Kitesurfing in
Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world and is by far the best place in South Africa to practice this sport. Every year from October to March, professional kite surfers from all over the world gather in Cape Town to train here.
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Live-Communication

Our live spot communication feature is the heart of kitecloud. It has never been so easy to connect and communicate with other guys, loving the same kitespots like you. In the app you just search for your favorite spots, mark them as your favorite and from that moment you are part of the community. Welcome!

With our spot-map you can search for your home-spots or spots you plan to go. Join them to see the updates of other kitesurfers, who are currently on the spot. Easily share your questions, tips, images or on-the-fly spot-reports.

Spot-Reports On The Fly

No forecast or webcam in the world is reliable like kitecloud's on-the-fly spot reports. Who can provide you the most meaningful information about weather, conditions, waves & Co? Of course: The kitesurfers on the spot. With the spot-reports everybody on the spot can report the current conditions to help other kitesurfers.

A spot-report consists of information about the wind, waves, weather and how much people are on the spot. For sure you could append a picture to the report to give an even better idea on what is going on. Everybody on the spot can share a report.

Worldwide Network Of Spots

Everybody knows it: Kitesurfing is about traveling. Traveling the awesome spots with awesomepeople all over the globe. kitecloud's spot network contains thousands of kite-spots.

To let you find your favorites spots as easy as possible you can use our spot-map. Just enter the next city or village to your spot and tap on the map's pin of the spot you are searching for.

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Getting there!

The Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town is the second largest airport in Africa. For a long time, it is not comparable to hubs like Frankfurt or Amsterdam, which is why it makes sense. The airport is located about 20km east of Cape Town on the N2. Depending on your country of origin, a visa is required to enter. The easiest way from the airport to the city is by car or taxi. However, it is also often offered a shuttle service of the booked accommodation, which should be clarified before arrival. Every 20min there is a public bus to the city, which will let you out at the Civic Center.

Kitespot - Territory

Generally speaking, the best kitesurfing spots are for advanced and pros south and for beginners and intermediates north of Cape Town. The closest kitespot to the city is Lagoon Beach / River Mouth. The spot works on southwest to west wind. Due to a local thermals, you have 1-2 wind strengths here at midday between 12.00-15.00, as compared to the other spots. Right on the River Mouth large beach area for landing and launching.

Wind & Weather

Cape Town is the home of the Cape Doctor. Yes, the wind has been given its own name by the residents! Why? Because he is unique! They value him not only for its cleansing effect on the city air but also because he is perfect for kitesurfing. It's a famous southeast wind that comes across the ocean for thousands of miles without any obstacles, just to provide you with a steadily powered kite! The Cape Doctor occurs mainly during the summer months of the southern hemisphere, starting from August to April. So the best months for kitesurfing in Cape Town are from October to March! The temperatures can reach a maximum of pleasant 24 degrees to 25 degrees during this time. Also the summer is very dry, which makes rainy days a rarity. Unfortunately the water temperatures do not go over 18 degrees, which makes a wetsuit indispensable.

Accommodations

We recommend to look for an accommodation in Table View, Blouberg or Big Bay. These are the places where all kitesurfers hang out during the day. There are kiteshops, bars, restaurants around and from there you can reach the kitespots in a few minutes by car. If you want to stay for a longer time we recommend thegumtree! This is site for accommodations from locals for locals so this is not just for a short trip. Usually they use it for normal rental - so it's not for short-term-holidays. If you do not want to miss a camping holiday in Cape Town, you will find it here too. However, these are often outside the city. Points of contact for beautiful campsites include AfriCamps Boutique Camping and Beaverlac.

Kiteschools & Kiteshops

In Cape Town there are two kite schools. On the one hand the Kitekahunas and on the other the High Five Kitesurfschool. Both kite schools have an individual course tailored to the student. Mainly the kitesurfing schools are training north of Cape Town because of the shallow water spots. You can also directly book accommodation for the courses. By arrangement, the shuttle service to and from the airport is included.

Alternatives

As the name suggests, the Kitebeach is the central spot. Many parking lots, many kiters. Here you can go kiting between the pros. Great beach for take-off and landing. Sanitary facilities are also available. Good shopping and food options right across the street. You drive to Melkbos when the wind in Blouwberg is too strong and BigBay too full. The spot is located north of the town center in the direction of the nuclear power plant. Large tarred parking lot. Huge beach, so landing and starting no problem. Great waves.

Outside the water

Cape Town offers an incredibly wide range of activity opportunities. There is nothing that does not exist. From fishing to mountain biking, hiking, museums, nightlife, restaurants ... you probably will not be able to see all the offers. If you are looking for Tripadvisor, you will find over 400 activities for Cape Town alone. Who is bored in Cape Town, it is your own fault!

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