South Africa is one of the world best kitesurf locations from the months of November through to April, the South African summer. During this time you will be met with a lovely 28-32 C and around 90% wind reliability ! This is a perfect climate. South Africa is on a very similar time zone to the UK and Europe, and with direct 12 hour overnight flights from London (as well as other major European airports), this is a very easy destination to access, even for just a weeks windsurf holiday.
Apart from the amazing kitesurfing conditions, world class food and charming accommodations, South Africa is amazing value for money for UK travellers at the moment with a very strong UK £ against the SA Rand. There are few places around the world that offer such a complete kitesurf holiday, at such amazing prices.
Outside of the stunning beaches and windsurf conditions South Africa offers a huge amount to see and experience. Its extremes include the arid semi desert of the Karoo, the snow-capped peaks of the Drakensberg Range, the lush subtropical coast of KwaZulu-Natal and the fertile temperate valleys of Western Cape. Planet Kitesurf are South Africa specialist and we have a huge amount of experience and expertise in this area. We would highly recommend speaking with us about combining a kitesurf holiday with some of what this fascinating country has to offer.
South Africa has been favored by nature with one of the most temperate climates on the African continent, and can be visited comfortably any time for general tourism. Winter (June to September) is cooler and drier, and ideal for hiking and outdoor pursuits. Because vegetation is less dense, and thirsty animals congregate around water sources, winter is also the best time for wildlife-watching.
Summer (late November to March) brings the wind, and lots of it ! The wind tends to fill in mid / late morning and then again ealry afternoon. It is quite rare to get many days without at least 4bft but mostly up around 30-35 knots in the afternoons. South Africa is one of the most wind reliable locations at this time of year around the Southern Cape. During the period air tempreture hovers around 28 - 30c, just perfect!