Open water swimming adventure

If you are a swimmer and if you would love to find out what open water swimming is all about, our holidays offer what you are looking for.

Swimmers of all levels are welcome. You'll receive personal coaching, advice and training. We will be there to help you to achieve your goals with our knowledge and experience.

 

Your week will be filled with loads of swimming and you will meet fantastic people that have different swimming backgrounds, including very experienced Capetonian open water swimmers (a.k.a. the Cape Polar Bears). 

We offer trainingschedules and open water swimming workshops in The Netherlands if you wish to prepare yourself prior to your holiday.

Have a look at the calender
 
 

Your week looks like..

Day 1

Welcome to Cape Town!

The first day you'll meet your swimming companions. There will be a small presentation and briefing of the program.

Explore the beaches, rest and eat well to get repared for the upcoming week!
 

Open Water Swimming in Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background
day 2

We'll go for a hike to get to know the area.

 

Afterwards we head to a beautiful located outdoor swimming pool to practice essential open water swimming techniques.

Hiking Lion's Head during our swimming holiday in Cape Town
day 3

We'll introduce you to the South African open water swimming. We focus on getting through cold water, the waves, currents and we practice 'sighting'.

 

The maximum distance that we swim will be around 2 km and it's always possible to get out the water earlier.  

Open water swimming in Cape Town with Table Mountain
day 4

At the 4th day, we swim at the canals in Cape Town City (Waterfront). An amazing swim to discover the city from the water. The maximum distance you can swim is 3.2km. But you can get out the water at any time.

 

In the morning there's time to do your own thing.

Open water swimming in Cape Town, Waterfront canals
day 5

By boat we'll go to Robben Island and we swim back to main land (Big Bay) as a relay team. This is also known as the famous Robben Island crossing.

 

Don't worry about the speed or your level of swimming, this is a social and exciting activity! 

If you like to attend a solo Robben Island crossing, please let us know beforehand. 

Robben Island crossing by Big Bay Events
day 6

In the morning we head to the Langebaan lagoon. It's a beautiful place in the North of the Western Cape.

 

Your stay will be at one of the lagoon's house boats.

 

From there you'll plunge off the houseboat and go for a swim to get used to the new environment. 

Open water swimming in Langebaan, Cape Town
day 7

This is the day you can challenge yourself! There's no set distance to swim. The distance varies between 2 and 14 km. You are ready for this and you can do it! We'll coach you to get the most out or yourself. 

 

At the end of the day we will celebrate your personal victory with a South African braai.

'Lekker'!

Open water swimmig in Langebaan, Cape Town
day 8

The swim week with
Fox-openwaterswimming has come the an end. We'll leave Langebaan and 
bring you back to Cape Town.

There are still many things to explore in and around Cape Town.

 

Feel free to ask for any advise if you decide to stay longer! 

Open water swimming holiday, route to Langebaan

**Due to weather conditions this schedule can change!

Included in your trip

 
7 nights of accommodation during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

ACCOMMODATION

7 nights of accommodation located in Blouberg.

The accommodation has a shared kitchenette and lounge area. It has a swimming pool.

Bedrooms are private.

Daily breakfast during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

BREAKFAST

Nutrition is very important and everybody loves a good breakfast.

Thats why a breakfast is included every single day of the week.

All transfers are provided during our swimmig holiday in Cape Town

TRANSFERS

All transfers to and from different swimming areas (that are part of the organised trips) are included.

 

We will arrange a taxi ride to pick you up from Cape Town airport if needed.

Coaching is provided during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

COACHING

We have different coaches available that can guide you through any aspect of open water swimming.

We can guide you through technique, performance, fear and even battling the cold!

2 dinners are provided during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

BRAAI

When staying on the houseboat, we celebrate the holiday on 2 evenings with a proper South African braai. 'Lekker'!

 

So, what does it cost?

INDIVIDUAL ENQUIRY

  • 5 nights accommodation Blouberg (private)

  • 2 nights accommodation Langebaan

  • Breakfast every morning

  • 2 dinners at Langebaan (braai)

  • Transfers (excluding flight)

  • Personal and group coaching / theory / practical lessons

  • 1 Hike

  • 5 Guided open water swims around Cape Town

  • Guided and organised Robben Island crossing

  • Guided and organised Challenge Swim Langebaan

€1300 per person

NON-SWIMMING PARTNER ENQUIRY (THE MASCOT)

  • 5 nights accommodation Blouberg (private)

  • 2 nights accommodation Langebaan

  • Breakfast every morning

  • 2 dinners at Langebaan (braai)

  • Transfers (excluding flight)

  • 1 Hike

  • Guided and organised Robben Island Crossing & Challenge Swim Langebaan as mascot (bring tender love and care to the swimmers)

€1100 per person

GROUP ENQUIRY

(8+ attendees)

  • 5 nights accommodation Blouberg (group)

  • 2 nights accommodation Langebaan

  • Breakfast every morning

  • 2 dinners at Langebaan (braai)

  • Transfers (excluding flight)

  • Group coaching / theory / practical lessons

  • At least 5 guided open water swims and a hike

  • Guided and organised Robben Island crossing

  • Guided and organised Challenge Swim Langebaan

€950 per person