6 Unique and Unusual Things To Do In Cape Town

Table Mountain

Cape Town is known as the Nature Lover’s Paradise. Many people are drawn to the active lifestyle this incredible city has to offer. From endless beautiful beaches, stunning hiking and biking trails to world-class Wine Estates, you have the option to combine these activities and have one epic adventure! With so many adventures to choose from, you will have to clear your schedule for the next few months just to fit them all in.

Here are some adventure tours you can add to your bucket list:

Bicycle Wine Tour in Franschhoek
If you are a bike enthusiast and a wine lover, then this Franschhoek wine tour is for you! This tour merges the beautiful scenery and sites of Historic Franschhoek with some excellent wine pairings and some healthy outdoor exercise. Enjoy a scenic bike ride and make your way through the beautiful town of Franschhoek. This 27km tour is available for all levels of fitness and will take you past several wine farms where you can do tastings and pairings while soaking up the view.

Surf and Sip in Muizenberg
The Surfer’s Corner at Muizenberg is a favourite learning spot for new surfers as the waves are a little more gentle. Why not try your hand at some surfing and follow it up with a wine tasting or two. This tour will also take you on the breathtaking Chapmans peak drive where you can keep an eye out for whales.

Horseback Wine Tour in Franschhoek
How does horseback riding through vineyards sound, followed by wine tastings of some of South Africa’s finest wines? Horseriding brings you closer to nature and boosts your general well-being. The freedom and exhilaration that riding offers can be a great stress reliever. Now add to that wine tastings at three Franschhoek Wineries, and you’ve got yourself an adventurous yet relaxing day.

Table Mountain Wine Safari
Table Mountain is nothing short of awe-inspiring and for a good reason! As one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature in the world, you will unquestionably find yourself overwhelmed by its size and beauty. You can enjoy a once in a lifetime view of Table Mountain from the comfort of a 4×4 where you’ll learn about the diverse vegetation types. Once you reach Devil’s Peak, you’ll stop and enjoy magnificent views as well as a picnic lunch and a selection of wines.

Zipping and Wine Sipping Tour of Constantia
Looking for something a little more daring? Something like Zip lining perhaps? You’re in luck! You can zip line across the Constantia Valley, a spectacular 155 meters above the tree canopy, after which you can do a wine tasting at the majestic Constantia Glen Winery located high up on the slopes of Constantiaberg.

Great Whites & Great Wines Tour
Zip lining not daring enough? How about Shark Cage Diving? You can go on a shark cage diving adventure, which is both safe and exciting, as you come face to face with the shark in its natural habitat. Recover with a wine tasting and 2-course lunch in the Bot River wine region nearby, as well as an award-winning wine and tasting straight from the barrel.

There is more than enough reason to get out and about in Cape Town with one of these Cape Peninsula tours. If you’re looking for adventure, you will find it in Cape Town. The only question is, which one to do first?

For more information on South African Wine farms and how to visit them when in South Africa, Explore Sideways has all the information you will ever need.


About Brittany Hawkins

Brittany’s passion for food and wine began in her hometown, Napa Valley, California, where she grew up immersed in the wine industry. After receiving a degree from DePauw University, she began her career in Silicon Valley in the advertising and marketing industries. Brittany moved to Cape Town 3 years ago where she launched Explore Sideways and has since been able to marry her interests in food, wine, travel and tech to create transformative experiences around the world.

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