06-02-2018

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping in Cape Town

Whether you classify yourself as a typical adrenaline junkie or not, one thing is certain – everyone likes to go home with a good story (and some great GoPro footage). We’re going to help you do just that by suggesting a handful of the numerous adventure sports and activities that can be enjoyed in Cape Town.

Land

Sidecar Adventure

This adventure will take you through the most beautiful parts of Cape Town, where you will see the Twelve Apostles, Chapman’s Peak Drive and more of the glorious coastline. It will provide you with the opportunity to see this famous part of the world from a unique perspective, during a four-hour scenic ride in a fully licensed World War II sidecar. The drivers are completely enthusiastic about sharing this gem of a destination with the world. If the ride doesn’t increase your pulse rate, the views certainly will.

Ziplining & Wine Tasting

This full-day adventure begins in the stunning Constantia Nek region, where you will need to conquer any fear of heights you might have as you will whisk down a zip-line, 155 metres above the tree canopy. To calm any lingering nerves or simply to wind down, you will then enjoy wine tasting at three excellent wine farms: Beau Constantia, Constantia Glen Winery and Eagles Nest. We couldn’t think of a better combo!

Ocean

Eco-friendly Shark Cage Diving

This mesmerising, two to five hour experience will allow you the opportunity to see the great white shark up close within the safety of an underwater cage, and will be enjoyed while a contribution to the environment is made. The guide, Marine Dynamics Shark Tours is the only company that provides an eco-friendly cage diving experience. It continuously contributes to studies that will ultimately help conserve these magnificent creatures.

Kiteboarding Session

This thrilling adventure will take you out onto the waters in Muizenberg – one of the top kiting locations in the country – with the best kiteboarder in South Africa, Oswald Smith. During this two-hour session, you will learn tricks from Oswald, who started kitesurfing at the age of 11 and has won numerous awards, excelling in wave and course riding.

Air

Paragliding Experience

This tandem paragliding experience will allow you to enjoy a flight over the city – a vantage point from which you will be able to spot Robben Island, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Seaboard. The adventure will begins on Lion’s Head or Signal Hill depending on the wind on the day. The flights are performed by professional and experienced instructors, certified by the South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA).

Helicopter Flights

This spectacular experience is bound to leave you with a rush and outstanding memories. There are a number of helicopter flights available to suit your preferences, including the Hopper Flight, which last 12 minutes and offers views of Cape Town Stadium, Clifton, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles; the Atlantico Flight, which lasts 18 minutes and takes you along the Atlantic coast, where you will be able to see Cape Town Stadium, the four Clifton beaches, Camps Bay, the Twelve Apostles, Karbonkelberg, Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak; the Two Oceans Flight, which lasts 25 minutes and offers views of Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, False Bay, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg; and the Peninsula Flight, which lasts 50 minutes and is a full trip from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope, offering views of the Cape Peninsula from all angles.

A well-known poet once said, “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air”. How beautifully those words summarise the adventure-filled opportunities that await in Cape Town!

For your convenience, participation in any of these activities can be arranged via Marvel Tours as a guest of any of the Newmark V&A Waterfront properties. For further information on these activities and others, please visit email: marveltours@vahotel.co.za or contact us directly.

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The collection includes a number of neighbouring properties in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, in addition to other trendy properties spread out in Cape Town. It also includes private game reserve offerings in Mpumalanga, Timbavati and Serengeti; a historic hotel in Graaff-Reinet, located in the Eastern Cape; a chic property in the bustling Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg as well as a beach-side lodge in Zanzibar. Newmark further continues to keep a look-out for new, suitable opportunities and developments.

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