Cape Town is an exciting city filled with lots of fun outdoor activities for adventure travellers. This magnificent province of the Western Cape is the ultimate outdoor holiday destination for thrill seekers, including health and fitness based activities, extreme sports in the water or on land, as well as outdoor adventure tours.
Here is our list of top 5 outdoor activities in Cape Town
Surfing in Cape Town
Along with pristine blue flag beaches, Cape Town waters serve up primary surfing conditions. If you want to learn how to surf – the best way to learn and master the art of riding the waves is to get lessons with a surf instructor. But as a seasoned surfer, try some of our primary surf spots, including Muizenberg – known as Surfer’s Corner, Big Bay – located just north of Bloubergstrand, and Llandudno – situated just around the corner from Camps Bay towards Hout Bay.
Outdoor Yoga is also a fun-filled exercise you really need to try out when in Cape Town. Practice yoga in the city’s most breathtakingly beautiful locations. Find a public yoga class at some of Cape Town’s most interesting areas, including Camps Bay, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Clifton Beach and more.
Hiking and Nature Walks in Cape Town
A walk outdoors is a healthy way to get exercise and get outdoors without overexerting yourself. Cape Town offers the perfect balmy weather for hiking and nature walks. There is no shortage of hiking trails to choose from. Some awesome locations for you to consider in Cape Town include Meadowridge Common – situated in the heart of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, La Motte, Nursery Ravine, Elephant’s Eye, Woodstock Cave, Devil’s Peak and more.
Fitness boot camp is a type of group physical training program conducted by personal trainers and gyms. There are two main boot camp operators in Cape Town; Adventure Boot Camp (for women) and Boot Camp SA (for men). Get fit, breathe in some fresh air and meet new people with outdoor boot camp classes.
Exciting Bike Tours
Whether you are looking for a scenic peaceful nature ride or an exciting adventure ride, Cape Town has you covered with these exciting trails. Biking across Cape Town will grant you a glamorous view of some of the city’s most breathtaking scenery. There are a plethora of options to choose from, based on your fitness and technical ability, some of the trails in the mother city include, Table Mountain, Stellenboscsh, Tokai and Silvermine Nature Reserve (only available during weekends), Durbanville, Signal Hill and Lion’s Head, as well as Elgin Valley and more.