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    Cape Town Bicycle Tours
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    1. Lagugu Cycle Tour
    Come see, smell, feel, hear, taste and walk the township with LaGuGu.

    We offer free walking and bicycle tours.

    Whilst hopping on and off our lovely township taxi, you engage, interact and learn about the oldest township in South Africa. Pass the beer hall, Dompas Museum and Sobukwe Square and sing a Brenda Fassie song or two. Drink umqombhothi (traditional beer), have a smiley (sheep’s head) and finally some shisa nyama (braai meat/ barbeque).

    Lagugu, the travellers’ choice.

    * All guides/chaperones are local kids, so you get a real-life experience through their eyes

    * You are always accompanied by a guide or chaperone during your tour

    * We will change you from tourist to traveller

    2. Daytrippers – Cape Town
    Bicycle Tours is our game. We do a daily tour to Cape Point as a sightseeing, cycling or hiking tour – every day. Also Cape Winelands and townships.

    An informative City Cycle Tour to get you orientated with some less obvious perspectives.

    Mountain biking day trips – easy to singletrack downhills. Scheduled multi day mountain biking and road tours.

    Bespoke and corporate tours.

    Our ‘Best of the Cape Singletrack Tour’ takes in the very best of the ever changing singletrack mountain bike trails of the Western Cape. This is a 3 day tour in 2 parts so can easily be a 6 day sweatfest. Loads of fun and caters for medium to good riders.

    You name it, we’ll make it happen.

    Two Oceans Aquarium
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    Two Oceans Aquarium
    Discover life beyond the African waves.

    The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost mythical Knysna seahorses, to large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Be mesmerised by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Kelp Forest Exhibit – one of only three living kelp forest displays in the world. Or come face-to-face with giant spider crabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool.

    The Two Oceans Aquarium is the perfect non-weather dependant opportunity for divers to explore the underwater world of the oceans surrounding the Southern African coast. Qualified divers can dive in the I&J Predator Exhibit with ragged-tooth sharks, turtles and shoals of other predatory fish like kob, musselcracker and yellow tail. Or, if you have an advanced qualification, diving in the Kelp Forest will reveal the unique world of the Atlantic Ocean kelp forests to you. Diving in the Aquarium is an experience that you will not forget. All divers are accompanied by a dive master and underwater photography is allowed. Each dive is preceded by a briefing to familiarise divers with the animals that they will be encountering on the dive. Divers have the choice of either using their own dive gear, or to make use of the gear supplied by the Aquarium, which includes Reef wetsuits. The Aquarium supplies all divers with a cylinder and a Brightweights weight belt for their dive.

    Cape Town Aquarium Diving
    Take the plunge into the predator tank at the Two Oceans Aquarium and dive with ragged tooth sharks, rays, turtles and a host of other carnivorous fish.

    More advanced divers with good buoyancy control may dive in the kelp tank amongst the swaying kelp fronds, slinky silvery fish and large and small marine invertebrate sea life. It’s fun diving with the exhibits in the tank but it may be even more fun waving at the people on the outside as they watch you and you become part of the aquarium life.

    Acrobranch Adventure Park – Cape Town
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    Acrobranch Adventure Park – Cape Town
    Acrobranch Constantia is our newest adventure park offering original, fun, outdoor adventure, activity and action for children and adults. Located at the top of Constantia Nek, next to the restaurant, the park boasts beautiful, panoramic views of the whole Constantia valley and the surrounding mountains.

    Situated in a lovely eucalyptus forest, we have three different obstacle courses – Yellow, Green and Blue. These courses vary in their difficulty and cater for the whole family.

    Safety is our main priority and you will be harnessed and given training before you embark on your adventure – and you are always supervised by one of our skilled guides.

    Acrobranch Adventure Park is situated in Constantia, Cape Town.

    Below the Surface Tours
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    Figure of 8 – Below the Surface
    A unique urban adventure with strong historical and environmental significance.

    Explore a tunnel that used to be an open river flowing from Table Mountain to the ocean, feeding the early Van Riebeeck settlement.

    CAMISSA, meaning ‘the place of sweet waters’ is the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town. Embedded, lost and obscured within the city’s fabric this vital ecological and cultural link still exists…. LET’S RECLAIM CAMISSA, TOGETHER. Come along and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Mother City, founded and settled due to her water resources.

    Our walks cover parts of Camissa and include the explanation of our natural history, some of the cultural stories associated with our water system and the possible way forward to a more sustainable water future in Cape Town, according to RECLAIM CAMISSA’s vision.

    Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding
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    Beach trails: Discover the thrill of riding on 8 km of unspoilt beach. Look for the whales and dolphins and pass through the wetlands that teem with bird life and ‘fynbos’. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides lead on all trails.

    Pony rides: A favourite with the young riders, be led through the tranquil lanes of Noordhoek by our friendly grooms.

    Riding lessons: Suitable for children and adults.

    South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA) is a non-profit organisation that offers free, therapeutic riding to disabled and disadvantaged children. All Sleepy Hollow horse-riding activities help support this needy, non-profit organisation.

    Please contact our friendly team for any more information or help.

