Sports & Fitness

Cape Town is a sports lover's paradise. The area's exquisite natural terrain and a strong industry makes it the go-to place for top annual events. Cycling, mountain biking, horse-racing and running are on the sporting calendar's list of highlights.

Filter by Type
expand_more expand_more
Filter by Area expand_more
Map map
List view_list
Atlantic Seaboard
Beyond the City
Cape Flats
City Bowl
Neighbourhood & Destination Videos
Northern Suburbs
South Peninsula
Southern Suburbs

Cape Town is sports-mad with a rabid sporting fraternity feverishly supporting the city’s professional teams while chasing their own PBs. Cape Town is a sports lover’s paradise. The area’s exquisite natural terrain and a strong industry makes it the go-to place for top annual events. Cycling, mountainbiking, horse-racing and running are on the sporting calendar’s list of highlights. The city…

The SA Musem of Golf at the V&A Waterfront is a must for golf and history buffs. South Africa is a huge golfing nation and Cape Town is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Having produced 10 Major winners – two women and eight men – the country has enjoyed considerable success in the sport…

Adventure tourism is a booming business and Cape Town is the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose. Here are our top 10. ZIP-LINE ADVENTURE There is arguably no better…

Sport in South Africa is close to religion. Acolytes of the game follow every tackle, pass, run and goal with relentless fervour. Every weekend, Capetonians across the city descend on local bars and restaurants to catch their teams in action. Take a look at some of the best places in Cape Town to watch the big game! OBLIVION A European-style…

Spring is on the horizon and summer is not far behind. It’s time to shed the winter layers and avoid the ‘spring-rolls’ by hitting the gym! Hit the weights, fire up the treadmill or put on the gloves, here are some of the Mother City’s top places to train. CROSSFIT How do you know that somebody does CrossFit? They will…

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and it is quickly taking hold in South Africa, not only as a sport, but as a fitness-orientated pastime as well. Like surfing, part of the draw is the physical element, without it ever feeling like a workout. But unlike surfing, it doesn’t take very…

If you’re looking for a healthy, practical and green way of seeing the Mother City, Up Cycles – the city’s first drop-and-go bike rental company – needs to be your port of call. Cape Town has long been a city deeply committed in its love of bicycles and part of Up Cycles plan – beyond providing a fantastic service,…

The best way to discover and unlock a city is to hit its streets, pound the pavement and mingle with the locals. Cape Town, naturally, has a variety of tours to help you get to know the city, and few cover as much ground as AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle Tour. For me the guide makes – or breaks…

Namaste traveller! Did you plan on discovering Cape Town, and end up discovering yourself? Travel is a spiritual experience that widens the soul. Complement your journey at one of these 5 places to learn meditation in Cape Town, most of them free. WHY MEDITATION? What can we actually measure? Scientific research has demonstrated a number of benefits to meditation, including…

March 17 2018

Ask any rugby-mad South African where the home of rugby is and they will tell you it is Newlands Stadium, or more correctly, DHL Newlands. It was at this stadium, in the leafy Cape Town suburb of the same name, that the 1995 Rugby World Cup kicked off, a tournament which South Africa went on to win. It holds a…

Cape Town is sports-mad with a rabid sporting fraternity feverishly supporting the city’s professional teams while chasing their own PBs.

The South African home of the world’s leading bicycle manufacture, Giant offers the best bike servicing in Cape Town and the best products in the industry. Adjust anything from your gear to your suspension to simply a complete tuning.

Don’t let your fitness slip away from you while you’re visiting or working in Cape Town. The Westin Grand Hotel offers a more than 1 000 square feet of fitness studio, filled with a full range of strength-training equipment, weights, and cardio machines. Treadmills, elliptical trainers, step machines and stationary bikes each have a personal flat screen television, but the ...

One of the most popular shooting ranges in South Africa, AJ’s Running Guns should be the first stop for any gun enthusiast. Conveniently located in Paarden Eiland, AJ’s is less than 10 minutes from Cape Town city centre.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is a premium Cape golf estate that embraces an opulent lifestyle combined with an old-world charm and elegance. Once named South Africa’s leading luxury hotel, it is ideal for a peaceful family getaway, adventuring on its quad bikes or enjoying a relaxing horse ride through the countryside.

Sail the open seas and find your big catch with Big Blue Fishing Charters. Enjoy a range of inshore game fishing, reef fishing, and of course, fishing for big game, including yellowfin and longfin tuna. The charters leave from the beautiful and historic Simon’s Town harbour, a great Cape attraction in its own right.

As the name implies, Bikes ‘n Wines offer unique bicycle tours through the renowned Cape Winelands. Take two wheels out for an exciting spin through some of the most beautiful scenery Cape Town has to offer, and stop along the way for a wine tasting experience at a number of award-winning wine estates.

From beginners to seasoned fisherman, fighting the rod for tuna aboard one of the Cape Boat Charter’s tours offers an exciting and truly uniquely South African experience. Launch in historical Simon’s Town and behold the beautiful shores, quaint towns and picturesque cliffs that line the edges of the vast ocean. Cape Boat Charter’s skipper is also a ...

Founded in 1995, Cape Mountain & Running Tours draws on a wealth of experience to provide you with memorable Cape Town hiking tours, routes and trails. While specialising in hiking the iconic Table Mountain, services also include trail running and mountain biking.

As the mist rolls down the coastal mountainside and descend onto the hidden Clovelly Country Club, its greens, fairways and trees populating one of the most picturesque golf courses in the Cape. A relatively flat course that backtracks on itself, you will be challenged with highs and lows.

Tee off from the pristine fairways of Durbanville Golf Club. The ‘Jewel of the North’ is situated in the heart of Durbanville and the rolling hills surrounding the course offer breathtakingly beautiful views for golfers of all abilities.

One of the jewels in South Africa’s golf course crown, Erinvale Golf Course is seen as one of the best resident golf courses in the country. Designed by golf legend Gary Player, it is found in the scenic region of Somerset West which is most famous for its rolling vineyards and delicious vintages.

The King David Mowbray Golf Club sits only 10 minutes from both the V & A Waterfront and Cape Town International Airport. This golf club has proudly hosted a number of championships, including the South African Open seven times.

favorite_border info_outline