Soar over fynbos forests, majestic valleys and thundering waterfalls in this zipline adventure. Few things compare to the exhilaration of looking down into a gaping canyon as you slide along a steel cable. Based in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, about an hour out of Cape Town, the tour kicks off with a 4×4 ride high into the mountains, where guests are supervised by professional guides and attached to cables that run from platform to platform. The tours depart on the hour (every half an hour), and each takes around four hours. There are 11 slides in total, some as long as 300 metres, and each ends on a platform into the rugged mountain.
At one point, you’ll cross a suspension bridge that runs over a majestic double waterfall – all in a day’s work for mountain adventurers.
Times Daily, 7am to 3pm (tours last around 4 hours)
Cost R895 (adults, includes a fully guided trip, light lunch, and rain gear for wet weather)
R855 (adults with a Wild Card)
Where to find it Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, R321, Elgin
Go Sandboarding and quad-bike on the Atlantis Dunes
Ride like the wind, and experience the silence and solitude of the West Coast sand dunes. Just 45 minutes to an hour outside of Cape Town, Atlantis Dunes Field is an endless beach, best enjoyed on a sandboard or quad-bike. Your instructor will pick you up from the City Bowl, transport you to the sand dunes, where you’ll be given a basic overview about balance and safety. With just a little instruction, you’ll be sandboarding in no time.
Then, if you’re up for it, hop aboard a high-powered quad-bike and snake your way around the dunes. Rookies and pros are all welcome.
Good to know This half-day adventure is full of action-packed fun, with a break of snacks and refreshments between sandboarding and quad-biking.
Please note If weather conditions are not suitable, you will be offered a choice between an alternative date or a refund.
Times Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 7am – 8am or 12.30pm (subject to availability)
Cost R1 590
Where to find it Transport from your centrally located Cape Town accommodation to the destination at Atlantis Dunes, and back again, is available.
Segway through the Stellenbosch vineyards
If you’re looking for a new experience in the Cape Winelands, a segway tour could certainly be it. Glide through rows of vines at Spier Wine Farm on a two-wheeled PT (personal transporter), and relish the surrounding mountain vistas, while also learning some interesting facts about Spier’s biodynamic farming techniques.
Before you begin your one-hour ride, a helpful 20-minute training session will get you ready.
Please note Children under 10 years are not permitted.
Good to know Meet at the Wine Tasting Lounge at least 15 minutes before the tour.
Times Monday – Sunday, 9am; 10.30am; 12pm, 2pm & 3.30pm (October – April)
Monday – Sunday, 9am; 10.30am; 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm (May – September)
Cost R375 per person
Contact 021 809 1157, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Spier Wine Farm, R310 Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch