Kitesurfing Lessons in Cape Town

Kitesurfing Lessons in Cape Town

Kitesurfing Lessons in Cape Town

Trip Details:

Operator:   SaltyCrax
Price From: 575 USD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit
Program duration: 3 days

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About this program

Experience the thrill of gliding across the open sea at Cape Town’s Kite Beach, on this 3-day Kitesurfing Lessons trip. Over the next 3 days, you will learn the ins and outs of kiteboarding, earning a certification enabling you to kite anywhere in the world!

The first day of your experience will be your arrival and orientation of the area. Spend your day relaxing on the beach watching the turquoise waves roll in with Table Mountain as your backdrop. Alternatively, take a tour of Cape Town city centre. (Tour not included). In the evening, you’ll have a chance to connect with the other international travelers at a traditional South African BBQ, called a Braai. If your heart desires, head out on the town tonight and check out the local bars and pubs!

The next day of your trip, you’ll meet a qualified kitesurfing instructor. The instructor will take you to the world-renowned Kite Beach, famous for its consistent wind supply and fantastic waves. Today, you’ll learn about equipment safety, setup, understanding wind, and basic board skills. 

The last day of your trip and certification day, you’ll have the chance to learn more board skills and receive riding tips and information. Once you’ve completed your lessons you’ll be accredited and receive a certificate and card!

If you’ve been dreaming of getting out on a board, this is the ultimate place to learn and gain experience on a board. Opt-in on a few extra days at the SaltyCrax Backpackers to develop your skills further!


Day 1: Arrival and Orientation

Today you'll be met at the airport and taken to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. Your home for the next 3 days is located within walking distance to Kite Beach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars, and shops.

If you arrive early, you can spend the day relaxing on the gorgeous white sand beaches with incredible views of Table Mountain or take a tour of Cape Town's city centre (optional extra). 

This evening, enjoy a traditional South African BBQ, called a Braai, where you'll have a chance to meet the other guests from around the world. 

After the good meal, stroll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.

Day 2: Kitesurfing Lessons

After breakfast, a qualified kitesurfing instructor from Wind Sports will meet you. He will take you to the world famous Kite Beach that has an amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and a steady supply of wind and waves. Your first day of lessons will begin with:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Kiteboarding
    Includes safety, equipment setup, understanding the wind and land-based flying.
  • Lesson 2: Water Introduction
    Includes large kite handling, self-launch and hopefully body dragging through the water.
  • Lesson 3: Water Skills
    Includes advanced body dragging, water re-launch and basic board skills.

You are taken back to the hostel after an exciting day of kiting. Relax around the fire while a potjie; a traditional South African stew, is cooked. The rest of the night is yours to discover the local nightlife.

Day 3: Kitesurfing Lessons & Departure

After a breakfast served in the dining room, you are taken back to the beach. Your final day of lessons include:

  • Lesson 4: Board Basics
    Includes first water starts on a board and the first ride.
  • Lesson 5: Supervised Riding and Tips
    Includes riding with power, change of direction and holding an edge.

You will now be an IKO accredited kitesurfer and will receive a certificate and card allowing you to kite anywhere in the world!

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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