Surf Travel Blog

smoothie
16
Oct

The ultimate pre-surf brekky smoothie

Almond & Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe There’s nothing better than an ice cold, energy packed smoothie before a big surf.  This banana, almond milk and peanut butter smoothie is our go-to for a quick pre-surf morning treat. It’s packed with protein and natural sources of energy, and tastes amazing too. Smoothie Ingredients (Serves 2- or...
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surf resort
17
Oct

5 Things to Look for in a Surf Resort or Surf House

Surf Resort : 5 Things to Look for Google ‘surf accommodation’ and watch as thousands of results pop up, with everything from 5 star surf resorts with monogrammed bathrobes and room service for your pets, to a shitty back room of someone’s house that’s too small to open your suitcase in. So how do you choose...
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uncrowded surf destinations
13
Mar

Uncrowded Surf Destinations: The Best Surf Trips Off The Beaten Path

The Best Surf Trips Off The Beaten Path Tired of Crowds? Your local beach is becoming more crowded than ever before, with grommies inside every wave, paddling circles around you. Sound familiar? Your day-dreaming mind wonders to a completely uncrowded surf spot with just you and a couple of your mates out, scoring endless pits...
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surf spot guide
25
Sep

Surf Spot Guide to South Africa

There’s no denying it – Africa offers some of the best surf spots in the world. The Best Places to Surf in South Africa South Africa Surf Tours is based in the Overberg, in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Our guided surf trips and bodyboard holidays extend all along the African coast from...
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skeleton bay namibia
28
Mar

The Diamond of the Desert: Skeleton Bay, Namibia

A Surf Trip To Skeleton Bay, Namibia A favourite destination for Saffa Surf Tours, Skeleton Bay, Namibia (also known as Donkey Bay) can be referred to as the diamond of the desert. When this natural phenomenon occurs, it’s easily rated the best wave in the world.  The longest sand-bottomed left known, Skeleton Bay first came...
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smoothie bowl
18
Apr

Smoothie Bowl Heaven: How to Make the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

The Smoothie Bowl Basics. What is a Smoothie Bowl? A smoothie bowl is pretty much what it sounds like- a smoothie, in a bowl. It’s a combination of whole foods; fruits or veggies, and superfoods blended together to create an ice-cream like texture. Once all your ingredients are blended up, you’ll pop your smoothie into...
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surf holiday in South Africa western cape
10
Apr

West Coast, Best Coast: Surfing on the West Coast of South Africa

Here’s why the West Coast is my favourite surf trip. Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to do a decent amount of surf travelling. I’ve encountered some incredible places, waves, scenery and people. I’ve learnt a lot in the process, and developed a whole new appreciation for my home country, South Africa....
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surf-workout
21
May

Surf Workout: Surfing Exercises to Improve your Surfing

Surf Workout: It’s all about Mobility and Balance. So, your new years resolution was to focus on your fitness, and improve your surfing. Now, it’s nearing the middle of the year, and you’re on struggle street every time you head out to surf. Surfing is fun, it’s incredibly fun- and even more so when your...
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couples-surf-holiday
16
May

Couples Holidays: Why Every Couple Should Visit South Africa

Best Couples Holidays Why Every Couple Should Visit South Africa There’s no doubt that Cape Town, South Africa is a watersport and action-adventure paradise. It can also be the ideal destination for couples holidays. Are you looking for the perfect place to take your other half for a romantic getaway (with a couple of banging...
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surfing history
25
May

Saffa Surfers Making History For Over A Century!

Surfing History of South Africa Ever wondered about the history of surfing in South Africa? It’s got to be an interesting story, right? Right! Saffas have been pushing surfing boundaries since 1910, and continue to impact the international surfing scene today. Our team put together a quick glimpse down memory lane to see how the...
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surfing yoga
12
Feb

Surfing and Yoga, a Match made in Heaven

Surf Yoga, a Match made in Heaven Surf Yoga retreats are taking the world by storm and have grown into booming businesses from Bali to Costa Rica, Morocco, Portugal, Sri Lanka and…. you guessed it, South Africa! Surfers are increasingly turning to yoga as an additional pastime, which has resulted in the complete integration of...
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visit south africa
30
Nov

7 Reasons not to visit South Africa

South African Holidays 7 Reasons not to Visit South Africa Thinking of planning a trip to South Africa? Be sure to read our top 7 reasons why you definitely shouldn’t! 1. You’ll realise how expensive your home country is.  Our weak currency means a helluva good time for visitors. Ask any local about our former...
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intermediate surf trips
22
Feb

Best Surf Trips for Intermediate Surfers

Our local resident surf guide, Ruan de Bruin (or Ru for short), explains why South Africa is the ultimate surfing destination for your next surf trip as an intermediate surfer.
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surfing maldives
20
Jun

Surfing in the Maldives – Your Guide to the Best Waves in the Flower of the Indies

Your guide to surfing in the Maldives Saffa Surf Tours specialises in guided surf trips in South Africa and Namibia, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t drool over other lesser-known and uncrowded surf locations, does it? This article was written by a friend from Booksurfcamps.com – Octavia. In the article, she explains everything you need...
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DryTide-waterproof-backpack-1_preview-e1528633841852-1024x683
31
May

DryTide Backpack: The Waterproof Travel Backpack We All Need.

