You’ve heard about South Africa’s raw beauty, and seen its barrels on Youtube, but you’re not sure where to go, or how to get there.
What you need is an experienced local surf guide, focused on safely delivering you to the waves you’ve been dreaming of. Our strong working relationships with some of South Africa’s best suppliers of adventure activities, as well as our own accommodation & transport in-house means our trips are more affordable than alternatives.
Based in the Overberg Valleys, 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. This stretch of coastline is ripe with all kinds of waves from your dreams. From world-class picture perfect A-Frame beach breaks, to ginormous barrels, point breaks, and heaving mutating slabs.
As far as surf trips in South Africa go, this tour is light on the pocket, and includes everything you need for the ultimate week chasing sought-after South African waves.
Your route will depend on swell, wind and weather conditions, which will be closely monitored by your guide as we chase the perfect barrel.
Between surf sessions, you’ll be left in awe of South Africa’s rich wildlife after a guided safari drive, and a once-in-a-lifetime shark cage diving experience. The surf & adventure trip of a lifetime, this is a week you’ll never forget.
USD $1,190 Per Person (Save USD $298).
Note: A 30% deposit upfront is required to secure your trip. We offer flexible payment plans for the remainder of your surf trip balance.
You’ll be greeted at Cape Town International Airport by your experienced local guide. From here, you’ll take the 1.5 hour drive along one of South Africa’s most scenic routes- Clarence Drive. Winding between mountains & the ocean, you’ll quickly see why Cape Town is rated one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Once you reach our surf lodge in the Overberg region, you’ll be allocated a comfortable private double room, and given a quick tour of your surroundings.
Each day of your trip will begin with a delicious breakfast & coffee made to your liking. Your days will be filled with surf sessions at a variety of beaches, with your surf guide keeping a close eye on the conditions to ensure you’re surfing the best spots each day. When you’re surfed out, or the surf dies down, you’ll have a variety of adventure activities to keep you stoked. Get up close and personal with some of South Africa’s most sought after wildlife on a safari game drive with leopards, rhinos, lions, giraffes and more. Get your adrenaline pumping with a shark cage diving experience in a world renowned shark-conservation town, Gansbaai.
Experience South Africa’s authentic natural beauty, and friendly local culture with your personal guide.
A week filled with incredible waves, sweeping landscapes, pristine beaches, African wildlife, traditional food, local beers, new friends, and evening’s spent swopping surfing success stories around the fire. It doesn’t get better than this.
Note: The waves you surf will depend on the swell and weather conditions during your stay, which will be closely monitored by your experienced local guide.
In an effort to give back to our community in our own small way, South Africa Surf Tours has committed to donating 25KGs of dog food to our local animal shelter, for every trip sold. We appreciate the incredible work that the folks down at Kleinmond Animal Welfare are doing, and are stoked to help in this way!
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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.