Cape Town is home to the The Two Oceans Marathon - one of South Africa's best-known marathons. This 56-kilometre international marathon attracts more than 20 000 participants as they run alongside the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
With its gorgeous scenery and endless mountains, the Western Cape is a cyclist's dream. The Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour (road cycling) and Absa Cape Epic (mountain biking) are two of the main highlights in terms of cycling events.
Locals may argue about the best surfing spots, but nobody will doubt the fact that Dungeons (Hout Bay) during winter is home to some of the biggest waves in the world. Other excellent surf spots include Muizenberg, Blouberg and Llandudno.
In the Western Cape, rugby is played on the beach as well as the sports fields. Newlands stadium is home to the Stormers Super rugby team, as well as the Western Province provincial team, who both receive massive support. School and club rugby in the region is also incredibly strong.
The Western Cape offers up some of the finest golf courses in the country. There are golf courses in the winelands, golf courses alongside the ocean and golf courses that take full advantage of the Garden Route green belt.
Sahara Park Newlands in Cape Town hosts a large amount of first-class and international cricket, with everything from 20-over clashes to 5-day Test matches. The local franchise team is the Cape Cobras, who boast players like Hershcelle Gibbs.
7Deep Sea Fishing
With the abundant sea life around Cape Town and the Western Cape coastline you can fish for marlin, Atlantic big eye tuna, yellow fin tuna, dorado, snoek and a number of reef fish.
In the Western Cape you are spoiled for choice when it comes to hiking, there are routes for all levels of fitness, duration and climate. The scenery is rugged and spectacular. A popular hike is the Hoerikweggo Trail between Table Mountain and Cape Point.
From the matches played by youths on the streets of Langa and Gugulethu to the club and international matches that take place at Cape Town Stadium, soccer remains a popular sport in the Western Cape.
10The Sports Science Institute of South Africa
This institute is situated in the Mother City and exists ‘to optimise the sporting performance of all South Africans’. A wellness and fitness centre forms part of the Institute and if fitness is your thing, then it’s definitely worth a visit.