Kitesurfing Holidays In South Africa

South Africa is one of the leading kitesurf locations in the world. The best time to book your kitesurfing holiday is during the months of November through to April, the South African summer. The South African climate during these months is perfect for kiting; around 28-32 degrees celcius and almost near perfect wind conditions everyday. 

South Africa is on a 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. Apart from the amazing kitesurfing conditions, world-class food and charming accommodations, South Africa is amazing value for money for UK travellers. 

There are few places around the world that offer such a complete kitesurf holiday, at amazing prices. Outside of the stunning beaches and kitesurf conditions South Africa offers a huge amount to see and experience. Highlights include the arid semi-desert of the Karoo, the snow-capped peaks of the Drakensberg Range, the lush sub-tropical coast of KwaZulu-Natal and the fertile temperate valleys of the Western Cape.

Planet Kitesurf are South African specialists and we have a huge amount of experience and expertise in this country. We would highly recommend speaking with us about combining a kitesurf holiday with other fantastic experiences South Africa has to offer.

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The Climate And Wind In South Africa

South Africa has been blessed by nature with one of the most temperate climates on the African continent, and can be visited comfortably any time of the year 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 around mid to late morning and then again early afternoon. The wind during these months (on the Southern Cape) reliably blows at around 30-35 knots during the afternoons. 

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