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It's no secret that the Mother City has dozens of beguiling activities to instill excitement in adrenaline junkies, sun worshippers and everyone in between. But when you tire of hiking up Lion's Head, or the weather's no good for trekking to the Cape Winelands to indulge in the fruits of the vine, what else is left to do? No clue? We've got ten! Now that we've got your attention, keep reading for some uber cool pursuits to immerse yourself in for what's left of 2019.
1. Get your chef on with a Lindt Master Chocolatier course
You may not have the bucks to travel to France, but Lindt brings the delectable chocolate delight to you with a guided Lindt souffle-making course. A qualified Master Chocolatier will take you through the entire process as you don a classic Master Chocolatier uniform. Wait, it gets better - you get to sink your teeth into your fluffy creation afterwards. Who ever said you can't have your cake and eat it too? Ready. Set. Chef!
Check out this Lindt souffle-making class for two.
2. Go shark cage diving in Gaansbaai
If you're after the ultimate adrenaline rush, then this one's for you. It's time to face the great creatures of the sea, and you don't need a diving licence to do so. Catering to both divers and non-divers alike, this experience is sure to get your heart racing, with qualified and professional divers leading the way. Great white sharks are best seen in the cooler months, where colder water temperatures make this a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
View our shark cage diving deal here.
3. Go on a romantic pre-sunset champagne cruise at the V&A Waterfront
If you're looking to do something special with your significant other, this cruise is both romantic and just in time for supper. Sail off on a catamaran as you sip on some bubbly and admire the stunning Golden Hour and views of Table Mountain. It gets you back to the waterfront in time to drink in the sunset and tuck into a sumptuous dinner.
Have a look at this champagne cruise for two with Waterfront Charters.
4. Golfing at The River Club
Indulge in a rewarding and unlimited day of golf with your friends at The River Club. This esteemed golf course boasts a 9-hole, par 27 mashie course and a 90-bay driving range for fun or practice. Being the only driving range in the city that offers sheltered bays from unpredictable weather conditions, you don't have to be disheartened by a bit of precipitation in the winter months. They also have an onsite restaurant, The Slug & Lettuce, which always allows for some seriously crowd-pleasing meals.
Take a sneak peek at this awesome deal for you and 3 friends.
5. Kayaking in Hout Bay
Considered one of Cape Town's top attractions, this activity requires no experience and all the sense of adventure. Kayaking is perfect for both young and old, with kids as young as seven being able to join in on the fun. You might even get the opportunity to see some marine life, such as dolphins, penguins and whales. Go on and revel in scenic views of Hout Bay as you tick this one off your bucket list!
Get the 2-hour guided kayaking tour deal.
6. Snorkel with the seals
Whether you're just visiting Cape Town or you're a local, snorkelling with these friendly creatures of the sea is a must-do. Although the Atlantic Ocean's water temperatures are pretty cold, this experience is brilliant and for the taking in Hout Bay. Plus, everything you need is provided, including a wetsuit, life jacket and snorkel.
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7. Enjoy a scenic 2-hour coastal drive on a Harley Davidson
With this trip taking off in Camps Bay, winding through to Hout Bay and finishing off with a pitstop along Chapman's Peak Drive, you get to drink in the awe-inspiring views of the Mother City as you cruise along the magnificent coastline. You've got to admit, there is nothing quite like venturing off onto the open road while the wind breathes through your hair and everything behind you becomes a blur. Grab this opportunity to snap a few pictures for your social handles and cherish the memory of a day well spent.
View the Harley Davidson coastal tour.
8. Take a leap of faith and paraglide off Signal Hill or Lion's Head
We all need to step out of our comfort zone every now and then - and, for some, the thrill of an adrenaline rush is more than enough reason to try something new. Regardless of your departure point, you're guaranteed a mind-blowing bird's eye view of the city, all while a highly qualified professional ensures your safety so you can enjoy the glide.
9. Go on a romantic horseback beach outride with your loved one
If you're looking to spruce up the romance, this is an excellent way to do so. Breathe in the salty sea breeze and soak in views of stunning unspoiled beach in the Kleinmond area as you and your partner traverse on horseback along the white sand, with the statuesque Table Mountain as your backdrop. This experience is also perfect for family or friends, with children as young as six being able to partake. Indulge in ninety minutes of remarkable scenery with this horse ride for something different.
10. Embark on a fishing charter with friends
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope." - John Buchan
Aptly described, it doesn't matter whether you catch a fish, but only that you attempt to, in order to be closer to nature. So, round up a couple of your friends or family and embark on a fishing charter that grants you the opportunity to potentially catch either yellowtail, snoek, Cape salmon (Geelbek), Red Roman, Cape bream and/or Atlantic bonito. You might be pleasantly surprised at how much you enjoy this adventure and get utterly hooked.
Author: Jamy-Lee Mansfield
Cover image courtesy of Trip Advisor.
Please note: all deals were accurate and available at time of publication.