3 Great Sporting Activities in Cape Town
Winter is on its way and when the rain starts pouring in Cape Town, it really pours! If you’re starting to feel a touch of cabin fever why not try some of these amazing winter sports?
There’s nothing like a good run-around to get the blood pumping – and what better way to ward off the cold? Squash is a popular sport, played all year round, and is hosted at most sport clubs in the suburbs of Cape Town. Durbanville Squash Club, Villager Squash Club and Bergvliet Squash Club are popular neighbourhood meeting places for beginners and experts alike – though many gyms, Virgin Active branches in particular, are also considered go-to spots. The squash courts and University of Cape Town, Wynberg Boys’ High School and Cape Peninsula University of Technology are also options for other those who prefer a little more choice.
Bergvliet Squash Club Tel: 021 712 1315
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Squash Courts Tel: 021 674 6717
Durbanville Squash Club Tel: 021 976 5262
University of Cape Town Squash Courts Tel: 021 406 6155
Villager Squash Club Tel: 021 683 6704
Virgin Active Claremont Tel: 021 684 3800
Virgin Active Constantia Tel: 021 794 5010
Virgin Active Gardens Tel: 021 462 6239
Virgin Active Long Street Tel: 021 421 5857
Virgin Active Steenberg Tel: 021 702 0268
Wynberg Boys’ High Squash Courts Tel: 021 797 4247
Whether you’re interested in taking on the dungeons or simply catching a slightly more tumultuous wave, winter is a gorgeous time for surfing in Cape Town. Getting hold of a wetsuit is a given – after that you’ll be good to go, no matter which ocean you dive into. Check your trusting weather website to warnings; don’t let the thrill numb your sense of caution, though keeping your toes warm will probably be an even more strenuous task; and remember to grab a couple of towels to snuggle into after your surf. Check out the list of beaches below and take your pick:
Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg Beach: Beginner
Big Bay, between Melkbos and Blubergstrand: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Long Beach, Kommetjie: Intermediate
Llandudno Beach, Llandudno: Intermediate – Advanced
Scarborough Beach, Scarborough: Intermediate – Advanced
Glen Beach, between Clifton and Camps Bay: Advanced
Off The Wall, Mouille point: Advanced
Dungeons, Hout Bay: Advanced
When you’re itching to get off the couch and get your body moving the answer is touch rugby. The most effective sure for a deadly case of cabin fever is one part good company, two parts fun, and perhaps, a touch of Castle Lager afterwards. The In2Touch Touch rugby clubs in Brackenfell, Century City and Claremont have the perfect combination of these essentials!
Villagers, Claremont: Villager Football Club, Brookside, Lansdowne Road, Claremont
In2Touch Century City: Central Park, Century City
In2Touch Brakenfell : Kraaifontein ugby Club, Sarel Van Deventer Rd, Kraaifontein
Which of these sports will you take part in this winter?
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