Top 10 Winter Activities on the Cape Point Route

There’s no need to hibernate during a Cape Town Winter. Getting out there in winter is satisfying and way easier than you thought.  There are a surprising number of crisp but sunny days, a lot less wind than summer and fewer people. Throw in scenic beauty, fabulous activities and suddenly winter seems pretty exciting. Here’s our list of  Top 10 winter activities

Spa treatments:
01 Spa ActivitiesThe Majestic Spa is nestled in the heart of The Majestic Village on the slopes of Kalk Bay Mountains. Here you will be wrapped in comfort, breathing in the aromas of Cape Fynbos and the fresh sea air in a beautiful environment where you can enjoy holistic treatments which includes sauna, steaming and cool salt soaking. Going for a spa treatment is a feel good winter activity! Read More..
The Majestic Spa July special: Valid until 31 July 2013. Free 20 minute back & neck massage with every Majestic Facial booked.  Please note, the Majestic Spa will be CLOSED from 28th June – 9th July. If you require any treatments before then please book now. Note: 15% discount days:  11 & 25 July; 8 & 22 Aug; 5 & 9 Sept
Tel: 021 788 3625

Go fishing:
02 fishingIf you’ve always wanted to try fishing the Cape Waters then winter is the time to take advantage of the high seas. There is a fantastic winter fishing special that is valid for July, August and September. For the bargain charter rate of R1,650 per person you can go on a half day fishing trip and try and catch “that” fish! (Minimum 3 people required). Read More… 
Hooked on Africa:   Tel 021 790 5332  | Cell:  083 460 3963

Learn 2 Surf:
03 SurfingCape Town is well known for its’ surfing, boasting 40 breaks within an hour of the city centre. Beginners still head for Muizenberg, thrill seekers head for the reefs off Kommetjie and Scarborough and lunatics head for Dungeons off Hout Bay (particularly in winter when there are seriously big waves). Winter is the best time to learn as the NW winds bring superb conditions to False Bay.
2 for 1 Winter Special 2013:  2 person surf lesson for R350. That’s right – 2 people learn to surf in a lesson for the cost of one person.  Offer valid on all group lessons for June, July and August 2013. Quote CPR for offer.  Read More…
Learn to Surf:  Cell: +27 83 4140 567

 

04 LandsailingIf you don’t want to get wet, then try Landsailing this is a 3 wheeled go-kart with a windsurfer sail that will have you whizzing around the track or the beach in Muizenberg – it’s fun, it’s fast, it’s safe and the place where sailing meets the speedway on your own land yacht! Read More…
Blokart Landsailing: tel 083 658 8583

Sea kayaking:
05 Sea kayakingGrab your paddle and tackle the winter seas. Surprisingly for many people winter is one of the best times to go sea kayaking in False bay – the waters are calmer, warmer and the prevailing summer south-easterly wind usually takes a break! Encounter penguins, whales, seals and dolphins from your safe stable sea craft – no previous experience is necessary and you can’t get closer to the water without getting wet! Read More…
Simon’s Town Sea Kayaking: tel 082 501 8930

Whale Watching boat Trips: 
06 wahle watchingWhales have already been spotted in the bay and one or two have been seen from the shore too. Getting up close and personal with these giants of the sea on a boat trip in False Bay is simply astonishing. One whale is approximately the size of 12 elephants. You don’t want to miss the opportunity this year!  Read More…
Whale Watching Boat Trips:  tel: 021 782 9356

Great White Shark Cage Diving: 
07 shark divingThe movie Jaws portrayed the Great White Shark as an evil killing machine. Despite extensive research these huge primeval creatures are little understood, yet remain a fascinating attraction for human mortals. Experience the grace, power and magic of these creatures on a shark cage diving (or viewing for the reluctant diver) trip from Simon’s Town. Best experienced in winter, when the sharks in False Bay have been known to breach in a spectacular display by leaping out of the water for their prey.  Read More…
False Bay Shark Cage Diving: tel 021 782 9356

Scuba diving: 
08 DivingThe Coastline of the Cape Point Route is littered with shipwrecks making it a treasure chest for scuba divers. Winter diving in the Cape is cool – and not just literally. In fact the sea temperature is often warmer than the air temperature in winter (18C) and the visibility is superb (up to 20 m is common). The reason is that prevailing north-westerlies improve the visibility of the warmer False Bay side of the peninsula, which is richer in diversity of marine life than the Atlantic Seaboard. There is an abundance of reef life – feather stars, nudibranchs, lobster, octopi, starfish, sponges and many species of reef fish and sharks. Discover the best of the Cape of Storms by meandering through mysterious kelp forests and coral reefs with sea plants and fish that are only accessible to divers. Read More… 
Pisces Divers: tel 021 786 3799

Go Golfing:
09 golfingSimon’s Town Country Club: This 9 hole links course is situated along the shores of False Bay, and offers spectacular views from every tee and green. The well-equipped club-house, great bar and restaurant prices make it a must visit golf course.  The winter window offers wind-free days! STCC has a fabulous winter golf special that’s available from 1 June – 30 September 2013.  Read More…
Green Fee: R100 for 18 holes | R80 for 9 holes | Booking Recommended
Sundowner Special from 15h00: 9 holes R50.00
Bookings & Enquiries: 021 786 1233

Riding:  On a horse or a Camel!
10 ridingSaddle up and ride a horse along the seemingly endless stretch of Noordhoek Beach. Walk, trot or canter across white sand, with your horses hooves slicing up the water of the shoreline.  Visit the Kakapo shipwreck and watch indigenous bird life on one of the Cape’s most beautiful beaches from the back of a horse. Read More…
Beach Horse Riding: tel 021 782 9356

I bet you didn’t know you can do a camel ride through the fynbos too? On the front lawn of Imhoff Farm five camels await riders. Whether you stop for a quick hilarious roundabout or go on the out-ride, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience! The out-ride lasts about 45 minutes and meanders through the Nature reserve towards Long Beach, with views over Noordhoek Valley, Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay. Stunning views, rich bird life and indigenous flora in a tranquil setting.  Read More…
Camel Rides: tel 021 789 1711

So don’t stay in indoors this winter on the Cape Point Route – wrap up warmly, get out, get active and have some fun.   Winter in Cape Town is full of things to do. and fun winter activities. Just ask us if you are stuck for more ideas.

Cape Point Route offers day tourspackagesaccommodationactivities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. We will happily arrange group activities, transport and extended programmes.

Call  021 782 9356 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za 

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