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Enjoy peace of mind on your surf trip in South Africa or Namibia ,with an experienced local surf guide

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. We achieve this by using our local knowledge and experience to guide you to the best waves on the right days. Our surf guides are masters at reading surf conditions and have travelled the African coastline in search of its best waves for over ten years. 

Immerse yourself in the South African surf culture, with local surf lingo, traditional food and a group of friendly local wave-riders to guide you. 

Daily surf sessions at a variety of waves, coupled with safe and hassle-free bookings of extra adventure activities (like wildlife safaris, zip-lining tours, guided hikes, wine & beer tasting tours and more) makes using a surf guide in South Africa a no-brainer.

Our trips are tailored to suit your needs and budget. We’ll take care everything from transport, to accommodation, booking of activities and daily surf expeditions along the coast. 

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GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR SURF TRIP

Everyone’s surf travel needs are different, that’s why each of our surf holidays are different. Our surf guides tailor our trips to your wave-riding preferences, budget & travel interests. Fill in this quick form and one of our team members will get back to you to help you start planning your dream surf trip. 

Some of the services we offer include: 

  • Ultra-comfortable SUV transport throughout your trip.
  • Airport transfers (arrival & departure).
  • Petrol & road taxes.
  • Experienced local personal guides with over 10 years of South African surf trips under their belts.
  • Trips are tailored to your wave-riding preferences & needs.
  • Guesthouse accommodation.
  • Daily cleaning service & free Wifi.
  • Generous, delicious breakfasts & dinners.
  • Welcome braai (traditional South African BBQ).
  • Fully stocked beer fridge.
  • Optional board rentals.
  • Optional add ons: Safari game drive, Guided hikes, Shark cage diving, Wine & beer tasting tours, Zip-lining and more.
  • Trips are tailored for surfers & bodyboarders.
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Your dream surf trip starts here.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR SURF TRIP

Everyone’s surf travel needs are different, that’s why each of our trips are different. We tailor our tours to your wave-riding preferences, budget & travel interests. Fill in this quick form and one of our team members will get back to you to help you start planning your dream surf trip. 

  • Ultra-comfortable SUV transport throughout your trip.
  • Airport transfers (arrival & departure).
  • Petrol & road taxes.
  • Experienced local personal guides with over 10 years of South African surf trips under their belts.
  • Trips are tailored to your wave-riding preferences & needs.
  • Guesthouse accommodation.
  • Daily cleaning service & free Wifi.
  • Generous, delicious breakfasts & dinners.
  • Welcome braai (traditional South African BBQ).
  • Fully stocked beer fridge.
  • Optional board rentals.
  • Optional add ons: Safari game drive, Guided hikes, Shark cage diving, Wine & beer tasting tours, Zip-lining and more.
  • Trips are open to bodyboarders & surfers.
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Please re-type your email address.
Tell us how many people you'd like a quote for.
Give us an idea of how much you'd like to spend on your surf trip (in your own currency).
How long would you like your surf trip to be?

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What our past guests have to say.

SURF GUIDE REVIEWS

I was lucky enough to go up the West Coast with Ruan from South Africa Surf Tours. What I really found amazing with Ruan is, he knew exactly what the conditions would be like. He is a master when it comes to reading the surf conditions and how good the waves are going to be in certain places, and it really showed on our trip. I was really impressed with the amount of knowledge he has when it comes to calling conditions. It was awesome to spend some time with him, he’s a really lekker guy.

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Iain Campbell
Current APB World Champion
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PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

Our local knowledge & relationships help us achieve a great price point for our guided surf trips. If you can find the same service and quality for cheaper, send us the details & we’ll match the price. 

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RATED 'EXCELLENT'

Our personal goal is to ensure our surf trips exceed our visitors’ expectations. That is why our previous guests have rated our trips ‘excellent’ in TripAdvisor and Facebook. 

