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A Kite camp focused on individuals who prefer space over dorm beds, walking down to kite, over a car ride to get anywhere. We include a variety of extra activities, to ensure each person takes home memories full of waves, sun and experiences! Located in Big Bay, Cape Town, the fun will find you!!!
Kitesurf conditions

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Wind: Moderate

Spot: Shallow, Flat, Small waves, Big waves, Choppy

Gear rental

Gear storage

Lessons or coaching

Spot guidance

Big Bay is situated about 20 min drive outside the busy and bustling Cape Town City Center. This means a more relaxed and quiet atmosphere, away from the traffic and noise. The Spot: Famous venue for the annual Red Bull King of the Air. Right in front of our kite camp, is Small Bay, a little bay which is perfect for swimming or kayaking, as little swell enters. To the right, we have a sandbar called Kamers, which is a lefthander, strictly for wave riders. This wave runs down a long stretch of beach. Inside the bay we have a A-frame wave that breaks on the outside, then reform before hitting the shore break. It is a sandy bottom. and the wave usually breaks slow. During the summer months, lifeguards are active which creates reassuring thoughts. Also during the summer, the south easterly wind blows as often as daily, turning Big Bay into a world class playground, as surfing/SUP takes place in the morning, and in the afternoon, hundreds of kite and windsurfers makes their way to the water. Cape Town offers everyone the opportunity for everyone to enjoy her winds. Around mid day, the South Easter slowly starts to pick up, and gradually continues to, throughout the day. This means bigger kites in the morning, and smaller sizes as the day goes by. Remember wetsuits, as the same wind cools down the water to around 10 - 13 degrees in summer. Twintips, directionals and hydrofoils are all recommended! The more toys, the more water time!

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: House

Typical Pickup: Big Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Suitable for: Group

English

Ambience: Relaxed

Experience Type: Private

Up to 5 guests

Food: Breakfast

The Destination

The southernmost country in Africa, South Africa has just under 3000 km of coastline along the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean. With a rich variety of fauna and flora, the diverse cuisine and endless amount of beaches, it is no wonder why South Africa has two of the most visited cities in Africa. Cape Town: The mother city, overlooked by the famous Table Mountain, have everything and anything to offer anyone and everyone. With one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, combined with world class wind and waves, there is absolutely no change of getting bored! Besides kite surfing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP and kayaking, you will find safari's, hiking & rock climbing, river rafting, scuba diving, and many other activities within a hour drive. Cape Town has a massive nightlife, which will fit each mood. With constant summer parties and outdoor festivals, the party starts when the wind drops :)

The Experience

Come join us for a 7 day kite camp in the Mother City! The main priority will be to be in the water as much as possible! This trip is focused on experienced, intermediate or individuals who wants to learn how to kite and who wants to become comfortable in the water. This is for individuals who prefer smaller groups, intimate attention, and who wants to experience Cape Town and the activities in and around Cape Town.

Besides spending a vast amount of the day on the beach, in the water and enjoying the African sun, you will also experience what the peninsula has to offer!

Each day we will all jump into the van, and go explore parts of Cape Town. This includes the majestic beaches of the Cape Point, Waterfront and all of her seafood restaurants and shopping center, the breathtaking cable car ride up Table Mountain, and the turquoise waters of Langebaan Lagoon to mention a few.

Other Activities

When the wind is down, we grab surfboards and go surf! Those who prefer SUP's can paddle to the islands, and try find the scattered shark teeth that is a common found around the edges of the island. If cocktails and a book is more down your alley, the many restaurants and bars around big bay will leave you with many option to choose from. For those first timers, or returning spectators of the annual Red Bull King of the Air, you will be in the mix of the action, as our kite camp is located a mere 100 m from the action!

With boat trips, yoga and having the absolute best and closest view of the beach in Cape Town, there is no reason not to join us as we enjoy what Cape Town has to offer!

The Host

The last 4 years I have been concentrating on strapless wave kiting. The ability to be able to catch 100 times more waves than traditional surfing, and the fact that Cape Town is a world class kite / windsurf destination, makes it compulsory extreme sport for anyone staying close to the coast. As from 2016, I am a national team rider for Roberto Ricci Designs.

What better way to utilize experience, than to carry it over. Spearfishing, scuba, surfing and kite surfing taught us valuable lessons. This is what we want to extend to you. We want to learn from others, and share my passion for the ocean. We want to share our waves. Are you on?

Itinerary
Day 1

Pick up from Airport. Arrive at Big Bay, which will be our base camp for the 7 days. Those who want, can go explore the beach and surroundings.

Day 2

Morning Yoga, followed by visiting some of the world's top rated beaches. Here we will spend the day exploring. Late Afternoon kite lesson for beginners

Day 3

Sunrise Yoga. Day spend at Langebaan Lagoon. Late afternoon Kite lesson for beginners

Day 4

Morning boat ride out Hout bay, viewing the famous big wave spot 'Dungeons'. Quick stop to view penguins afterwards :) Afternoon Kite lesson for beginners Sunset Yoga

Day 5

Safari in the morning. Afternoon Kite lesson for beginners Sunset Yoga

Day 6

Visit Cape Point National Park and Cape Point Lighthouse. Here we will have lunch and spend the day. Afternoon Kite lesson for beginners Sunset Yoga

Day 7

Free day. Morning Yoga Surfing and SUP around Big bay. Transportation back to airport, and final goodbye.

Itineraries are not binding and the actual itinerary can be adjusted by the host because of unforeseen circumstances or other reasons!

Accommodation

This home, right across the road from the beach, has the most amazing views from the three bedrooms upstairs as well as from the open-plan downstairs lounge living area. The upstairs patio area has perfect views of Robben Island. There are five bedrooms all en-suite. The home is on two levels and three of the bedrooms are on the upper section. The other two bedrooms are downstairs. The small private fifth bedroom has a single bed, but also has its own bathroom en-suite. The other four bedrooms all have king sized beds. There is a double lock up garage which leads into a private covered patio. This leads to the open plan dining, kitchen and lounge area with amazing views of Table Mountain. The home is beautifully decorated and boasts all the latest lighting trends and home appliances. There is a large television in the lounge area, and also a television in the main bedroom and the third and fourth bedrooms as well. Leading off the fourth bedroom is a patio with amazing views of Robben Island. This room has air-conditioning. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, weber braai, alarm system and all the usual appliances in the fully equipped kitchen. The view of Table Mountain is perfect from this location. There are several excellent restaurants in the area, as well as Eden on The Bay and Seaside Village which have a selection of shops and restaurants and is located nearby.

Hostel located in Cape Town central
Included

For those who prefer a more budget orientated trip, we have a variety of hostels in the central city area which is located close by all the main restaurants and bars. Pick ups are included.

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Services

Included services
Included
Food: Breakfast
Transportation
All Yoga Lessons
All Nature Reserve Permits
Boat Trip and fees
Safari
All Surfing & SUP gear included
Optional services
Gear Rental
Kite Gear rental
€47
Wind surf rental
€42
Lessons & Coaching
Complete Beginner Kite Surfing Course
€381
Extra expenses
Lunch
Dinner
Spending Money

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Rudolph

From: Cape Town
Member since: June 2017
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