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Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is enveloped by the warm Indian Ocean as well as the Atlantic Ocean, making it a unique destination. The Western Cape boasts abundant plant and animal life and its botanical beauty is unparalleled. We invite you to discover the many natural treasures of Cape Town with our informative and truly enjoyable tours. Come discover a piece of Africa with us…

KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

These gardens are an absolute wonder to explore! Without needing to travel, you can experience many of the floral and botanical delights this country has to offer. Most notably, Kirstenbosch is home to a wonderful display of the plants from the Cape Floral Kingdom (one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site), not to mention the exquisite birdlife!

We conduct either half or full day tours of the gardens, depending on how much you want to see or how relaxed you want to take the day.

TABLE MOUNTAIN WALK

Towering at 1067 meters above sea level the majestic Table Mountain stands proudly overlooking the entire city of Cape Town. Don’t be fooled however by its close proximity to the City – the flora on the mountain makes up one of only 6 floral kingdoms in the world and has been declared a world heritage site. There is an estimated 2,200 species of plants found on the mountain and a guided walk up the mountain is the best way to experience this diverse and unique bounty.

Let us take you on a guided walking tour up the mountain where we will stop often to explore the plant and animal life. You will be given plenty of opportunities to take pictures along the way and to relax and drink in the unparalleled beauty.

At the top be sure to purchase for yourself a certificate proclaimimg to all that you have climbed one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

INTRODUCTION TO FYNBOS

“Fynbos” is the name given to the vegetation type which occurs in the south western portion of South Africa, a component of the Cape Floral Kingdom. This community of plants is so special that it is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The statistics are staggering: It is a biodiversity hotspot with over 9500 species described (so far – research is ongoing) in an area occupying only 0.04% of the earth’s surface! There are more different plant species growing on Table Mountain than there are total species in the whole United Kingdom (islands included).

Let us take you on a very easy, slow walk (with some spectacular views) through a section of this amazing plant kingdom to give you a taste of just how special and important it is.

BIRDING TOURS

The Western Cape is a bird lovers paradise.The wide range of natural habitats found in the Cape, ranging from wetlands and coastal areas to mountains and forests make possible for a wide and intriguing range of bird species. Birds of prey in this region include Black Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Kite and Owls amongst many. Cape Town is not far behind New Zealand as the sea bird capital of the world and a boat trip to view pelagic seabirds offshore is a must for any bird lover.

We can arrange both half day and full day tours visiting the best spots for birding in the Cape. So whether you’re a ticker or a twitcher, grab your binoculars and let’s go birding!

The breathtakingly beautiful and ecologically rich Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River. We set off from Cape Town passing many interesting and beautiful sites along the way including the famous Paarl region and the longest wine route in the world before reaching the Garden Route itself. The scenic route links a series of charming towns with spectacular natural beauty including forests, beaches and wetlands.

The Garden Route is home to the Cape Floral kingdom, the smallest but ecologically richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms, home to some 8 000 plant species, with approximately 70% being unique to this area. It is dominated by fynbos such as the King Protea, South Africa's national flower, and the beautiful Red Disa, the floral symbol of the Cape Province.

There are plenty of opportunities for adventure, relaxation and fun on the route ranging from scuba diving, fishing, safaris, abseiling and tree top tours to top golf courses, spas and boat cruises.

The Garden Route caters for all budgets and tastes ranging from back packers lodges to five star luxury. No trip to the Western Cape is complete without a visit to the Garden Route-just ask the four international teams who have decided to make the Garden Route their base camp for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Our Garden Route Tours range from two to seven days depending on your personal requirements and interests. Please contact us to tailor make a tour to suit your budget and time available. The following are just some of the highlights of this beautiful region. Please feel free to contact us for more information on the multitude of things to do and see in this region of the Cape.

OUDTSHOORN

Oudtshoorn is affectionately known as the “Ostrich Capital” of the world. Ostrich are in abundance and locals claim that the Oudtshoorn ostriches produce the finest quality of feathers in the world.

Visit a local farm to learn more about these unique birds and if you up to the challenge you can even ride on one! We will visit a local tannery and there will be an opportunity to purchase fine ostrich products including leather goods, clothing, shell ornaments, ostrich biltong (a South African delicacy) and more.

CANGO CAVES

The Cango Caves is one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The series of carvens and chambers naturally hewn out of limestone has been sculpted by nature over a period of millions of years. The caves are one of the ten most popular tourist sights in South Africa and will leave you gasping in awe and fascination.

