Whether you are looking for something easy or seriously athletic, you’ll find here on our list of the top Cape Town outdoor adventures.

Cape Point

Cape Point

There are several amazing hiking trails within the reserve that will get you up close and personal with the breathtaking environment. Visit the old lighthouse for the most incredible panoramic views of the peninsula, if your jelly legs can not make it, hop aboard the Flying Dutchman Funicular for a quick ride to the top. The railway line runs from the lower station at the Cape Point car park to the top. Join us on a spectacular half day Cape Point tour which include Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak (if open), Cape Point Nature Reserve via Scarborough. Return to Cape Town via Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg.

City Walk

Cape Town City Walk

Explore the vibrant urban heart of the Cape Town CBD. There’s simply no better way to explore this all than on foot, and walking the streets will bring the city to life before your eyes.

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia in South Africa

This is the ultimate location to sample and purchase some of the Cape’s best wines, or to have a meal at one of two celebrated restaurants. They also have several short walks you can take around the estate that will offer beautiful views over the Southern Suburbs. View our Constantia Accommodation.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

There are few places in the Mother City as tranquil as Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the easy walk trails or walk among the treetops on the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway. Don’t miss the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts – the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Robben Island

Robben Island Museum in the Western Cape

Hop on the ferry at the V&A Waterfront and enjoy spectacular views of the city from the water. The ferry puts you in close contact with the ever-popular seals, which regularly bask in the sunlight. A trip out to Robben Island on the open-air ferry will get you close to a variety of birdlife, including the famous African Penguin. Take some time to explore the island, have a look at the lighthouse, penguin colony.

V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront in Cape Town - South Africa

The V&A Waterfront running routes are a superb option for fitness fans. These marked trails wind their way through the Waterfront precinct, serving up views of all the major landmarks and attractions, including the iconic Table Mountain. There are two routes of 2.5km and 5km, and both start and finish at the Information Centre, where maps are available. Hire a bicycle from Up Cycles in the Waterfront and do some sightseeing. Find them next to the Clock Tower.

Table Mountain Cableway

Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town

Take a leisurely walk along one of three signposted pathways to take in views from around the city, including the Atlantic Seaboard, the Cape Town City Bowl, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront and the impressive Cape Town Stadium. Table Mountain Cableway offers free guided walks from the Top Station building, which will give you fascinating insight into life above the Mother City, and the beautiful panoramic views below. These free guided tours depart hourly from 09:00 to 15:00 daily. Download the free Audio Tour Guide.