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Activities for Teenagers in Cape Town

The search for offline activities that teenagers can participate in might often prove to be difficult in this age of digital entertainment. We highlight the importance of finding alternative activities that interest and excite this age group. By capitalizing on teenagers’ passion for virtual worlds, parents may create exciting experiences that encourage real-world social relationships. These creative birthday party ideas, ranging from escape rooms with a digital twist to outdoor adventure missions inspired by popular online games, provide teens with exciting times away from the screen.

Cape Town offers exciting activities and attractions that are sure to appeal to teenagers. From exploring the Cape Town city center, to enjoying adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities such as shark cage diving and sandboarding, teenagers have plenty of options to stay entertained. They can also take surfing lessons at the world-famous beaches, hike up Table Mountain for breathtaking views, or visit the V&A Waterfront for shopping, dining, and entertainment. With its mix of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and thrilling activities, the city provides the perfect destination for teenagers seeking adventure and excitement. There are a bunch of activities for teenagers in Cape Town to do, whether you’re a local or a visitor.

Monster Scooter Rides
Monster Scooter Rides

Monster Scooter Rides

A thrilling adventure for teenagers is to go for a ride on a Monster Mountain® Scooter with Scootours®, to take in the stunning views of Table Mountain in Cape Town in an exciting and energetic way. Two distinct off-road routes are available – the first track descends into Bo Kaap along the side of Signal Hill. The second is a jeep track where you get to freewheel all the way down the mountain, through Deer Park into Oranjezicht. Participants are issued with helmets and cycling gloves, and are given instructions on how to ride the Scooters before departure.

Tour Options:

  • Scootours Table Mountain
  • Scootours Kids Parties
  • Scootours Team Building
Hit Hunt Escape Rooms
Hit Hunt Escape Rooms

Play An Escape Game – Live or Online

Indoor teenage activities in Cape Town include the very popular Escape Games, also known as Escape Rooms. It is interactive adventure games where players are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of puzzles and clues in order to escape within a set time limit, usually one hour. These puzzle-solving experiences typically have a specific theme or story line, such as a prison break, a haunted house, or a treasure hunt. Participants work together as a team, using their critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills to find hidden objects, decipher codes, and unravel the mysteries within the room. The ultimate goal is to successfully escape the room before time runs out, creating an immersive experience for the participants. This promises to be an awesome experience for a group of teenagers, and is guaranteed to keep them focused and entertained.

Hinthunt Live Experiences:

  • Escape Rooms
  • Amazing Race
  • Mobile Escape Games
  • Online Escape Games
  • Outdoor Escape Games
  • Team Building Packages
Shark Cage Diving
Shark Cage Diving

Adrenaline Shark Diving

An adrenaline-pumping adventure for teenagers is shark diving. The Simon’s Town harbour is the starting point for shark diving in Cape Town, and is about 50 minutes away by car from Cape Town Central. Here you may go diving with seals, the ancient 7 Gill Cow Shark, and the impressive Blue and Mako Sharks. Other amazing marine life creatures you may see include dolphins, whales, seabirds, and certain pelagic game fish. The formal start of the season is in November, but the ideal time to go diving is February through June.

Shark Diving Locations:

  • Cape Town
  • Gansbaai
  • Mossel Bay
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth
Seal Snorkelling
Seal Snorkelling

Seal Snorkeling

Seal snorkeling is one of the top outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town, and a must-do item on your bucket list. Twenty kilometres from the heart of Cape Town lies the bustling seaside town of Hout Bay. From here, you will be transported to Duiker Island, which is home to 10,000 fur seals, where you can swim and see the seals in their natural environment. It is an all year round adventure, only depending on the weather.

Seal Snorkeling Options:

  • Snorkel with Seals
  • Come for the Ride
Glow in the Dark Putt putt
Glow in the Dark Putt putt

Glow-In-The-Dark Putt-Putt

Glow-in-the-dark putt-putt is a fun and unique twist on the classic game of miniature golf. The course is designed with vibrant, neon colors, and the entire course, including the obstacles and the golf balls, are fluorescent and glow in the dark. This creates an exciting and visually stunning experience for players of all ages. As players navigate their way through the course, they are captivated by the glowing elements, making it a memorable adventure.

Glowing Rooms Options:

  • 18 holes of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf that is 3D when wearing the special glasses
  • Specially Themed UV Event Room for Groups – min 10 people, 18 hole course with special 3D glasses, exclusive usage of the event room for 2 ½ hours. You need to make a booking for this one –
Kayak Paternoster
Kayak Paternoster

Kayak Adventures

Kayak Adventures Cape Town offers a fantastic way to explore the stunning natural beauty of Cape Town, while enjoying a fun and adventurous activity. It is a great option for both locals and tourists looking for a unique experience in the city. Guided tours allow participants to explore the beautiful coastal areas, rivers, and lakes of Cape Town from the water.

Kayak Tours:

  • Century City Canal Kayaking – Intaka Island Canal Kayaking
  • Hout Bay Ocean Kayaking – Seals, Penguins, Dolphins, and Sunfish
  • V&A Waterfront Canal Kayaking – Night Kayaking Canal Kayaking
  • Kids Birthday Parties
  • Team Building

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a popular water sport activity that combines elements of surfing and canoeing. It involves standing on a large surfboard-like board and using a paddle to maneuver through the water. SUP Cape Town offer the ultimate water adventure for teenagers, with full SUP boarding experiences. The best way for beginners to learn is on the flat water. The canals are a great spot for first-timers, because there are no risks or waves, and it will increase your comfort and confidence when riding a board whilst wearing the appropriate flotation devices.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Options:

  • Waterfront SUP Lessons
  • Waterfront SUP/Kayak Rentals
  • Ocean SUP Guided Tour
  • SUP Birthday Parties – e-mail us at to make your booking
  • Gift Vouchers – Hour Paddle Sessions, Ocean Adventure Paddles, or Cash Vouchers


The best activities for teenagers in Cape Town include the exhilarating fun of sandboarding down the Atlantis Dunes, located about 50km from Cape Town. Try the Ultimate 4×4 Sandboarding experience option, where you are driven up the dunes with a custom made BMW Defender 4×4 rather than needing to climb up the dunes yourself each time.

Sandboarding Options:

  • Classic Sandboarding – walk up the dunes and sandboard down
  • Ultimate 4×4 Sandboarding Package – transported to the top of the dunes and then sandboard down (groups larger than 10 people)
  • Team Building, Year-End Functions, Parties
Polkadraai Farm Bike Park

Polkadraai Farm Bike Park

Polkadraai Farm has recently added a new, family-friendly bike park to its list of attractions and adventures. Covering an area