Living abroad often interrupts a regular exercise routine but this does not have to be the case during your stay in Cape Town, in fact, you may well be more active in Cape Town than back at home since there is such a wide variety of ways to stay fit and active! First and foremost, there are the mountains! Grab some friends and go on one of the many hiking trails available.
Observatory Running Club (ORCS) run for approximately an hour, 2-3 times a week, and more serious runners will have the opportunity to participate in local races with the club (e.g., Cape Town Marathon, Two Ocean’s Marathon.)
Black River CrossFit is a functional CrossFit “box” located within walking distance from the intern housing in Observatory. They offer discounted rates for the interns who wish to participate in the various classes offered or just make use of the equipment and facilities. Also located nearby is CityROCK which offers indoor rock climbing and is a fun way to get exercise in a safe and vibrant environment. They also offer Yoga classes.
There is a group of locals who also play social Ultimate Frisbee every Monday PM after work and they are always open to new players- even if they have no prior experience.
These are a few of the options available that will give you the opportunity to meet other members of the local community. The VACorps staff are willing to assist should there be any specific sports/activities you would like to get involved in.