With not one but two oceans to choose from sailing is a great temptation for people staying in accommodation in Cape Town. There is a wealth of seafaring adventures available from the Mother City and you can even take things a step further by earning your skipper’s licence while you’re in town.
Thanks to a favourable exchange rate, it will cost less than in the UK and the licence is valid all over the world.
Join the Club
Every coastal city in South Africa has a yacht club, keen to welcome fellow enthusiasts into the fold. Here, you can pop in for a social visit, join in local events, head out onto the ocean with your new-found friends or learn how to DIY your ocean-going outings.
If you’d like to make it official, Cape Town has several sailing schools dedicated to teaching the fine art of nautical manoeuvring. Whatever it is you want to know about sailing, these are the places to learn it:
- 2 Oceans Maritime Academy – Hout Bay
- Atlantic Yachting – Langebaan
- Cape Town Sailing Academy – Table Bay Harbour
- Fergie’s Sailing Academy – Lakeside
- Good Hope Sailing Academy – Table Bay Harbour
- Ocean Sailing Academy – V&A Waterfront
- Theewater Sailing Academy – Theewaterskloof Dam
- Yachtmaster Sailing School – Table Bay Harbour
- Ocean Star Sailing Academy – V&A Waterfront
If you’d prefer that someone else takes the helm, there’s no reason to miss out on fun activities on the water either. Commercial sailing companies are plentiful in the fairest Cape and offer a host of activities for anyone who’s interested.
The best places to set sail in South African include Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Mossel Bay and Cape Town. All these ports offer a chance to sail off into the sunset while sipping on local bubbly, watch whales and dolphins at play or search for seabirds on offshore islands.
Knysna offers a little extra in the form of lovely lagoons and estuaries to explore, Port Elizabeth is the friendliest destination of all, and Cape Town looks especially beautiful from ‘out-there’. If you want to scuba dive or snorkel from a yacht, there are some wonderful wrecks and kelp forests to discover off Cape Town’s shores.
Book Your Luxury Accommodation in Cape TownThe Mother City has so much to offer both onshore and off, get in touch to book your accommodation in Cape Town now. Summer is the best time to visit Cape Town and it’s on its way right now.