Active people are active people . . . and while each of us has our favoured medium of activity we are not averse to cross-action. At WALK IN AFRICA we are unashamedly walking addicts, but sometimes we also enjoy the thrill of leg-powered wheels. So we have partnered with the best in Bike Rental in Cape Town to offer you some cycling options.
Sunset wheels through Cape Town
|Duration: 2 hours
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This informative tour is perfect for those who enjoy cycling and want to obtain an orientation around the historic city of Cape Town. The tour begins at the V&A Waterfront as evening descends on the city. Over the following two hours the tour takes you to all the foremost points of interest in the city, including the new Green Point Stadium, the promenade, the Company Gardens, Houses of Parliament, the Bo Kaap and much more! After soaking-up the vibrant evening mood of the city, you will return to the exclusive Waterfront Marina Yacht Basin for a glass of sparkling wine and gourmet canapes at the famous Bascule Bar as the sun sinks below Table Mountain! This is an unbeatable late afternoon activity for active Cape Town visitors.
It’s part of the oldest harbour in South Africa that’s still functioning, and the overall layout invites more than 23 million visitors a year. The view you’ll get of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Bay Harbour and Table Mountain, is more than just inspiring. They create an atmosphere you simply can’t take home. And what better way to start your bike rental in Cape Town tour?
Construction of the harbour was officially started in 1860 by Prince Alfred, two years after serious storms destroyed 30 vessels that resided at this refreshment station. Now, the design of the harbour and the V&A waterfront receives a lot of praise for their tourist friendly nature.
Apart from the amazing view and atmosphere, there are more than 450 retail outlets to shop from. Everything from clothes, food and jewelry, to high-tech gadgets and electronics can be bought at the V&A Waterfront. On your bike rental in Cape Town trip through this historic harbour, you’ll also get to choose a meal from no less than 80 restaurants.
Green Point Stadium
As you continue with your bike rental in Cape Town tour, you’ll stop at the Green Point Stadium. It was specifically designed and constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament, which South Africa hosted. It took 33 months for the stadium to be completed, and it’s one of the greenest stadiums in the world.
The outer layer of the stadium is made of woven fiberglass, which is coated with Teflon, and the overall design represents a forward movement. Thanks to the night lights, you can watch the whole stadium light up in the dark, which reflects on the City Bowl of Cape Town. There’s no roof, because the developers wanted fresh air and light to easily find their way into the stadium. But thick glass panels were installed to prevent rain and strong winds from hindering events on the field.
However, this is more than just a sport stadium, because it hosts several entertainment and other social events. With 900 bathrooms, conference facilities, medical facilities and hospitality suites, it’s definitely not exclusive to rugby and soccer games. Plus, it can seat up to 55 000 thousand people.
Make your bike rental in Cape Town tour so much more special with this second stop, because it’s a modern piece of functional art. With Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean in the background, you can be sure it will be a moment to remember.