It’s widely known that there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Cape Town. But sometimes you’re up for something a little different than your usual run of the mill activities at the Cape Town points of interest. While I can’t guarantee that you won’t find a queue of tourist at these Cape Town activities; I can definitely guarantee that you’ll have a good time. So take down notes if you have to, here’s a list of unique activities to do in Cape Town.


Go Zip Lining in the Hottentots Holland Reserve


What better way to become one with nature than to soar high above the mountains alongside the birds! Zip lining with Cape Canopy Tours in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve offers you this unique opportunity. It’s also one of the best ways to help you deal with (or possibly even overcome) your fear of heights.

This is activity is right up there on the most adventurous things to do in Cape Town. The adventure starts with a bumpy 4×4 ride up the mountain and ends with a 5km hike out of the mountain! Prepare yourself for epic views as you slide from one platform to the next – deeper and deeper into the valley. You’ll also cross a suspension bridge overlooking a double waterfall!

Contact: +27 21 3000 501 | |


1500m above Sea Level on the Protea Farm Tractor Ride

unique activities to do in cape town

The Protea Farm tractor ride is a 100% authentic South African experience and quite possibly one of the most unique activities to do in Cape Town.  A tractor ride up the Koo Valley Mountains ending with a potjie kos lunch. If you visit during the month of March, you’ll see beautiful King Proteas in full bloom. The views from Arangies Kop (the summit of the tractor ride) overlooking the town of Robertson are stunning and truly brings the whole experience together.

Contact: +27 23 614 3012 | |


Stay on the West Coast National Park Houseboats

unique activities to do in cape town

The West Coast National Park is renowned for its beautiful colours during the annual West Coast flower season. But did you know the park is not just perfect for day visits but also for a getaway in one of their Kraalbaai houseboats. The houseboats are ideal for family gatherings and corporate functions and are also one of the fun things to do in Cape Town for couples. Permanently anchored in the Langebaan Lagoon and overlooking the peaceful surroundings of the park, these houseboats make for the perfect summer getaway.

Contact: +27 21 526 0432 |  |


Experience a Proudly South African Rooibos Farm Tour and Tea Tasting

unique activities to do in cape town

Rooibos tea is exclusive to the Cederberg region in the Western Cape. Due to the warm, dry climate it is the only place in the world the plant grows. Carmien Tea situated on the Bergendal farm just outside the town of Citrusdal offers a unique farm tour and tastings of the various flavoured teas produced on the farm. It’s a proudly South African experience that takes you through the various production stages of Rooibos tea, explaining exactly how it lands up in our cups.

Contact: +27 22 921 2595 | |


Blend Your Own Wine at Grande Provence

unique activities to do in cape town

If you’re looking for a fun group activity to do in Cape Town then you should try wine blending at Grande Provence Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Blend, swirl and sip your way to the perfect blend under the knowledgeable eye of their winemaker or wine ambassador (depending on the package chosen). The experience is not technical at all and is suitable for both wine novices and connoisseurs. At the end of it all, you get to cork your unique blend and take it home as bragging rights!

Contact: +27 21 876 8600 | |


Board the Double Deck Franschhoek Wine Tram

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You might argue that the Franschhoek Wine Tram is a major tourist attraction and not quite unique but it’s also one of the best outdoor activities in Cape Town. The recently launched double deck wine tram is a great way to experience the Franschhoek Wine Valley and all it has to offer. And what makes the Wine Tram even better is that you’re in control of want you want to explore further and what you want to skip. This hop on hop off tour spans the entire 22 wine estates of the Franschhoek Wine Route.

Contact: + 27 21 300 0338 |  |


Unique Activities to do in Cape Town

The amount of unusual things to do in Cape Town is extensive and I’m sure you could find many more to add to this list. But consider this list as your starting point for exploring the many unique activities that Cape Town has on offer.



Author: Gaynor

Half city dweller. Half road trip explorer. Full supporter of local South African travel!

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