Fun, fit activities to try in Cape Town

If you’re looking for a change in the new year, why not dabble in a few fun, fit activities in and around Cape Town? The Mother City is home to an assortment of fun activities bound to get your heart rate up in some of the most stunning attractions.

Here are some ideas:

Touch rugby

If you’re looking to get active, perhaps try a touch rugby session with your mates at the beach. Unlike rugby where players tackle each other, participants of touch rugby can only touch their opponents using their hands on any part of the body, clothing, or the ball. The benefits of touch rugby include improved cardiovascular fitness and fat-burning benefits.

Where to go:

In 2 Touch

Where: Brackenfell and Kraaifontein Rugby Clubs (Monday), Villager Rugby Club (Wednesday) and Central Park, Century City (Thursday)
Visit: or call 082492 3683

Clifton 4th

Where: Victoria Road, Clifton Bay, Atlantic Seaboard


Padel is a racket sport usually played in doubles on an enclosed court slightly smaller than a doubles tennis court.
While the sport has similarities to tennis, the balls used in padel offer a little less pressure. In addition to improving stress, padel also improves coordination, reflexes and muscle tone and strengthens cardiovascular activity.

Where to go:

Action Padel

Where: Fives Futbol, Century Blvd, Century City
Contact: 064 639 9507

Epic Padel

Where: Located at various locations, including The Glen, Huddle Park, Durbanville and Epicentre.


Get your hips swinging and feet tapping with an exhilarating salsa session.
This Latin dance is a mixture of mambo, pachanga and rumba, as well as swing and tap. Salsa has an array of benefits, which includes improved balance, coordination and posture and boosts the metabolism.
It is also a social activity and is the perfect way to meet new people.

Where to go:

Salsa Cape Town

Where: Courses and classes are held in various parts of the Mother City, from Tygervalley and Rondebosch to Table View and Cape Town CBD.

Mojo Sunday Salsa

Mojo Market hosts free Salsa classes every Sunday.
Where: 30 Regent Road, Sea Point

Beach volleyball

Cape Town is home to some of the most stunning beaches, and at beaches including Camps Bay and Clifton 4th, you can enjoy a game of volleyball with friends or other locals. This sport helps improve mental health and tones and strengthens your lower legs, thighs, belly and upper body.

Where to go:

Beach Bums Volleyball Club

Where: Various locations in Cape Town.

Roller skating

Glide into your fitness journey with a trip to one of the local roller skating spots for an hour or two of fun. Fun for all ages, this activity helps burn calories, improves mental health, builds muscle and is good for the heart.

Where to go:

Rollercade @ Battery Park

Where: Alfred St, Waterfront, Cape Town

The Odeon Roller Disco
Where: Woodstock Exchange, Albert Rd, Woodstock

Ice skating

A fun activity for the entire family, ice skating is a sure way to help you get lean and trim for 2023.
Ice skating builds leg and abdominal muscles, improves cardiovascular health and aids balance, coordination and weight management.

Where to go:

The Ice Station

Where: Grand West Casino at 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Acacia Park, Cape Town

Sunset yoga

Sunset yoga is one of the most popular activities in the Mother City. Choose a scenic backdrop, whether it’s at the beach, up a mountain or in the gardens of a wine estate, and revel in the city’s grandeur.
Health benefits include increased muscle strength and tone, improved respiration, energy and vitality, and aids in weight loss.

Where to go:

Clifton 4th

Where: Victoria Road, Clifton Bay, Atlantic Seaboard

Camps Bay Beach

Where: 63 Victoria Rd, Cape Town

Lion’s Head

Where: Signal Hill, Cape Town

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