Stand Up Paddleboarding Around The Waterfront in Cape Town

SUP Cape Town Waterfront @enjoytavie

Paddle through the canals of the Waterfront, or on the open ocean, with a guide.

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUPing) has seen an upsurge in popularity over the past decade, but in truth, it’s been around a lot longer than most 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 gliding across the open ocean with the marine world swimming beneath you, standing up on a paddleboard allows you to experience the joys of being on water on two legs rather than swimming.

Good to know SUPing is weather-dependent.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cape Town

SUP Cape Town offers two options for aspiring water walkers. For both, all necessary equipment is provided, as well as a brief introduction to SUPing before your excursion. An experienced guide will ensure your safety throughout.

Option 1: Self-guided SUP in the V&A Waterfront’s canals

SUP Waterfront Winter Special

This is a gentler SUP experience, where you get to paddle the full three-kilometre loop of the Waterfront’s canals. Children from the age of 9 years are welcome and younger kids may be assisted by an instructor or a parent (at a minimum additional charge of R200).

Times Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm (April – September)
Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm (October – March)
Departure point Battery Park, V&A Waterfront (parking access from Alfred Road, just behind City Lodge)

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Option 2: Guided SUP on the open ocean

SUP Waterfront

SUP along the Atlantic Seaboard coastline, where you may be lucky enough to encounter seals, dolphins and penguins.
Please note The guided tours are available by appointment only.
Departure point Three Anchor Bay or Oceana Power Boat Club
Cost R700 for 90 minutes

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Battery Park, V&A Waterfront (parking access from Alfred Road, just behind City Lodge) Cape Town


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Time of publication: 30 September 2021