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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Trail running in Cape Town is incredibly popular with a huge amount of routes for runners to explore – from technical mountain routes to more expansive jeep tracks and forest trails. What better way to take in the Mother City and its surrounding areas’ natural beauty than on foot, all the while surging down organic single track and cruising down…

I’m not exactly dressed for golf, but no matter, it’s not the Masters and the River Club welcomes all types – even guys like me. Swish. Swing and a miss. Stifled chuckles from behind me. Tough crowd. I settle myself, re-adjust my cap, swivel my hips and take a deep breath. I’m channelling Tiger Woods as the club goes up,…

My ego has plenty to do with it. So does my desire to prove I can get to the top. But if I am honest, it is my ego that drives me up the climbing walls at CityROCK in Observatory. The first wall at the climbing centre is not difficult. We follow the easy route and make it to the…

Billed as magical and untamed, the Absa Cape Epic – staged towards the end of March every year – is also considered one of the toughest races of its kind. An eight-day, 700-kilometre mountain bike race through the Western Cape, it is a pinnacle event for both professional and amateur riders. The Epic is the most televised mountain bike stage…

Every Easter weekend, thousands of people flock to Cape Town. Not, as one might imagine, for the chocolate and superb hot cross buns, but to pound the pavement. If you’re looking for an excuse to visit the Mother City, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is as good as any! THE RACE Dubbed ‘the most beautiful marathon in the world’,…

place February 19 2017

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 ...

place February 19 2017

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.

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