Tours & Activities in & around Cape Town Pt. 2

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Catamaran Sunset Cruise
The perfect way to end the day, board your spacious catamaran to discover some of Cape Town's highlights as the golden sun slowly sets the sea alight. Departing from the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, Table Bay, head out into Table Bay towards Robben Island, enjoying wonderful views of Camps Bay and the beautiful white beaches at the foot of the Twelve Apostles. Beautiful Table Mountain forms an impressive back drop throughout and a chilled glass of champagne is enjoyed as you watch the African sunset.  

Cape Catamaran Cruise
Your Catamaran Cruise departs from the delightful Victoria & Alfred Waterfront situated at the heart of Table Bay. Here you board Tigresse, a high-speed sailing catamaran and head out towards Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years imprisoned. Enjoy the best views of Table Mountain before sailing across the ocean towards Clifton and Camps Bay, the impressive white beaches at the foot of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy the thrill of sailing on the turquoise blue waters of the Cape or simply sit back, relax and soak up the sun.  

Discover Cape Town
Travel by cable car to the summit of Table Mountain for spectacular vistas of Cape Town. Upon your descent, enjoy a walk through Company Gardens and view the Houses of Parliament before continuing to Greenmarket Square flea market, home to some of Cape Town's more colourful and eccentric characters and bordered by a great selection of alfresco restaurants and cafés.
You will also get time to explore the Cape Malay Quarter and the Castle of Good hope before a brief stop at a diamond workshop to learn about one of South Africa’s most precious exports. Return to your hotel or continue to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where the tour concludes.

Hermanus Whale Watching Tour
Close to the southernmost tip of Africa, Hermanus enjoys a richly deserved reputation for its fantastic shore-based whale watching, between July and November. From the excellent vantage points on the rocky cliff path that hugs the coastline from one end of Hermanus to the other, whale watchers can get within 20 meters of these magical creatures as they cruise along the coves. The area is a haven for the Southern Right Whale, but other species including Humpbacks, Killer whales plus Bottlenose and Common dolphins are occasionally sighted. The world’s only ‘Whale Crier’ alerts visitors to the location of the whales by blasting his kelp horn. Enjoy wondrous views of the Cape Peninsula as you return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s pass.  

Surf School - Learn to surf in a day!
Cape town is a great surfing destination and a day at surf school offers a great introduction to surfing. Don’t worry if you have never done it before you are not required to already know a ‘toes-on-the-nose’ maneuver; the only requirement is to have loads of fun!
Ideal for novices and intermediates, a day at surf school will get you standing and surfing before the day is out. Expert guides will fill you in on surfers’ secrets of how to paddle out, read the ocean, catch a wave and how to control your body to stand up. Novices will start on minimal type board - pefect for starting out.
The surf school normally takes you out to Big Bay where the waves are perfect for those learning the art of surfing. Lessons are structured to take the absolute beginner from surfing zero to wave riding hero and your instructor will offer a lifetime of accumulated surfing tips, technical info and practical surf wizardry to get the most out of the experience.
The lesson includes a theory on waves and the board and plenty of hands-on help throughout the entire day by the end of which, you will be riding a couple of waves.

Great White Shark Cage Dive
Depart for Gansbaai and enjoy a continental breakfast at the White Shark Lodge before a short boat trip to Dyer Island. A haven for marine birds and home to 50,000 Cape Fur Seals, the area has become a magnet for Great White Sharks and offers fantastic opportunities to view this magnificent predator from both above and below the surface.
The skipper of the day gives a short lecture on shark anatomy and behaviour. He explains how White Sharks Projects works with the sharks in the area. You will spend around four to six hours at sea, depending on the frequency of shark visits to the boat. Once the skipper has decided upon the best site, you will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the water in a shark cage. The cage takes 2-3 people at a time and you will spend around 20 minutes in the water surrounded by these magnificent creatures. All equipment, including 7mm wetsuits, is provided - you don't need a scuba licence to cage dive. If you change your mind and do not want to enter the water, you can simply enjoy the surface viewing – sharks naturally feed at the surface so photo opportunities abound.
The shark cage dive takes place on Shark Team, an 11-meter, 4-ton catamaran with all the latest electronic and safety equipment. The boat was custom-built for shark diving, so there is plenty of space for everyone to view the sharks in comfort. It holds up to 18 passengers and the crew consists of experienced Skippers, a qualified Paramedic, a Dive Master and friendly, helpful staff. They operate with the benefit of 15 years’ experience in Great White Shark research, conservation and eco-tourism, behind them. Lunch boxes consisting of bread rolls with a variety of fillings, sweets, crisps and assorted juices and soft drinks are provided on board the boat and upon return to harbour you are invited to tea, coffee, biscuits or scones at the White Shark Lodge.

Sandboarding on the Cape
Head to the largest dunes on the Cape for the highly addictive sport of Sandboarding. Combining the excitement of surfing and the freestyle manoeuvres of snowboarding, Sandboarding is relatively easy to learn and fully accessible to the absolute beginner. Expert instructors will give a full sandboarding lesson on the proper techniques, teaching you how to control, brake and turn before sending you off to conquer the multitude of challenging sand runs from beginner through to expert. If you choose the full day option there is a break halfway through the day for lunch and juices.
No prior sandboarding experience is required. All abilities from absolute beginner to adventure hero are catered for and all you need to bring is a thick pair of socks and a smile.

Aqulia Game Reserve Safari
After an early morning departure from Cape Town, arrive at the beautiful Aquila Private Game Reserve - 4,500 hectares of Southern Karoo Highlands encapsulating majestic mountains, rivers, valleys and kloofs and home to four of the 'Big Five'. With the stunning scenery as a backdrop, set off on a fantastic 2-3 hour game drive in a 4x4 vehicle through the natural habitat of lion, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, rhino, ostrich, baboon, warthog and springbok. An experienced Ranger will accompany the group ensuring optimal viewing and many a fantastic photo!  

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