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South Africa is simply one of the most unbelievable windsurfing holidays destination in the world, at some point or other you must go !! It is spectacularly beautiful, both on the beach and inland, has amazingly reliable wind conditions, excellent service which is always with a smile and great value for money. We simply cannot say enough about this place. But It is not just the reliable wind and superb windsurfing that make this such a good location, It is the huge amount of other activities on offer for those rare non-windy days and for the non-surfing partners and family - there really is something for everyone here. South Africa has so much on offer It is often difficult to know where to start. Planet have spent considerable time and effort hand picking the very best accommodation, the best instruction and rental services and the best ground agents to ensure that you make the most of your stay. We appreciate that your holiday time is valuable to you and do not take the responsibility for your holiday arrangements lightly! This is especially important with this destination with so much on offer.
Planet have spent considerable hours and effort hand picking the very best accommodation, the best instructors and rental services and the best ground agents to be sure that you make the most of your stay. We appreciate that your holiday time is valuable to you and do not take the responsibility for your holiday arrangements lightly! This is especially important with this destination with so much on offer.
This is the nearest spot to Cape Town, a short 10 minute drive from the city centre. There is a good sized beach here with a nice shallow area for the first 50 metres, good for the un-experienced. The rising tide here tends to be smaller than at the more Northerly destinations so it's good for Beg / Int as well as those wanting to try some easy wave sailing.
Sunset Beach is one of the main windsurf destinations with a good rising tide building with the wind in the late afternoon. There are no general facilities for the non-windsurfer here unless you are living at our Sunset Beach hotels which is right on the spot.
Another popular Kitesurf zone and a favourite teaching area with a very large open beach area. The coast here is one of the most astounding and good for non-surfers, with the facilities of the Dolphin Beach hotel and Café one site.
Langebaan is moreless one and a half hour drive from Cape Town up the coast. The wind here is often stronger than Cape Town area and offers super flat water condition which is ideal for freestyle junkies or beginners. There is a Windsurf and kitesurf school located here offering rental and instructors options. There are also many very good cafes and restaurants. This makes for an excellent day trip from Cape Town.
The best hours to visit South Africa is in their summer months from October through to March with the very best wind being from November through to February. The conditions are very reliable with wind speeds usually between 20 - 30 knots, the strongest wind coming between 2 and 6 in the evenings.