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Cape Peninsula Tour

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This full-day tour begins with a drive along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay harbour where you can go on an optional boat cruise to the Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island. The tour continues along the stunning Chapman’s Peak Drive to the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. The next adventure is a downhill cycle in Cape Point Nature Reserve. After a picnic lunch and a stroll in the reserve, we head back to the hostel.

Cost – R690

Wine Tour

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This is a full-day tour in which we visit three wine regions – Franschoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl for wine tastings and a substantial lunch.

Cost – R700

Shark Cage Diving

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You can get up-close-and-personal with Great White sharks in Gansbaai – the shark diving capital of the world. This is a full day tour.

Cost – R1550 including transport

Table Mountain Hike

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Nyasha is our in-house Table Mountain guide and does a fantastic walking tour up the back of Table Mountain, across the top and down the front. The tour includes a picnic lunch.

Cost – R350

Township Tour

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Vuvu is our in-house township tour guide who does a walking tour of the Langa township where she lives. The tour gives the visitor an insight into day-to-day life of South Africans living in townships and includes a visit to a traditional healer, a tavern and a cultural centre.

Cost – R250

Cape Point Motorised bicyle rental

Guide yourself around the Cape Peninsula with our motorized bicycles. Pick up our bikes from Simon’s Town, accessible by a beautiful coastal train ride from central Cape Town or the southern suburbs. Bring your camera, snacks and a smile for a day full of fun and adventure. We give you a map and a tank full of fuel, so you can accelerate uphill and against the wind en route to Cape Point.

Cost – R250

Table Mountain abseil

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Try this awesome abseil down the front face of Table Mountain with the professionals at Abseil Africa.

Bloukrans bungy jump

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We arrange trips to the Bloukrans Bridge near Plettenberg Bay where you can jump the world’s highest bungy at 216m high.

Scuba diving

Cape Town has two distinct diving conditions – the open Atlantic on the west side of the Cape Peninsula and the enclosed False Bay side with warmer waters, soft corals and plenty of fish. There are several well known wreck sites to be enjoyed. We can arrange scuba diving on both sides. The preferred sites depend on weather conditions, mainly the wind direction.

If you are not a diver, we arrange PADI dive courses that are recognized worldwide. Courses are competitively priced, include all equipment and begin every Monday.


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To take advantage of our sand dunes and make up for our lack of snow! You can do it lying down or on snowboards, but beware… it is fast, scary and addictive.

Mountain biking

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There are some excellent mountain biking trails around Cape Town, including downhill run-offs on Table Mountain and through the Cape Point Nature Reserve. There are also trails through the Constantia vineyards.

Tandem paragliding

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There is a fantastic paraglide flight from Lion’s Head down towards Clifton and Camp’s Bay beaches, landing in front of Bungalow Restaurant (old La Med) between Camp’s Bay and Clifton.


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Tandem skydiving with the backdrop of Table Mountain and the Cape peninsula is amazing! Learning to skydive in Cape Town is is relatively inexpensive. A beginner’s training course is held every weekend.


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We organise 1-day and overnight trips to Inverdoorn, a Big 5 game reserve in the Karoo – 2.5 hours from Cape Town.

Other tours

Garden Route tours

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We arrange 3 to 5 day tours up the coast into the Garden Route to take in attractions like the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, whale watching, Knysna, the Bloukrans bungy, the surfing paradise of Jeffreys Bay and the Addo Elephant Park.

Overland trips

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Overland trips are an adventurous way to explore South Africa and its neighbouring countries. The most popular trip is from Cape Town To Victoria Falls, via Namibia and Botswana. Contact us and we’ll help find you the perfect overland adventure.

Kruger National Park

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The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve, about the size of Wales! On the western side are numerous private game reserves and to the east is Mozambique where there are already plans to create a huge park with no boundaries, so that the animals have unrestricted freedom of movement. The wildlife is still excellent, and the park is very well managed.

We arrange some excellent backpacker trips to the Kruger National Park. They will collect you from your hostel in Johannesburg or Pretoria, take you to the park and return you to your hostel after the tour.