7 Sep 2024 28 Days All Levels Split Payment Options Trips from £2195

Overview

Explore the South African Coastline from Cape Town to Jeffreys Bay. 

This four week South African road trip is the perfect way to see highlights of the South African coastline. The stretch of coast from Cape Town to Jeffreys Bay boasts loads of world-class waves, some right on the road and others off-the-beaten-track. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, you'll leapfrog your surfing to a new dimension and gain a deeper insight into this wonderfully diverse country. The epic combination of world-class waves, seasoned local guides and professional surf coaches make for an unbeatable South African experience. 

However, it's not all about the surf, as you'll also have time to explore the best of what each location has to offer travellers. This includes a spot of bungee jumping, a hike up Table Mountain and exploring Cape St Francis, checking out the iconic Bruce's Beauties Surf Spot from the Endless Summer. 

What to Expect

Whether you're at the beginning of your surfing journey or already got some surfing skills, our four week South Africa Adventure with qualified surf instructors as Trip Leaders and local surf coaches will see your surfing reach next levels. 

There is no such thing as not being good enough or even being too good at surfing to join this unique surf adventure course, as we have the resources to cater to everyone.

Master the basics

  • Paddling / wave catching
  • Negotiating the lineup to get to the back
  • The “Pop Up”
  • Speed control & trimming
  • Basic turning
  • Surf etiquette

Rapid Progression

  • Linking turns and generating speed
  • Developing style and flow
  • Introduction to different types of breaks
  • Introduction to more advanced surfing
  • Video and photo analysis

Ocean Awareness

  • Swell prediction course
  • Beach and ocean safety
  • Surf fitness

What's Included

  • Welcome braai
  • Accommodation
  • Surf rentals for the start of the trip (Cape Town)
  • Coaching from South Africa's most highly regarded surf coaches
  • Additional coaching from your Ticket to Ride Trip Leaders
  • Small student to instructor ratios
  • Getting coached on world-class consistent waves
  • A surfboard and swell talk
  • Return airport transfers
  • Full UK support pre-departure

Also included

  • The opportunity to climb Table Mountain
  • Visit to the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • The chance to conquer the world’s highest bungee jump
  • A visit to the Cape Winelands for wine tasting 
  • Explore Cape St Francis
  • Help at local community initiatives

What's Included


  • Airport Transfers

  • Surf Camp Accommodation

  • Trip Leaders For Duration

  • Video Surf Analysis

  • All Surf Lessons

  • Surf Guiding To The Best Beaches

  • All Surf Transport

  • Involvement In Community Projects

  • Photos Of Your Surfing

  • Shared Accommodation

  • Optional Food Add On

Trip Timeline

Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.

  • Cape Town

    After getting picked up at the airport, you'll head to your beachfront accommodation and get settled into a big welcoming braai (BBQ). The order of the week will then be daily morning and afternoon surf lessons, with extra activities slotting into your itinerary as and when. Expect to receive the full Cape Town experience, get professional coaching every day and check out the best that Cape Town has to offer with your knowledgeable tour guides.

  • Jefferys Bay

    Jeffreys Bay is a magical place and fully deserves its reputation as the Mecca of surfing with some of the world’s best right hand point breaks on offer. You'll be coached by the best throughout your stay, as the current South Africa surf team coach Etienne Venter, will be correcting and fine-tuning your surfing, during early dawnies or evening glass-offs. When giving the arms a rest, you'll explore Cape St Francis enjoy and have the opportunity to conquer the world's highest bridge bungee jump!

What past riders say


FAQs

Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

No, we have professional coaches who coach from completely beginner to a budding pro.

Please book your flights to land and depart from Cape Town International Airport. Book your flights for the start and end dates of the trip, unless of course you plan to spend longer in South Africa. 

 

The surfboard hire is included for the start of the trip in Cape Town. Towards the end of the first two weeks the group goes to Lifestyle Surf Shop and purchase boards (please budget £200-£300 for this). By this point your coaches have seen you surf and can help with the choosing process, to ensure you're on the best board for you.

Surfboards are much cheaper in South Africa, so worth buying out there with the team. If you don't want the board at the end of the trip, you can probably sell it for around the same price you bought it as it's worth more at home. However, most people get quite attached :)

You will get more opportunities to learn about surfboard shaping and order custom surfboards along the trip.

Wetsuits are at the start, but we reccommend bringing your own (3:2mil will be best). Wetsuits are cheaper at home (so the opposite to boards). If you need one then I'd suggest looking on www.surfdome.com. Having your own is far nicer than using a rental as well.

The South Africa Rand (ZAR), which is a relatively stable but weak currency means that drinks and eating out will be cheap for most people.

As with anywhere in the world, and worse than some, South Africa has its fair share of crime. That's why you have your Trip Leaders with you, as they know the ins and outs of all the areas we visit to ensure your safety. Once in South Africa it won't even cross your mind.

Of course! The vast majority of people on any of our trips come as solo travellers. It is a great way to meet people and do the holiday you want. 

For most countries South African immigration will issue you with a holiday visa on arrival. This visa is free of charge and valid for 90 days. If you will be staying longer than 90 days you will need to apply for your visa extension early on in your trip. The 90 day holiday visas are only issued on the grounds that you have proof of return/onward travel out of South Africa. Please do double check with your embassy before departing for South Africa and check out the latest Foreign Travel Advice by going to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

 

Yes you can, just contact us directly for a quote. 

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