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Cape Town to J-Bay 3 Week Surf Tour

Experience the best the Mother city has to offer, surf the beaches around the peninsula.

Along the rocky Cape Peninsula, there are frequent beautiful beaches in between the mountains of the peninsula.

The Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula faces West and thus is popular for expensive homes facing the sunset views. There are many beautiful beaches below the mountains of the peninsula.

The West Coast beaches are long, sandy beaches to the North of Cape Town. The wind and surf conditions make these beaches popular for surfing and kite surfing.

You will travel to stunning Gaansbaai and Mossel Baai, get to meet and be coached by one of South Africa's top National Surfing Coaches. You will spend 13 nights at Jeffrey's Bay, one of the world's top right hand point breaks.

In Cape Town you will:

Take a tour of Table mountain (weather permitting) tour around Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was kept captive for 25 years. Visit the wine farms, surf the amazing white sandy beaches of the cape peninsula. Cape Town is famous for its amazing sea view restaurants and beachfront bars to let your hair down and chill!

In Gaansbaai you will:

Be amazed by the stunning scenery, white sandy beaches, and pristine ocean. One of the Western Cape's prime locations to visit. Gaansbaai is one the best Whale watching & Shark cage diving locations in the country.

You will get to visit the beaches, have the opportunity to Shark Cage dive. A truly once in a lifetime experience! Whale watching off the beaches and special observation towers / decks are a common occurrence.

In Mossel Baai you will:

Get to visit the beaches - and experience warm, beach-going weather throughout the year (with at least 300 days of sunshine in every 365!)

You will meet with one of South Africa's top surfers and National Team Surfing Coach. (Llewellyn Whittaker) he will take you to the best surf beaches on the day and you will receive a day's surf coaching by him. In the evening you will relax around a braai (BBQ) with a cold beer and talk about the day's activities including great feed back sessions from Llewellyn.

Mossel Bay is situated exactly half way between Cape Town - the provincial capital of the Western Cape Province – and Port Elizabeth (both 400 km away), so it's your ideal holiday destination, and the logical place to visit on your itinerary.

In Jeffrey's Bay you will:

On arrival the distinct mustard bush tree scent will flood you scenes as you take in the vast bay ahead, corduroy swell lines wrap into the bay promising a surfing experience second to none, J-bay is a proper surfer town with wave sections that suit all levels.

You will spend the next 2 weeks surfing and exploring the famous waves of Jeffrey's and ST Francis Bay the home of the famous Bruce's Beauties Endless summer movie. You will have daily coaching and video analysis sessions with your live in coach lifting your surfing level to new highs.

Optional Game Reserve Trip

Surfers on this tour have the option to join the Gap Year Tour on a six night / seven day trip of a lifetime to Shamwari Game Reserve (see Gap Year Tour  for details.) Please note that due to exclusivity of the package this request must be made in advance & all additional payments received prior to departure.

What's Included:

Experienced Full-Time Staff

Full Time Manager:

Your Tour Manager is there to ensure you are well looked after and to see that the tour runs to schedule.  He is there to offer support and guidance as well as making the tour full of fun, laughs and an unforgettable experience.

Full time Surf Coach

Providing you with expert advice and mentoring during your Gap Year Adventure Surf Tour. Your Coach will also provide coaching via Video Analysis and produce development plans to improve your surfing & ocean awareness.

Full Time Lifeguard Trainer Assessor:

We take safety serious and all our staff are qualified Lifeguard Trainer / Assessors, there to provide safety advice and daily risk assessments before each surf session or water activity. Our Lifeguard Trainer / Assessors are highly qualified and active in their rolls so you can also guarantee expert delivery of your Lifeguard course.

Full Time Advanced 1st Aider:

Our staff will look after you and attend to any 1st aid needs if required. We hold qualifications recognized by the UKSAR Medical Group – Level III Intermediate Casualty Care, so you know you are in good hands.

Accommodation

All accommodation is provided during your tour. You will stay in a variety of locations and sample different types of resting places throughout the tour. The accommodation has been hand picked by us to ensure you are more than comfortable during your adventure

Transport

All transport provided. Vehicles will be comfortable and have air conditioning and well maintained, giving you space to relax and enjoy the ride!

Meals

South Africans love to braai and relax around with ice-cold refreshment & engage lighthearted conversation. Surf Coach International provides a traditional braai (BBQ) once a week. Vegetarian meals also available. In Mozambique we are able to provide you with a Fish Braai (BBQ) having the freshest fish & catch of the day.

Surf Coaching with Llewellyn Whittaker (South African Team Coach)

Llewellyn became a professional surfer in 2000 and consistently completed in the World Qualifying Series (WQS) He later moved to the UK where he was Crowned U.K Triple Crown champion 2007. During this time he took part in the British surfing Associations coaching scheme where he qualified as a level 3 coach. He was extensively involved in the development of the British junior team in 2006 and 2007.

He also finished 3rd at the South African surfing Championships 2008 and was surfer of the event. In 2009 he was assistant coach to the South African junior national surfing team, which took part in the World surfing games in Ecuador. His goal is to motivate, encourage you to achieve that next level in your surfing.

Visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting)

One of the most well-known mountains in Africa, Table Mountain provides a magnificent backdrop to cosmopolitan Cape Town and now boasts the accolade of New 7 Wonders of Nature.

The aerial ride, the breathtaking unobstructed views from the mountain top, and the over all peaceful atmosphere of Table Mountain is an experience every visitor to Cape Town should experience.

Visit to wine farm

Cape Town and the Cape region are famous for award winning wines and scenic vineyards, which have so much character and charm about them. Many regions have perfected the art of winemaking so be sure to enjoy a fun day out.

Tour of Robben Island (weather permitting)

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.

Get to visit this incredible place! The boat trip is fun; the bus ride around the island is interesting and entertaining. The guided tour by a formed prisoner is surreal.

Destinations

  • Cape Town
  • Gaans Baai
  • Mossel Bay
  • Jeffries Bay

Extra Activities: (Not Included in Package)

There is so much to do in South Africa, Mozambique & Swaziland. We have designed the tour to give lots of diverse activities visiting the best locations the beautiful countries have to offer. Other activities we are able to arrange subject to availability are:

  • Bungee jumping
  • Kite surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shark cage diving
  • Helicopter flights over Durban
  • Game fishing
  • Tour to Drakensburg Mountains
  • Flow Rider – Wave Pool – Umhlanga
  • Horse Riding
  • Visit Robin Island
  • Play golf
  • Visit the casinos
  • Restaurants
  • Night life

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