Spending the day at the famous V&A Waterfront is an absolute must for anyone wanting to experience the magnificent City of Cape Town. There are various boat rides around the harbour. Including a boat ride to the well-known Robben Island which will give you a well-informed tour of Cape Town’s history. There are various shops and kiosks to visit in and around the Waterfront. The Red Shed is a must see for anything proudly South African. They have various stalls selling anything from fresh fruit juice to jewellery, clothes, and hand-made arts and crafts. The aquarium is a magical world of sea creatures based at the Waterfront. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go scuba diving with the sea creatures.
Shark Cage Diving
There are various companies in Cape Town which offer shark cave diving. If you want to experience sharks in their natural habitat and don’t mind taking a little walk on the wild side. Shark cave diving is highly recommended. In this activity you are inside a cage, submerged into the water. The shark is free to roam around the ocean. You get to experience the shark up close behind the safety of a barred cage.
Paragliding is a wonderful way to experience the beautiful mountains and oceans Cape Town has to offer. If you would like an aerial view of the city, paragliding over Cape Town is highly recommended. Skywings is an aviation company in Cape Town who offers this service. They usually launch from Signal Hill or Lions Head. For more information you can visit their website at www.skywingsparagliding.co.za
The Big 5 is part and parcel of this beautiful land. South Africa just wouldn’t be the same without them in it. There are various Safari’s or game drives which gives you the opportunity to see the Big 5 up close and personal. You can either view them in the safety of a Jeep, or if you are a little more daring you can even view them via horseback, or even via a quad bike. The packages available range from 1 day to even a 5 or 7 day/night safari.
Table mountain is the very heart of Cape Town. You can either go up via cable car if heights don’t frighten you. If you are fit and enjoy a brisk walk, hiking up Table Mountain can prove to be therapeutic. You have the opportunity to view the indigenous plants and animals while walking to the top of the mountain. There is a kiosk shop which sells various trinkets and snacks. There is also a café on top of Table Mountain for the famished. Don’t forget you get a free ride in the cable car if it’s your birthday and you are a South African citizen.
Hop on/off bus
The hop on/off bus is a great way to experience Cape Town. It has a guide on board to explain the various parts of the city. It’s great for anyone wanting to get some really good photo’s of Cape Town. It’s also a great way to get around to various hot spots in Cape Town.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a beautiful garden within the city of Cape Town. There is a bridge called “the tree snake” which is a really long bridge expanding 130 m. It’s located above and through the trees of the garden. You can buy a picnic basket and enjoy the serenity of the garden. There are also sunset concerts featuring local artists which takes place during the summer months. A great way to spend outdoors with the family and enjoy the beauty of nature.
In our opinion given the feedback we get from our guests at Roggeland after spending a day exploring Cape Town and returning home exhausted, it would seem that tandem paragliding over Cape Town is the most fun and memorable. I think it takes a certain kind of person to attempt this for starters, but those that do, are always exhilarated when they return back to Roggeland.