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Cape Town Big Five

First to ever complete the Cape Town Big Five group of swims, on 13 February 2024. Similar to the Oceans Seven and Triple Crown challenges on the international scene, Cape Town offers a challenging group of local swims for swimmers to attempt, in order to claim the title. I am delighted to have been the first to have done all five of these swims.

The swims are:

  1. Around Cape Point (Diaz Beach to Buffels Bay): 8km
  2. Dassen Island to Yzerfontein: 11km
  3. West Coast Angle (Blouberg Beach to Robben Island to Melkbosstrand): 18km
  4. Double Preekstoel to Mykonos: 24km
  5. Across False Bay: 33km