Cape Town is an eclectic place with an interesting mix of cultures, adventure activities and nightlife. It’s a coastal “vibe” mixed with a unique sense of creative flair. We’ve discovered 3 unusual ways to experience Cape Town – ways that stray from the standard bus tours and day trips. Here are our must do Off-the-Wall tours in Cape Town.
Fancy a vintage motorbike journey exploring the highlights of Cape Town? Cape Town Sidecar Adventures allows you to be a passenger in a sidecar, which is basically a motorbike with a side cart. There are three options available, depending on how adventurous you are feeling. There’s the 2 hour journey, the half-day trip and full day adventure. We recommend the Atlantic Seaboard and Chapman’s Peak Drive option, given that Chapman’s Peak is nominated one of the world’s most scenic drives. This whirlwind tour will also introduce you to
Cruise along cascading cliffs and roads with views of undulating vineyards while your motorbike hugs the road and navigates tight corners. A great idea, and so much more fun than being in a car!
Cape Town Sidecar Adventures says, “All our sidecars are decommissioned military bikes originally used by the Peoples Liberation Army of China between the early 1950’s and mid-1970’s. They are known as cj750’s and are based on the old German BMW R71 used extensively during from World War II. Our fleet has been fully refurbished & modified to suit South African Road traffic requirements.”
When the craft beer culture hit the scene, we had an array of creative brewers cropping up left right and centre. Craft beer became trendy, and it has since become a part and parcel of the Cape Town culture. Unique craft beers are everywhere, and available on tap together with traditional beers synonymous with South Africa. Gin became the new kid on the block, and we followed our international counterparts with their fascination with this old school drink spirit from Juniper berry and coriander. Gin bars, mixologists, secret gin bars and liquor stores lined with gin bottles are the new norm. Gin is now where craft beer was a few years ago. Cape Town has burst onto the gin scene with plenty of brands and local brews with fynbos flavours and more.
Kiff combi’s is an exquisite idea. It combines two of Cape Town’s finest – our fascination with gin and our coastal culture. The gin campervan takes you on a tour of various distilleries, combing tastings with food pairing and ending off at the Cape Town Secret Gin Bar. Campervan’s remind of us the surfer and coastal culture, which is at the heart of funky Cape Town. Kiff is a 90’s slang term used by Capetonians to mean “cool”, and “combi” is a local term for a campervan.
Glide through the vineyards of Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on a two-wheeled electronic Segway transporter. Cover plenty of ground on this vehicle, while still feeling like you’re on two feet. A guided tour that provides a sustainable and fun way of exploring the mountains carpeted with vineyards. Learn about the history and biome of the area, while cruising around using your sense of balance on a vehicle with . We recommend the sunset tour, with dinner at one of the many gourmet restaurants on site at Spier Wine Estate.