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5 cool ways to enjoy Cape Town’s oceans

- VUYOLWETHU FUNDAM Vuyolwethu.fundam@africannew­

THE beaches around Cape Town are without a doubt some of the best in the world. However, there’s more to spending a day in the sand at the beach. Many Cape Town beaches offer a variety of activities for you to enjoy its oceans.

Briony Brookes, communicat­ions and PR manager for Cape Town Tourism, shares five ways to enjoy Cape Town’s oceans: Stand-up paddleboar­ding Stand-up paddleboar­ding, or SUP, is a water sport born from surfing. In the Mother City, this water experience can be enjoyed on the canals of the Waterfront or, if you plan to visit during the summer months, you can find board and paddle rentals on Clifton 4th Beach.

Shark-cage diving

If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie and you’re keen to get up close with an apex predator, then shark cage diving is for you.

Marine Dynamics up the coast in Gansbaai is known to offer a top-quality shark cage diving experience while promoting eco-tourism, research, and conservati­on and outreach projects.

Water bicycles

From a water bike, visitors are able to take in the stunning views of False Bay as well as encounter some of the friendly ocean animals that live in that neck of the woods or water. These bikes are non-motorised, so if you’re ready for a pedal, this is for you.

The bikes don’t emit emissions, nor do they pollute the oceans that you ride on. It’s an eco-friendly way to enjoy the waters of Cape Town.


Cape Town has a massive surf culture and there are great surfing conditions almost any time of the year. Whether you’re looking for point breaks, beach breaks or giant reef breaks, the Mother City has options galore for everyone. For those who have never surfed before but want to give it a shot, there are many surf schools in and around Cape Town. Kayaking around Cape Town Kayaking offers a great way to experience the ocean and its inhabitant­s up close while enjoying some spectacula­r views of the city. Various kayaking tours can be booked around Cape Town. From Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town to a sunset cruise around the Atlantic Seaboard along Mouille Point, Sea Point and Clifton, there is a kayaking experience for all to enjoy.

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MANY Cape Town beaches offer a variety of activities for travellers.

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