1 – 2 Weeks
South Africa

Cape Town sits tantelisingly close to the most southern tip of South Africa, near the Cape of Good Hope where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

Based in Muizenberg, our Cape Town intro experiences set you up for everything you’ll need to get started on a South African adventure. Whether it’s a stand-alone trip or simply the start of something bigger, you’ll get a  great taste of what the local area and the whole country have to offer.

“One of those places that you wish you didn’t have to leave!”
Ally, France

Muizenberg is one of our favourite places on the planet. A smaller suburb of Cape Town itself, it sits away from the main city and is ruled by the ocean. Beautiful beaches, amazing surf and heaps of water-based fun is the order of the day, every day!

Your accommodation here couldn’t be in a better location. Stoked Backpackers boasts an amazing balcony overlooking the surf and just a 2-minute walk to the sandy beach in front of it! Not only that, but your spacious rooms (private upgrades available) come kitted out with en-suite facilities and wifi, and the restaurant downstairs serves up some gorgeous veggie cuisine.

Muizenberg itself is the perfect base for your travelling adventure is South Africa, and we’ve made a neat package of some of the best Cape Town experiences to really get your trip off on the right foot!

With both a single week and a 2 week option, you can choose to have one week full of excitement or take your time a bit more by extending your stay to the full 2 weeks.

If you want to go all-out there’re more than enough activities to keep your busy for 2 weeks too, all of which you can add on to the standard experience to really make the most of this amazing location.

Whether you do a  week or go all out with 2 weeks in Cape Town, we know you’ll have an epic trip—this beautiful city is a place that should feature in anyone’s South Africa itinerary and our Intro Packages are the ideal way to make the most of your stay.

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Duration Options7 Days, 14 Days

Table Mountain – If you’re heading to Cape Town then Table Mountain is one of the most famous attractions. This beautiful range dominates the skyline no matter where in the city you are, and the views from on top of it are incredible, taking in the entire coastline and the city that borders it.

Shark Cage Diving – If there was one thing the Epic Gap Year team were super keen to tick of their bucket lists when they got to South Africa, it was shark cage diving! Getting up close and personal with these beautiful creaturse was one of our Cape Town highlights. It’ll give you a new-found appreciation of these misunderstood marine animals…and a good adrenaline kick too!

Surf Lesson – You can’t come to Muizenberg without sampling the surf; we simply won’t let you! The beach here is a great place to take your first steps into the world of surfing and this half day lesson will definitely get you hooked! If you really want to get to grips with surfing in South Africa we also offer a 10 Week South African Surf Adventure and a 6 Week South African Surf Trip.

…plus a free Stoked Backpackers T-shirt – because everyone loves free stuff!

Scuba Diving – The oceans around Cape Town have some epic dive sites and the rare 7 gill cow shark calls this place home. They’re super inquisitive and if you’re already a qualified diver, hitting up shark alley is sure to be on your dive bucket list.

Skydiving – For those who love a serious kick on their trip there’s no better option that jumping out of a perfectly good plane! Seeing Cape Town from this unique angle with heaps of adrenaline pumping is an awesome addition to your trip!

Horse Riding – Fancy something at a more leisurely pace? Then why not enjoy a tranquil horse trek along the beach?

Paragliding – If you like the thought of seeing Cape Town from the air but don’t fancy jumping out of a plane, then paragliding is a beautiful way to get your fix. You’ll cruise on the updrafts, sit back and enjoy the extended views of the area

Overnight Safari – If you’re only in South Africa for a short time this overnight safari is a great option for ticking off one of Africa’s biggest attractions. You’ll go on the look out for the famous big 5, cruising around the bush. Just make sure you have a big memory card in your camera!

Snorkelling with Seals – Who doesn’t love seals? These playful creatures are heaps of fun to be around and sharing the water with them is a great experience—they’ll whiz around you and really get up close and personal. This is an experience you’ll never forget!

Winery Tour – South Africa is famed for its world class wine and this tour will allow you to sample over 20 different varieties, as well as learning some more about the history of the area. For wine buffs it’s a must, and for the rest of us it’s a great way to sample some new beverages and maybe get a little tipsy!


  • Perfect for a stand-alone trip or as a kick-off point for your South Africa travels
  • Variety of included trips and add-ons for an epic stay
  • Airport pick-up and accommodation included; simply kick back and relax!


  • Soak up the views from the world famous Table Mountain
  • Cage dive with the magnificent great white sharks
  • Kick back and relax amongst the beachside surf culture
  • Everything you need to make the most of your Cape Town experience


  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation throughout (deluxe shared dorm)
  • Table Mountain trip
  • Shark cage diving trip
  • Half-day surf lesson
  • Stoked Backpackers T-Shirt

Optional Add-ons

  • Peninsula Tour – £38
  • Wine Tour – £34
  • Snorkelling With Seals – £37
  • Skydiving – £110
  • Horse Riding – £25
  • Paragliding – £54
  • Overnight Safari (Sept-Oct) – £105
  • Overnight Safari (Nov-April) – £140
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