    Aerial Boardwalk in Cape Town
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    Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the slopes of Table Mountain on an Aerial Bordwark Adventure. Cape Town offer some incredible views and the popular Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is no exception. Nestled at the eastern slopes of iconic Table Mountain, this garden is home to more than 20 000 indigenous plants.

    Established to conserve and display South Africa’s unique flora, visitors have enjoyed this garden since 1913 and the latest addition, the Boomslang – a curved tree canopy walkway, is yet another good reason to make a trip to South Africa’s most picturesque botanical garden.

    The Aerial Boardwalk winds its way through the trees in the arboretum offering 360 degree views of the garden.

    Action Shooting
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    False Bay Firearm Training Academy – Shooting
    Our range is situated right on the False Bay coast, at Glencairn Quarry near the historic village of Simon’s Town. The ideal venue for events with a difference, we offer clay target, handgun and semi-automatic rifle shooting and our clubhouse overlooks the magnificent False Bay.

    For an adrenaline filled day, go and do something different! False Bay Gun Club offers all types of shooting: handgun, shotgun and rifle, and certified range officers show you the ropes and keep things safe.

    So whether you’re a pro or a novice, we cater for all levels of shooting. What’s more, we are the only club offering spectacular sea views directly from the range.

    Opening times:

    Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 16:30

    Sundays: 10:00 – 12:30

    * Ideal for corporate and teambuilding

    * SABS and SAPS accredited

    * Clay target, handgun, rifle, airgun

    Abseiling Cape Town
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    Abseil Africa – Abseiling
    Start your day with a surge of adrenalin with Abseil Africa.

    One of the great benefits of this adventure is that you do not even need to leave the city – abseiling from our amazing Table Mountain takes place right here above the Mother City.

    The views are naturally amazing! Table Mountain towers 1 000 meters above the city of Cape Town. Abseiling here involves a controlled descent of 112 meters with breathtaking mountain, city and ocean views.

    So when you feel the need to spice up your life, contact Abseil Africa for the best morning in town. No experience is needed and our experienced guides will ensure a memorable experience. Operates daily – just bring your zest for adventure!
    All Terrain 4×4
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    If you are looking for the most fun that you can have on four wheels try a 4×4 adventure tour from Off Road Adventures! These tours will see you traverse rugged terrain, scale near vertical sand dunes, race through rivers and make your way down gorges and valleys. Off-road tours can be incredible adventures, exposing the participant to untamed areas and variety of wildlife. Off Road Adventures can take you on guided tours or you can elect to self-drive and discover a new way of exploring the country.

    You can explore and travel across virtually any terrain with a 4×4. While most vehicles will get stuck in sandy conditions such as in the desert, a 4×4 can be manipulated in a way that will allow you to get the vehicle unstuck. Likewise, if the vehicle becomes stuck in mud or snow, it can usually be manoeuvred to firm ground without having to be towed out. This factor makes these vehicles ideal for game watching, as the terrain in game reserves ranges from sand to mud to mountain and possibly even snow in some areas.

    South Africa is a very diverse country that offers beach-, mountain-, grassland-, forest- and desert terrain that is just waiting to be encountered, explored and conquered. Off Road Adventures offers tours through the spectacular Sani Pass – the third highest gravel road pass in the world, as well as an overnight tour of Lesotho. Experience river crossings, technical riding, obstacles and open roads that are just waiting to be discovered.

    And if you choose Off Road Adventures as the operator of your awesome off road tour, you will be able to include a host of other adventure activities in your tour as well. From pony and horse rides along the Twelve Apostles at the Drakensburg Mountains, to abseiling this and other awesome sites; as well as cycling, floating down rivers in inflatable tubes, fishing and more await you. Experience a hunting safari as part of your 4×4 tour – there is a large selection of plains game available for bow- or file hunting, as well as a wide variety of birds for wing shooting. So if you are looking for the most thrilling 4×4 tour available, contact Off Road Adventures and experience a specialised 4×4 adventure.

    Canopy Tours
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    The Cape Floral Region offers a kaleidoscope of colours all year around. During winter, South Africa’s spectacular national flower, the king protea opens up it giant flower head and in the summer, pincushions showcase their brilliant blooms.

    If you need a new perspective of the flora on the mountain, try a Canopy Tour!

    Only a short drive from Cape Town, across the Hottentots Holland Mountains, you will find a series of platforms on the fynbos covered mountain slopes. For a fun adventure in nature, strap in and glide alongside waterfalls and down slopes while taking in the sights and sounds of the Cape Floral Region.
    Camel Rides Cape Town
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    Cape Camel Rides
    Welcome to a unique and fun-filled experience of riding a camel.

    We offer a 40-minute bush ride through the nature reserve between Noordhoek and Kommetjie, with stunning views over Long Beach, Chapman’s Peak and the lakes. For the less adventurous, a short roundabout will give you the adrenalin rush for the day.

    The five camels live and work permanently on the beautiful old Cape farmstead, dating back to 1743. At Imhoff Farm you will find other attractions: a snake and reptile park, traditional Cape fare at the restaurant and farm stall, a cheese dairy, and art and craft shops. Experiencing the unique ways of camels never fails to thrill and amaze.

    * A truly unique experience

    * Tuesday–Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm

    * Knowledgeable, patient guides

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