South Africa Surf Tours specialises in customized, guided surf holidays and bodyboarding holidays in Africa. We are based in the Overberg region of South Africa (a 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town). Our experienced local guides give first-time visitors the opportunity to experience African surf like a local. With local knowledge, we ensure you’re in the right place at the right time to score some of the best pumping, uncrowded waves in Africa.
Our road trip-style surf trips are customised to suit your surfing ability and preferences. With transport, a personal guide, and accommodation included – surfing South Africa has never been easier.
South Africa is world-renowned for its variety of pumping, uncrowded and consistent waves– but, like most other untouched gems of the world, it’s not always easy to find the right wave on the right day. That’s where we come in. Our mission as surf guides is to ensure your surf trip exceeds your expectations. Our experienced local guides will show you the best surf spots in South Africa and Skeleton Bay Namibia.
Surf travel is not a ‘one size fits all’ deal, we at South Africa Surf Tours understand that. That’s why we encourage our visitors to build their own surfing vacations. It’s a simple process that enables you to customise your trip package until it’s exactly what you’re looking for.
Follow the 4 quick steps below, and we will send you a free no-obligation quote and outline for your surfing trip.
Step 1: Choose your surf trip length & location
Step 2: Tell us about your surfing ability
Step 3: Choose your accommodation style
Step 4: Choose your adventure/ sight seeing activities
Done! That’s it! We’ll send you a free surf trip outline and quote.
Below, you’ll see our most popular surf tour types. We offer learn to surf vacations for beginners, surf guide packages for intermediate and advanced surfers, and bodyboard holidays for intermediate and advanced bodyboarders. Skeleton Bay, Namibia is a popular choice for advanced surfers.
Click on the tour to find out more and see examples of previous trips we’ve done. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here – don’t be afraid to get in touch with us so we can customise your trip!
I loved every second and I learned so much about the ocean! I can’t wait to come back.
I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to South African waves and culture.
I won’t even begin to describe how good it was!
Sick waves. Amazing places. Ruan is an absolute legend and showed us a whole lot more than we could possibly of seen flying solo.
We (a family of four including two children aged 9 and 6) have just returned from a 15 day trip to Cape Town South Africa with South Surf Tours.
Our main reason for the trip was a 40th birthday celebration and so we really wanted something special with a chance to see and do new things. As such we spent a lot of time researching different destinations including California, Australia and Indonesia to name but a few hoping to make the right decision and have a very memorable holiday.
South Africa had also always been on our bucket list and South Africa Surf Tours fantastic website instantly appealed with their pictures of beautiful scenery and promise of uncrowded quality surf which ultimately proved too hard to resist. Fast, detailed and very friendly responses to our emails from Tracey really impressed us as she expertly put together a bespoke day by day itinerary from a very long and varied list of available activities ranging from staple Cape Town epics such as visits to Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, a safari and shark cave diving to more sedate wine tasting, picnics and down days at the local beaches.
South Africa Surf Tours large guesthouse accommodation in the heart of the quiet beach town of Kleinmond was fantastic both inside and out with very clean and tidy rooms and an excellent garden which saw multiple braiis (Ruan is an expert!!) and even the odd cricket match during our stay.
Surfing needed to play a large part of our trip and South Africa and South Africa Surf Tours both delivered on all fronts due to the numerous breaks and Ruan’s obvious love of the ocean and enthusiasm coupled with his knowledge of the local area and conditions. We surfed every day often alone in some of the best waves and at some of the most pristine beaches we have ever seen.
Ruan and Tracey went above and beyond, exceeding our expectations and ensuring we had the holiday we had wished for. Nothing was too much much trouble for them and they do genuinely seemed stoked to be showing people around a place that they so clearly love.
We cannot rate South Africa Surf Tours highly enough and are already planning to return.
I did a week surf tour as a solo traveler and honestly it was one of the best trips I’ve ever done in my life. It was my first time visiting South Africa and I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to South African waves and culture. Ru and Tracey are LEGENDS! Ru’s local insight and knowledge of surf breaks across South Africa and Namibia is unrivaled. He knew which breaks would be working given the weather and swell conditions and he was spot on. We surfed some really fun waves, and when the waves weren’t on, Ru and Tracey had a list of other awesome activities like waterfall hikes and cliff jumping in some of the most beautiful places. And Tracey’s cooking is amazing! Every day they prepared delicious meals with fresh ingredients, and introduced me to some awesome traditional South African dishes. I’m honestly still stoked and cannot wait to bring some friends back to this gem. Ru and Tracey are the most gracious and accommodating hosts and I cannot recommend this tour enough. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of South Africa, hang with some of the kindest and coolest people, and surf some fun waves. I had such a blast and cannot wait to do it again!
I can’t think of a better way to experience South African surf than using the services of South Africa Surf Tours. The surf you will experience is incredible. Big, pitching waves with howling off shores that will make your favorite break back at home seem boring. Not to mention, you will have it all to yourselves. I can’t speak highly enough of the hosts, Ru and Tracey, who do everything to make you feel right at home. South Africa Surf Tours is where it is at!
Sick waves. Amazing places. Ruan is an absolute legend and showed us a whole lot more than we could possibly of seen flying solo. Lekker times.
My mates and I had the best time staying with Tracey and Ruan, who were incredible hosts! We got to surf a new spot everyday which always featured big waves and no one else in the line up! We could not have done a proper surf trip without their guidance and local knowledge! Would 10/10 recommend them to anyone considering to take a surf trip of a lifetime!
Thx Tracey and Ruan! Was a blast being your guest, I am really happy about everything you planned for me to make my trip in South Africa so unique and priceless. I’m really impressed with how passionate you are about showing your guests a good time and how you specifically planned my trip with everything I was up to. Everything was about fun and seeing beautiful, local and unknown places. I’m gonna miss you all. You made me feel so comfy, can’t thank you enough for the great time I had!
I stayed with the team for a month in Cape Town. South Africa completely exceeded my expectations and the trip in general was just non-stop good times and an all-round amazing experience.Ruan and his crew of mates are absolute legends and had really good local knowledge of when and where to get waves.Over the month we consistently surfed a range of quality waves. We also managed to get up to Namibia and score Skeleton Bay, I won’t even begin to describe how good it was. The trip ended up being one of the best months of my life, filled with beer, biltong and barrels.
We got treated better than in a 5-star hotel. The breakfast is topclass, the rooms are cleaned every day, and you find yourself in an incredible area with tons of activities to enjoy. Best thing, the hosts! A young couple that travelled around the world, ready to tell you their story on how they quit their job to start their surf business. Giving them the opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle one can only dream of. Cool to hear as only few people are brave enough to pursue dreams like they do.
If you are looking for a highly personalized experience with true local guides, this is the place to be. Ru knows every corner in the wider area and can show you the best spots to surf and hike (there are plenty on offer).
Particularly appreciated were: the amazing breakfast, trail run at 7 am in the morning, fresh crayfish braai with Tracey and Ru’s friends.
At the end of the trip, I got the impression that I have a second home in Kleinmond, South Africa.
I absolutely loved it! Best coach ever! I loved every second and I learned so much about the ocean! I cant wait to come back! See you soon.
Surfing South Africa has never been better. Our experienced surf guides will show you the best places to surf, at the right times. Surf Africa on a custom, guided surf trip.