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Cape Town is a beach-lover’s destination of choice with a whopping 72 beaches.

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Did you know that Cape Town has a whopping 72 beaches with a coastline extending 307km along the West Coast, Cape Peninsula and False Bay? We are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where we want to spend a day relaxing on the beach, have a picnic, go for some fun and games or swim in a…

For anyone with kids, you will know that planning a family activity is a lot more difficult than it used to be! Making sure the young ‘uns are well looked after is one thing, but keeping them occupied and happy is something else entirely. It’s with this in mind that we’ve these 50 things to keep the little ones –…

Dogs love to run unfettered, and what better way to let them off the leash than to take them to the beach? While many of the City of Cape Town’s beaches have a no-dogs-allowed policy, there are some where dogs are welcome before 9am and after 6pm between November and April, beaches where only dogs on leashes are allowed and…

There are so many ways to enjoy what Cape Town has to offer without spending a fortune. Here are 50 ways to explore this gorgeous city for a mere R50 or less. TAKE A HOP-ON HOP-OFF TRAIN TRIP ALONG THE SOUTHERN LINE RAIL ROUTE Image: St. James train view, captured by Mike Metlerkamp Cost: R35 for the hop-on, hop-off ticket…

The Blue Flag accolade is an internationally recognised award given to beaches that meet global standards of excellence. The beaches are rated yearly according to safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information and environmental management, and through strict maintenance, South Africa boasts more than 30 Blue Flag beaches, as well as a handful of Blue Flag boats and Blue Flag marinas.

If you're looking for surfing tuition and coaching in Cape Town, look no further than Gary's Surf School.

Learn 2 Surf is a network of top surf schools across South Africa, with surf schools in Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Jeffreys Bay, Port Elizabeth, East London, Margate and Durban. The Cape Town branch of Learn 2 Surf is based at Muizenberg Beach, an ideal spot for beginners and professional surfers alike.

Surf only the most ideal wind and swell conditions in Cape Town with the mobile surf school and surf tour operator, Stoked School of Surf. Since 2009, the school has been facilitating South African surfing adventures, offering exciting lessons and a surf guiding service. The staff go above and beyond to teach you not only how to surf, but also about ...

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