Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUPing) has seen an upsurge in popularity over the past decade, but in truth, it’s been around a lot longer than most of the other sports we know of. Ancient fishermen made their living off it, and African warriors made effective use of it when launching stealth attacks (they’d use their spears as paddles).
Whether roaming the canals of the V&A Waterfront like a Venetian gondolier, or being out on the open ocean with the marine world swimming beneath you, standing up on a paddle board allows users to experience the joys of being on water on two legs rather than swimming.
Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding in Cape Town
With SUP Cape Town, all necessary equipment is provided, along with the services of an experienced guide. A brief introduction to SUPing is provided before the excursion (don’t worry, you’ll catch on pretty quickly).
They also offer two options for aspiring water walkers:
Guided SUP on the open ocean
SUP along the Atlantic Seaboard coastline, where you may be lucky enough to encounter seals, dolphins and penguins.
Departure point Three Anchor Bay or Oceana Power Boat Club
Self-guided SUP in the canals of the V&A Waterfront
This is a gentler SUP experience, where you get to paddle the full three-kilometre loop of the Waterfront’s majestic canals.
Departure point Battery Park, V&A Waterfront (parking access from Alfred Road, just behind City Lodge)
Good to know
- The Waterfront Stand-Up Paddle Boarding experience is self-guided, but children can be assisted by an instructor.
- SUP Cape Town also offer birthday party and team-building experiences, which are sure to be lots of fun for everyone.