Cape Town is the most exciting and Xtreme city in Africa. Home to the worlds highest abseil – Table Mountain, the best place in the world to go shark cage diving and a mighty fine drop zone over the cape of good hope, it sure gives New Zealand Queenstown a run for its money. 5 nights 100% Adrenaline. The perfect start or finish to any South Africa gap year adventure.

Cape Town Adrenaline Overload

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South Africans are a great bunch but they’re also slightly nuts. Of course we encourage this being Xtreme Gap Year, we know doing these kinds of things while you travel can really make your trip amazing. This is the ultimate African adrenaline fix, 3 Flavours depending on how much of an adrenaline junky you are!

  • Hard (Scary)

  • Double Hard (Very Scary)

  • Xtreme Gapper Mentalist (Wear Brown Trousers)

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The hard version does not include a sky dive or shark cage dive – but does include the world’s highest abseil off Table Mountain. There is also an awesome day out Sand-boarding down the dunes and a surf lesson, so you can learn to surf with Table Mountain as a back drop. How awesome is that!  There is plenty to see and do and on the days off as there are loads of optional activities (arranged locally), like seeing Cape point, wine tours, big five safaris, walking tours or just chilling on the beach.

The Double Hard Version is like the hard version, but you can add on either a Shark Cage Dive or a Skydive, so for all you adrenaline seekers, this is one not to be missed.

The mentalist, well, you do it all!

What is included with each package?

We have designed this programme to suit all levels of bravery and budget:

Hard

Abseiling Table Mountain, Sand-boarding, Surfing & Checking out Cape Town

  • Day 1: Airport pick up, introduction by our lovely staff and dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Abseil Table Mountain, dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Sand-boarding and surfing combo, dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, explore Cape Town (No dinner as you might want to eat out in town!)
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Free day for a cape peninsular tour or Robben Island, dinner.
  • Day 6: Breakfast

Double Hard

Abseiling Table Mountain, Sand-boarding, Surfing, Cape Town and either a Shark Cage Dive or A Sky Dive

  • Day 1: Airport pick up and introduction by our lovely staff, dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Abseil Table Mountain (yes, its stunning!!!), dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Sand-boarding and surfing combo, dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Shark cage dive or Sky Dive
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Free day for a cape peninsular tour or Robben Island, dinner.
  • Day 6: Breakfast

Mentalist

Abseiling Table Mountain, Sand-boarding, Surfing, Cape Town and a Shark Cage Dive and a Sky Dive!

  • Day 1: Airport pick up and introduction by our lovely staff, dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Abseil Table Mountain, dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Sand-boarding and surfing combo, dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Shark cage dive
  • Day 5: Breakfast, sky dive, dinner
  • Day 6: breakfast

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Itinerary example

The itinerary depends on wich pack you go for (hard. Double Hard or Mentalist) and is flexible due to some of the activities being weather dependent. However, this is a rough idea as to what you can expect.

  • Day 1: Airport transfer dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Abseil Table Mountain, dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Sandboarding and surfing combo, dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, explore Cape Town at your own leisure or Shark Cage Dive
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Skydive or Capetown wine tour, dinner
  • Day 6: Breakfast

Accommodation

You will be right at home during your stay, at a legendary 4* backpackers in Table View, with the best views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. A beautiful beach and great nightlife just on your doorstep, and super easy access to anywhere in the city. Our base is located right next to the top kitesurfing location in Cape Town, so if you want to add more adrenaline why not add on a kite surfing course as well?

Facilities

We have all the facilities any traveller would need from an internet cafe to a jacuzzi to relax those travelling muscles. Whether you want a lazy day or a busy one, it´s all here. Lounge area, tv room, busy bar and walking distance to one of the best beaches! With views to table mountain, amazing!

Internet facilities

Fast and reliable ADSL internet is permanently available in our Cafe. Contact home and catch up on your blog. The cost is R8 for half an hour.

Jacuzzi

This 9 women, 1 man jacuzzi is ideal to relax those muscles after an adventurous day. It is heated at night on request and reaches temperatures of up to 40 °C.

Communal kitchen

Complimentary tea and coffee are always available in the fully equipped kitchen.

Lounge & TV room

A flat-screen TV with satellite access and a video machine – what more do you need for those stay-in days?

Bonfire area

Sit around the large bonfire area, swop travel tales and cook your food the traditional South African way: on the braai.

Zen Garden

Grab a book and relax under the palm trees next to the pond.

Laundry

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Although the starting date is set, we can also be flexible. So it is hard to say how many people will start on the exact same day. But hey you like adventure, so it will be easy for you to meet other travellers. For one you will be picked up at the airport, you will sleep in a room with other solo travellers, and there is a communal kitchen, a great lounge area, and there are camp fires where all travellers meet. Other than that, your days will be so filled with cool activities during which you will meet lots of other people… Trust us before you know it you will be laughing, chatting and partying with the other travellers you meet on your gap year adventure in Cape Town.

Then you will be refunded in South Africa. Please, not this is only due to weather cancellations, if you chicken out there are no refunds.

Not much at all in South Africa, as general expenses are cheap! £10 gets you a great steak and bottle of wine, and that is in a really nice restaurant.The expensive activities like shark cage diving and Skydiving are included in the price of this trip, making it a lot easier on your budgeting.

No, there is no Scuba gear required, mask and snorkel only.

Duration Option Price  
6 (Days)Hard Option DormUSD 589Book Now
6 (Days)Hard Option Private RoomUSD 709Book Now
6 (Days)Double Hard Option DormUSD 799Book Now
6 (Days)Double Hard Option Private RoomUSD 959Book Now
6 (Days)Mentalist Option DormUSD 1009Book Now
6 (Days)Mentalist Option Private RoomUSD 1159Book Now

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Included

  • Airport pick-up
  •  4 dinner
  •  5 breakfast
  •  5 nights accommodation
  •  Abseil Table Mountain
  •  Sandboarding and surfing combo
  •  Walking tour Cape Town
  •  Cape point or Wine Tour
  • Airport pick up
  • 4 dinner
  • 5 breakfast
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Abseil Table Mountain
  • Sand-boarding and surfing combo
  • Shark cage dive or sky dive
  • Walking tour of Cape town
  • Airport pick up
  • 4 dinner
  • 5 breakfast
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Abseil Table Mountain
  • Sand-boarding and surfing combo
  • Shark cage dive
  • Sky dive

 

Excluded

  • Some Meals
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Airport drop off

Dates

Flexible start dates. Bolt on to any trip starting in South Africa. Group start dates are 1st Sunday of the Month.
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