KNYSNA

The picteresque town of Knysna is situated in the heart of the Garden Route. It is home to a beautiful lagoon with a range of water sport activities and fishing on offer. The lagoon leads into the Indian Ocean and a boat trip to the Knysna Heads- the mouth of the lagoon is a must see. Alternatively one can enjoy whale-watching in season or a relaxing sunset cruise up the Keurbooms River.

The town is encircled by enchanting forests which is fabled to be home to fairies and elephant ghosts. It is rich in fauna and flora and is home to elephants, massive towering trees, including a 600 year old yellowood and abundant bird and reptile life. Enjoy a canopy tour as you swing through the forest or have a one on one encounter with the magnificent elephant- the most revered animal in the forest. Enjoy a swim in magical rock pools, or quad bike or hike through the forest. The experience is sure to stay with you for a life time.

Kynsna is famed for its oysters and no visit would be complete without sampling these delicious delicasies.

GEORGE

The beautiful town of George is nestlled on the foothills of the Outeniqua mountain range. This holiday paradise is the perfect year round destination and is increasingly becoming known as the golfer’s paradise of South Africa.

There is a multitude of things to do and see in George ranging from adventure activities to hiking, nature walks, bird watching and more.

A must do for all visitors to George is a ride on the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe, the only vintage steam train in South Africa. The train offers passengers a magical two hour jouney to Mossel Bay. Enjoy the scenic ride with views of the Indian Ocean whilst relaxing in the comfort of old world charm and sophistication.

BLOUKRANS

The Bloukrans bridge is an engineering masterpiece- it is the highest single span arch bridge in the world.

But the bridge is famous for something else- it is also the site of the world’s highest commercial bungy jump. The nail biting experience is a must for all adventures and thrill seekers. For those who prefer to keep their adrenalin levels a little lower, a walk on the bridge provides beautiful views.

ALOE FACTORY

The aloe ferox plant is best known for its medicinal and cosmetic properties and has been used by indegenous people for centuries.This succulent plant which is indegenous to South Africa is found between the towns of Mossel Bay and and Riversdale.

At the original aloe factory you will get an opportunity to stretch your legs in the indigenous garden, featuring 17 species of aloes. The factory has regular traditional aloe tapping demonstrations. There is a multitude of wellness and beauty products for sale including sumptuous eats.

CAPE AGULHAS

Cape Agulhas is the southern most tip of Africa and is the official dividing point between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. In Portugese its name means “needles” and refers to the rocks and reefs that have wrecked many a ship. It is bordered by blue mountain ranges with endless beaches and dunes.The Cape Agulhas coast is an angling paradise and is known as the Ship's Graveyard.

HERMANUS

Hermanus is famous for its long stretches of beaches, moderate climate and fresh sea air. It is undoubtedly the best shore-based whale watching spot in the world. It is a dream come true for nature lovers and is sure to delight both young and old.

This coastal town is the playground of the rich and famous and visitors from all over the world flock to enjoy its tranquil atmosphere.

MONKEY LAND

Monkey land is the world’s first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. It is home to several species of primate who move about freely in harmony with the forest. At Monkeyland you will be given the unique opportunity of stepping into the world of these primates.

All parents know that travelling with children is not always easy, but at Escape to the Cape we go the extra mile to ensure that your precious little ones have a ball of a time with age appropriate activities allowing your family to create memories to last a life time. We can�t promise that your kids will behave and let you relax but we can promise that with us your kids won�t be bored!

Should you wish to take a tour with kids in tow please contact us so that we can customize a trip to suit the age group of your children. We are happy to combine some of the highlights of our other day tours with special activities and visits for children in between. We prefer not to cover too many places when doing these tours and where possible they are designed to accommodate children's needs' allowing for adequate time for children to eat when hungry, rest when necessary and enjoy their day without feeling overly restricted.

We provide a light kiddies meal with all full day tours and there are a selection of toys in the vehicle to keep the little ones occupied during the trip. We can arrange for car seats, strollers and any other baby equipment you may need at an added cost.

Please see the various categories below for an idea of the different places on offer. Depending on the time available and the distance between places we will help you choose a combination of places and activities ideally suited to your family, time available and budget.

TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM

The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. For the ultra daring there is an opportunity to dive with ragged tooth sharks.

