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Cape Town

Cape Town

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I live in Cape Town, amazing spot to kite November through February.
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Kitesurfing in Cape Town


We'll just say it straight away: Cape Town is one of the most amazing kitesurfing destinations worldwide. The combination of the vibrant city vibe, the jaw-breaking landscape, the spectacular beaches, and the incredibly reliable wind conditions, make this region a must-visit at some point of your life.

Kite Beach, Dolphin Beach and Big Bay


There are many high-quality kitespots around Cape Town, most at the north side and a couple around the Cape in the South. The most popular is Kitebeach, in front of Table View. With a 360° view including the famous Table Mountain and Robben Island, you'll never get bored here. The conditions for kitesurfing are great, with a wide sandy beach, consistent winds and a good mix of water types. In the morning beginners can try their luck, pros take over afterwards when the wind picks up and waves get higher. Neighboring spots Dolphin Beach and Big Bay have similar conditions.

Kitesurfing at Langebaan


The best spot for beginners is Langebaan, 90 minutes north of Cape Town. The spot offers butter flat water conditions. Langebaan offers good facilities, including a kitesurf school with a rental service, and several good restaurants and bars.

Kitespots south of Cape Town


Wave riding can best be done at the spots south of Cape Town. In False Bay, there are several beach breaks producing medium sized waves. The threat of white sharks however makes this area less popular. The highest waves can be found on the other side, at a spot called Witsands near Scarborough. As the name suggests, a white sand beach is hit by clean waves here, working particularly well at side-offshore winds from the Northwest.

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    Kitebeach

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    Witsands

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    False Bay

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    Witsand

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    Umdloti

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Climate

The best time to visit Cape Town is around its summer, between October and March when wind speeds of 20-30 knots are common. Winds are strongest in December and January. Avoid the winter, when the weather is much less inviting and wind is much less consistent. You will need a full wetsuit in every month of the year because of the cold current.

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Getting there

One piece of advise: Pick a direct flight to Cape Town. Most flights are connected via Johannesburg, but take over 5 hours more. At the airport, you'll find plenty of taxis, buses and all major car rental services.

Getting around

Hiring a car is a must, as you will want to explore the entire region. Not just to see all the different kitespots, you can't miss out on many of the attractions around Cape Town (see "What else to do"). Car hire is cheap, starting at €15 a day. Don't forget to drive on the left!

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    Lagoon Beach Hotel

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    114 On Main (Langebaan)

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    The Endless summer beach house

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    Camps Bay Resort

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    Blouberg Dolphin Inn

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    My Cascades (Langebaan)

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    Barry's Holiday Accommodation

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    Windtown Lagoon Resort & Spa

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