Get your game on in Cape Town

2017-06-12 09:36
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There’s a reason why so many people love Cape Town. Visitors love it for the broad range of things to do while on holiday. Locals love it because it’s a playground all year round. If you haven’t experienced its delights, now is the time to find all the things you love in the city that has something for amateur and professional sportspeople alike.

From the ‘most beautiful marathon in the world’ to epic MTB races, autumn in Cape Town is sure to push you to your competitive limits. Thousands of rugby fans fill their home team’s stadium in winter, while still more supporters gather under the oaks in the city’s favourite cricket ground in blazing summer heat. Spring time brings yoga into the open, while stand-up paddlers skim past kayakers on the open water.

If you love sport, Cape Town is firmly ranked at the top of the premier league of city breaks.

Cape Town is the birthplace of rugby in South Africa. Its long and proud history of hosting major rugby events continues today. And international teams always draw ardent fans to the iconic Newlands cricket grounds. If you prefer to watch four-legged contestants battle it out on the track, a visit to the country’s most stylish horse-racing events will show you why it’s called the ‘Sport of Kings’.

Located at the tip of Africa where two oceans meet, Cape Town is also awash with water sports. Learn to surf, fly a kite, sail a yacht, stand up and paddle or simply swim lengths in a tidal pool, feeling the waves break over the tidal wall. Or dive into the depths to see seals in their natural habitat and explore ghostly shipwrecks on the sea bed.

Climb over rocks on walls indoors or clamber up mountain gorges. Shift your energy in a tai chi class or salute the sun in a yoga session. Get pumped on an outdoor gym or chase down the enemy in a paintball war. And with so many courses and driving ranges to choose from, you’ll have plenty of places to chip away at your golf handicap.

With all this and more on offer, what’s not to love? Ultimately, experiencing Cape Town is about doing what you love, whatever time of the year. Whether you’re in a competitive mood or are simply indulging in your love of the game, there’s something for you in the Mother City.

Visit to find great packages to the world’s favourite city. Take advantage of the flight, hotel and car-hire deals we’ve put together for some great weekend and short breaks in the city, themed to help you uncover the Cape Town experiences we know you’ll love. Explore the offers and book today to ensure you don’t miss out. Enter our competition to stand a chance of winning a trip for two to Cape Town worth R20 000*.


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