OSTRICH FARM

Ostriches are the largest living birds on Earth. These flightless creatures which weigh up to 120 kilograms are fascinating to watch. Your kids will thoroughly enjoy a visit to the Ostrich farm close to Cape Point. The farm has approximately 40 breeding pairs of Ostriches and each pair lives in its own individual large open pen. During the breeding season it is likely that you will witness hatchings taking place during your visit. Ostrich eggs are the largest eggs laid by any animal and just one egg could easily feed half a football team! The farm has plenty to do and see including guided tours and a curio shop where one can purchase beautiful painted egg shells and leather goods. There is even an opportunity to ride an ostrich!

CHEETAH AND EAGLE EXPERIENCE AT SPIER

Visit the Cheetah outreach facility and enjoy the once in a lifetime opportunity of personally interacting with these magnificent creatures whilst learning about their habitat. You will also get to meet a pack of Turkish Anatolian Shepard dogs.

CROCODILE FARM

The crocodile farm is home to more than a thousand of these mystical creatures who have roamed the Earth for two hundred million years. Guided tours of the farm lead you across open dams via ramp ways allowing you to watch these creatures at your leisure. Visitors have an opportunity to touch and hold a baby crocodile and during the summer months there is an opportunity to watch the adult crocodiles being fed.

HORSE-RIDING

We can arrange horse-riding at one of a number of beautiful venues in and around Cape Town ranging from scenic wine farms to the beach!

SEAL ISLAND

Seal Island is home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 different bird species and is the hunting ground of the Great White Shark. Enjoy a lovely boat trip to the island where you are bound to encounter Dolphins, Humpback Whales and Brydes Whales. During the winter months the Great White Sharks are extremely active around the island.

BUTTERFLY WORLD

Butterfly World, one of the more unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands, consists of a tropical garden set in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home. Other activities include a reptile bay, spider room and inguana cage.

WORLD OF BIRDS

World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3000 birds (and small animals including monkeys, baboons, meerkat, squirrels and more) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. A paradise for nature lovers and photographers, the World of Birds is one of Cape Town�s premier tourist attractions which no visitor should miss.

WHALE WATCHING

There is no sight on the ocean more magnificent then seeing these beautiful gentle giants gracefully move through the water. The best time for whale watching in Cape Town is during the winter and spring months. The whales can be spotted from the shore or in open boats in the False Bay area from June to November each year. There is no better way to experience whale watching then on a special purpose built boat allowing for maximum and close up viewing. Watch in awe as these creatures mate, calve and frolic with their fellow whales in the water.

MTN SCIENCE CENTRE

Jam packed with over 300 interactive displays the MTN Science Centre is the perfect place for curious minds and active bodies. The best part is that kids are encouraged to touch, feel and play with all of the science, technology and mathematics displays allowing for total freedom and FUN!

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM

The Museum houses both natural history and social history collections ranging from fossils dating back almost 700 million years ago to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century and various interactive displays.

The Planetarium is a celestial theatre utilizing the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. There are various shows each day including special kiddies shows.

SCHOOL VISIT

We can arrange a visit for your children to a local school where they can spend some time in the classroom with children of their age exchanging stories and experiences. This is an excellent way for your children to meet and interact with local kids. South Africa has various categories of schools ranging from elite private schools to severely under-resourced township schools.

!KHWA TTU �SAN CULTURE & EDUCATION CENTRE

!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town, offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendents of the first indigenous people of Southern Africa. The San themselves will take you on a journey into their fascinating history, traditional knowledge, skills, languages, customs and current affairs. This enjoyable and eye-opening event will stay with you for a long time. Facilities include a beautiful restaurant and a curio shop with unique San-produced items.

FIFA CENTRE FOR HOPE

As part of its 2010 social upliftment programme FIFA has set up a number of youth development centres in townships across the country. Township children congregate to these centres to learn and most importantly to play soccer. If your children are interested in soccer this is a fun outing where they can play some footie with the local children. There is nothing stopping the folks from joining in as well!

BUGZ PLAY PARK

Bugz Playpark is a colourful extravaganza of sandpits, pedal cars, jumping castles, rowing boats, jungle gyms and a choo choo train, and will tire out little ones in no time. Older and more adventurous little ones can giddy up and trot around on the resident horses or tear up the surrounds on the selection of quad bikes. There is an indoor party area offering laser quest, magic shows or anything else their little heads could possibly dream up. Known for their quality of the food served, Bugz Playpark is also a sought after place for parents who wish to indulge in one of Tilla's famous pancakes or a Farmer's breakfast while watching the kids play.

