Although cricket and rugby are known as the main sports in South Africa, locals love soccer as much as any English or Italian football fan. In Cape Town, five-a-side and club soccer are favorite pastimes and a great way to get fit and make friends. Read on for the best places to play soccer in Cape Town.
Grab a team of friends for a game of five-a-side soccer at one of the Fives Futbol venues in Cape Town. You can find them in Century City, Cape Town CBD, Lansdowne, Sunningdale and Stellenbosch. Each venue boasts state-of-the-art, floodlit, synthetic grass facilities for a fun and professional experience. The best thing about Fives is that they’re open all year round, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., no matter the weather conditions. So come rain or shine, you’ll always have an opportunity to get in on the action. Pitches are small and game times are kept short to ensure an exciting, fast-paced match. The company also runs adult leagues, hosts tournaments, coaches junior programs and hosts a variety of functions like birthday parties. Bookings can be made via its website.
Action Sports offers floodlit indoor soccer, netball, cricket and hockey facilities around the country, and are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until late. With two Cape Town venues — one in Brackenfell in the northern suburbs, and the other in Montague Gardens — soccer enthusiasts can choose to play a social game with four or five players, or join one of the club leagues and play competitively. All Action Sports centers have licensed bars, so players can grab a drink after the game, or catch a soccer match on the flat screen TVs.
Action Sports, 15 Montague Dr, Montague Gardens, Cape Town +27 21 552 3165