The 'Absolutely Fabulous' way to explore
Cape Town by Bronwen E. Roberts
Adrenalin Junkies! Have you
always wanted to try something different and exciting and perhaps a little
adventurous too...?? Now you have the perfect opportunity. Select your
activity of choice and live your dream!
See the Cape Peninsula and
Table Mountain range from a different perspective... feel like a movie
star in La Dolce Vita.
In my beautiful balloon!
Drift across vineyards, farmlands and the awesome mountainous scenery,
breathlessly beautiful and peaceful from a magical hot-air balloon. Make
sure you bring the best champagne.
Mountain Biking Mania
Hire a bike for an adventure
of dirt roads, drop offs and exhilarating single track. There are so many
selected trails on offer.
Ride the Plank...Surfing.
You can hire a surfboard,
wetsuit and teacher for a fun-filled morning of surfing in Muizenberg.
Have lunch at a local restaurant, and then experience art & culture
in this seaside village.
Eagle's Eye - Tandem Paragliding
Experience the eagle's playground...
Break free from this earthbound existence...feel the wind against your
face and ride the heat thermals...!! Licensed paragliders will take you
on an incredible, almost spiritual experience.
Other Cape Town attractions
Open Water Kayaking, White
Water Rafting and Kayaking, Caving, Kite Surfing, Bungee Jumping, Adventure
Sports and Scuba Safaris.
Culture Adventures of
'Beat the Djembe'
Communal drumming has been
an integral part of African life for thousands of years as a means of celebrating
life, love and unity. A guaranteed stress-buster, modern-day drumming is
a great way to let loose, have fun and invigorate your mind. Rhythm is
a universal language, and drumming creates a unity that transcends the
barriers of culture, gender, age, religion, and hierarchy.
Join the euphoria of playing
in a drum circle and create music lead by trained facilitators. Soon you
and your companions will be weaving a pattern of sound as your hands pound
the skins. Discover real African Roots!
Afterwards, quench your thirst
with umqomboti beer and sit down to a real African feast with the background
sounds of a Marimba Band. Later in the evening traditional Gold Miners
set your feet stomping with their Gumboot Dancing.
Marimba in the Township
Embrace Africa with an interactive
adventure into music and culture! Your experience begins in Langa Township,
where Dizu 'Zungulu' Plaatjies formed the famous Amampondo band in 1979.
Amampondo, which means 'the people of Mpondo', the fabled land of the Xhosa
Kingdom in the Eastern Cape, was founded with a strong desire to preserve
and protect South African traditional music and to carry traditional sounds
into the future.
You will be inspired by the
enthusiasm and natural rhythm of a young marimba band at play (marimba
means 'wood that sings'), and when it's your turn, enjoy personalized instruction
from a teacher. You can visit an art centre and gain insight into the history
and culture of the Xhosa people. Relax and enjoy a traditional lunch in
an unusual township restaurant, where you can experience lively interaction
with local people.
You could complete your day
with something you've never done before! Participate in a workshop offered
by a community project showcasing local art and craft using wire, tin,
beads and metal - all imbued with the spirit of Africa.