1. What is the perfect time to go to Cape Town?
The south-easterly wind normally begins sometime in between late September as well as middle of October and blows high on April, and luckily even up to May. Right from December to February there’s a nearly 100% possibility to get blowing wind and sunlight!
2. Just what kite-sizes should I need for a vacation to Cape Town?
The Cape Doctor (the well-known south-easterly wind) is really a cold, and thus a dense, strong blowing wind. That size certainly varies according to the size and riding style, however your kites must be ranging from 3m and 10m. You’ll hardly require any bigger kite compared to that, unless of course your planning for a kite-trip in the coast. The good thing about Cape Town is that the wind is either blowing strongly or nothing at all.
3. How hard-core are the places on Cape Town? Must I be a skilled rider?
The places on Cape Town work with any rider coming from an intermediate level to higher. At times, it could even be light enough for newbie kitesurfer…based on the place, tide as well as wind-conditions. We’ve got place where you’ll discover larger on a consistent basis, and spots in which the waves are normally smaller. You’ll also find also a number of flat-water options, approximately one hour drive from Cape Town.
4. Isn’t water much too cold to kitesurf?
Certainly not! We all know the water-temperature is the major reason for lots of people to avoid Cape Town as being a kite-destination. They don’t understand what they miss out on. Yes water is a little cold sometimes, however if the African sun strikes your wetsuit you’re not troubled by that cold water a lot more. Even wetsuits as thin as 4/3 are often more than enough. That said, the moment kiting in Cape Town you’ll realise that the wind is cooled off by this cold water, which indicate that due to the additional density, it’s got more power compared to the wind at any random warm-water area…
5. How about sharks? Aren’t they gonna eat me?
Sharks appear to be the most scary thing in the world for most of us. It’s completely uncommon to bother with being attacked by the shark, even whilst kitesurfing on Cape Town. We could (and frequently do) talk about this topic for countless hours. In short: shark attacks are extremely very rare incidents, world-wide and also in South Africa.
Besides the fact that the sharks in Cape Town have no intention of eating you, they aren’t even hanging out at the popular kite-spots. Most sharks can be found around seal island, their feeding ground, in False Bay. It’s not only miles away from Bloubergstrand, it’s in another ocean.
6. Where in Cape Town must I stay during my holidays to be near to the kite-spots?
Once you go to Cape Town for kitesurfing holidays there’s just one spot to go: Table View. This kind of area around 15km away from Cape Towns city center, hosts the majority of the well known kite-spots on Cape Town. .
7. What other things apart from kitesurfing could I do on Cape Town?
Lots! Cape Town supplies a large array of activities for all interests. You can spend time, walking all around natural sightseeing attractions such as Table Mountain or The Cape of Good Hope. Go to thepenguins at Boulders Beach and discover the gorgeous suburbs around the South peninsula. Explore the city-centre and have some shopping or simply hang out in the V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay or perhaps the world-famous Long Street.
8. Should I organize a visa to go to South Africa?
People of many countries can remain for 90 or 30 days On South Africa, without having a visa. They could then make application for a visa in South Africa, to prolong their stay for one more 90 or 60 days. You will find a list with all of those countries here, in case your country isn’t on that list you’ll need to apply for a visa no less than four weeks before coming on South Africa.