But besides that and the great opportunities our projects bring to volunteers and people interested in gap years abroad, it’s an amazing diverse city from wherever you look at it! It offers mountains, the beach, the forest and the comfort of a buzzing city all in the same place!
All of these amazing landscapes build a spectacular frame for unique and amazing adventurous activities for the adrenalin junkies!
So, for the most courageous volunteers, here you can find the the Top 10 adrenalin activities to do in the area when you are not busy volunteering!
1. Mountain Biking
With its breathtaking mountain ranges and rolling hills, Cape Town and its surrounding area is a mountain biker’s heaven. You can find incredible routes for bikers of all levels! Biking across the vineyards and the wine valley, the slopes of Table Mountain or the remarkable scenery of Chapman’s Peak Drive are some of the most famous biking routes you’ll discover!
This is a life changing experience that you would never forget! There are no words for it! The breathtaking feeling of falling down from a plane, combined with the sensation of flying and enjoying the views of the wonderful city of Cape Town are something you won’t regret trying! Do it! And if you are afraid, do it with fear!
3. Scuba diving
Surrounded by the clear waters of the ocean, Cape Town is a remarkable place to try this sport! Whether you are a beginner looking for a short diving experience, a trained diver looking to explore the underwater world of Cape Town and its amazing sea animals (such as seals, dolphins, and sharks), or someone willing to take professional Scuba course, Cape Town is the place for you
4. Shark Cage Diving
If you ever dreamt of getting up close and personal with a Great White Shark, this is your opportunity! Shark cage diving is one of the top attractions in Cape Town and fits quite perfectly in the to-do list of those looking for an adrenalin rush!
5. Bungee Jumping
If you are going on a Garden Route Tour, stopping at Bloukrans Bridge for this amazing experience is a must! The Bloukrans Bungee is the world's highest commercial bungee bridge at 216 meters high! If you are an adrenalin junkie, it doesn’t get any better than this!
6. Abseiling Table Mountain
Table Mountain is the most famous landmark of Cape Town and one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World! The panoramic views of Cape Town from this amazing spot are incredible. But if this isn’t enough and you are craving an adventure, throwing yourself of the side of the Table Mountain is the answer! You will step off the top at 1000 metres above sea level and abseil into a mind blowing vertical space, while enjoying even better views of Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard and the ocean!
Whether you are a pro or just starting out, Cape Town and its surrounding areas host some of the best surfing spots and offer excellent beaches for non surfers travel companions! You can try a beginner lesson or rent a board and just join the experts on a more challenging day trip!
No trip to Cape Town is complete without a surfing lesson! As they say, “you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!”
This is probably one of the most exhilarating adventure sports in Cape Town! You will be flying out from Signal Hill or Lion’s Head, where you’ll get amazing views of the city and the ocean while enjoying the unique sensation of being suspended in the air!
In the city that has it all, trekking and hiking opportunities are also endless! You can do a sunrise trekk to Devil’s Peak, then hike up one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World (Table Mountain) for lunch and finish your day trekking to Lion’s Head at sunset to get a 360 view of the city! You will never get tired of the amazing possibilities offered just minutes away from the city centre!
Sandboarding is a great adventure sport (very easy to learn), where in almost no time one can be carving up the slopes. It’s almost like snowboarding at the beach! This takes place daily at the Atlantis dunes of Western Cape, which, by the way, provide an unforgettable setting for this amazing activity!
So, if you are looking to make your impact in different communities in much need of volunteers while at the same time having the adventure of a lifetime, our World Volunteering Projects in Cape Town are the answer! Cape Town and World Volunteering will fulfil and exceed your expectations!