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.

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Cape Town is known to enjoy slowing things down a little and nothing illustrates this more than the vast array of yoga studios dotted in and around the city. On any given day you’ll see people walking through the bustling city streets, a yoga mat tucked under one arm, a water bottle clutched in hand as they make their way…

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…

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