Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

Tons - this is THE PLACE to be a kid (except the crime but we hope the kids don't worry like the adults have to!) Rock climbing, horse riding, all manner of sports, everything. South Africa is a pretty outdoorsy place and there are many special and recurring activities, courses, clubs, etc. - Jan 2020

The University of Pretoria offers very intense sports training for kids, and has produced many world-class athletes. - Mar 2019

There are many offerings for kids, from ballet and hip hop dance to sports to summer camps a few hours away to riding and ziplining to arts and crafts. It's a big market here. - Jan 2018

Yes, many. Inside and outside of schools. Swimming lessons are also available. - Jun 2012

There is a huge sports culture here - rugby is the main sport (not big in the U.S.), but you can find everything else, too. There are great opportunities for kids and adults to challenge themselves with bike races, 5K runs, open dam swims, etc. - Aug 2009

There are afterschool programs affiliated with the schools. - Feb 2009

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