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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.sdfsdf

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Cape Town is the kind of place where you can find yourself and inner peace. With meditation being praised as a combatant against anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness and pain, there’s no time like the present to find your zen in the Mother City. We take a look at meditation and yoga centres where you can find peace, calm and…

It’s that time of year again when thousands of runners descend upon the Mother City to take part in ‘The world’s most beautiful marathon’, the annual Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. On Saturday, 15 April, more than 10,000 ‘lang-asems’, local lingo for distance runners, will make their way around the Peninsula on the spectacular 56km route that takes in False…

Durbanville is well known for its wine valley, but it is quickly becoming just as renowned for being a mountain biking mecca with a huge variety of trails to choose from, and the country’s largest mountain bike club. Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club Established in the mid 90’s, the club has grown to become the largest in the country, with more…

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…

If you’re looking for an adrenaline fix, you’ve come to the right city. From shark cage diving to abseiling down the iconic Table Mountain, there’s enough adventure to keep your heart rate up for your whole trip. Here’s a list of the very best adventure activities in Cape Town! Sail the open sea Enjoy the sun and fresh sea breeze on…

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’,…

Cape Town is the ultimate outdoor holiday destination and you don’t have to spend a fortune to partake in healthy activities in and around the city. Join a Parkrun Parkrun organises weekly timed 5km runs around the world, including Cape Town in locations like Big Bay, Green Point, Constantia and the Rondebosch Common. They are open to anyone and are…

Trail running is incredibly popular in Cape Town. With a mountain and surrounding forests within the city’s borders creating a multitude of established hiking and mountain biking trails, most of which are shared with trail runners, it’s easy to see why Cape Town is such a trail runner’s paradise. Here’s a look at five of the best trail running routes…

If your idea of fun is to clad yourself in lycra, don cleats and get around on two sets of wheels, then the annual Cape Town Cycle Tour is definitely an event to put into your diary. It’s the largest individually timed cycle race in the world (with approximately 35 000 entrants), and it boasts one of the most picturesque…

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 ...

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 and just 45km from the ...

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.

From beginners to seasoned fisherman, fighting the rod for tuna aboard one of the Cape Boat Charter’s tours offers an exciting and truly uniquely South African experience. Launch in historical Simon’s Town and behold the beautiful shores, quaint towns and picturesque cliffs that line the edges of the vast ocean. Cape Boat Charter’s skipper is also a ...

Founded in 1995, Cape Mountain & Running Tours draws on a wealth of experience to provide you with memorable Cape Town hiking tours, routes and trails. While specialising in hiking the iconic Table Mountain, services also include trail running and mountain biking.

A special one-on-one shooting experience at the Wild Clover on the R304, Stellenbosch and the Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West.

As the mist rolls down the coastal mountainside and descend onto the hidden Clovelly Country Club, its greens, fairways and trees populating one of the most picturesque golf courses in the Cape. A relatively flat course that backtracks on itself, you will be challenged with highs and lows.

Tee off from the pristine fairways of Durbanville Golf Club. The ‘Jewel of the North’ is situated in the heart of Durbanville and the rolling hills surrounding the course offer breathtakingly beautiful views for golfers of all abilities.

One of the jewels in South Africa’s golf course crown, Erinvale Golf Course is seen as one of the best resident golf courses in the country. Designed by golf legend Gary Player, it is found in the scenic region of Somerset West which is most famous for its rolling vineyards and delicious vintages.

The South African home of the world’s leading bicycle manufacture, Giant offers the best bike servicing in Cape Town and the best products in the industry. Adjust anything from your gear to your suspension to simply a complete tuning.

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