Given the choice of catching the Cable Car down Table Mountain or abseiling down 112 metres of this iconic landmark I know which option I would choose. However, for the adrenalin-seeking junkies out there, this and shark-cage diving have to be the ultimate way to get your extreme adventure fix in Cape Town.
How much does it cost?
It costs just R650 per person but this doesn’t include the cost of taking the cable car to the top. Of course you could opt to pay R799 per person and you then get a 2 to 3 hour guided walk up Platteklip Gorge and then get to abseil down.
What to expect
The coast of South Africa provides plenty a great diving destinations for the novice diver as well as the expert diver. Here are the top five diving spots you will want to explore during your trip to South Africa:
Also known as Sordies, this bay is located north of Durban, just 100km from the southern border of Mozambique. The bay is a protected site by the Parks Board and provides nearby lodging and campgrounds. Diving is open all year at Sodwana Bay, but during the peaking season it can get extremely crowded. It’s always warm, but between November and February, the weather is scorching hot. The bay accommodates both the beginning and experienced diver who will enjoy seeing the reefs. It is a perfect place for your first open water dive experience. (more…)
Cape Town has many exciting activities for kids, both outdoors and indoors. The weather is normally excellent and encourages enjoyment of nature and the spectacular beaches, which are sheltered and warm on the other side of the mountain when a cold wind is blowing on one side. However, if indoor fun is the necessary choice, there is much to choose from in that category.
Top 5 Outdoor Activities
1. Take a ride on a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a magnificent view and walk the boardwalk among the beautiful flora. (more…)
South Africa is packed with activities that will set your heart rate pumping. Here are a few of the amazing things that you can do in South Africa.
Highest Commercial Bungy Jump in the world
The Bloukrans Bridge close to Tsitsikamma along the Garden Route is the place to bungee jump. At 216 metres it is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest commercial jump in the world. Face Adrenalin run the jump and employ Pendulum Bungee technology to give you the smoothest possible ride. (more…)
Route 62 in the Western Cape of South Africa is a scenic drive of about 750km starting in Worcester and ending at the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The drive is one of the most scenic and takes you through vast expanses of the Klein Karoo plains, past vineyards and over mountains. The road winds through ever changing scenery through a number of quaint villages along one of the longest wine routes in South Africa. If you attempted the journey in one go it would take you roughly nine and a half hours but we strongly recommend you break up your journey and stay over so that you can fully appreciate all there is to see along the way. One place to stop and relax those aching muscles is the Warmwaterberg Spa situated between Barrydale and Ladismith. The natural hot springs found here are an ideal place to take a break from driving. (more…)