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Sport and Adventure
An active and outdoor lifestyle has long been part of the Cape Town mind set. The reason: Cape Town’s untamed natural beauty, mountainous and lush vegetation, and lively seas allow for many adrenaline pumping pursuits over land, in the ocean or up in the air.
Naturally beautiful Cape Town is the ideal playground for golfers. The metropole offers several highly-rated courses, with further golfing locations sprinkled across the Cape’s green surrounds.
The thrill of harnessing the power of the wind is what makes kiteboarding a must-do for the adrenalin seeker. Blaauwberg beach is truly the best option for wind and kite surfing.
Coined by many as “the world’s most beautiful marathon”, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon attracts around 20 000 local and international athletes.
The Hoerikwaggo Trail is a five-day, four-night hiking trail designed to link Cape Point to Table Mountain. A tour guide is a must for this journey as it covers 75km of mountain terrain between overnight stops.
Dragon boat racing is a sport steeped in history, with its roots dating back to an ancient folk ritual of southern China, and as a modern-day sport calls for immense focus and teamwork.
Step off the top of one of the World’s New7Wonders of Nature: Table Mountain stands at 1000 metres above sea level and offers a controlled descent of 112 metres to one of the world’s most beautiful cities!
The Dirty Boots Adventure Travel Guide offers the ultimate guide to the enormous variety of adventure activities and tours available in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
The Absa Cape Epic is the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world and takes place over eight consecutive days between March and April each year.
Think golf and South Africa and your first thoughts will probably be of one of the country’s many well known championship courses like the Gary Player Golf Course at Sun City, Fancourt or Pezula. But Cape Town itself has several highly-rated courses for golfers looking to test their skills without leaving the Mother City’s 02 dial code.