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SWIMS AND ROUTES

Robben Island

This is the iconic swim to do in Cape Town, and offers a number of variations. You can swim to Blouberg Beach or Three Anchor Bay, or round the Island or any combination there...

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Dassen Island

The Dassen Island swim is similar, albeit slightly longer, than the Robben Island swim. A straight line from island to the coast in chilly water. Dassen Island is situate...

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Danger Point

Danger Point, about 2 hours drive from Cape Town, is situated on the Southern point of Walker Bay near the village of Gansbaai, the world capital of Great White Shark diving w...

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Cape Point

Cape Point is the southern-most point of the Cape Peninsula and the de facto meeting place for the cold Atlantic and warm Indian oceans. Treacherous seas, rocky cliffs with fe...

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False Bay

False Bay is a natural bay that stretches along the peninsula's eastern coastline from the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at Cape Point to Cape Hangklip. It was named &q...

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Atlantic Coast & Other

Below is a list of other notable long distance swims around the Cape. These are mostly one-off swims that have only been done by a handful of swimmers, and for which no offici...

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RECORDS DATABASE
ALL SWIMS
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Jessika Steyn
ZA
2017-11-12
01:23:24
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Troy Prinsloo
ZA
2013-02-27
01:23:54
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Richard Wilmore
ZA
2017-11-12
01:24:34
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Neil Hopkins
ZA
2017-11-12
01:26:42
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Ryan Stramrood
ZA
2017-11-12
01:28:22
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Kim Carey
UK
2017-11-12
01:28:25
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Nico Manoussakis
ZA
2018-04-21
01:29:47
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Philip Dempster
ZA
2017-11-12
01:30:14
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Paul Stevenson
ZA
2017-11-12
01:32:09
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Steven Klugman
ZA
2002-03-17
01:33:00
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Christof Wandratsch
ZA
2005-02-07
01:33:00
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Tyron Venter
ZA
2007-04-28
01:34:00
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Natalie du Toit
ZA
2009-04-26
01:35:00
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Rudolf Visser
ZA
2014-05-03
01:35:08
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Tyron Venter
ZA
2009-04-26
01:36:00
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Mark Edge
ZA
1982-04-12
01:36:00
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Zac Ellis
ZA
2018-04-21
01:37:31
Clifton - Three Anchor Bay 5km
Joe Pieterse
ZA
2017-11-12
01:37:36
Robben Island - Blouberg 7.4km
Troy Prinsloo
ZA
2013-01-09
01:38:38
Cape Point (Diaz Beach - Buffels Bay) 8km
Anthony Pearse
ZA
2016-04-08
01:39:00
CLDSA HERO
cldsa hero: Open water legend

Barry Culter

Barry Cutler was a special man. He was humble man who loved humanity and adored his family.

Barry’s name has been written into Cape Town sea swimming history as the man responsible for smashing the perception that the Robben Island swim was the sole territory of former hard-core swimming champions!

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News & Events
news
15 April 2018
Peter Bales 48 years at the helm of the Cape Long Distance Sea Swimming Associa...

Peter Bales - 48 years as chairman of the Cape Long Distance Sea Swimming Association  After forty eight years at the helm of the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association, a body he co-founded...

news
12 December 2017
Swimmer in Hall of Fame - Hugh Tucker

Blog by Hugh Tucker Swimmer in Hall of Fame 2017-12-12 06:00 Nicole Mccain @Nickymccain People's Post Fish Hoek resident Hugh Tucker was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming...

news
21 November 2017
A Robben Island Swim Report by David Jones

A Robben Island Swim Report by David Jones After around two years of building up the courage and a great deal of convincing from my Guide the time was finally near. Is this a small task? Yes, fo...

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