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“Go with Gavin, it'll be the best decision you make!”

Extreme Scene - Day Trips
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Owner description: We are your Cape Town One Stop Adventure Shop. Contact us for all your outdoor adventure needs and rest assured of an experience of a lifetime. Shark cage diving, tandem skydiving, tandem paragliding, quad biking, sand boarding, helicopter flights, safaris or even an awesome abseil from Table Mountain. We will even give good local advice and book your accommodation. Let us make your experience in Cape Town an enjoyable one and contact us as soon as you can.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Bottom line up front: if you're wondering if you should just book individual tours and activities or go with Extreme Scene (Gavin), just go with Gavin -- you will be very glad you did.

We only had three days to spend in Cape Town and, due to an unfortunate travel incident, ended up with only two. And yet we crammed in a full-day Cape tour, shark cage diving, and paragliding. We had been scheduled for a sunset harbor cruise as well but that was cancelled due to weather. And that's part of why I so strongly recommend letting Gavin handle your arrangements -- when things happen (and they do, whether it's weather or travel difficulties or minor problems with tour operators), you will want Gavin to resolve those things for you rather than spending your precious time and energy doing it yourself.

Our Cape tour was excellent. Our guide was Granville, a truly charming and knowledgeable fellow. He not only showed us all there was to see, his commentary ranged beyond the sights to include history, current events, politics, sports, and anything else you wanted to chat about. He was kind to my whole family and a gentleman throughout. As for the tour itself, the big positive distinction here is that it's a private tour so it's exactly what you want it to be -- nothing more, nothing less. If you're not sure, you can just let Granville choose the itinerary (that's what we did) but even then, just tell him what you're interested in and what's not so important to you. As just one example, we asked Granville to find us a halaal restaurant for lunch and he easily did so -- it was delicious.

The shark cage diving was awesome. Getting up super early (4:30 am pickup for us) was not so great, but they have breakfast waiting for you (hot and cold items). The guide is very knowledgeable and you never feel unsafe. We were fortunate enough to see three sharks, one of them a really big boy. The jaunt out on the boat only takes about 20 minutes but be warned the waters are not calm.

Finally, the paragliding was a blast. You don't have to have any experience, it's not physically demanding at all, and it's just plain fun. The views are spectacular and the guys will swoop and dive only as much as you want them to (I wanted a lot!).

But let me re-emphasize how helpful Gavin is. From pre-planning to replanning, to keeping in close touch (e-mail, SMS), all done politely and patiently, you could not ask for a better guy to help you enjoy your trip to this magnificent city.

1  Thank supergeeky
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ExtremeScene, Owner at Extreme Scene - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We are so glad we could shuffle things around a bit for you. While not always possible we really try our best to maximise your stay in Cape Town and manage things should weather or other issues arise. Thanks so much for such a positive review! We really appreciate it and it makes the hard work worthwhile!

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Gavin helped me put together a great list of activities to do while in Cape town. Each activity came with timely transportation and friendly staff. Email assistance also helped make sure the activities would go ahead on each planned day (based on the weather forecast). Overall a great experience!

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ExtremeScene, Owner at Extreme Scene - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Great to hear you had a good experience in Cape Town! Thank you for the feedback and review.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had three trips in Cape Town with Extreme Scene: seal snorkeling, shark cage diving and private guided full day Cape Pennisula Tour. Thanks for Gavin and his team everything was perfectly organized so we had an amazing time. I recommend Extreme Scene for everyone, you will not regret it :))

Thank Anett K
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Gavin and his team arranged a couple of trips on my recent trip to Cape Town. We went Ziplining which was amazing. They arranged our transportation and the whole day and it was amazing, what a thrill, there were 9 of us and at the end of the day everybody was buzzing with the thrill of the day. We were also going to go cage diving but unfortunately Killer Whales were in the area and scared away the sharks. The great thing was that Gavin let us know in advance, let us change dates and kept us informed daily on the shark situation. The sharks didn't return during our trip so we weren't able to go but Gavin refunded our money and was very apologetic. Not his fault but nice to see some cared and went the extra mile for us. Will definitely use them again next time we are in Cape Town.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Gavin contacted us a few days before our planned trip as no sharks had been spotted for 2 weeks, he asked if we would still like to go ahead with the trip as he couldn't guarantee that we'd see any sharks but we thought we'd go ahead with it anyway as he said he would give us a voucher for another trip if we didn't see any.i'm glad to say that we were extremely lucky to see a 3.5 meter great white.the crew were very informative and helpful.we were given breakfast before and after the trip and also video of the day. the only criticism i have is that the cage was lowered into the water and attached to the side of the boat but it wasn't secured properly until the shark had turned up meaning that we lost precious minutes waiting before we could enter the cage.we only saw one shark and it didn't hang around for very long so only 4 out of 9 people on the boat got to see the shark underwater from the cage ( i was lucky enough to be one of them) BUT this was one of the best experiences I've ever had and am so grateful that i was given the opportunity to see one of the worlds most amazing animals, id do this again in a heart beat, thank you Gavin for a fantastic day.by the way the boat was run by "shark diving unlimited"

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