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100% SECURE PAYMENT

We offer secure payment options to suit your needs. Full payment is not required upfront. A 20% deposit is required to secure your booking. 

FRIENDS

The ultimate surf travel experience for you & your mates. Bonus? Groups of 2-3 people receive a 15% discount. 

FAMILIES

A personal guide focused on safely delivering you to South Africa’s best waves & loads of fun activities for the whole family.

COUPLES

With unforgettable views, prestine beaches, vineyards, scenic hikes & loads more- South Africa is the ultimate couples holiday. Bonus? Couple bookings receive 15% discount. 

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Travelling alone? You’ll feel right at home joining us on our surf trips. With the friendliest team & new friends along the way, our trips are perfect for solo travel.

Read about one of our recent trips.

YUKI'S SURF TRIP

This month, we guided Yuki on a 12-day South African adventure. The trip we put together for her was designed specifically with her interests and budget in mind, and she had a blast!

  • TYPE OF TRAVELLER: Solo surfer
  • DURATION OF STAY: 12 Days
  • LOCATION: Cape Town, West Coast, Cederberg Mountains & the Overberg.
  • TRIP COST: €1,900

TRIP INCLUDED

Guesthouse accommodation; surfboard rental; daily surf guide; breakfast, snacks & dinners; airport transfers & all transport in comfortable SUV. 

ABOUT YUKI

Yuki is from Switzerland, and loves to surf. She loves the outdoors, adventure and nature. She enjoys trying different foods, learning about local culture, and experiencing places that are not well-known. 

ACTIVITIES 

Wave-riding, waterfall hikes, a private safari drive, zip-lining, a traditional South African braai, sand-boarding, tasting at a gin distillery, waterski park and more. 

 

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A little more about us.

HI THERE!

We’re Ru & Tracey, the founders of South Africa Surf Tours. We’re a South African couple with a passion for the ocean, people, nature, and our 2 huskies. We started South Africa Surf Tours with a vision to help surf travellers experience the best that South Africa has to offer. It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

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. 

Today, we’re still involved in the day-to-day running of every single tour. It’s our personal mission to ensure that our guests have the best time possible. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, we love hearing from you! 

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GET IN TOUCH

If you're happy, we're happy.

MEET SOME OF OUR PAST VISITORS

  • 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!

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    Yuki Tschopp
    Switzerland
  • I stayed with Ruan 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.

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    Jake O'Donnel
    Australia
  • 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.

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    David Grannery
    Australia
  • 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.

    Guest Review Julien
    Julien Gregoir
    Spain

SAMPLE SURF HOLIDAYS

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    SEPTEMBER SAVER SURF TRIP

    SURF TRIP: SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Availability : 15-21 September 2018
    Cape Town International Airport
    Min Age : 18 Years old
    Max People : 4

    “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.” – Jacob, California

    •   Everything about our stay was amazing. From the surf lodge we stayed in less than 100 yards to the ocean, to the delicious breakfasts we woke up to every morning, to the expertise of our hosts on everything South Africa, it was 100% better than...More

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      7/18/2018
    •   My mates and I had the best time staying with Tracy and Ruan, who were incredible host! Everyday they provided us with a delicious breakfast of omelettes, toast, papayas, coffee, smoothie bowls, and more! We really enjoyed staying at lodge located just a block from...More

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      7/05/2018
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    FRIENDS SURF TRIP

    Cape Town International Airport
    Min Age : 18+

    Experience the trip of a lifetime with your mates.

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    SURFER'S PARADISE FOR TWO

    COUPLES SURF TRIP

    Cape Town International Airport
    Min Age : 18+

    A couples getaway with waves, wildlife, wine, views & traditional culture.

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    SOUL SEARCHING SOLO TRAVEL

    SOLO TRAVELLER SURF TRIP

    Cape Town International Airport
    Min Age : 18+

    The ultimate guided solo surf adventure in South Africa.

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    THE DONKEY AWAITS!

