When many of us travel, we yearn to do more than just the “touristy” things. When going on vacation to exciting destinations, it is common to want to ditch the tourist path and experience what life is like as a local. That’s why when visiting Cape Town in South Africa next, you might want to try something more adventurous.
Dive with Sharks
Many tourists visiting Cape Town may find themselves on a boat to seal island. But where is the fun in that? Why not live on the wild side and try cage driving with great white sharks! This once in a lifetime experience is safe and promises to be your adrenaline levels soaring. This isn’t for the faint of heart though, so if you are looking for something a bit tamer you may want to check out the whale watching
Chapmans Peak Drive
If you enjoy views that just render you speechless, then stopping over at Chapmans Peak is a must. This magnificent stretch of road hugs the mountains above Hout bay and boast full views of the bay and the surrounding mountain ranges. It’s really is an amazing sight to behold.
Catch a bite at ‘Fish on the rocks’
Fish on the rocks’ is a local restaurant in Hout bay that is renowned for serving “the most beautifully fresh fish.” Originally, this local gem specialized in fish and chips, but the locally sourced fish and seafood allowed for a more diversified menu. If you are looking for a bite to eat ‘Fish on the Rock’ is a great place where you can enjoy the local Cape, homestyle cooking.
Cape Point Ocean Safari
How about going on an ocean safari? These safari tours travel around the whole of Cape Point as well as the surrounding coastline. Instead of seeing the wildlife and bays from the land, you get to see it all straight from the water. Meet some of the oceans more playful characters like seals and (depending on the time of year) you can see families of dolphins as well. If you want to see the tip of Africa with a dolphin by your side, this might be the tour for you.
Kayak with the Penguins
The famous area known as Simon’s Town is popular amongst hikers but for those that don’t enjoy such an activity, there is also an option to go kayaking to visit the Penguins on Boulder Beach. Here you can pick up a paddle and enjoy Simon’s Town from the water. There’s nothing like being able to observe the penguins in the natural habitat.