We’re Tracey & Ru, the founders of South Africa Surf Tours (formerly known as ‘Saffa Surf Tours’- long story!). We are a South African couple with a passion for the ocean, nature, good food, coffee, and people. Oh, and our two huskies, they’re everything to us.
Ru is a qualified teacher, and I am a digital marketing specialist. Before we began South Africa Surf Tours, our lives were pretty much run by corporate deadlines and long working hours. After a while, we decided to try doing things a little differently to the way we’d always known. As cliche as it sounds, we decided to quit our jobs and travel to Asia, where we taught English and travelled to some amazing countries.
After a year of travelling, we knew it was time to come home and start the business we’d dreamt of- South Africa Surf Tours. Our passion was still with our home country, and we’d gained a whole new appreciation for the variety of pumping, uncrowded waves we had become accustomed to. Our vision was to provide international travellers with local insight into the best waves in our country. We wanted to share the spots that we’re lucky enough to surf regularly, with others who we knew would appreciate it.
The idea was born after meeting many surfers on our travels that had heard about South Africa’s waves & natural beauty, but had hesitations about visiting our country. Their hesitations ranged from safety concerns, to not knowing where the best surf spots were, and which conditions to visit them on. Our vision was to create a way for foreigners to experience our country in the best way possible- with an experienced guide. Put simply, our goal for each mission is to ensure that we safely deliver our visitors to the South African waves of their dreams, making sure they have the best time along the way.
So far, each day has been rewarding. We have had the opportunity to spend more time in nature than ever before. We’ve watched as our guests experience the wonder that is South Africa for the first time. We’ve met loads of incredible people. All in all, we’re just grateful for this life that we get to live, and we can’t wait to see where this venture takes us next.
If you’re considering a trip to South Africa or Namibia, we highly recommend it (besides the fact that it’s our business), it’s genuinely a one-of-a-kind place. With the right people to show you around, you’re in for a trip of a lifetime. Whether you’re just browsing, or ready to book your trip, get in touch with us. We’d love to answer any questions you have.
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.