newlands rugby stadium cape town Rugby in South Africa
Rugby in South Africa

The Springboks have won two of the five Rugby World Cups they have taken part in, and are consistently regarded as one of the best teams on the planet.

The Comrades Marathon
The Comrades Marathon

Tell someone you’ve run the Comrades and you’ll earn immediate respect. Even those that crawl in right at the end are regarded as heroes.

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is an exquisite race. Cycling events
Cycling events

With South African cycling races you've got all the natural wilderness and road quality needed, and a growing cycling culture that gets more competitive each year.

Soccer, South Africa's number one sport Game for sport
Game for sport

Soccer, cricket, rugby – we South Africans love nothing more than watching our favourite teams battle it out on the playing fields.

Enthusiastic South African football fans. Soccer in South Africa
Soccer in South Africa

From kids who practise their ball skills in the streets to the 94 000 spectators who attend matches at FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africans love their soccer.

Lucas Radebe – a South African sporting icon
Lucas Radebe – a South African sporting icon

He might be known for his prowess on the football field, but Lucas Radebe is also hailed as a hero for the work he does in inspiring young people and waving the flag for South Africa.

South African canoe marathons
South African canoe marathons

Paddling South Africa's best loved rivers at speed is a real ground-level way of learning about the country and its people. Enjoy the camaraderie.

Trail runs take place in some of SA's most scenic settings, like the Golden Gate Highlands National Park Scenic trail runs in South Africa
Scenic trail runs in South Africa

Ask a trail runner why they do it, and they’ll tell you that nothing else makes them feel as alive.

The Absa Cape Epic
The Absa Cape Epic

The Absa Cape Epic mountain-bike challenge takes two-rider teams on the journey of a lifetime through some of the most scenic areas of the Western Cape.

Chad le Clos
Chad le Clos

When young swimmer Chad le Clos beat Michael Phelps at the 2012 Olympics in London he made his way into the hearts and minds of many South Africans. When he went on to win a second medal he secured his place in our history books.

Surfing in Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
Surfing in Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

Jeffreys Bay extends from Cape Recife to Cape St Francis in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, and is famous for the quality and length of ride offered by its famous point break known as Supertubes.

Maloof Skate Plaza, Kimberley
Maloof Skate Plaza, Kimberley

Test your skills at the world-class Maloof Skate Plaza in Kimberley, which has hosted skateboard pros from around the world in the Maloof Money Cup.

The Clarens Golf Estate, Free State
The Clarens Golf Estate, Free State

The 18-hole Clarens Golf Estate course follows a river and takes in several dams, offering a layout that requires a strategic game.

Glengarry Country Club
Glengarry Country Club

Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a round at Glengarry Country Club in the southern Drakensberg.

Godfrey Mokoena Godfrey Mokoena, Olympic long-jumper
Godfrey Mokoena, Olympic long-jumper

South Africa’s Olympic silver medallist Godfrey Khotso Mokoena is triple-talented, beginning with the high jump and successfully moving on to the long- and triple jump.

Fauresmith Endurance Ride, Free State
Fauresmith Endurance Ride, Free State

The Fauresmith endurance ride in the Free State attracts horse riders from around South Africa, and the world, to compete in an ultra-tough challenge over 201km.

Gliding, Gariep Gliding in the Free State and Northern Cape
Gliding in the Free State and Northern Cape

Gliding – it’s the closest humans can get to riding the thermals like an eagle. And the Gariep Dam area in the Free State and Douglas in the Northern Cape offer great conditions for gliding.