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Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in South Africa

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All you need for windsurfing or kitesurfing is a nice stretch of water and some wind, and you'll find that in dozens of places all along the coast. But - like anything - some places are just that little bit special, and Cape Town and the nearby West Coast town of Langebaan are the big leaders in the kite surfing industry.

Bloubergstrand, on the opposite side of Table Bay from Cape Town, has some great windsurfing and kitesurfing with - best of all - the classic view of Table Mountain as a backdrop.

Langebaan, which is situated along the perimeter of a massive lagoon, is just perfect. The day begins with windless conditions so you can sleep late and then, when the wind starts to blow just before noon, you can venture out onto the water. The town has a great kitesurfing operator and retail centre, and local guest houses are geared up for kite surfers, some even having gear drying areas in the rooms.

There are windsurfing and kitesurfing schools in almost all the main coastal centres, so you can arrive in South Africa never having sailed and as a pretty proficient wind jockey.

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Accommodation near South Africa

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from €127
1 night, 2 adults

The Lake House

Sleeps 6 Hazyview Self-catering in Hazyview

The Lake House is a privately owned luxurious three-bedroom self-catering guest house sleeping six g...

from €110
1 night, 2 adults

Log Home

Sleeps 6 Yzerfontein Self-catering in Yzerfontein

The Log Home, sleeping six guests, is ideally located within walking distance of the beach and is gr...

from €103
1 night, 2 adults

Laughter Cottage

Sleeps 8 Shelley Point Self-catering in Shelley Point

Laughter Cottage is a renovated fisherman’s cottage in the coastal town of Shelley Point.

from €75
1 night, 2 adults

Swallows House

Sleeps 4 Hazyview Self-catering in Hazyview

Situated on the shores of the Da Gama Lake, this tranquil retreat is located in the most beautiful p...

from €62
1 night, 2 adults

Lekkerwijn Historic Country Guest House

Sleeps 27 Franschhoek Guest House in Franschhoek

Lekkerwijn is a historic Cape Dutch homestead near Franschhoek, furnished with Cape Dutch furniture ...

from €51
1 night, 2 adults

Eagle's Rest

Sleeps 5 Gonubie Self-catering in Gonubie

Eagle’s Rest cottage is situated high up, overlooking the Gonubie River valley, with magnificent riv...

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