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Day trips and activities

Kamikaze Canyon

Kamikaze Canyon

Kamikaze Canyon: This is a full day’s adren­a­line pump­ing adven­ture.  Hike up the rugged river gorge arriv­ing at a series of rock pools.  Here you can try your hand at Kloof­ing, jump­ing from 3 metres to 22 metres high.  Abseil down a 65 metre cas­cade of water!  Lean back off the edge and enter a world of rad­i­cal abseiling!

From R950.00


The Backpack Safari

One Day Safari

Just a cou­ple of hours from Cape Town, in the beau­ti­ful fruit grow­ing region of Ceres, is this pri­vate game reserve, mea­sur­ing 10 000 hectares and malaria free.  It is home to many ani­mals such as lion, chee­tah, rhino, buf­falo, giraffe, zebra, wilde­beest, kudu, bon­te­bok, spring­bok and other ante­lope large and small, along with soar­ing eagles and numer­ous species of birds.

The drive there is spec­tac­u­lar and takes you through moun­tain passes and the unique ter­rain of the Karoo.  Included is return trans­port, a wel­come drink on arrival, lunch and a 2 hour game drive in an open 4×4.

From R2550.00


The Backpack Table Mountain Hike

Guided Hikes

Guided hikes, walks and rock climb­ing on Table Mountain. Tackle our famous attrac­tion on foot and expe­ri­ence the real beauty that Table Moun­tain has to offer

R650.00 half day
R850.00 full day


The Backpack Paragliding


For an unforgettable flight experience, with breathtaking views of Cape Town, Table Mountain and surrounding beaches, this is the trip for you.  No experience is needed for tandem paragliding.




The Backpack Skydive


Climb 9500ft in a six-​seater light air­craft before leap­ing out with a para­chute to guide you to safety. Let Table Moun­tain, the Fran­schoek Moun­tains or the Cape Town city cen­tre unfold before your eyes while reach­ing astro­nom­i­cal speeds descend­ing towards the ground.



The Backpack surf lessons

Learn to Surf

Expert guides will fill you in on surfers’ secrets of how to pad­dle out, read and catch a wave and how to con­trol your body when you stand up, using spe­cialised learner boards.  Surf­ing lessons are struc­tured to take the absolute beginner.

From R530


The Backpack Abseil Table Mountain

Abseil Table Mountain

Step off the top, at 1000 metres above sea level, and rap­pel into pure ver­ti­cal space.  This is the world’s orig­i­nal high­est com­mer­cial abseil.  You are sur­rounded by awe­some views and the deep blue Atlantic at your feet.




The Backpack Wine Tasting


Enjoy this breath­tak­ing jour­ney through the famous winelands of the Cape!  Visit world-​famous South African wine estates of Paarl, Fran­schoek and Stel­len­bosch which are nes­tled on the slopes of the spec­tac­u­lar Hottentot’s Hol­land moun­tain range, steeped in his­tory, indige­nous archi­tec­ture and tradition.

The day includes wine and cheese tast­ing, choco­late shop­ping as well as a deli­cious à la carte lunch.

R680.00 half day
R700.00 full day


The Backpack Cape Point

Cape Point

This is a won­der­ful full day tour which takes you to the spec­tac­u­lar Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the African Pen­guin colony at Boul­ders Beach and the fish­ing vil­lage of Hout Bay.

R680.00 half day
R750.00 full day



The Backpack Shark Cage Diving

Shark Diving Community Tour

Get up close and per­sonal with this spec­tac­u­lar crea­ture!  Reach­ing lengths of more than 6m and weigh­ing up to 2,250 kg, the great white shark is arguably the world’s largest known preda­tory fish.  It is the only sur­viv­ing species of its genus Carcharodon.

This exhil­a­rat­ing day out on the ocean allows you to get as close as you ever will to these great ani­mals, from the safety of a cage!  Learn from the expe­ri­enced and spe­cialised crew on board and come away with an indepth knowl­edge of the Great white Shark biol­ogy and con­ser­va­tion projects in the area of Gans­baai.  This tour oper­a­tor is accred­ited by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa for the com­mu­nity devel­op­ment and envi­ron­men­tal pro­grams which include the many pen­guin homes they have built.



The Backpack Township tour

Township Community Tour

Take a jour­ney through the apartheid his­tory of South Africa and visit some of Cape Town’s vibrant town­ship com­mu­ni­ties.  Wit­ness the town­ship res­i­dents’ strug­gles against apartheid and their attempts to uplift them­selves through the estab­lish­ment of infor­mal trad­ing and com­mu­nity centres.

Your tour takes you into the town­ships of Cape Town, where you will get to inter­act with res­i­dents, visit a thriv­ing com­mu­nity project and drink home­made beer in a she­been.  Make this full day tour with a trip to Robben Island, where Nel­son Man­dela and other famous ANC mem­bers were imprisoned.

R500.00 half day
R840.00 full day