OUTDOOR Guide for Cape Town – 24 Feb-1 Mar 2012

Meridian Hiking

*Skeleton Gorge

25 February

Tel: 083 2613326 / (021) 685 7443

*Melkbos Beach Walk

A flat walk along the beach towards Koeberg and back, retracing your steps.

26 February

Tel: 082 6401268

*Minor Peak via Blockhouse Ridge

Ridge Full day hike including scrambling, bushy and rocky terrain with some exposure.

26 February

New Golf Centre in Constantia Hits the Sweet Spot

If you’re serious about golf and want to get the most out of this enriching sport by ensuring you have the correct advice, guidance and gear, swing around to Golf Centre Constantia for professional in-store golf lessons by its own PGA instructor, Paul McKenzie. No need to travel all the way to Scotland to play at St Andrews!

Mon – Fri @ 9am- 6pm, Sat @ 9am – 5pm, Sun @ 9am – 1pm

R 350 – R 1,500

Golf Centre Constantia, Constantia Village. Tel: 021 794-0097/021 422 5727

Tygerberg Zoo
There are approximately 150 different species of animals in the zoo.   The biggest being Kalahari and White Lions as well as Bengal Tigers.

Open every day: Saturday – Thursday @ 9am – 5pm & Friday @ 9am – 4:30pm

Exit 39, Klipheuwel-Stellenbosch off-ramp, N1 highway, Tel: (021) 884 4494

Cape Town Carriage Co.

Cape Town Carriage Company offers the experience of exploring Cape Town’s CBD and Company’s Garden in style and allows a more sedate way of viewing the historical landmarks amassed in this area.

Cape Town, Tel: (021) 703-4396 / 082 575 5669

Cycle the Cape

Here at Cyclethecape.com we offer both road bike hire and organised tours around the stunning Southern Peninsular in Cape Town. All our bikes are top quality and minimum 16 speed.

Fish Hoek, Tel: (021) 782 7374

Cape Sidecar Adventures

Cape Sidecar Adventures’ fleet consists of 25 classic Changjiang CJ750’s, a version of the German 1938 BMW R71 sidecar, manufactured for the Chinese Red Army between the mid 1950’s and the mid 1970’s.

2 Glengariff, Three Anchor Bay, Sea Point, Tel: (021) 434 9855 / 082 3085483

Robben Island

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, about 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of exile and imprisonment where rulers sent those they regarded as outcasts and troublemakers.  Since 1997 Robben Island has been a museum acting as a focal point of South African heritage.  In 1999 the island was declared a World Heritage Site.

R100 – R200

Tel: (021) 413 4200

City Siteseeing Cape Town

If you wish to visit the sites in the Cape Town city centre, try the Cape Town Explorer.  This double-decker bus has an open top and is bright red.  Discover many of the great sites of Cape Town in this relaxed way.

Tel: (021) 511 6000

Waterfront Boat Company – Boat Trips

We offer short day excursions, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, fishing trips, eco cruises, whale watching and high-speed adrenaline boat rides.

V&A Waterfront, Tel: (021) 418 5806

Cape Camel Rides

Enjoy a scenic ride through indigenous bush with magnificent views over The Lakes and Long Beach.

12pm – 4pm

Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road, Tel: (021) 789 1711

Quantum Adventures – Caving

Experience the natural beauty of a cave.  The walk on the way also happens to be one of the most scenic.

10 Old Cape Farm Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town, Tel: 789 0188 / 082 6583078

AWol Tours – Cycle Tours

Cape Town day tours include award-winning Bicycle Township Tours, hiking up Table Mountain, mountain biking or a leisurely cycle ride to Cape Point and the Winelands.

Muizenberg, Tel: (021) 788 1256 / 083 2346428

Classic Cape Charters – Deep-sea Fishing

Enjoy magnificent views of our coastline and Table Mountain. Head out into Table Bay on our inshore fishing excursion. Our luxury boats offer private sunset cruises. We also offer shark viewing and diving.

Shop 6, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Tel: (021) 418 0782 / 082 320 3323

Daytrippers – Cycle Tours

From a mellow cycle in the Winelands to a vigorous off-roading in the forest, to a multi-day cross-country tour, you name it, and they’ll make it happen.

Santos Park, Unit 8, 414 Voortrekker Road, Maitland, Tel: (021) 511 4766

Fantastic Racing

Race world-class racing cars at Killarney racetrack.  We host tailored racing events, ideal for corporates or individuals.

Killarney Race Circuit, Killarney, Tel: (021) 461 1414

Harley-Davidson Cape Town – Harley-Davidson Tours

We will gladly assist you to make the very best of your Harleyday through our beautiful country by experiencing the magnitude of our nature and our wide-open roads. Free mapped-out routes to explore the splendour of the Cape are provided. Choose from five one-day scenic tours.

9 Somerset Road, Corner Hudson Street, Green Point, Tel: 0860 427539

Thunder City – Jet Flights

Thunder City uses 4 two-seater Hawker Hunters for training, aerobatics, low flying and general flying. Powered by the Avon 122 series turbojet, this aircraft allows you to experience high ‘g’ adrenalin performance.

Tower Road, Cape Town International Airport, Tel: (021) 934 8007 / 083 2618007

Butterfly World

South Africa’s biggest free-flying butterfly park features a display house and a large indoor garden where visitors walk around while exotic butterflies from all over the planet flitter around.

Open Daily @ 9am – 5pm

R22 – R39

R44, Klapmuts, (021) 875 5628

Drakenstein Lion Park

Offers kids a chance to see captive lions mooching around in the sun. The lions here are captive-born beasts who cannot ever be reintroduced to the wild.

Open Daily @ 9:30am – 5pm

Old Paarl Road, near Klapmuts, Tel: (021) 863 3290

Imhoff Farm

A handy one-stop shop for child-friendly activities. The complex also offers craft shops and restaurants, making it a sensible full-day destination.

Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Kommetjie Road, Kommetjie, Tel: (021) 783 4545

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

The farm is home to about 1000 crocodiles that mostly spend their days lazing around and baking in the sun. Perilously low walkways take you around the enclosures.

Open Daily @ 9:30am – 5pm

R18 – R30

Babilonstoren Road, R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek, Tel: (021) 863 1142

Monkey Town

The park is home to 230 primates, ranging from lion-tailed macaques to chimpanzees to spider monkeys to the old South African favourite, vervet monkeys.

Open Daily @ 9am – 5pm

R30 – R70

Mondeor Road, Somerset West, Tel: (021) 858 1060

West Coast Ostrich Ranch

The ranch allows visitors to interact up close with their flightless birds, and children will take great delight in being able to sit on an ostrich.

Open Daily @ 9am – 5pm

R35 – R40

Van Schoorsdrift Road, Tel: (021) 972 1955 / 1669 / 1649

World Of Birds

The largest bird park in Africa has more than 3 000 bird species as well as monkeys and 400 species of other small animals in walk-in aviaries.

Open Daily @ 9am – 5pm

Valley Road, Hout Bay, Tel: (021) 7902730 / (021) 7918380

Putt Putt

Situated on the beachfront, the Course of Mini Golf provides great entertainment and fun for the whole entertainment.

Monday – Sunday @ 9am – 9pm

Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 4346805 / 082 3348 111