Chilling out in Cape Town
Cape Town is a really popular area with backpackers. There is an absolute wealth of adventuring to do with plenty of companies keen to give you the time of your life on a tour or activity day. Any adrenaline junky is guaranteed to get their fix anywhere in South Africa and particularly in Cape Town, thanks to the amazing landscapes and awesome wildlife that’s a part of this great country.
Some of the adventure days that we hear tales of from our friends include Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, looking into the jaws of one of nature’s most feared creatures just a few feet away on the deck of a boat. If teeth scare you then you can still get a thrill from high-speed boat trips and “Kloofing” (diving off the high rocks into rapid waters or waterfalls) If you are someone who likes to live life to the full then Cape Town is certainly the place to do it, but after all these activities would camping or a hostel really cut it for a rejuvenating night’s sleep? A private bed and breakfast stay might just give you some time to chill out and clear your head of the day’s excitement. And perhaps you’d enjoy jumping off or climbing up things a little more if you knew that Wimdu B&B in Cape Town awaits for you at the end of the day.
But if you’re a weary backpacker and want to enjoy Cape Town in a more relaxed way, there are still plenty of other activities at a slower pace. South African wine is very popular and wine farms are spread across the land all waiting to give you a welcoming tour and of course a tasting session. A new craze of cycling wine tours is starting to catch on too! Alternatively, enjoy a coach tour or safari through the countryside seeing the big cats and elephants on the popular Garden Route, or for an overall view of the wildlife in its natural habitat, Cape Town helicopter rides are sure to please.
Fans of philanthropy can get stuck in with the wildlife with volunteering experiences with one of the many companies offering animal protection and humanitarian experiences. A favorite is Touch a Monkey’s Heart Foundation.