Activities – Things to see and do in and around Cape Town

Drakenstein Lion Park

Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved.

The Park is situated in the scenic Cape Winelands and comprises 50 acres of sprawling lion habitat.

The Park is actively involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity, locally as well as internationally, either by offering these animals a lifetime home or working in conjunction with other animal welfare organizations to secure a safe future for individual animals in dire need.

The Park is not involved in commercial breeding or trade and offers lifetime care to all its animals. All the animals brought to the Park are captive bred / hand reared and cannot be rehabilitated to the wild. The animals at the Park have an assured chance of living out their natural lives in an enriched and safe environment.

Flips, trips and tours in Cape Town

There are numerous tours that you can undertake in Cape Town.

From an introductory bus trip in a topless bus that takes you around Cape Town city to bus tours around the Peninsula, helicopter flips from the Waterfront, boat cruises to Robben Island, sailing trips, fishing & cruise trips, Winelands, and townships tours or cycling trips to Cape Point. Shark cage diving is another absolute must!

Assistance can be gained in organizing all sorts of tours and trips from one place. You will be advised on reputable tour operators and arrangements will be made for you and collection and drop off organized. From helicopter flights around Cape Town to boat trips or coach tours click on the links above or contact the information centre at the Tourist Bureau for assistance.

Cape Town is very fortunate to have a centrally situated Visitor’s Information Bureau in Burg Street, cnr of Castle Street, off Strand Street in the city's centre. Here you can find brochures, ask for advice on tours, make use of the Internet and enjoy a cup of coffee.

There is also a Visitor Information Centre at the Clock Tower Precinct, at the V&A Waterfront. There are also other information centres at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Cape Town International Airport.

There are numerous tour & travel agencies, operators and guides working in Cape Town. The tour operators recommended by the visitor information centres are registered with Cape Town Tourism.

These tour operators are specialists in boat trips, city tours, and township tours, and will give you a well-organized, informative enjoyable experience.

Contact Cape Tourism for more information:

Tel +27 21 4054500


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