Unique Ways To Explore Cape Town

Discover some of Cape Town's more unexpected attractions
Discover some of Cape Town's more unexpected attractions | © Handmade Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo
With so many big-hitting sights, it can be hard to get a fresh look at Cape Town. These handpicked tours and experiences will take you away from the crowds and show the city in a whole new light.

The ‘mother city’ of South Africa, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With impressive mountainscapes overlooking bustling metropolitan life, finding just one experience in Cape Town can seem overwhelming. To make your trip simple, we’ve compiled a list of experiences that will show you a different side of this famous city. From taking in a birds-eye view from a helicopter, to zooming past the sights in a vintage car, these recommendations will put a totally unexpected twist on your visit.

ToursCape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast
From $136 per person
20 minutes
5 (10)
Head to the skies on a 20-minute helicopter tour from Cape Town, and soar above the Atlantic coast, known locally as the Atlantic Seaboard. Leaving the V&A Waterfront, enjoy incredible views of the City Bowl – a tantalizing sign of the good sights still to come! Circle Table Mountain and glide over dramatic stretches of coastline, comprising sandy beaches framed by mountains and, of course, the dazzlingly blue Atlantic Ocean.
ToursCape Town City 2 hour sightseeing tour by Vintage Sidecar
From $75 per person
2 hours
0 (2)
See the best of Cape Town in a new and exciting way: via a chauffeured vintage motorbike with sidecar. Head out on an exciting and comfortable ride through the beautiful city & enjoy all the sights & sounds in a unique way. Cruise through areas such as the Bo-Kaap district, Signal Hill as well as experiencing the coastal road to Chapmans Peak drive via the seaside suburbs of Camp Bay and Hout Bay. The itinerary is flexible and can be modified to suit your interests and tastes. Other areas such as the West Coast area or an inner-city discovery ride can be included on request. All riding gear, as well as a complimentary bandana, is supplied to each passenger.
ToursFull-Day Cape Town Highlights Private Orientation Tour with Local Guide
From $157 per person
8 hours
4.625 (8)
See the highlights of Cape Town on a full-day tour, led by a local private guide! After enjoying panoramic city views from Table Mountain or Signal Hill, head into town to see the sights up-close on a walking tour. Pass colonial-era sights such as Company’s Gardens and the Slave Lodge, and then travel to Bo-Kaap neighbourhood for photos. Enjoy free time at the V&A Waterfront, and then finish the day with a drive along the dramatic Atlantic coastline. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the city tour's highlights that interest you the most.

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Tours2-Day Glamping and South African Wildlife Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town
From $381 per person
2 days
4.75 (7)
See South Africa's wildlife on with this overnight glamping safari adventure trip from Cape Town. Overnight at 4-star Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, resting at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg mountains in one of their secluded, free-standing luxury tents – overlooking a nearby waterhole. Glamping in style with this unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo. Travel along the scenic Route 62 and keep a lookout to spot most of Africa's famous Big Five animals with two included 4x4 game drives at popular Western Cape game reserves, a guided walking safari as well as a chance to walk alongside orphaned elephants. Overnight in the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture.

This small group tour is led by a local tour guide and game rangers and anyone that visits the Western Cape region only have a few days to see some of the Big 5 and other local wildlife from Cape Town.
ToursPrivate Tour: Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point from Cape Town
From $77 per person
8 hours
5 (10)
Join us on a Full Day Cape Peninsula Private Tour affording you the opportunity to see all the key sightseeing attractions that Cape Town has to offer. On this tour, guests will have the option to customize the tour to suit their requirements as they will have their own private tour guide in a private vehicle for themselves.

Highlights that can be experienced on this tour include the Bo-Kaap, the coastal Atlantic Seaboard passing through Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, and Llandudno, Hout Bay (the Gateway to Seal Island), Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Point Vineyard, Boulder's Penguins colony, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Muizenberg.

This is truly one of the best ways to see some of the major highlights Cape Town has to offer in a customizable private tour.
ToursExclusive foodie tour Cape Town city
From $202 per person
6 hours
5 (2)
Join a group to explore the culinary delights of Cape Town and get to know the city on foot.  Known as the "Rainbow Nation", South Africa's diverse culinary influences will be sampled as we visit a variety of local eateries and artisans.