Cape Town is the ideal destination for an activity-packed weekend

On your marks. Get set. Go! Sports fans, fitness enthusiasts and outdoorsy types, your weekend starts here. With such a diverse landscape there is a wide array of opportunities to get out there and sweat it. Cape Town is the ideal destination for an activity-packed weekend, especially during the summer months. What’s more is it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. The only cost of sports such as trail running, mountain biking and jogging is your effort and energy. And if you’re more of a supporter than an active participant you can catch all the action at Newlands Cricket Stadium with the kick off of the T20 series this weekend.


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Adventure Weekend HIGHLIGHTS

Whether you’re in Cape Town for an ordinary weekday or an extraordinary weekend, here’s a selection of our top experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. You can book directly, or get in touch with us to make it even easier.

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T20 Cricket SA vs England


On 19 February, old rivals the Proteas take on England at Sahara Park Newlands in the first match of the International T20 Series. Boundaries and sixes will abound as these two leading cricket teams go toe-to-toe in the action-packed short-format cricket game. Pack a picnic cooler, bring the family or head out with your mates for an evening of sporting action. Tickets start from R150.

MTB at Bloemendal


Bloemendal Wine Estate, set in the heart of the fertile Durbanville wine region, doesn’t just offer great wines it is also the starting point for several spectacular mountain biking trails. Whether you are just starting out and looking for a gentle or moderate ride or more experienced and looking for a challenge you are spoilt for choice. Once you’ve tamed the trail trade get to know the terroir at the tasting room where you can sample some delicious wines.

Trail Running


Cape Town offers trail runners plenty of opportunities to put their wits and stamina against its rugged and varied natural terrain. You can either hit the trails on Table Mountain right here in the Mother City or venture further afield to scenic runs in the mountainous landscapes of Grabouw and the Elgin Valley where great running routes on breath taking working farms await. And while you’re in the stunning region, try some of the cooler climate wines on offer and don’t leave without a slice of apple pie from one of the many popular farm stalls such as Houwhoek and Peregrine.

City Rock Intro Course


Indoor climbing at CityROCK is a fun way of exercising in a safe and vibrant environment. Climbing is not about sitting on a treadmill for what feels like hours – each climb is different and will challenge you every time both physically and mentally. CityROCK is more than just a climbing gym, it is where like-minded people meet and share their passion for climbing. There are different activities for all age groups and something for all to enjoy.

Hike Platteklip Gorge

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the ever-present icon of Cape Town, but it is only once you get up close and personal that you discover the mountain’s real beauty. There are various routes up the mountain with Platteklip Gorge being one of the most popular and suitable for various fitness levels. Since it is summer we recommend you don your sun hat, put on some sun screen, pack plenty of water and head out early before it gets too hot. Once you scale this natural wonder, reward yourself with breakfast at the restaurant before taking the cable car back down. A one-way ticket cost R125 per adult.

Self-Tour around Cape Town

V&A Waterfront

Exploring a city on bike gives you a unique opportunity to not only discover it from a different perspective, but also a chance to view it at a unique speed. It is also a healthy and green way to get around the Mother City. Rent a bike from Up Cycles, the city’s first drop-and-go bike rental company, at any one of the three drop-and-go points in the city – at the Pavilion on the Sea Point Promenade, Clock Tower Square at the V&A Waterfront and Hotel Mandela Rhodes Place in the CBD – and get peddling.

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