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South Africa - Langebaan, Africa

South Africa and Langebaan, offers an amazing holiday location for those looking to windsurf, kitesurf, experience wine tours, safaris and admire the outstanding surrounding nature. There's a vast array of activities to choose from with spectacular scenery to admire throughout the Western Cape. With direct flights into Cape Town, travel 1.5 hours north leaving behind the iconic Table Mountain range and travel up the Western Cape to Langebaan. Here you will find one of the best flat water lagoon sailing areas, suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced, with bump and jump and small wave set from October through to April. 

Sailing Spot and Conditions - Langebaan 
Approximately 1 hr 30 minutes drive along the coast from Cape Town is the town of Langebaan. The surrounding picturesque beaches and crystal clear, shallow water areas off Langabaan are one of its’ main attractions. Langebaan’s protected lagoon, consistent wind and fairly shallow, warm waters offers ideal learning conditions as well as high speed, flat water blasting. Once you’re confident enough to venture out, the sailing area provides both sheltered and windier spots, flat water and waves. The Langebaan windsurf centre offers ready to use rental of the latest Tabou Windsurf boards and the latest Gaastra and Vandal sails, as well as kitesurfing equipment, wetsuits, float vests, surf boards, body boards and stand up paddle boards. There is also a shop on site where you can purchase new or second hand kit of your own.

Culture and Activities
Langebaan is home to many annual sporting events, festivals and exhibitions.The town has plenty of choice for accommodation, restaurants, attractions and activities, as well as the West Coast National Park. Located at the base of Table Mountain and opposite Robben Island, the Waterfront, in Cape Town, has become one of South Africa’s most visited destinations, staying here offers incredible ocean and mountain views, shopping, entertainment and restaurants. The nearby Camps Bay beach area, situated close to the Twelve Apostles mountain range, with famous Table Mountain backdrop, is a popular destination, offering a choice of self catering, boutique or luxury beach resort style, hotel accommodation. You can start or end your trip in Cape Town and extend with a safari in the National Parks, or visit Lions Head at Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range, all arranged by Sportif. Local, historic attractions such as Robben Island or a guided climb of Table Mountain are a must, with plenty of outdoor activities, day or week long tours including safaris, wine tours, nature hikes and historic landmarks to make this your perfect South African trip.

We have been to check out the spots and personally select a range of self catering apartments and villas to boutique and luxury hotels in both Langebaan and Cape Town. South Africa offers an exciting winter windsurfing and kitesurfing destination with sailing, kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding from October to April. Call one of our South Africa specialist consultants for the latest information, who can put together your next South Africa windsurfing or kitesurfing holiday!


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Sailing Conditions

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Great Reasons to go to South Africa

Best Time: Season October - March
(best November to February).
Launch: Sandy beach with gently shelving sand.
Wind Direction: Cross to Cross on shore from the left (S-SE winds).
Wind Type: Mornings gentle building
to 30-40 knots in peak season.
Shorebreak: None to slight
in Langebaan.
Water Conditions: Flat water with off shore chop/swell in
strong conditions.
Suitability: Locations for all levels.

  • Flat water lagoon and wave spots.
  • Beginners lagoon area.
  • Surfing, SUP, Sailing and Kayaking
  • Choice of self catering or hotel accommodation
  • 'Meet and Greet' Transfers or Car Hire
  • Safari,Wine and Cultural Tour extensions.
  • Twin Centre with Cape Town.


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