Top things to do in Cape Town this summer

Cape Town is filled with countless amounts of exciting activities to experience over the summer period. We have narrowed these amazing activities down to our top 6.

  1. Rent a surfing board in Muizenberg

Beat the warm weather by cooling down in the fresh Indian Ocean. Surf one of Cape Town’s finest waves at Muizenberg. Ideal for beginners and longboarding. A half an hour drive from the Waterfront located in Cape Towns picturesque False Bay. If you’re lucky you might share a wave with bottlenose dolphins that occasionally come into the bay. Finish off your surf with a mouth watering croissant from our local Knead bakery. Prebook to rent a surfboard and a wetsuit to ensure you miss the queues.

2. Rent a SUP in Cape Town

Enjoy the beauty and magnificent scenery of Cape Town from a different point of view and get a core workout. SUPing has become an increasingly popular activity in the Cape as one is almost guaranteed to see many facets of animal life including Seals, Dolphins and many species of Bird. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that all families should experience. Rent a SUP board through Fat Pig from multiple locations; including the waterfront where one can cruise the marina or head out into the open ocean if the weather permits. Rent a SUP on Muizenberg beach where the SUP Surfing is becoming increasingly popular. Got a big family? No problem, Expressions on the Beach have a guided penguin SUP tour which includes a downwind drift along the coast line stopping off at various beaches to bond with the African Penguins.

3. Rent a Camera in Cape Town and explore photography

Cape Town has been rated as the ‘Best City In The World’ by numerous websites such as the New York Times and With one of the Natural 7 Wonders of the World located in the heart of the CBD the photographic opportunities are unimaginable at the top. For the more active, you may hike to the top or take a 5-minute Cable Car. Just watch out for the queues!

Enjoy the Capes long summer days and balmy evenings as the sun goes down along the westerly facing coastline starting from Bantry bay to Cape Point which is promised to provide one of the most picturesque sunsets around the world. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is world renown for the huge variety of plant and animal life. Capture the Cape Fynbos while watching the sunbirds hover above the Proteas.

Holiday makers as well as locals do not want to miss out on unforgettable pictures and memories that they can share with friends and family back home. Unless you are fortunate enough to own a high end camera, pictures like the above can only be captured if you rent high-quality cameras and lens.

4. Cape Town helicopter tours

Experience Cape Town from a birds eye view by going on a helicopter tour.Arrive in style and take a helicopter ride to one of many beautiful wine farms around the Western Cape. Lanzerac, Babylonstoren and Boschendal are our favourites. The adventurous can even take a helicopter to go shark cage diving, swimming with great whites in Gaansbaai. The Golf fanatic can take a helicopter too one of the top golf courses in the world. Arabella and Pearl Valley are definitely apart of our top 3. Helicopter tours and are the most luxurious way to experience Cape Town.

5. Rent camping equipment and enjoy the outdoors

The Western Cape is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and mountains in the world all and offers amazing hikes for every member of the family. The Cederberg mountains can have you sleeping under the stars and swimming in fresh mountain streams. Just make sure you have all the right equipment! You can even rent camping equipment if you do not own it or don’t want the hassle of cleaning it after!  

6. Day Tours in and around Cape Town

Enjoy a wide variety of day tours on offer in Cape Town and truly experience the culture and diversity this wonderful city has to offer. Local Knowledge Tours offer a huge selection of different day tours all year round, ranging from Cape Peninsula tours where one can experience the natural beauty of Cape Point and Boulders beach to Cape Towns unique coffee, craft market, Beer and Gin culture and everything in between.


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