The Ultimate Bucket List – Bye Bye Comfort Zone

The Ultimate Bucket List

The Ultimate Bucket List – Things To Do & See

In my 20’s I used to jump out of planes, ride on speed bikes, go white water rafting, fly in microlights, and participate in many other adventurous activities. I use to be social and enjoyed life to the fullest.

But now in my 40’s I’ve become one of the most boring people I know. I hardly ever leave the house and I avoid socializing as much as possible. Most days I feel like I’m wasting my life away.

So I decided to “dust off” my bucket list, step out of my comfort zone and start ticking off some of the items on it as well as (regularly) adding new things that I want to do, try, see and experience.

Fill Your Life With Experiences, Not Things.
Have Stories To Tell, Not Stuff To Show


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The Ultimate Bucket List – Things To Do & See

Active & Adventurous Things To Do

  • Canoeing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Sailing
  • Sup with the Sup Sistas
  • Underwater Scooter
  • Sea Walking
  • Tubing
  • Jetskiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Ice Swimming
  • Waterbiking in the Ocean
  • Skimboarding
  • Go to a Waterpark
  • Learn to Kitesurf
  • Turkish Bath
  • Go on a cruise
  • Swim in a Natural Rock Pool
  • Quad Bike
  • Go Karting
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Go Kloofing
  • Learn to Surf
  • Do an Openwater Swim
  • Ride in a Limo

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”

Mae West

Things To Do & See in the Western Cape

  • Russian Tea ceremony at Hazendal
  • Chocolate Tasting at Spice Route
  • Beer/Cider Tasting at Spice Route
  • Cheesecake at Eikendal
  • Boerebraai at Middelvlei
  • Cupcakes at Delheim
  • Liqueur & Pies at KWV
  • Food Pairing at Neethlingshof
  • Fudge & WIne at Blaauwklippen
  • Pizza & Wine at Le Pommier
  • Pick Strawberries at a Strawberry Farm
  • Picnic at Klein River Cheese
  • Go Foraging with Veld & Sea
  • Drink a Beer at the Beerhouse on Long
  • Truth Coffee Experience
  • Attend an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
  • Tweede Nuwe Jaar
  • Red Bull King of the Air
  • Sun Met
  • Cape Town Carnival
  • Jazz Festival
  • Pride Festival
  • Festival of Lights
  • Art Fair
  • Kite Festival
  • Lunch at Cape to Cuba

Also see: My Wine Farm Bucket List

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years” 

Abraham Lincoln

“Die with memories, not with dreams” 


Things To Do & See in Rest of Africa

  • South African Adventure Roadtrip
  • Visit the Highest Pub in Africa
  • See the Hole in the Wall
  • Visit the Addo Elephant Park
  • Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • Midlands Meander Road Trip
  • Bush to Beach Safari
  • Hiking in the Drakensberg
  • Visit a Coffee Farm in KZN
  • Snorkeling in Mozambique
  • Go to the Kruger National Park
  • Go on an African Safari
  • Visit Swaziland

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well” 

Diane Ackerman

Travel Aboard

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met”

John Green

Ways To Do Good & Be Kind

  • Volunteer Somewhere
  • Donate blood
  • Take Part in a Beach Clean-up
  • Plant Trees with Greenpop
  • Get invloved with Bible Distribution
  • Help out at a Community Garden
  • Sponsor a Child
  • Do Something to Help the Elderly
  • Go plastic free
  • Help at a Soup Kitchen
  • Sponsor a Child
  • Donate to a Charity
  • Adopt a Pet from a Shelter

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Shows & Entertainment

  • Cape Comedy Club
  • Movie at the Pink Flamingo
  • Bitchy Bingo
  • 4D Movie
  • Pepperclub Movie
  • Gate 69
  • Krone / Afrikaans is Groot
  • Labia Theatre
  • Open AIr Movie
  • Kirstenbosch Summer concert

“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page”

Mark Houlahan

Creative Things To Do

  • Paint Nite
  • Paint Pottery at the Clay Cafe
  • Take a Painting Class
  • Artjamming

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small”

Richard Branson

Interesting Places To Stay

  • Spend a night on a Houseboat
  • Stay in a Log Cabin
  • Go Glamping
  • Stay in a Treehouse
  • Camping in Baviaanskloof

“If you find yourself in a hole, the first to do is to stop digging”

Will Rogers

Animal Related Things To Do

  • Cheetah Outreach
  • Hippos at Rondevlei
  • Get photo taken with Gerry the Giraffe
  • Whale Watching in Hermanus
  • Visit a Crocodile Farm

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” 

Mark Twain

Self Care & Fun Things To Do

  • Acupuncture
  • Fishy Feet
  • Make-Up Lesson
  • Get a Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

“When life gives you the opportunity to check off a thing on the bucket list, you have to check them”

Ryan Tedder

Miscellaneous & Fun Things To Do

“Fill your life with adventure, not things. Have stories to tell, not things to show” 


Out of Comfort Zone

  • Improv
  • Karaoke
  • Join the Circus (for a day)
  • Do a Handstand on the beach

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”  

Mahatma Gandhi

Financial Goals

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Also see: 50 Goals To Reach Before Turning 50

“If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working really hard for someone who does”


Life & Life Skills

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“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream” 

C.S. Lewis

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you have always wanted. Do it now”

Paulo Coelho


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