We’re lucky enough to have a number of quality 5-a-side soccer venues here in Cape Town. Being a keen soccer player myself, I know that it’s sometimes difficult to find a regular venue, so these facilities can be very handy. If you enjoy a good game of social footie or you’re looking to join a competitive league, then the following 5-a-side options could be exactly what you’re looking for.


Fives Futbol

  • Three different sites in Mouille Point, Sunningdale and the V&A Waterfront (Update: four more added)
  • Quality synthetic fields with flood lights
  • Midweek corporate league, weekend league, ladies league, schools’ league, showbol league and senior league
  • 5’s rugby also played
  • Where:
    • Hellenic Club, 24 Bay Road, Mouille Point
    • Sunningdale Sports Complex, Sunningdale (10 mins from Table View)
    • Gateway Canal Site, opposite the Caltex garage, V&A Waterfront
    • Century City, opposite Canal Walk
    • Landsdowne Corner Shopping Centre, Landsdowne
    • Liberty Promenade Mall, Mitchell’s Plain
    • Van Der Stel Sports Club, Du Toit Road, Stellenbosch
  • Website: www.5v5.co.za

African Brothers Football Academy

  • Located in Gardens, Cape Town
  • Astroturf fields with flood lights
  • Social games, league soccer, corporate events and soccer parties
  • Where: Gardens Commercial High School Fields, Breda Street, Gardens
  • Website: www.abfa.co.za

Italian Club Cape Town 5-a-side

  • Located in suburb of Rugby, near Milnerton
  • League and non-league soccer games
  • Where: 16 Donegal Street, Rugby
  • Website: www.soccer5aside.com

Montague Action Soccer

  • Two world class indoor artificial courts
  • Mid-week and Sunday leagues
  • Mens, ladies and mixed 5-a-side games
  • Where: 15 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens
  • Website: www.montaguearena.co.za

Gianluca Vialli Soccer Point

  • Spectacular location just off Beach Road, Sea Point
  • 2 x FIFA approved Astroturf fields with flood lights and kick boards
  • Social soccer, corporate league, ladies league, soccer school and team building
  • Club house with bar, braai facilities and big screen TVs
  • Started by soccer legends Gianluca Vialli and Franco Baldini
  • Where: 21 Norfolk Road, Sea Point (just off Beach Road)
  • Website: www.vialli5aside.co.za

Action Soccer Claremont

  • Indoor soccer venue in Claremont
  • 4-a-side plus substitutes
  • Social soccer, inter-company games, league games
  • TVs for watching sport
  • Where: Stadium On Main, Corner Main Road & Stegman Street, Claremont
  • Website: www.claremontactionsports.co.za/soccer/

Note that it’s essential to book in advance if you’d like to play at these facilities. For more information and pricing, check out the websites listed above.

I wouldn’t mind seeing a similar 5-a-side soccer venue in the southern suburbs. If you know of one or perhaps there’s something on the way, then please let me know. I’d be interested to get the details. Enjoy the soccer!