Off The Beaten Track… Unusual Backpacking Activities in Cape Town

Off The Beaten Track… Unusual Backpacking Activities in Cape Town

Off The Beaten Track… Unusual Backpacking Activities in Cape Town

When planning a backpacking trip around the world, nationally or even locally, there’s a lot to take into consideration. More often than not, booking some great activities in each location is at the bottom of the list.

Riverlodge Backpackers in Oude Molen Eco-Village, Pinelands, Cape Town can ease that burden and help you discover quite a few wild and wonderful things to do and see, not just in Cape Town, but all over Africa.

Riverlodge Backpackers staff has a wealth of local knowledge and would be more than happy to help local and international travellers and backpackers discover a unique experience in Africa.

Most travellers and backpackers love to do the standard tourist and outdoor activities interests such as a trip up Table Mountain, game safari etc. but there are a lot more options for off-the-beaten-track activities to encounter. Travellers and backpackers are also looking more towards activities that maintain social distancing.

If you are visiting Cape Town wanting a different backpacking adventure there are a few cool and unusual off the beaten track outdoor activity options:


Abseiling Table Mountain

To the uninitiated, abseiling conjures up visions of movies where SWAT teams swarm down the side of a building. Here in South Africa, we do it in style. You can abseil down the side of Table Mountain while taking in the amazing views overlooking the city. There’s also a panoramic view of Robben Island, Lion’s Head, The Twelve Apostles and Camps Bay on the Atlantic Seaboard. Abseiling down Table Mountain is great and unusual way to do sightseeing in Cape Town.

Click HERE to book your abseiling adventure.

Tri-Bike Tour:

Trike Tours Cape Town

Put a different spin on a Cape Peninsula tour and check out some amazing Cape Town spots in the process. Hop on a state-of-the art imported Tri-Bike (or ‘Trike”) from the V&A Waterfront to Sea Point, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Hout Bay, Simonstown, and Cape Point while enjoying some breathtaking scenery on the way. To get in tune with the old Cape vibe you can visit some iconic historical sites, such as the Cape Point lighthouse. In fact, Riverlodge Backpackers can suggest a variety of routes off the beaten track to choose from.

Click HERE to book your Tri-Bike tour.

Table Mountain Scooter Tour:

Scooter Adventure Table Mountain

If three-wheelers are not your thing, then why not try a more eco-friendly version on two wheels. Take a thrilling downhill ride on a non-motorised scooter along the off-road track down the side of Table Mountain. This eco-friendly adventure is definitely an extraordinary way to experience one of Cape Town’s best landmarks and is definitely off the beaten track.

Click HERE to book your scooter experience.

Cape Fur Seal Snorkelling Encounter:

Cape Fur Seal Cape Town

If you are love the water, then this one is for you… Voted as one of the top 10 underwater experiences to enjoy in Cape Town, Snorkelling with Cape Fur Seals snorkelling encounter is a great and unusual way to experience Cape Town's beautiful underwater life. This is also great for the family as you don’t have to go through the extensive training and have to hire complicated equipment required for scuba diving. The Cape Fur Seals love the attention and swim right up to you. Seal snorkelling happens in Hout Bay at Duiker Island or at Partridge Point in False Bay

Click HERE to book your Cape Fur Seal encounter.

Riverlodge Backpackers can help you book your unique off the beaten track experiences. Riverlodge Backpackers also caters for larger groups including school groups, family groups, team building groups, film crews etc.

CLICK HERE to check availability and book your group accommodation online.

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