    14-DAY SKELETON BAY TO CAPE TOWN SURF TRIP

    Windhoek/ Walvis Bay Airport
    Min Age : 18
    Max People : 3

    The chance to surf the best wave in the world and the longest barrel of your life is on the cards when selecting this package.

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  • Skeleton Bay wave
    THE BEST WAVE IN THE WORLD

    14-DAY SKELETON BAY BODYBOARDING TRIP

    Walvis Bay/ Windhoek Airport, Namibia
    Min Age : 18+

    You’ve seen the 2-minute long barrel videos, now it’s YOUR turn.

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    WEST COAST, BEST COAST.

    10-DAY WEST COAST TO VIC BAY BODYBOARDING TRIP

    Cape Town International Airport
    Min Age : 18
    Max People : 3

    A longer stay could just mean a longer barrel- and who can say no to longer barrels?

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    ENQUIRE FOR A TAILORED QUOTE

    7-DAY ‘WEEK OF WAVES’ BODYBOARDING TRIP

    Cape Town International Airport
    Min Age : 18+
    Max People : 3

    Based in Overberg Valley, about a minute walk from the beach, South Africa Surf Tours is your ticket to a fully-guided charter to the Western Cape’s best waves, from the Overberg to Cape Town.

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Skeleton Bay wave
THE DONKEY AWAITS!

14-DAY SKELETON BAY TO CAPE TOWN SURF TRIP

14 Days
Windhoek/ Walvis Bay Airport

The chance to surf the best wave in the world and the longest barrel of your life is on the cards when selecting this package.

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SOUL SEARCHING SOLO TRAVEL

SOLO TRAVELLER SURF TRIP

Cape Town International Airport

The ultimate guided solo surf adventure in South Africa.

couples surfing holiday
SURFER'S PARADISE FOR TWO

COUPLES SURF TRIP

Cape Town International Airport

A couples getaway with waves, wildlife, wine, views & traditional culture.

guided holiday in south africa
PITS & MATES

FRIENDS SURF TRIP

Cape Town International Airport

Experience the trip of a lifetime with your mates.

Surf trip in South Africa
SEPTEMBER SAVER SURF TRIP

SURF TRIP: SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICA

7 Days
Availability : 15-21 September 2018
Cape Town International Airport

“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.” – Jacob, California

  •   Everything about our stay was amazing. From the surf lodge we stayed in less than 100 yards to the ocean, to the delicious breakfasts we woke up to every morning, to the expertise of our hosts on everything South Africa, it was 100% better than...More

    thumb Jacob R
    7/18/2018
  •   My mates and I had the best time staying with Tracy and Ruan, who were incredible host! Everyday they provided us with a delicious breakfast of omelettes, toast, papayas, coffee, smoothie bowls, and more! We really enjoyed staying at lodge located just a block from...More

    thumb robrosenast
    7/05/2018
FromUSD 1,280USD 1,024
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SAMPLE BODYBOARDING TRIPS

Solo Traveller Surf Holidays
ENQUIRE FOR A TAILORED QUOTE

7-DAY ‘WEEK OF WAVES’ BODYBOARDING TRIP

7 days
Cape Town International Airport

Based in Overberg Valley, about a minute walk from the beach, South Africa Surf Tours is your ticket to a fully-guided charter to the Western Cape’s best waves, from the Overberg to Cape Town.

bodyboarding holiday in south africa
WEST COAST, BEST COAST.

10-DAY WEST COAST TO VIC BAY BODYBOARDING TRIP

10 Days
Cape Town International Airport

A longer stay could just mean a longer barrel- and who can say no to longer barrels?

Skeleton Bay wave
THE BEST WAVE IN THE WORLD

14-DAY SKELETON BAY BODYBOARDING TRIP

Walvis Bay/ Windhoek Airport, Namibia

You’ve seen the 2-minute long barrel videos, now it’s YOUR turn.

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