Nearby Sporting Activities
Cape Town offers leisure activities to suit everyone. Those in search of adventure can go paragliding out into the blue from Lion's Head, or abseiling off Table Mountain or swimming with sharks from within the safety of a cage in False Bay. For the more relaxed enthusiast there is rollerblading, mountain biking, and horse riding.
Explore the abundance of the Cape's fauna and flora - there are many walks and hikes to choose from: Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Silvermine or Tygerberg Nature Reserves, Tokai and Newlands Forests, Koeberg Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope and Helderberg Nature Reserves, and the Constantia Green Belt.
The incredible stretches of coast line offer revelers the chance to soak up the sun. On the Atlantic side, there is the palm-fringed Camps Bay and the secluded Clifton Beach, however, for warmer waters, Muizenberg and Gordon's Bay offer great alternatives.
There are numerous participative or spectator water sports. Table Bay is a frequent stop-over on numerous round-the-world yacht races, and during summer the local yachting fraternity enjoy round-the-buoys racing. The Cape is also noted for its excellent surfing and wind surfing spots, while snorkeling and diving, sea kayaking, inflatable boating and jet skiing offer the chance to explore another dimension of the Cape Peninsula.
Horse racing's highlight is the annual J&B Metropolitan at Kenilworth racecourse, the richest purse in the Cape. It's a notable social event and a toast to the summer.
Avid golfers can enjoy the region's superb courses. Choose a tree-lined suburban course such as Rondebosch, a links-style course such as Milnerton, or a challenging championship course like Erinvale in Somerset West.