For CityROCK, 2018 sees the end of an era in Observatory and the beginning of an exciting new one in Paarden Eiland. CityROCK Observatory has been going for more than 15 years and has seen many passionate climbers, adventure enthusiasts and friendly faces from all over the world visit and make it their home.

As we move into our shiny new facility, with the grand opening on Saturday 13th January, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal members who have hung in over the years and look forward to treating you to a truly world class indoor climbing gym!

CityROCK Observatory shop and gym will officially close its doors at end of business on Monday 8th January. The grand opening weekend (13-14 January) see’s FREE climbing all weekend*, FREE introductory courses*, FREE yoga classes and 20% off everything in the Gear Shop*. *Excludes gear rental. No further discount vouchers apply.

As with all good things in life, they do come at a price! CityROCK Paarden Eiland and Johannesburg will share the same rates structure, also giving members access to both branches at no extra charge. Current active CityROCK Observatory members, will be able to enjoy Paarden Eiland at the current Observatory pricing until the 28thFebruary when the new pricing structure will kick in on the 1st of March.

New members will enjoy our no joining fee special with their first debit order only going off on the 1st of the following month. Our no joining fee special is will run from opening, 13th January, to 11th February. Terms and conditions apply.

This world class facility will offer higher walls, bigger and better bouldering, larger yoga studio, a fully equipped fitness centre, fully catered coffee bar and a larger gear shop for a shopping experience like no other, making CityROCK your one stop fitness facility and saving you the extra monthly costs of your other gym membership.



Our new address: Unit 5, Table Bay Industrial Park, 9 Milner Street, Paarden Eiland.

For open weekend Introductory course or yoga bookings and membership sign ups, email

See you at the opening!

– Robert (the P.E. construction project manager) and the CityROCK Team


About our new Paarden Eiland Location:

We will be moving to Milner Road, the Northern part of Paarden Eiland. The new location is only 7km from the Cape Town CBD, about the same distance as Obz is. The old Obz facility will be closed down.


The new CityROCK Paarden Eiland by the numbers:

  • Building size 3,800 m2 (4x the current gym and 900 m2 bigger than Johannesburg).
  • 180 top ropes, up to 16 m high.
  • 2,500 m2 of high climbing walls.
  • 600 m2 floor area of bouldering.
  • Two 15m IFSC speed wall lanes.
  • Ten Auto Belays.
  • 50,000 grips.
  • A dedicated kids climbing area, for birthday parties and kids programs.
  • 370 m2 of cardio, weights and fitness.
  • 80 m2 of system, campus, moon, hang, peg, compression and Pluto boards.
  • Over 100 safe and secure parking bays.
  • 250 m2 gear shop, almost double our current size.
  • 100 m2 yoga studio, 4x our current size.