In this part of the country the southeaster wind also blows strongly throughout the high season, meaning you’ll find some superb spots along the coast which offer excellent conditions for all kitesurfing levels. Out of them all, Langebaan is the most well-known.
High season – October – March ➔ 20 kn – 40 kn
Probability of wind – 95%
Low season – April – September ➔ 10 kn – 20 kn
Probability of wind – 45%
Men (take 2 sizes)
7 & 9 depending on weight
Women (take 2 sizes)
5 & 8 depending on weight
22˚C – 38˚C high season
14˚C – 20˚C high season
1- Main Beach: This spot is located on Langebaan’s main beach at the entrance of the lagoon, a large beach with white fine sand and beautiful views of the whole bay. Conditions here are perfect for beginners and riders who want to improve their freestyle or old school tricks – with low and medium tides there’s flat water and with high tide it’s mainly choppy, although you can still find some
2- Shark Bay: This spot is located deeper into the lagoon. Here the water is a bit warmer than in Main Beach and it has a clear caribbean-turquoise colour. This beautiful spot works with medium and high tides creating shallow and perfectly flat water, ideal for beginners and freestyle riders. Here the wind can be a bit gusty sometimes, but not enough to have an uncomfortable kite session, and don’t worry depsite the name, there are no sharks here!
Both of these spots work with southeasterly winds but as strange as it may sound, the fact that there are good conditions in one spot on a particular day does not necessarily mean that the conditions are equally as good at another. Therefore we encourage you to check both spots before deciding where you’ll spend your kiting session.
Kitesurfing conditions here are good when there is a swell and the SW wind is blowing. When this happens there are perfectly clean right and left waves, great for waveriding. When the SE wind blows, conditions are kind of off-shore, therefore the spot is only suitable for experienced riders. Nevertheless, it’s a nice quiet spot that you’d likely be able to enjoy with only a handful of other kites.
- Spots for beginners kiters 80% 80%
- Spots for experienced kiters 100% 100%
- Freeride 100% 100%
- Kitewave 70% 70%
- Freestyle 90% 90%
South African Kite Safaris
Special deals to Langebaan
Requirements to enter the country
To enter the country you will need a valid passport for at least six months from the date of entry. Normally with this you’re granted a tourist visa valid for up to 90 days.
Nevertheless we advise you to contact the embassy of or consulate of your home country should you be in doubt about the requirements necessary to enter South Africa.
The South African currency is called Rand (R) and we advise you to check the exchange rates when exchanging your money.
Food & Drinks
Internet connection & Plugs
Every guest house that we work with offers a high speed wifi connection. The plugs have a three rounded pin, therefore we advise you to take your own adaptor in case your hotel doesn’t have enough of them.