It is notably one of the coldest stretches for long distance swims making it less popular among swimmers but it remains one of the most beautiful coastlines to explore. The Atlantic seaboard routes stretch all the way from Kommetjie to the Oceana Yacht Club at the Waterfront.
Kommetjie – Hout Bay
The Kommetjie to Hout Bay swim was pioneered by Derek Yach in 1990. Since then only a small number of swimmers have successfully completed the swim.
Llandudno – Camps Bay
The Llandudno to Camps Bay swim was first swum by a group of swimming friends: Andrew Chin, Chris Green and Ram Barkai. Since then it has been a bucket list swim for many Cape Town open water swimmers because of the scenic coastline.
Other less popular routes are from the Camps Bay and Clifton beaches to the Oceana Yacht Club at the Waterfront.
Llundudno - Clifton 4th Beach
Hout Bay - Sandy Bay
Camps Bay to Robben Island
This is a one-way swim from Clifton 4th beach to the Oceana Yacht Club at the Waterfront along the Sea Point coastline.
This is a one-way swim from the Camps Bay beach (Glen Beach side) to the Oceana Yacht Club at the Waterfront along the Sea Point coastline.
The route usually starts on the right-hand side of Llandudno Beach and hugs the coastline to Oudekraal and then takes a straight line directly towards Camps Bay to avoid adding extra distance by following the coastline. Skippers should consider the direction of the current here because sometimes it can be against the swimmer.
A slightly longer swim at 10km and swimmers can expect the cooler Atlantic temperatures.
2007 Andrew Chin, Chris Green and Ram Barkai
2016 Prabhat Koli 02:14:00