A Comfortable & Waterproof Surf Travel Backpack. So you’re on a boat in the middle of nowhere, making your way to the wave of your dreams. It’s the wave your mates have raved about, and you’re finally going to surf it.  But, instead of focusing on the pumping wave ahead of you, you find yourself...
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learn to surf
14
Feb

Learn to Surf in Cape Town

Why Cape Town, South Africa is the Ultimate Learn to Surf Destination It’s 2020, and if you still haven’t learn to surf. It’s high time you learnt something new, don’t you think? Surfing is one of those sports that are challenging but at the same time, the most fun.  Surfing is not just a fun...
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kitesurfing
23
Feb

Kitesurfing in the Overberg, the other side of Cape Town.

Kitesurfing South Africa Kitesurfing in the Overberg, the other side of Cape Town. Kitesurfing South Africa Article as written by Kyle Rhett Cabano for & posted by www.kitesurfersblog.com Cape Town has long been on the maps of many well seasoned and adventurous kitesurfers. Famous for the gail force winds and large swell during the summer...
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surf forecast websites
10
Oct

Our Favourite Surf Forecast Websites

Our Favourite Surf Forecast Websites Gone are the days when surfing enthusiasts had to inquire about surf forecasts on the telephone. Today, thanks to the advent of technology and the internet, learning about surfing conditions has become a breeze; courtesy of surf forecast websites available on the web. There are a plethora of sweet surf...
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surf trip photo
10
Jan

3 Reasons To Use A Surf Guide In South Africa

Surf Guide South Africa Three Reasons to use a Surf Guide in South Africa What is a surf guide? When you hear the words ‘surf guide‘, your mind might jump to a magazine-style publication that tells you everything you need to know about a surf destination, helping you discover new areas with confidence. That’s one...
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great white shark
04
Apr

Where have all of the Great White Sharks gone?

Where have all of the Great White Sharks gone? As a surf guide, one of the add-on activities we offer our guests is shark cage diving in Gaansbaai, South Africa. It’s an epic experience that allows our visitors to learn about marine sustainability & conservation, while getting up-close and personal with one of the world’s...
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garbage-on-a-beach-left-by-tourist-at-sunset-1024x683
30
May

Another Rubbish Article: Ocean Pollution and How You Can Change It.

Ocean Pollution As surfers and people who spend a lot of our time in the ocean, it’s particularly sad for us to see the effects of ocean pollution on global waters. It’s been a problem for as long as I can remember. It’s something we’ve been warned about. It is something we sort-of kind-of learnt...
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homemade granola
17
Jan

Crunchy 5-ingredient homemade granola

Homemade Granola Recipe Crunchy, 5 Ingredient Homemade Granola We were lucky enough to taste some incredible food on a recent surf trip to Indonesia. Something that stood out for me was a super crunchy, toasty granola with the perfect combination of sweet & savoury. We bought as many bags of that delicious granola that we...
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solo surf travel
28
May

Solo Surf Travel Done Right

Solo Travel with a Difference. A New Approach to Solo Travel in South Africa. Overberg, Western Cape, May 2018: The South Africa Surf Tours team completed their 12-day guided surf and adventure trip with female Swiss solo traveller, Yuki, last week. When Yuki returned home from her fully-guided adventure trip in South Africa, she had...
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surfari
27
Feb

What Is A Surfari?

Surfari – The Ultimate Surf Trip You may have heard the term ‘surfari’ come up in conversation recently. ‘The surfaris‘ where a famous American rock band formed in California is 1962. The latest definition of surfaris, however, will be a little harder to find in Cali. In fact, Californian surfers are flocking to all over...
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cold water surfing
21
Jun

5 Tips for Cold Water Surfing

5 Cold Water Surfing Tips A little cold is no excuse to skip a thick swell with pumping offshores. So, harden up and try these tips for making cold water surfing more enjoyable.
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visa requirements
23
May

South Africa Visa: Do You Need One for your Surf Trip?

Understanding South Africa Visa Requirements You’ve decided to take the plunge and book your flights to South Africa for the ultimate surf trip off the beaten path. Good on you! You’re in for one heck of a good time. Before you board the plane, though, make sure you know whether you meet the visa requirements...
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surfing quotes
07
Feb

Surfing Quotes To Inspire You

Surfing Quotes to Keep you Inspired Surfing is so much more than just a sport. It’s a way of life. Subsequently, it’s no surprise that people have been talking about surfing and its impact on their lives since its inception. Recently, we spent some time researching the history of surfing. While scrolling through the world...
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hiking in the overberg
14
Nov

Hiking in the Overberg, South Africa

Hiking Trails in the Overberg, South Africa Get In Touch with Nature Where is the Overberg? When you decide you have had enough of Cape Town’s crowds and heavy wind, take a drive to the Overberg. The Overberg is just over an hour’s drive outside of Cape Town. Take the scenic route along Clarence Drive...
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visit cape town
20
Mar

Our top ten reasons to visit Cape Town.

The Mother City – Cape Town, is still a Banging place to visit. Cape Town has been getting some seriously bad publicity lately due to the water crisis .It’s true, flushing the toilet is kind of a big deal in Cape Town, and showering is more of a race against time than a leisurely activity,...
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surfing terms sa
02
Jul

Surfing Terms in South Africa

Brush up on your ‘Saffa’ Surfing Terms and Surfer Lingo We’ve had the privilege of showing surfers from other parts of the world our slice of surfing heaven for a while now. It’s been a heck of a good time. One of the things our guests comment on or ask about regularly is the South...
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