Here is a solution to your shopping dilemma. Not for everyone admittedly because it takes courage and a daredevil nature to partake in these types of experiences. Firstly there is the Huey Helicopter Adventure Thrill Ride over Cape Town – watching through open doors as you dip and bank and dive. This is a combat mission styled flight. You leave from the Waterfront, securely strapped into your seat before taking off. The powerful Bell UH-1 series Iroquois helicopter is similar to those used by the US Army in Vietnam and made famous by movies such as M.A.S.H, Apocalypse Now and Platoon. You will definitely be gripping the edge of your seat.
eiling off Table Mountain? This is said to be the original highest commercial abseil in the world. I would agree with that – at 1,000 meters above sea level it is a pure adrenaline rush. Go over the edge and after you have descended the sheer cliff face, prepare for the abseil of your life as you meet the halfway mark of an overhang that will leave you completely suspended looking at the Cape Town harbor and beyond. You will be under the constant watchful eye of experienced and qualified guides; all the equipment is new and the experience is entirely safe, easy and fun.
Kloofing, also known as Canyoning, Gorge walking or Canyoneering is an experience adventure of another kind. First, you take a sunny hike across quartzite rock to the gully used to access the Magaliesberg Kloof. As you descend to the stream below you will be wading through crystal clear pools, clambering over massive boulders as you navigate the watercourse. Adrenalin pumps as you descend – abseiling down a waterfall, plunging into pools and the sliding down smooth stone alongside the stream in the gorge. The rock jump is optional but the swimming is not. You must be able to swim, have a head for heights and be confident.
Not an experience for the feint-hearted, but what an adrenalin rush for the junkies!!!