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If you want to enjoy some sport on your Cape Town holidays Cheap New Balance 574 Sweatshirt , you re in luck. Learn about 4 of the best sports to try whilst in South Africa s capital.

4 Sports to Try In and Around Cape Town

With its unique location between two oceans and with the mighty Table Mountain looming in the backdrop, it is unsurprising that Cape Town is such a great place for sports and adventure travel. On the beaches, the oceans, the mountains and the stunning surrounding countryside, there is a hugely diverse range of sports and activities on offer for Cape Town holidays.

If you d like to get active whilst visiting South Africa s capital, here are four of the sports you should consider trying out.


With the panoramic views offered from the top of Table Mountain and Lion s Head Cheap New Balance 574 Outside In , it is no surprise that Cape Town is such a popular destination for paragliding. The area also has consistently excellent thermal currents, meaning that you get great gliding to go with your striking views.

If you are already an experienced paraglider, you ll be able to rent equipment without a problem on your Cape Town holidays, but even if you are a total novice, you can still get involved. A number of places in Cape Town offer courses to get you qualified, where you undertake tandem flights with an instructor until you are skilled enough to go solo!


Cape Town has long been known as a surfers paradise ? it is regarded as having some of the best surf spots in the world. With so many beaches located on both sides of the Cape Peninsula Cheap New Balance 574 Island , even if one break isn t producing good waves, you are sure to find another nearby that does. Keep an eye out for Sunset Reef ? it produces some truly staggering waves when the weather conditions are just right.

There are numerous surf schools and equipment shops all along the Peninsula, giving you plenty of opportunities to go surfing on your Cape Town holidays. Note that the water tends to be pretty chilly, and so a full wetsuit is usually required to surf for any length of time ? surfers come for the quality of the waves, not the temperature of the water!

Horse Riding

Horse riding along a beach is a truly exhilarating experience, and Cape Town is an excellent place to go for a day s riding ? half day and full day rides are available from a number of stables in and around the city. Noordhoek?s Long Beach is regarded as being one of the best beach riding destinations in the world Cheap New Balance 574 Outdoor , but the lush landscapes around Cape Town and Table Mountain provide some excellent places to ride as well.

Scuba Diving

Cape Town s coast is dotted with excellent dive sites. The Cape has always been a treacherous place to navigate, and so there are numerous shipwrecks to explore beneath the waves during your Cape Town holidays. But away from the wrecks, there are also soft corals, kelp forests, and an abundance of marine wildlife.

The dive sites on False Bay can be dived all year round, though in summer the visibility level can be poor. The Atlantic Ocean dive sites are usually visited in summer due to the colder water. There are almost too many sites to pick out highlights Cheap New Balance 574 Retro , but Smits Wrecks (with an astonishing five shipwrecks) and Oudekrall (with the spectacular Justin s Caves) are two of the very best.

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The project, announced on Thursday by the Victorian government, will cost an estimated 1.8 million U.S. dollars and also encompasses the potential installation of a zip line across the MCG's roof Cheap New Balance 574 Floral , shooting thrill-seekers across the ground - from scoreboard to scoreboard - in seconds.

Already one of Australia's most popular tourist's attractions, the MCG is expected to pull in thousands more people during its quieter, non-playing periods with the new features.

Construction of the skywalk, which will also give customers a full view of the Melbourne Park sports precinct and entire city, is expected to begin at some stage during 2016 and take around 12 months to complete.

However, the design of the walk above the 100 Cheap New Balance 574 Classic ,000 seat stadium is yet to be finalized.

The Victorian government - which last year launched a new tourist campaign, Visit Victoria, will contribute more than 450,000 U.S. dollars to the project.

Victoria's Sports Minister John Eren said the new walk would rival the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a tourist draw which has attracted more than 3 million people since it opened.

""We've got to show it off and the best way to show it off is the bird's eye view from the top of the MCG,"" Eren said on Thursday.

""It's a great project. It is very much about showcasing our wonderful precinct and this will go a long way to making sure not only locals enjoy this iconic ground from a different perspective but interstate and overseas visitors.""

However Cheap New Balance 574 Orange , not everyone believes the idea will be a success, with former Australian Football League (AFL) Melbourne Demons great David Schwarz saying the plan was ""gimmicky"".

""I'm not a fan of it,"" David Schwarz said on Melbourne radio on Thursday.

""You wouldn't see it at Lord's or Wimbledon, I just think it cheapens it a little bit.""

In the past 12 months, the MCG has hosted the cricket's World Cup final, the AFL grand final Cheap New Balance 574 Black , rugby league's state of origin and the International Champions Cup (ICC) with guest teams Real Madrid, Manchester City and Roma gracing the hallowed turf.


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