With picturesque scenery and amazing landscapes, it’s no wonder that Cape Town is a sports lover’s paradise. From the multitude of hiking trails and forest walks to sporting facilities of the highest standard, Cape Town has it all. Regardless of one’s particular taste, there is a sports club for everyone looking to make Cape Town their home.
It's worth noting that some of the clubs require approval of registration by a committee, and at times the waiting list may be lengthy.
Cricket in Cape Town
Western Province Cricket Club
Address: Ave De Mist, Rondebosch
Tel: +27 21 657 3330
More than just a cricket club, the Western Province Cricket Club offers running, cycling, bowls, squash, hockey and tennis and is equipped with a fitness centre. The club has been around for more than 150 years and is situated in the beautiful suburb of Rondebosch.
Cape Town Cricket Club
Address: The Boon Wallace Oval, Victoria Road, Plumstead
Tel:+27 83 298 6046
The club has an impressive foundation, established 160 years ago. Having produced a number of top international cricket players, the Cape Town Cricket Club is the perfect place for cricket lovers.
Football in Cape Town
Camps Bay Football Club
Address: The Meadway, Camps Bay
Tel:+27 82 882 3615
With junior and senior sides, football fanatics can enjoy kicking a ball around on the grounds located right next to the beach.
Clyde Pinelands Football Club
Address: 207 Ringwood Dr, Pinelands
Tel: +27 28 273 8065
Offering both recreational and competitive opportunities, Clyde Pinelands Football Club welcomes players of all ages and has a number of age-specific teams, ranging from Under 7s to Veterans.
Golf in Cape Town
Mowbray Golf Club
Address: 1 Raapenberg Road, Mowbray
Tel: +27 21 685 3018
Set on a flat terrain populated by lush trees and water features, the Mowbray Gold Club is open all year round. The course has been specifically designed to block the ever-present Cape Town winds from ruining a game.
Royal Cape Golf Club
Address: 174 Ottery Road, Wynberg
Tel: +27 21 761 6551
Boasting views of spectacular Table Mountain, The Royal Cape Golf Club is South Africa's oldest golf course and accommodates players of all skill levels.
Rondebosch Golf Club
Address: Corner of Access Road and Golf Course Road, Mowbray
Tel: +27 21 689 4176
This course is popular with locals and foreigners, particularly for its views of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. The river that winds through the course provides challenges to the players and is home to a variety of bird life.
Hiking in Cape Town
Mountain Club of South Africa
Address: 97 Hatfield Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 465 3412
This non-commercial club offers hikes, rock climbs and other mountain-related activities led by volunteers.
The Trail Club of South Africa
Tel: +27 21 795 0092
Offering hikes of different variations, the trail club is focused on enjoying nature and spreading awareness about conservation.
Rugby in Cape Town
Hamilton's Rugby Football Club
Address: 1 Stephen Way, Green Point
Tel: +27 21 439 3954
This club is one of the oldest rugby unions in South Africa and has a great sense of camaraderie. The club is open to anyone enthusiastic about rugby.
Running in Cape Town
Atlantic Athletic Club
Address: 1 Stephen Way, Green Point
Tel: +27 79 916 2198
Offering training runs, social runs and runs for beginners, this club is a great place for runners of all abilities.
Tennis in Cape Town
Claremont Tennis Club
Address: 20 Annette Way, Claremont
Sporting eight tennis courts set against a backdrop of Table Mountain, this club is the perfect place for expats looking to enjoy tennis leisurely or competitively.
Gardens Lawn Tennis Club
Address: Upper De Waal Park, Molteno Road, Gardens
Tel: +27 83 724 9408
As well as being a good spot for expats to hone their tennis skills, the club offers many social events, making it easy for expats to meet people and make friends.
Yachting in Cape Town
Royal Cape Yacht Club
Address: Duncan Road, Table Bay Harbour
Tel: +27 21 421 1354
The club hosts various sailing events along with more casual events like talks and lucky draws in a friendly environment.
►For more on outdoor activities, see Sport and Fitness in Cape Town
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