Location – South Africa – Cape Town
Date – 27th January – 9th February 2019 Price – £1499 (Please note that this is a preliminary price and may change as flights vary in price)
Destination – Cape Town, South Africa Flight time – 12 hours
Flight times outbound: London Gatwick 18:10 / Cape Town 08:05(+1)
Flight times return: Cape Town 00:35 / London Gatwick 10:35
Duration – 13 days
Level of rider required: Intermediate & advanced, independent riders only. This trip does not involve any coaching as standard but it can be arranged as instructors are travelling with the group. The conditions are more challenging than our Egypt trip so riders must be able to kitesurf independently, ride and stay upwind in most conditions.
South Africa is probably the most popular winter destination for kitesurfing, and it’s no surprise given the conditions it has to offer. The beaches of Cape Town offer world renowned waves and a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to progress further with their advanced skills.
The trip also coincides with the worlds biggest kitesurfing competition – The Red Bull King of the Air. If this doesn’t inspire you, then nothing will!
Check out the gallery at the bottom of the page from the last trip.
Cape Town is known for its strong consistent afternoon breezes and rolling waves. The conditions these offer is truly first class with flat water between the swell and nice kickers to jump from. Though KoTA will be at the same time, there are miles and miles of beach meaning there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy themselves!
The great part about Cape Town is that there is so much to do beside kitesurfing. Take a look at the video below made by one of the guesthouses from a few years back
What’s included – Flights, accommodation (self-catering) and transport in Cape Town (we will rent a van for the group).
What’s not included – Travel insurance (compulsory), kiting equipment and transport to and from the airport in the UK, although this may be possible if you contact us. If you need to rent equipment for the trip please let us know when booking.
We first visited the area in January 2008 at the start of their season but the wind was still consistent and very warm. The air and sun is HOT, so plenty of suncream but you still need a thick full wetsuit, as the water rises up from Antartica so is cool. A normal 5mm wetsuit should be sufficient. Average windspeeds vary but generally it is lighter in the morning and then builds with local effects, (especially in Cape Town and Table Mountain) so by mid afternoon it’s very strong. Recommended kite sizes would be 6 – 13m.
Check out some photos from previous trips below
Please note, once the flight is booked the holiday is non refundable