Abseiling Table Mountain

Step off a cliff at 1,000 metres above sea level, and abseil into mind-blowing vertical space. The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breathtaking, but the views from the abseil are even better. Descending down the side of a sheer cliff you will have Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard and the deep blue ocean at your feet, with the Twelve Apostles at your side.

The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get your pulse racing. It operates on a daily basis, weather permitting, between 9:30am and 3:30pm. No experience is needed. The guides show you the ropes and talk you through the whole process. The overall experience will take about 45 minutes to an hour.

Zip lining in Elgin

A first for South Africa, the Cape Canopy Tour is situated in a pristine World Heritage Site. It’s in the breath-taking Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, a 45 minute drive from Cape Town. This adventure activity consists of 12 platforms constructed on cliffs and slopes above a deep gorge. It offers thrilling slides up to 1,000 feet long.

Guests also get to experience a unique bridge crossing between a narrow sandstone gorge high above a spectacular double waterfall. The two-and-a-half-hour tour includes a 4×4 journey through the nature reserve, refreshments on one of the cliff-side platforms and a light lunch.

Insider Tip: This exciting activity is suitable for almost all ages (5 – 75 is the recommended limit). It will operate in most weather conditions and is easily incorporated into a Winelands Tour.

Paragliding

Cape Town is one of the most spectacular places in the world to paraglide. There is no better way to see this beautiful city than from above. The imposing Lion’s Head and Signal Hill are the sites from which this adventure activity launches.

In almost total silence, you’ll soar like an eagle gazing down on pearl white sand beaches and azure blue waters. You’ll take in the towering peaks of the Twelve Apostles on one side, while the vast Atlantic Ocean stretches as far as your eye can see on the other. This is a bucket-list experience for adrenaline junkies.

Insider Tip: South Africa has a strict licensing system. This ensures that the tandem flight instructors are highly experienced with an excellent safety record.