Cycling, Skateboarding & Rollerblading

Every Monday at 6pm, up to 300 skateboarders, rollerbladers and cyclists gather at the parking lot beside Queen's Beach to take part in Promenade Mondays. This super-social push-/roll-/skate-a-thon along Sea Point Promenade is organised by town planner and longboarder Marco Morgan, who is also a founding member of the National Skate Collective. The group has been lobbying the city for years to provide improved facilities for skaters.

The lifting of the ban on skateboarding and cycling along the promenade in recent years has also paved the way for Up Cycles, which has a rental bike station next to Sea Point Pavilion and another station at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay. So even as a visitor it's possible to join in the pedal- and push-powered event.

There are skateboard shops along Long St if you want to pick up your own set of wheels, and it's worth checking out the scene at the Mill St Bridge Skate Park in Gardens, where you may even catch South African champion skater (and Cape Town local) Jean-marc Johannes (www.facebook.com/jeanmarcskate) practising his moves.