If you're visiting Cardiff for the Volvo Ocean Race or simply looking for new ways to experience the city, we've got some exciting suggestions to keep you entertained.

Urban Adventure in Cardiff

South Africa has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world from deserts to subtropical forests. It’s a country that is known for its keen sense of adventure. Wales is also known for its scenic countryside and fearless appetite for the unknown. (OK, perhaps we’re just known for our appetite). However Cardiff can offer exciting opportunities for an urban adventure!

Adventure and adrenaline awaits! Onward!

Cardiff Sea Safari’s
You won’t spot any sharks on this trip, but your heart will be pumping with excitement on board this high-speed sightseeing tour of Cardiff! The coastal and island tour will take you through the multi-million pound Cardiff Bay Barrage and then along the Penarth coastline. It’s a thrilling way to see Cardiff and a fifteen minute blast costs just £7 per person.

Take a well earned break at the International Pool also located in the Sports Village

Cardiff International White Water
The perfect place for an adrenaline kick and those who aren’t afraid to get in the water! Cardiff International White Water is located in the heart of the International Sports Village, which is one of the largest regeneration projects currently in the UK. Here you can descend the rapids from £40 per person, get wet and wild in a kayak or go solo in a one-man canoe.

Boulders is a dedicated indoor climbing centre, located in Cardiff City Centre. They welcome both experienced climbers and those who don’t have a clue! So, rest assured as it’ll suit the whole family. Especially as they have a soft play area for children under 7 costing just £3.50.

Tree top golf
If you’d rather stay right in the city centre and do something without having to wear a harness or life jacket, then head over to Tree Top Golf in St.Davids Center 2. It has an indoor rainforest (including a real stream), an 18 hole golf course and a selection of cocktails and food. Making it a great way to kill a few hours while doing some (very) mild exercise. Prices start from just £12.50 or £3.75 with kids under 5 years.

The best beer in Cardiff 

The business of Craft Beer is booming in South Africa and is mostly produced by independent breweries – and the same goes for Cardiff. Broadening your taste buds while you’re on holiday in Wales is a must and we recommend these city centre pubs for their diverse range of beer from independent brewers.

The City Arms
A Cardiff institution since 1905 and a mere stones throw away from the Millennium Stadium, The City Arms is a traditional British pub. With a range of beer as diverse as the branded stickers adorning every available surface on the walls. From wheat beers to classic pilsners, there’s a style and flavor for everyone. They also serve a wide range of cask ales and our personal recommendation is Brains S.A or Brains Black.

Brewdog has a distinctively retro feel, like that of an American drive-thru and is centrally located on Westgate Street opposite the Millennium Stadium. They serve an extensive range of resident and guest ales on draught. We recommend the ales on offer from local Welsh micro-brewery crafty devil. Downstairs you’ll also find a small games room, which is perfect for chilling out and they also sell their own merchandise, which make for some good souvenirs to take home.

For a lively dose of entertainment while you tantalise your taste buds, look no further than Porters. The main bar area features a stage which offers weekly live music, comedy and theatre performances. Centrally located on Harlech Court, a 5 minute walk from the Millennium Stadium. They also serve a wide selection of world beers and craft beer classics which are constantly changing. Click here for more information.

Hannah is a half South African/Half English girl from Worcestershire, England. She recently started blogging about events and restaurants in her free time, combining her love of photography and love of Cardiff. Follow her on Twitter and visit her website.

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