroundings. On this tour, you can expect to see and visit places such as Long Street, Bo-Kaap, Signal Hill, Lions Head, Camps Bay

Day 2  Cape Point

Depart from your accommodation at around 9 am for a scenic drive along the Indian ocean in the direct of Cape point nature reserve where the two oceans meet, along the way you can expect to see and visit other popular attractions such as Muizenberg, Kalk Bay harbour, Simon's town, Boulders beach where the Penguins colony is located, Cape of Good Hope. The day ends with a scenic drive along Chapman' s peak drive back to your accommodation via Hout Bay.

- Entry fee at Cape Point nature reserve - R135

- Entry fee for using the flying Dutchman Funicular - R65

Day 3  Wine tasting!

This is a day of wine tasting so a later departure from your hotel should be fine. On this day you will see and visit place Stellenbosch, Franschhoek.

Day 4  Robben Island

Depart from your hotel to the top of Table mountain and thereafter to the V&A Waterfront where you will catch the ferry to Robben Island. This is one bouncy 20-minute ride so be warned. Upon returning from Robben Island

Day 5  Factory shops

Checkout from your hotel and make your way to Access park for shopping of popular brands such as Nike, Adidas and much more. Once complete you will make your way to the airport for your departing flight.