Welcome to South Africa Surf Tours! We’re a locally owned surf tour provider based in the Overberg region of South Africa (about a 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town). We offer guided surf trips and bodyboarding holidays along the West and East Coasts of South Africa, and Skeleton Bay, Namibia.
Our surf trips are guided by friendly local South African wave-riders, with over 10 years of experience in South African waters. 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 holiday exceeds your expectations. We achieve this by using our local knowledge to guide you to the right waves on the right days.
Our packages are tailored to your surf travel needs. We offer comfortable accommodation 100 metres from the beach, transport, daily surf sessions, equipment and wetsuit rentals, adventure activities and more.
Time to experience our slice of surfing heaven in a safe, authentic and hassle-free way? Get in touch below. Surfing South Africa has never been easier.
Surf travel is not always a ‘one size fits all’ deal, we at South Africa Surf Tours understand that. That’s why our surf tours are tailored to your surfing ability and preferences.
Whether you’re learning to surf, or a seasoned wave-rider- we’ve got you covered. We offer surfing vacations for beginners, and surf guide packages for intermediate to advanced wave-riders. The Skeleton Bay surf package is a favourite, offering advanced surfers the chance to surf the world’s best wave.
Below, you’ll see our most popular surf tour types. 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- get in touch with us and we’ll start planning your custom surf trip.
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 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.
South Africa Surf Tours Pty (Ltd) specialises in surfing in South Africa and Namibia. Learn to surf in South Africa with our beginner packages, or experience surfing in Africa as an intermediate to advanced wave-rider with our surf guide package.