RATANGA JUNCTION

Ratanga Junction is the only fully fledged theme park in Cape Town. The safari themed park has more than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from kids and family rides to thrill rides for the more intrepid adventurers. Enjoy spectacular views of Table Mountain from the adrenalin pumping Cobra roller coaster or cool off on the Monkey Falls. For the less adventurous there is a relaxing train ride and plenty of entertainment options including excellent restaurants.

GO-KARTING

Nothing beats the adrenalin rush of riding high-tech go-karts at great speeds as you maneuver along a twisty track jostling for first place against your fellow drivers. Let us organize a session for you and the kids that is bound to excite and thrill them!

TOBBOGONING

Cool-Runnings Toboggan Track is the first downhill toboggan run in Africa. This summer version of snow tobogganing delivers the ultimate in safe, thrilling speed, in a bobsled on wheels down a 1,25 km winding track. Speed is regulated by the rider and there is no need to walk up the hill for your next go because you get on the sled at the bottom and let the automatic pully take you all the way to the top. Warning: one go and you�re hooked! This ride will totally satisfy your speed demon. All ages welcome (even parents) but under-eight-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS

The beautiful Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens is situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and covers 528 hectares of lush grassy slopes. It is a children�s paradise with literally hundreds of trees to climb, rock pools to explore and various small creatures and birds. Let the children play on the vast lawns whilst you savour the fresh mountainous air. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal at the world-class Silvertree restaurant or if picnicking is more your style then ready packed picnic lunches can also be bought in the Gardens. Regardless of the month there will always be seasonal flowers in bloom. During the spring and summer months there are many concerts held in the gardens as well as markets and plant and flower shows.

SCRATCH PATCH

Southern Africa is often considered the �gemstone capital of the world� as almost half of the world�s gemstones are found here. For this reason, experiencing the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones is an absolute �must� for visitors to Cape Town. The scratch patch is a place where children can have loads of fun �scratching� for their favourite tumble-polished gemstones from thousands of polished stones that quite literally cover the floor. There are a wide variety of tumble-polished gemstones in the Scratch Patch, mostly popular Southern African stones such as Tiger�s Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Jasper, Agates and Crystals. If you�re lucky, you might find virtually anything including Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate and some really exotic stones!

BLUE ROCK

Blue Rock is set on a beautiful lake where one can experience the thrill of cable waterskiing and wakeboarding (children 6 years and older). The overhead cable system will pull the rider along in this fantastic and safe controlled lake environment. For the less adventurous there is a mini golf course, volleyball court, diving, spa facilities and fishing.

BEACHES

Cape Town has a number of beautiful clean beaches where children and adults alike can spend a few hours swimming, tanning and lazing about. Certain of the beaches have facilities where bicycles and water sport equipment can be hired. Let us assist you in planning the perfect beach outing.

SANDBOARDING

Do you have a need for speed? Cape Town�s beautiful beaches have magnificent sand dunes where one can enjoy the thrill of �skiing� on sand. Think of it as snowboarding or surfing without the inconvenience of getting wet or cold! This activity takes place on the Atlantis dunes about 40km from Cape Town. You don�t need any experience and the expert instructors will have you flying over the sand in no time at all.

GRAND WEST CASINO AND ENTERTAINMENT

Grand West Casino has various entertainment options for children including a mini fun fair, ice-rink, tenpin bowling, movie theater and gaming area. Babysitting facilities are available if parents wish to do a bit of gambling.

SUTHERLAND

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in Texas, SALT has a redesigned optical system using more of the mirror array. It is able to record distant stars, galaxies and quasars a billion times too faint to be seen with the unaided eye - as faint as a candle flame at the distance of the moon. Enjoy a guided tour of SALT as well as other telescopes and get the opportunity to see the stars and other celestial bodies under what is considered to be one of the most cleanest and unpolluted skies in the world. Sutherland is situated approximately four hours from Cape Town and therefore this tour must be taken overnight. Accommodation to suit your budget will be arranged.

WALK UP TABLE MOUNTAIN

For kids with lots of energy there is nothing better than a walk up Table Mountain. Your kids will feel extremely proud once they summit the peak and the walk is a great confidence builder. Our guide will adjust his speed according to your fitness levels and there will be plenty of opportunities to rest, take photographs and enjoy the spectacular views. We advise that you take the cable car down so that kids can enjoy the thrill of descending the mountain on the cable car. Depending on fitness levels the walk is appropriate for children aged seven years and older. Please note that you should have appropriate footwear.

