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 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…

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,…

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.

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