Cape Town leisure sports include favourites like golf, sailing, polo, cycling, mountain biking, hiking and climbing, surfing, windsurfing, mountaineering and extreme sports. Rugby, cricket and soccer matches take place regularly. Golfers who visit the Mother City are spoilt for choice thanks to courses blessed with spectacular views only minutes from the city centre. When the Northern Hemisphere is experiencing freezing conditions, the Cape is sunny and hot from October to March, which is ideal for athletes who need to train all year round.
Deep-sea fishing, shark cage diving and beach horse riding are alternative and enjoyable pursuits for leisure seekers. Whale-watching around the fishing village of Hermanus is a sought-after outing. With its myriad harbours greater Cape Town caters for yachting enthusiasts, sailors and mariners. Private helicopter and yachting charters are popular activities. Travel the scenic road around Chapman's Peak on a hired Harley Davidson or hired open-top luxury vehicle (with chauffeur if preferred).