RED CROSS CHILDREN HOSPITAL

The Red Cross War Memorial Children�s Hospital opened in 1956 is the only specialist Hospital dedicated entirely to Children in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a living memorial for soldiers who died in WWII and cares for children from all across Africa. The hospital is world renowned for its specialist paediatric services.

Let us arrange a visit to the hospital where you will have an opportunity to interact with the children. For these seriously ill children there is no greater gift then having the company and friendship of other children.

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THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

OCEAN ADVENTURES

LAND ADVENTURES

OTHER

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

SUPERSONIC JET TRIP

Take to the Skies and enjoy the ultimate adrenalin rush with an awesome ride in a supersonic combat jet. This once in a life-time adventure begins at the Cape Town International Airport where you will enjoy a pre-flight tour of the operational hanger. Here you will see and observe the sheer size and technical ingenuity of the incredible heavy metal fleet available. You will then be fitted with a flight suit and helmet and briefed on its oxygen and communication facilities before being taken through the pilot�s briefing room to meet your pilot and undergo emergency and ejector seat training. Then take to the sky and let the fun begin!

Take your pick from the following combat jets:

English Electric Lightning:

You don�t fly the Lightning like a conventional aeroplane � you strap her to your back and experience the thrust of the jet fighters. She�s a beauty, offering the incredible power and �g�s� of the supersonic jet interceptor. Soon after take-off, you go vertical very quickly, and as you are climbing to 50 000ft, you break the sound barrier and marvel at the smooth and gentle handling of this heavy metal jet. At the apex of the climb, you join the elite few who have seen the curvature of the earth from 50,000 feet.

DURATION: 4-5hrs

PRICE: Contact us for pricing

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age -16years | Min weight � 50 kg | Max weight � 120kg

BAe Buccaneer:

The last all-British strike jet bomber, the Buccaneer is a low level strike attack aircraft that was designed to fly extremely fast and extremely low. Take off and head out to sea at a speed of close to 650 miles per hour and just 50 feet above the water, your �g� limits and sortie profile are determined purely by your ability to handle them. Seated in the jet behind the pilot, you will be working with him to maximise your experience - whether it be an extreme adrenaline rush through the rugged Cape Swartland Mountains or a sortie along the dramatic Cape coast. This is one jet experience you�ll never forget.

DURATION: 4-5hrs

PRICE: Contact us for pricing

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age -16years | Min weight � 50 kg | Max weight � 120kg

Hawker Hunter:

Regarded as the �Spitfire� of the jet age, the Hunter is one of the most elegant combat aircraft ever to grace the skies and is a favorite at air shows around the world. The Hunter is the ideal aircraft for aerobatic sorties or simply fast and gentle trips around the magnificent Cape coastline and its winelands. If you chose an aggressive aerobatic jet sortie, you will pull loops, rolls, barrel rolls, inverted flight, vertical maneuvers and a host of other exhilarating maneuvers, you bound to come out of them feeling like you have lived the fighter pilot experience.

DURATION: 4-5hrs

PRICE: Contact us for pricing

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age -16years | Min weight � 50 kg | Max weight � 120kg

TANDEM PARAGLIDING

Enjoy the serenity and exhilaration of a paragliding trip on the skies above one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Take in the breathtaking view of the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton with Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles as a backdrop. The fully qualified expert guides will put you at ease allowing you to drink in the beauty of the Cape whilst you float effortlessly across her vast blue skies.

DURATION: 1-2hrs

PRICE: Contact us for pricing

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age � 14years | Max weight � 150kg

TANDEM SKYDIVING

"Jumping is fun! Skydiving is not just falling; it is flying�the closest we have been able to come to free, unencumbered, non-mechanical individual flight," says Mike Turoff in the book The Skydiver's Handbook. Prepare yourself for the ultimate thrill- jumping out of an aeroplane at 10 000 feet above the city and free falling at speeds in excess of 200 km per hour. The nerve wrecking free fall is followed by a 5 minute parachute ride back to Earth- as you soar above the clouds savor the spectacular views of Table Mountain and Robben Island knowing that you are one of an elite few who has experienced the freedom of the skies�

DURATION: 1-2hrs (depending on the No of pax)

PRICE: Contact us for pricing

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age -14years | Max weight - 105Kg | Booking to be made one week prior to flying

HELICOPTER RIDES

One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful sights of Cape Town is from the air. Helicopter rides are no longer only for the rich and famous. For a discounted price you will get to experience not only the thrill and excitement of flying in one of these magnificent crafts but also the jaw dropping beauty of the Cape. For the more adventurous, your ride can be tailor-made with flips and other exciting flying maneuvers to really get the adrenalin pumping. Please enquire about the types of helicopters available and the various routes (includes Cape Peninsula, City and Wine Routes).

