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Sport in Cape Town
Page Contents
Introduction Golf Cricket and Rugby
Cycling Riding Walking and Climbing
Fishing Running Other Sports
Adventure Sports (such as abseiling, jet skis, diving, shark diving, caving, sandboarding, and mountain biking) are listed in our Cape Town Adventure guide.

The major spectator sports in Cape Town are Rugby (winter) and Cricket (summer) - both main stadiums are in Newlands. Running is popular and there are races every weekend. Likewise cycling, with the Argus Cycle Tour in March the biggest of its kind in the world. There are excellent golf courses. Climbing also has a passionate following.
Rugby - the stadium is in Boundary Road, Newlands, try www.sarfu.org.za. To contact a local club, try Hamiltons Rugby Football Club in Green Point 021 439 3954. They have touch rugby on Wednesdays throughout the summer.

Cricket- the stadium is off Campground Road, Newlands. For general cricket enquiries search for Western Province Cricket Club or try 021 657 2003.

Newlands is located 15 minutes from Cape Town in the Southern Suburbs.
Cape Town and the Winelands have a number of world class courses in superb surroundings. There are also excellent local pros and golf guides.

The courses include Erinvale (which hosted the World Cup in 1996), Steenberg and the Royal Cape.
To find out about races contact the Western Province Athletics Association or Celtic Harriers 021 671 0849.

There are races and 'fun-runs' most weekends. In particular, the 56km Two Oceans Marathonin April (www.twooceansmarathon.org.za).
The annual Argus Cycle Tour in March dominates the cycling year. It is worth watching - 38,000 cyclists compete in a gruelling 105km Peninsula race (www.cycletour.co.za). Tel. 021 689 8420 for info on cycling. In addition, there are major cycling events every weekend throughout the summer.

Cycling competitions are held at the Velodrome in Tygervalley, 20 minutes from Cape Town.
There are some wonderful places to go Horse Riding in Cape Town - Noordhoek (on the beach), Hout Bay and in the Winelands being the main areas.

To enjoy Horse Racing, the big event of the year is the 'Met' at Kenilworth in January, but there is regular racing at Durbanville and Kenilworth.
Deep Sea fishing charters are available in the Waterfront complex and from Simonstown harbour. Maasbank and Mackerel are numerous in Table Bay in summer. False Bay is always good - especially Snoek in winter. Tunny fishermen take charters into False Bay. Angling is popular at the Cape of Good Hope - but phone the park for information on permits.
Virtually every sport has an association - look up 'Western Province .....' in the Cape Town Phone Directory and you should find what you are looking for. For sailing phone the Royal Cape Yacht Club or the Zeekoevlei Yacht Club. There is also a booklet called 'What to do in Cape Town' which lists lots of outdoor activities - available in bookshops. Enjoy!

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