Activities and Tours

Activities and Tours

wine tasting

WINE TASTING

Visit the valleys around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands District, where the greatest winemaking industry in South Africa is found. The South Africa wine industry produce roundabout 10 million hectoliter wine annually , and Stellenbosch is the center of attention for research and wine tasting experiences.

The Stellenbosch Wineroute, founded in 1971, is world famous and a highly sought after tourist attraction.Try the Cape ports and sparkling wine. Taste cheese, chocolate and olives produced locally.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity while you are in the Cape.

Transportation to and from your accommodation is available. Lunch is included in the package.


cape peninsula

CAPE PENINSULA – DAY TOUR

This is a really fun way to see the Cape Peninsula! Vitalise your body and feed your mind with guided commentary, fabulous scenic cycling and easy hiking.

After picking you up from your accommodation, we continue along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay harbour checking out theTwelve Apostles Mountains in the background. Our Enthusiastic guide will will let you in on the “who’s who” of the Cape Peninsula while you travel the scenic route to Cape Point.

Once in Hout Bay, an optional boat cruise to visit the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island comes highly recommended. Otherwise browse around the harbour and check out the local crafts. Enjoy some cookies and juice and take in the breathtaking views along Chapman’s Peak drive (subject to road conditions).

Put the flap back into you flippers with a visit to the endangered (and very entertaining) penguins at Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town. The locals protected them and the colony grew. Now the site is a state park. The locals sometimes wonder if it has been a blessing or not. Penguins rule the beach and tend to be late night party animals.

The exhilirating downhill cycle through the free roaming wildlife of the Cape Point Nature Reserve helps you to work up a healthy appetite. A healthy, energy boosting picnic lunch will be served at a lunch stop in the nature reserve. After a delicious picnic enjoy a leisurely stroll to the South-Western most point of Africa.

The spectacular Cape Point Nature reserve will put you on a natural high for the rest of the week!


shark diving

SHARK CAGE DIVING

Are you an adrenalin junkie? If jumping into a cage surrounded by sharks sounds like you then read on! Gansbaai is a little over 2 hours from Cape Town and is the world’s best place to see Great White Sharks.

We have teamed up with two of the most experienced and professional shark diving companies, with a typical day starting early from our hostel with an included transfer out there. On arrival you will have some breakfast and a briefing before boarding your  boat with other thrill seekers and cruising out to the Dyer Island area where sharks are feeding. Snacks and drinks also get served on the boat.

There are various cage experiences, but usually you are in a 5 person cage which sits on the surface and you are equipped with a wetsuit, goggles and snorkel. Normally you get two periods of around 15 minutes in the cage depending on how many people on board. If you are lucky a shark with breach right next to the cage! Awesome!

Our deluxe package also includes a marine biologist on board with you and full briefing from them before the trip. We recommend this package for anyone interested in the ecology and affect on marine life in the area. There are also less people on this specially prepared catamaran.

A BUCKET LOAD OF ADRENALIN!


whale watching

WHALE WATCHING

From July to November, Southern Right Whales come to the southern coast of South Africa to breed and give birth to their young. The town of Hermanus about 2 hours from Cape Town is the centre of whale watching with it’s own Whale Crier announcing sightings throughout the day.

Our Whale Watching tour takes you from our hostel direct to this area, then we have the flexibility to move around to the best viewing areas. The whales are often right next to the cliffs, so land based viewing is excellent.

We include a picnic lunch and an afternoon wine tasting in the area plus expert commentary from our guide. There is also the option of taking a whale watching cruise  to get close to Southern Rights off shore.


sky diving

SKY DIVING

Your head in the clouds, the world at your feet! Take a tandem skydive in a drop zone like no other on earth!

ANZAC Backpackers has teamed up with Skydive Cape Town to take you on a real adrenalin fix! The mini bus will take you about an hour north of the CBD to Atlantis, where you suit up and take a scenic flight over Cape Town before your tandem skydive from around 10,000 feet.

Prepare to change everything you know about excitement with a 35 second free fall before your shoot opens and you enjoy views of table mountain and the northern beaches. Photos and Videos are available.


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SANDBOARDING

Looking for more adrenalin rush, you’re in the right place! All these activities can be booked by us.

Just ask us!


township tour

TOWNSHIP TOUR

It’s a 4 hour tour starting at 09:30 or at 13:30. Visit a coloured township, experience the warmth and welcoming from a township family whilst visiting their home (with permission). Visit a shebeen (illegal bar), have a drink with the locals, visit the children’s crêche and on Sundays a 30 minute visit to the charismatic church. For many backpackers a township tour is a nice wake up call.


ONWARDS TRAVEL

Using Cape Town as your starting point? We can help you with your ongoing travel arrangements. Book your Bazbus ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Tickets, Cape to Addo tour, Overland tours to Namibia, Botswana and beyond. Plus advice on Kruger National Park and Mozambique.

You can book all of these trips locally in South African Rand, which often works out cheaper than loaded Euro, Dollar or Pound prices you pay abroad. We also have access to last minute specials.