DURATION: 1-2hrs

PRICE: Contact us for pricing

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age -7years | Min Pax � 7 | Max Pax � 9

ABSEILING

Experience the world�s highest commercial abseil and create a memory to last a lifetime! We can�t think of a better setting for this extreme sport than the beautiful Table Mountain with its awesome views of the City and the deep blue Atlantic. Enjoy a 112 metre controlled descent off the mountain as you feel the adrenalin rush of being immerged in pure vertical space.

DURATION: 1hour

PRICE: Contact us for pricing (includes equipment, expert guide but excludes cableway ticket)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: None

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OCEAN ADVENTURES

SHARK CAGE DIVING - JAWS ENCOUNTER

Experience the nerve-wracking opportunity to dive with the Great White Shark. Encounter the power of the greatest predator on Earth in the safety of a steel cage whilst being immersed in the tranquil waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

DURATION: Full Day

PRICE: Contact us for pricing (includes transport, equipment hire, snacks & drinks on board)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: None

SCUBA DIVING

Cape Town is a scuba diving paradise. The unique position of the Cape of Good Hope between two major ocean currents, the Indian and Atlantic, means that there is an abundance of diverse marine life. Take the opportunity to discover the magic of the ocean with a range of diving options (including wreck dives, kelp forest dives and reef dives) aimed at everyone from the first time diver to the more seasoned diver.

Contact us now to arrange a dive suited to your unique needs and interest!

DURATION: Boat Dive- Full day | Shore dive � 6hrs

PRICE: Boat dive- Contact us for pricing | Shore dive � Contact us for pricing

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age- 12years | Must be a certified diver

* One-day course available for first time divers

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LAND ADVENTURES

SANDBOARDING

Do you have a need for speed? Cape Town�s beautiful beaches have magnificent sand dunes where one can enjoy the thrill of �skiing� on sand. Think of it as snowboarding or surfing without the inconvenience of getting wet! This activity takes place on the Atlantis dunes about 40km from Cape Town. You don�t need any experience and the expert instructors will have you flying over the sand in no time at all.

DURATION: Half day

PRICE: Contact us for pricing (includes transport, equipment, instructions, entrance fees and permits)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: None

TAKE A RIDE ON THE WILD SIDE!

Have you driven at speeds in excess of 200km p/hour? If your answer is NO then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to do so at one of South Africa�s top racing tracks. We offer you the unique opportunity to drive awesome race type cars- from road vehicles to the Jordan Formula 1 car. The pace and thrill of the bends is sure to get your heart pumping!

DURATION: Half Day

PRICE: Contact us for pricing (16 laps, meals & beverages)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Min age- 21years | 3 years driving experience| Max Height- 2m | Max Weight � 120kg | driver's license is required

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OTHER

Do enquire about the following tours:

Quad biking

Mountain Biking

Kite Sufing

Surfing lessons

Sunset boat cruises

Table Mountain hike

Bungy Jumping

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City Tours

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Get a taste of the natural beauty, history and cultural diversity of Cape Town with one of our not to be missed half or full day tours. These informative tours are a great way to experience the best of what the Cape has to offer at affordable prices. They are a perfect introduction to the City and its surrounds and we suggest you start your holiday with a City Tour to orientate yourself with all the City has to offer allowing you to plan the rest of your holiday better.

To book any of the tours below, click on the relevant tour or refer to our "contact us" page

Click on the links below

West Coast Tour

Table Mountain & City Tour

Cape Peninsula

Cape Agulhas

Winelands

Township Tour

Game Drive

Optional Extras

Transfers

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WEST COAST TOUR

[Full Day]

The beautiful West Coast boasts over 1200 flowers and various bird species. The area is rich in ecological history and is home to fossils dating back 5 million years. The tour allows you to experience the life of the SAN - the first indigenous people of Southern Africa.

