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February 03, 2011

Beach volleyball – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Volleyball, especially on the beach, is about the best exercise I can think of. Personally I hate repetitive tasks like running or swimming mile after mile without much happening. Maybe because I don’t seem to be able to reach that state of mind long-distance runners describe ... but toss a ball to me, and I will run even when I can’t any more. Volleyball exercises muscles you never knew you had (especially when playing in the sand) ... and also gives you a great tan. Here are a few pics of international players at their sport on Muizenberg Beach.


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Nice height: Leo Williams hits past Chris Ahlfeldt’s block


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Cannonball: Chris Ahlfeldt misses Jerome Fredericks’ ball by centimetres


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Chasing balls: Who is going to touch it first? Cal Wyngard (a Canadian national player) or Freedom Chiya (Team RSA)?


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A little “jolly ball” with Jerome Fredericks (Team RSA)

Volleyball is played regularly on Camps Bay Beach and Muizenberg, where you get a good chance to see four or more nets with players young and old, male and female, green and blue, amateur and pro on the weekends. Even if you don’t play yourself, it’s always a pleasure to watch. But be prepared to be patient to prove your skills on the court ... there is always a queue of challengers. Generally you should be able to cover a court with two-a-side. If I were to suggest something to Cape Town Tourism, then a strong and endurable net solution to be left on the beach during the season would be it. That way, six-a-side could be played and everybody accommodated – a welcome addition to the facilities both in Camps Bay and Muizenberg.

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Images © Christoph Lenz aka freelenz 2011

Win R10 000 in our Capture Summer Photography Competition!

Cape Town Tourism invites all photographers to enter the Capture Summer Photography Competition and stand in line to win R10 000, as well as some great experiences sponsored by Cape Town attractions such as Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Two Oceans Aquarium and CitySightseeing.

Submit your best images of people enjoying the Mother City to the Cape Town. Live it. Love it Flickr group and tag them “capturesummer2010” before February 15, 2011.

Please not that photos that do not include people will be disqualified.

See our competition page for more details.


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