Our Best Boxing Spots In Cape Town

Since our boxing orientation with Virgin Active last year, we’ve been addicted to the endurance, core power and extreme exhaustion this sport has to offer. Having experienced personal coaching with the mean, ultra lean Enver Pockpas and being thrown out of our comforts and pushed to our limits at Mojo Boxing we were itching to find more Cape Town boxing studios to put to the test.

Check out our favourite boxing spots listed below:


If you keen to train like the pros, this boxing hub is definitely the spot – whether you’re a beginner or have prior experience, they offer group classes and personal training sessions in boxing and Muay Thai.

Two girls hanging from boxing bags with boxing coach

Matthew Leisching, MADfit co-founder and boxing trainer has definitely made his mark in the ring. Training some of the best boxers SA has ever seen, including the world champion MMA fighter, Don “Magic Man” Madge, who happens to be his MADfit business partner! Matt is incredibly meticulous with form and technique and if you’re wanting to improve on your punches and foot work – he’s your man! If you’re fortunate enough to get a session with Don Madge, you’ll be reliving the pain for days to follow, his high intensity classes are mean, but he’ll get you into that wedding dress ladies!

Two boxing trainers standing in a boxing ring

Contact: Cell: 072 846 2166 | Email: hello@madfitmma.com
Location:  Roeland Street, Cape Town South Africa
Website: www.madfitmma.com


These okes aren’t the new kids on the block; they have an established rep for their specialised boxing training classes. This gym prides itself on being the best in the business, with hardcore trainers that know what they’re doing! We got a training session with Chris Landman (a qualified Exercise Specialist and Nutritionist), who may not seem that scary at first, but when he gets you into that ring, you are punching so hard your chest feels like its going to explode! This gym is the real deal – they are there to get you fit and boxing like a boytchie.


They train all levels with the aim of developing a unique character and a sense of community that is built around a shared interest in serious boxing-related training. Membership allows full use of the club facilities during opening hours and unlimited fitness and boxing classes.

Two girls punching each other in a boxing ring

Contact: Email: info@armouryboxing.com | Tel: (021) 4619141
Location: 160 Sir Lowry Road, Buchanan Square, Woodstock
Website: www.armouryboxing.com


If you’re a boxing beginner or just wanting to get into shape – Jo is your man! His positive, high-energy character will get you doing more push-ups and punches you ever thought possible! Jo is an incredible trainer for both group classes and one-on-one!


The classes incorporate high intensity fitness training, focusing on abs, legs, arms and butt – combining cardio (boxing and skipping) for a full body workout! A water break is a luxury, so best you take advantage if get a chance! Jo’s fun loving attitude brings a relaxed atmosphere to the class, so no need to be intimidated! The studio is located in Sea Point in a clean, well-maintained gym, with all equipment at your disposal – from boxing gear, to weights and machines!


Contact: Tel: 021-439-8786 /083-495-5203 | Email: info@mojoboxing.co.za
Location: Clarensville, 56 Regent Road, Sea point
Website: mojoboxing.co.za

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Wellness in the City

  • SIMONE king

    March 19, 2017 at 7:32 pm Reply

    Are there any boxing group classes in the southern suburbs

    • Wellness in the City

      April 5, 2017 at 10:40 pm Reply

      Hey Simone, sorry for the late reply. Check out the following gym as they might be able to help you: http://www.impaktsa.com

      Good luck!

  • Franciame António

    March 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm Reply

    I would like know the price of training and where is in sea point.
    If I need to sign the contract?

    • Wellness in the City

      April 5, 2017 at 10:44 pm Reply

      Hey Franciame, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Mojo Boxing Gym in Sea Point is located on Regent Road, but we’d suggest contacting them directly: http://mojoboxing.co.za/contact-us/

  • Yvonne Mayer

    April 24, 2018 at 6:52 pm Reply

    Hi, what happened to the Harrington’s Boxing Club that used to be in Harrington street (city centre)?

    Anything else close to the top of Adderley street?

    Thanks, I really enjoyed this site!!

    • Wellness in the City

      May 16, 2018 at 9:24 am Reply

      Hi Yvonne, thanks for the comment. We aren’t quite sure if Harrington’s Boxing Club closeded down or just moved, but check out Madfit boxing gym that’s recently opened on Roeland st. Hope that helps.

  • Boneka

    August 26, 2018 at 12:38 am Reply

    Hi Bonnie here…. I’m seeking for help for a friend of mine … He is 35 years of age. He is a very good and fit boxing man. It’s been his dream to become one of the famous boxer in the world. All he needs is a good coach and advice on what he should do in order to go for a match . Or where should he start ?

    Kindly regards

    • Wellness in the City

      August 27, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply

      Hi there Boneka

      We would suggest that he contact someone in the boxing industry. Matt from Mad Fit in Cape Town could put you in the right direction. https://www.madfitmma.com

      Good luck and wishing your friend the best of luck!

  • sbgcapetown

    July 4, 2020 at 1:23 pm Reply

    Thanks For sharing the valuable articles. I really enjoyed this

  • Nkanyiso Ncube

    December 20, 2021 at 11:53 am Reply

    I want to join boxing

    • Wellness in the City

      February 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm Reply

      Do it!!! You won’t regret it!

  • Lameez Williams

    May 8, 2022 at 8:25 pm Reply

    This so awesome

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