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Cape Town is an adventure seeker’s paradise. You could stay for weeks and still not tick off all the activities on offer. From paragliding to kayaking, kitesurfing and sand boarding, Cape town offers all the high speed thrills.

Here are some of the most popular adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities on offer in Cape Town:

Abseil down Table Mountain: Enjoy an exhilarating experience with the world’s highest commercial abseil, at 1 000m above sea level. Abseil down the side of Table Mountain and take in the spectacular views as you go.

Sandboarding and quad biking on Atlantis Dunes: Spend an action-packed day out on the West Coast sand dunes, where you can learn to sandboard and ride quad bikes.

Ziplining in Cape Town: A nature reserve in Elgin gives you the opportunity to zipline over fynbos forests, waterfalls and lush green valleys. This exciting canopy adventure includes 13 elevated platforms and a suspension bridge over a double waterfall.

Mountain biking in Cape Town: From forest trails to farmland rides, cyclists are spoiled for choice with the rich variety of mountain bike trails in and around Cape Town.

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Cape Town has a bit of something for everyone

Want local African music or jazz? Tick.
Want beach cocktails? Tick.
Want world-class food? Tick.
Comedy scene? Tick.
Craft beer, craft gin and world-class wine? Tick.

Going out in Cape town is never boring, the amount of choice is unrivaled in South Africa and there’s a little something tucked around every corner for every kind of person.

Coffee Shops in Cape Town

Coffee lovers unite

For the caffeine-lovers Cape town is also the “Coffee Capital” of South Africa with quirky coffee shops on nearly every single corner. From flat whites to skinny lattes, your caffeine addiction will not be let down in our glorious city. We are even home to the strongest coffee in the world for anyone brave enough.

A place for sports fanatics

Thousands of people every year visit Cape town, not for its scenery, or great wine, but rather for sporting events. Cape Town lays claim to one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, Newlands. This magnificent cricket stadium lives in the shadows of Table mountain and has been the cultural home of South African cricket for years. For the 2010 soccer World cup, a magnificent stadium was also erected in Cape Town that is home to the World 7’s rugby event every December. World-class sporting infrastructure has propelled Cape Town to the forefront of sports hosting.

Hosting an Event in Cape Town?

Cape Town’s beauty and infrastructure make the city an ideal place to host business, cultural, sporting and recreational events alike. Applications for hosting an event in Cape Town of more than 50 people are required to ensure these events are safely run and comply with local laws and regulations. The City of Cape Town has set up a one-stop shop to assist event organisers in navigating this process as seamless as possible.

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