Adventure Activities, Camps Bay


Get your adrenaline pumping on an all-terrain quad bike scaling massive desert sand dunes that can sometimes reach the height of a six-story building. Atlantis Dunes offers 27 kilometres of talcum-white desert sand where you can spend an entire day kicking up the sand or experience the thrill of a desert dune race with other adventure seekers. If you like your excitement epic and mind-blowing, these protected unspoilt dunes are just waiting to be explored.


Departing from Hout Bay or the V&A Waterfront you are all set to discover the delights of Deep Sea Fishing in true Cape waters. With stunning views of the dramatic Cape coastline a full day will be spent at sea perfecting your casting skills with the chance to reel in some beauties. Your catch of the day here could include Long-Fin Tuna, Yellow-Fin Tuna, Snoek and Yellowtail.


Shark Cage Diving is certainly not for the faint-hearted. If you pride yourself on being a true adrenaline junkie, it is the perfect activity to tick off your bucket list. Excursions will take you by boat to Dyer island, prime hunting ground for the Great White Shark due to its resident colony of Cape Fur Seals. Following a thorough briefing, you will be lowered into the sea in a protective cage for a hair-raising, white-knuckle shark-infested encounter.


Dare-devils will love paragliding and some say it is the only way to experience human flight. You simply lay out a wing on a hillside or mountain, inflate it over your head like a kite, run a few steps and before you know it you are airborne! From Lions Head you will soar over Camps Bay with showstopping aerial views of the Atlantic coastline, Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles.



Exploring the exquisite Cape Winelands by quad bike will take you through verdant valleys populated by vineyards, fragrant fruit trees and a mountainous backdrop. Routes vary between 30 minutes to 2 hours and there are a selection of trails to ensure you have the best possible experience with memories that last a lifetime. .


It is not as hard as it looks, and it is great fun. A half day lesson will soon have you paddling out and jumping up to ride the best waves to shore. Mastering the basic skills is both exciting and entertaining and by the time you are confident on the board the sheer exhilaration is guaranteed to blow your hair back.


Not many people can say they abseiled off one of the new seven Wonders of Nature, but you can in Cape Town. In addition to being a world wonder, Table Mountain is also a World Heritage Site and at 1 085m high you get to soak up the views while you are up there, with 360 degree vistas over the city and Atlantic Seaboard. Abseiling Table Mountain is the perfect activity for adventure-lovers looking for a thrilling combination of adrenaline and achievement.


If you can see yourself roaring down a massive desert sand dune, learn how to sandboard like the experts on the magnificent Atlantic Dunes, just 45 minutes from the V&A Waterfront. Whether you are standing up, sitting down or lying on your stomach, whizzing down the pristine shimmering powder-soft desert sands is an experience you will never forget.

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