There isn’t another city on the planet with more mindblowing things to do than Cape Town.
 
Here at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, you can book almost any tour your heart desires at the reception desk of our hostel! No need to have to find your way to a tourism office. Here are some examples of the types of activities that you can book:

 

Paragliding …

 

Cape Town is the best in the world with respect to many things. Paragliding off Signal Hill is one of those things. Yeah, there are other stunning sites elsewhere in the world. But, there isn’t another one where you have the magnificence of the world’s most beautiful mountain (Table Mountain) behind you. Where you have the awesome Table Bay in front of you. Where you have the stunning views of Cape Town to your right and a view of Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned) in front of you. Below you is the 2010 World Cup Soccer Stadium and to your left is the beautiful Atlantic coast. The view from the launch site takes your breath away. And that’s before you take off!
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We’ve done most of the activities we describe here.
Have a look at Mel’s paraglide off Signal Hill.
 
Cape Point Tours …
 
Discover the beautiful Cape Peninsula by doing this full day trip starting in Cape Town (with a pick up from the hostel front door!) and working your way along the coast through Hout Bay and over the spectacular Chapman’s Peak drive. Stop for an optional cycle in the Cape Point Nature Reserve, followed by your lunch (which is included in the deal). After this we do a walk around the South-Western-most tip of the African Continent. Come back to Cape Town via Boulders Beach, our beach famous for its penguins.
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Cape Malay Cooking Tours …
 
This half day tour departs on Tuesdays and starts with a walk through the colourful and charismatic streets of the photographer’s paradise, the Bo-Kaap. Then its time to pull up your sleeves and get cooking with a traditional Cape Malay family. You will be shown how to make local treats such as ‘samoosas’, ‘daljees’, ‘rotti’ and a pot of Cape Malay Chicken Curry. Then, its lunch time! Unbeatable if you are a foodie, and an eye-opener to what you’ve been missing if you are not.
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Township Tours …
 
Our South African history (with both tragic and inspiring elements) spawned the phenomenon of ‘townships’ (a settlement for ‘non-whites’) especially during the latter parts of the 1900’s. You will get a walking tour of the Langa township with a local resident – and be able to get real insight into daily life in a township.
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Forget about Gangnam style – Try Cape Town township style: We now also have a tour which takes you to the legendary Mzolis in Gugulethu. Included is two drinks, delicious meat and great company (Saturdays and Sundays only). Many online offers promise ‘something different’; well, trust us, this is something different. (This can also be combined on the same day with a township tour.)
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Wine Tasting Tours …
 
South African wines are world-famous for their quality and for its interesting aspects. (E.g. Pinotage is a variety developed here.) What is not so well known is that the farms where the wines are produced are in some of the most stunning locations on the planet. The settings will take your breath away. You will spend a day visiting some of the best wine farms in the Cape Wine Region. This tour includes all tastings, a hearty lunch and cheese tasting at the famous Fairview Farm. And of course, a designated driver 🙂
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Biking and Wining …
 
Fancy some cycling along with your wine tasting? Some virtue to go with your vices? We offer wine tasting tours where you cycle between the wine farms. Available in routes from 9kms to 21kms there is something for everyone. This is also eco-friendly, as you take the train to Stellenbosch and back.
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Table Mountain Hiking and Biking …
 
Enjoy a half or full day hike with an experienced hiking guide. She will customize your walking route according to your fitness level and is happy to hike with solo travelers. We also offer guided mountain biking tours on either Table Mountain or in Tokai forest. And, of course, Table Mountain has recently been voted (through votes from around the globe) as one of the seven New Wonders of the World – deservedly so. Just google ‘Table Mountain floral kingdom’ or similar phrases. And then that still does not say anything about the spectacular views of the city, the ocean and Robben Island from the top.
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Surfing Lessons …
 
Cape Town has more great beaches to surf than most countries have. You can do a half or full day surf lesson at one of Cape Town’s amazing beaches and be at one with the ocean. (The choice of beach is decided on the day according to the wind and where the best surf is: Yes, that’s Cape Town for you – a choice of beaches!)
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Sandboarding …
 
Sandboarding is South Africa’s version of snow-skiing; but it’s on the sand! Offered as a half or full day tour.
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Quad Biking and Sandboarding Combos …
 
Ok, so you can make it a day to really remember by doing both of these exciting tours on one day! Go wild – go extreme!
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Sky Diving …
 
For the brave amoungst us, we offer sky diving! And although you may not remember to have a good look around when you come down, you are looking down on the fairest Cape in the whole world (as sir Francis Drake realised in 1580 already).
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Garden Route Trip …
 
This is argueably one of the most beautiful drives in the world. It’s not called the Garden Route for no reason – we believe that the Garden of Eden could well have been here. For those who have a little more time in South Africa this is a trip not to be missed. We offer trips of various lengths to suit every traveler.
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Tours into other parts of Africa …
 
Always wanted to see Namibia? Victoria Falls? Tanzania? Kenya? We can organize this for you by getting you booked on an over-land tour! Various tour lengths are available as well as camping or accommodated options.
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Full day Safari …
 
Get picked up at our front door and driven – 2 hours away – to where a delicious buffet breakfast awaits you. Then you will experience a 4 hour, open top, big 5 safari, followed by lunch and a visit to the local ostrich farm. You will then be brought back to our front door. (This tour is also available as a self-drive option.)
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Overnight Safari …
 
Enjoy a drive down the scenic Route 62 with an expert guide, all the way to Oudtshoorn. There, you will experience your big 5 safari drive. Overnight accommodation in Oudtshoorn is included in the price. The next day, you will visit the Kango Wildlife Ranch – home to lions, crocodiles, tigers, and many more amazing creatures. After this, you will visit the Kango Ostrich farm where you can feed the ostriches. Then, sit back and relax for the drive back from Oudtshoorn.
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Airport Transfers …
 
Take the hassle out of getting to and from the airport. Let us organize it for you! Our agents will pick you up from the airport and drop you right outside our front door! Or take you back there at the end of your stay.
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And free stuff …
 
These activities that you pay for are great and they are each worth every cent. But there are thousands of free things to do in Cape Town too. We’ll highlight just one of them here. Another great Cape Town happening. The Moonlight Mass.