CPT – Outdoors Guide 21Mar-03Apr

The Boulders Penguin Colony

Welcome to paradise: penguins and beautiful beaches in a seaside village.  Penguins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, but yes, you will also find them in South Africa, in the seaside village Simon’s Town in False Bay between Fish Hoek and Cape Point – an easy hour‘s drive from Cape Town. 

February – March: 8am – 6.30pm
April – September: 8am – 5pm
October – November: 8am – 6.30pm

December – January: 7am – 7.30pm
Conservation fee: Adults, R45 adults; children under the age of 12, R20 @ free entrance for WILD card holders.

Sanparks, Tel: (021) 786 2329

 

The Company’s Garden
Featuring a historical city park, a rose garden, a fish pond, an aviary & numerous trees of botanical and historical significance.

Summer: 7am – 7pm & Winter: 7am – 6pm

Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 400 2521

 

De Waal Park
A cool retreat in summer, dogs delight in the pond around the Victorian fountain while the children enjoy themselves in the playground.

Open daily @ 8am – 6pm

Upper Orange Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 400 2521

 

Trafalgar Park
This park is situated in Woodstock & is a safe place for children to play.

Open Daily: 8am – 6pm

Corner Victoria Road & Searle Street, Woodstock, Tel: (021) 400 3031

 

Arderne Gardens

The Arderne Gardens, with its Japanese garden, shady glades and romantic nooks, conjures up happy memories for many Capetonians as a place to bring young children or take precious wedding photographs.

Open Daily @ 9am – 4pm

Main Street, Claremont, Tel: (021) 689 4185

 

Rondebosch Park
This is an open park with big trees, and features a variety of flora. There are pathways for gentle walks and its lawns provide ample space for picnics. 

Open Daily @ 8am – 6pm

Corner Campground Road & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 689 4185

 

Maynardville Park
This district park features rolling expanses of lawn populated with trees and a vibrant eco-system of birds. The garden includes the famous Maynardville open-air theatre. There is also a water feature and children’s playground. 

Opening hours: daily 8am – 6pm
Corner Church & Wolfe Street | Wynberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 689 4185

 

Wynberg Park
Wynberg Park is where the spring of the Krakeelwater River begins. This district park features a conifer garden, children’s playground, duck pond, lawns, and ideal for walking dogs, picnics and braais.

Open Daily @ 8am – 6pm

Corner Klaassens & Trovato Link Roads, Wynberg, Tel: (021) 689 4185

 
Durbanville Rose Garden
This district park is a historical site, and is also home to numerous farm graves. It features 500 varieties of rose bushes. Visitors and tourists are invited to enjoy tea among the rose bushes at the park’s Tea Room on Sundays during flowering season.
Size: 1.5 hectares
Opening daily @ daily 8am – 6pm
Durban Road, Durbanville, Tel: (021) 970 3129

 

Abseil Africa

Enjoy a 112m controlled decent from the top of Table Mountain, not only experience a surge of adrenalin but also witness Cape Town’s beautiful beaches and breathtaking views from above.

www.abseilafrica.co.za, Tel: (021) 424 4760

 

City Rock

When the weather is keeping you inside, go to CityROCK, one of Cape Town’s indoor climbing gyms. With its bouldering cave, lead wall, and 10m high climbing area you won’t even know it’s raining outside. 

21 Anson Street, Observatory, Tel: (021) 447 1326

 

Fynbos Horse Trails 

Enjoy a full or half day guided horse tour through the beautiful vineyards beneath the Hawequa Mountains. 

www.fynbostrails.com, Tel: 082 3358132

 

Frixon Adventures

This company puts its focus on adrenalin and action-packed activities in and around Cape Town. With abseiling, canyoning, river rafting and coasteering trips.

www.frixion.co.za, Tel: (021) 447 4985

 

Parapax Tandem Paragliding Flights

SA’s largest paragliding company offers one of the safest and exciting rides of your life, and its wheelchair friendly

Tel: 082 8814724, www.parapax.com 

 

Skydive

Take the leap & experience Cape Town’s beauty from a bird’s eye view.  

Tel: 082 8006290, www.skydivecapetown.za.net 

 

Kamazoo Quad Rides

Offers guided tours through the vineyards at Dellrust Wine Farm, with highly experienced guides

Dellrust Wine Farm, Somerset West, Tel: 072 5379310

 

Shark Zone

The Company specialises in shark cage diving and viewing tours, who pride themselves on service and the best price guarantee.

Tel: 082 8944979, www.sharkzone.co.za 

 

Bungy Jumping

Take the leap off Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest jump and officially recognised by The Guinness Book of World Records. 

Tel: (042) 281 1428, www.faceadrenalin.com