Sports events in Cape Town you would want to book accommodation for NOW
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The Western Cape is famous for its many great sporting events that happen all year round. Cape Town is home to quite a few of the great annual events and we’re here to tell you all about them!
Two Oceans Marathon
The Two Oceans Marathon was first held in 1970 with only 26 runners. Today it takes place annually in April over the Easter weekend and is the biggest running event in Africa by economic impact, bringing in R672 million to the Western Cape. The marathon is known as one of the most beautiful races in the world which attracts both local and international athletes, with the route running through the Cape Peninsula. There are multiple events: the 56-kilometre ultra-marathon, the 21-kilometre half marathon, and various fun runs.
Cape Town Cycle Tour
Traditionally held on the second Sunday of March every year, the Cape Town Cycle Tour has been going since 1978. The race started as a way to bring awareness to the necessity of cycle paths in South Africa and drew hundreds to the first Big Ride-In, including the then-mayor of Cape Town. Today, the race draws thousands of cyclists and spectators and takes place along a 109-kilometre track along the Cape Peninsula. It is also the world’s largest individually timed cycle race and has seen Matt Damon, Helen Zille, and Lance Armstrong show off their cycling skills over the years.
South Africa Sevens
This rugby sevens tournament is held annually in Cape Town and has been in the Mother City since 2015, after moving about South Africa since the 1999-2000 season. The tournament usually takes place in December at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, with 15 core teams and one invited team.
Netball World Cup
For the first time in its 60 year long history, the Netball World Cup will be held in Africa - the 16th edition of the championships will be held in our very own Cape Town! The 2023 tournament will take place between 28 July and 6 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 16 teams from across the world will take place, including our very own SPAR Proteas. Be sure to be on the lookout for Letsasi (meaning ‘sun’), the championship’s meerkat mascot, which was designed by an 11-year-old girl from Manchester, England.
Be sure to book your accommodation now so you don’t want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you are taking part or are merely acting as a spectator, Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments is the perfect place for all your needs – we are centrally located, with good public transport connections, and our comfortable, fully-equipped, self-catering rooms are the perfect option for any resting, unwinding, and recharging you might need before and after the events.