10 Reasons to Go on a Surf Holiday to South Africa

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1 year ago in Adventure

Like you even need one, but here’s 10 reasons to join us in the Motherland next season.

Epic Waves:
If you’re reading this you have probably heard of the magical waves at Jeffrey’s Bay, your favourite surfers favourite wave. There’s also the terrifying big wave spot ‘Dungeons’ in Cape Town where hellmen and women get gigantic tubes a km out to sea. But it’s the waves you don’t hear about that make South Africa special, whether you’re surfing at arguably the World’s greatest beginner waves at Muizenberg beach, rolling into the playful right hand peelers at Vic Bay, or getting tubed at Dunes, there’s a wave to suit every surfer’s preference and skill level.

Beautiful Beaches:
The South African coastline is truly stunning, stretching out for thousands of kilometers, home to some of the world’s most picturesque beaches. From the pristine sands of Cape Town’s Clifton Beach to the rugged shores of the Wild Coast, the natural beauty is all very visually stimulating.

Long Summers:

South Africa’s climate is ideal for surfing, offering warm water and excellent weather year-round. The country experiences long summers and mild winters, making it possible to catch waves and enjoy the surf lifestyle throughout the year. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen!

Rich Marine Life:
Surfing in South Africa offers more than just waves. The country is known for its incredible marine diversity, providing an opportunity to witness majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Surfing alongside dolphins, seals, whales and even penguins, creates unforgettable moments that make your surf sessions even more magical.

Vibrant Surf Culture:
South Africa has a vibrant and welcoming surf community that embraces the spirit of adventure and camaraderie. You’ll find local surfers who are passionate about their sport and willing to share their knowledge of the waves, more well known secret spots and local tips. Immerse yourself in this lively surf scene and make lifelong friendships along the way.

Cheap Gear:
The surf infrastructure and industry in South Africa is strong. With countless surf shops scattered along the coast and numerous brands calling SA home, you can pick up all your surfing gear here at a fraction of the cost of wherever you call home.


As surfers we need fuel and the food in South Africa is up there with the best in the business to help fuel those long surf sessions. Think various proteins cooked on a braai (bbq), World class beer and wine and a love for good coffee. What more do you need?

Sense of Adventure:
While surfing is undoubtedly the main attraction, South Africa offers a wide array of adventurous activities to complement the trip. Real African Safari, beautiful hikes, the World’s highest bungee jump, penguins on the beach! This is something we find hard to portray through digital media, because photos / video and writing doesn’t do justice to how awesome these experiences actually are.

Cultural Diversity:
South Africa is a melting pot of cultures with a rich heritage and a tapestry of traditions. Immerse yourself in the local communities, learn about their customs, adding a unique dimension to your surf holiday, creating memories that extend beyond the waves.

Unforgettable Scenery:
From the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town to the breathtaking Garden Route and the rugged cliffs of the Transkei, South Africa offers a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty.

To experience South Africa for yourself, join us in September (start of Summer) or January (peak Summer), with trips and tours from 2 to 13 weeks. More info here: https://tickettoridegroup.com/surf-resorts/South-Africa