Highlights

Blouberg Beach | West Coast National Park | West Coast Fossil Park | Saldanha Bay- harbour | Langebaan

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TABLE MOUNTAIN & CITY TOUR (World Heritage Site)

[Half Day]

Highlights

Table Mountain (Weather Permitting) | Signal Hill | Castle of Good Hope | Walk Through the Malay Quarter | Bo-Kaap Museum | Walk through the Company Gardens | Houses of Parliament | Slave Lodge | Flower Market (in season) | St Georges Cathedral | City Orientation Tour

Scheduled departure time: 09h00

Departure point: Residing hotel in the city centre

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CAPE PENINSULA

[Full Day]

Highlights

Clifton & Camps Bay - the trendiest & most expensive suburbs in Cape Town | Twelve Apostles Mountain Range | Hout Bay (boat trip to the Seal Colony) | Scenic Drive via Chapmans Peak | Ostrich Viewing | Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve | Cape Point | Penguin Colony | Simon’s Town | Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - one of the world’s largest & most spectacular gardens diplaying over 2500 plant species

Departure time: 09h00

Departure point: Residing hotel in the city centre

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CAPE AGHULUS (Southern most tip of Africa & where the Indian & Atlantic Ocean meet)

[Full Day]

Highlights

Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass | Drive through the Apple region of the Cape | Shipwreck Museum | Agulhas Lighthouse | Struisbaai Beach | Hermanus - whale watching hotspot | Betty’s Bay | The scenic Clarens Drive | Gordon’s Bay

Scheduled departure time: 09h00

Departure point: Residing hotel in the city centre

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WINELANDS

[Full Day]

Highlights

Paarl

Wine & Cheese tasting | Cellar tour

Franshhoek (Gourmet Capital of South Africa)

Huguenot Memorial | Historic village overview | Wine Tasting

Stellenbosch (Second Oldest City in South Africa)

City Tour | Wine Tasting | Visit to the Cheetah Outreach Farm

Scheduled departure time: 09h00

Departure point: Residing hotel in the city centre

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TOWNSHIP TOUR

[Half Day]

Visit to various urban living areas reserved for non-whites during Apartheid. The townships are the heart and soul of Cape Town.

Highlights

District Six Museum - showcasing the forced removals of non-whites from the centre of Cape Town to the outskirts of the city | African Townships of Gugulethu, Nyanga, and Khayelitsha | Includes visit to a traditional Healer known as a Sangoma | Amy Biehl Memorial | Local tavern and plenty of opportunities for interaction with the locals | Coloured and Indian Townships of Athlone, Rylands and Mitchell’s Plain.

This tour can be extended to include a visit to Robben Island - This World Heritage Site which was the detention centre for political prisoners including Nelson Mandela can be arranged at an extra cost (3 - 4 hours extra time is required).

Scheduled departure time: 09h00

Departure point: Residing hotel in the city centre

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GAME DRIVE

[Full Day]

Visit to a ‘Malaria Free’ game reserve | View the ‘Big 5’ – Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo as well Springbok, Giraffe, Zebra etc.

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Access Park - Outlet mall with over 150 international and local stores including Guess, Levi, Nike, Puma, Pringle and more at significantly reduced prices.

Canal Walk - Largest mall in Africa boasting over 400 high end fashion and jewellery stores.

Ratanga Junction - Theme park with over 30 attractions. Enjoy the thrill of riding the Cobra Roller Coaster whilst looking at spectacular views of Table Mountain.

Grandwest Casino - Ice Rink, Live Entertainment, Bowling, Fine Dining and more.

Gold & Diamond Outlets - South Africa is world renowned for its gold and diamonds. Visit the leading jewellery stores in Cape Town to purchase one of the many exquisite pieces.

Heart Museum - Interactive museum showcasing the 1st heart transplant performed worldwide. A must see!

Themed Dinners - Enjoy a meal in the home of a local family and get a true taste of South African hospitality.

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Transfers available to: Airport | Hotels | Meetings | Conferences | Sporting Events | Social Engagements

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Additional Services: Chauffeuring | Conferencing | Chaperone to the Film & Media Industry | Company Retreats & Team Building Expeditions | Spa & Wellness | Accomodation Reservations | Exotic Car Hire | Limousine Hire | Cruising | Overland Trips | Medical Tourism - cosmetic & various surgery

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