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

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Thanks to our incredible coastline and infamous wind which locals call “The Cape Doctor”, Cape Town is an idyllic kitesurfing and kiteboarding destination for beginners and pros alike! Surfing the wind is an adrenaline rush that will blow your hair back and leave you with memories for life. See how, where, why and when to try kitesurfing in Cape Town.

The Mother City is surrounded by two oceans – the Atlantic and the Indian – so you can bet we have plenty of adventurous activities to offer on the open water! Everybody knows Cape Town has some of the best beaches in the world.  Here’s what else our oceans offer. SHARK CAGE DIVING Great White sharks are among the…

Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has a lot going for it: the ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, making it an ideal swimming spot for kids. Because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, the beach is always clean and safe, and it is rarely crowded. Sure, this comes at the…

When it comes to surfing, Cape Town is in the unique position of offering surfers great surfing conditions in every direction, virtually all year round. From point breaks to beach breaks and giant reef breaks, the Mother City has options galore for everyone from noobs to pros, no matter how the wind is blowing. The waters around Cape…

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…

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.

IKO certified Kitesurfing centre offers step-by-step lessons at Cape Town’s leading kitesurfing venues.

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.

Marine Dynamics Shark Tours offers you a five star, once in a lifetime opportunity to get face to face with Great White Sharks while aboard a luxury, custom-built boat designed for use in the Great White Shark capital of the world, Gansbaai. The Great White Shark is a legendary apex predator of the ocean and the aim is to show ...

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