Surfing, photo courtesy Steve Crane

surf your way around the city

If you’ve always harboured a desire to master the art of surfing, a holiday in Cape Town is the ideal time to learn this enjoyable sport. The city offers the most highly concentrated number of surf spots in South Africa. There are about 50 spots within an hour’s drive of the city, some of which are top-secret and only known to the serious surfing fraternity, so be sure to make friends when you're in the area! The largest concentration of breaks lies on the west side of the Cape Peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean. The others line the Indian Ocean coastline in the east.

small waves and massive swell

Beginners are advised to visit Muizenberg and Big Bay, where conditions are optimal for learning to surf. For some inspiration you might like to call in at some of these beaches to watch the professionals at work: Llandudno, the Hoek, Hout Bay, Glen Beach, Dunes, Long Beach, Crayfish Factory, and Kalk Bay Reef, among others.

If you’ve decided that now is a perfect time to learn to surf, sign up with one of our accredited surf schools. We are always ready to recommend the best schools and beaches based on your level of experience (or lack thereof).

Cape Town Tourism has a list of accredited surf schools. Contact us on +27 (0)21 487 6800 or email to book your surfing lesson at no extra charge, or have a look at our registered tour operators offering surfing.

Abseiling in Cape Town

For centuries, mankind has looked upon climbing, hiking and scaling Table Mountain, our wonder of nature as the ultimate challenges – until the discovery of the exhilarating activity, Abseiling, that is!

Pointrunner Charters

At Point Runner Boat Charters, we are passionate about the ocean and all it has to offer, but most of all we strive to ensure that your boat charter is tailor made to suit you, from Eco Tours to Cape Point and Seal Island, Full Day Trips 50-miles offshore, we ensure that when you return to shore that you have had a magnificent day on Point Runner Boat Charters. At Point Runner Charters we offer a personalised private charter for groups of between 4 – 6 guests depending on what type of experience you desire.

SA Forest Adventures

The Ultimate Adventure!

SA Forest Adventures offers amazing quad (ATV`s) trails, White Water Rafting, Tubing, Sandboarding, Paintball, Zipline Tours etc – we cater for individuals as well as large groups for fun and adventure at any one of our 4 adventure farms in the Western Cape.

Supreme Sharks

Shark cage diving is one of the top attractions in South Africa. Whether you are in Cape Town on holiday or looking for a unique adrenalin rush, shark cage diving is the answer. You can rely on our experienced team and state of the art equipment to make your shark cage diving experience truly memorable.


Dine-with-a-Local is an exciting alternative to eating out in regular Cape Town restaurants and is not only passionate about local cuisine. Our passion also carries through to the visitors received in the culturally diverse South Africa.


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