SOUTH AFRICA offers a true African experience. With all year round and mostly uncrowded waves, makes this a favorite destination for local and international surfers. From the beach breaks of Durban to point breaks of the legendary Jeffreys Bay, South Africa has it all. Don’t forget a quick 2 day safari stop at one of our many game reserves to view the magnificent BIG5!
Cape Town has amazing waves but the water temperature is much colder, so full suits and sometimes hoodies and booties are needed especially in summer on the west coast.
Up the East coast are numerous points and gems but the most famous is Jeffreys Bay. Voted best right hander in the world, the wave and town is all about surfing. 3mm/2mm full suits are fine here and booties are recommended.
Further north is the Eastern Cape also known as Transkei with numerous points and a sharky reputation.
Kwazulu-Natal is between the Eastern Cape and the Mozambique border. Warm water all year round especially north of Durban. Beach breaks and short sand points litter the coastline. Monkeys roam free and will steal your fruit if you leave your windows open! So beware.
There are waves all year round but the best time of year is April to July with late season August – September. Offshore land breezes blow every morning from May to August and south swells come up the whole coast from the roaring 40s and go all the way to Indonesia and Maldives. Cyclonic activity in Jan and Feb can make Kwazulu Natal and especially Durban come to life with solid barrels. Durban is a 5 hour drive to the Mozambique border where you find rugged coastline and point breaks!
– No proper public transport system. Car hire is the best
– No crowds away from the famous spots
– Isolated incidents of crime (don’t leave bags/cameras etc in your car)
– Big 5 wildlife (elephant, rhino, cheetah, lion, leopard, giraffe, baboons, springbok to name a few )
– Must try a ‘bunny chow” (the local curry inside a half loaf of bread)