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This nine week African Road Trip from Cape Town to Mozambique is positioned in peak swell season, and the perfect way to see all that the Southern African East Coast has to offer. Regardless of whether you're a seasoned surfer, or just getting into it, the winter swells and off-shores are sure to provide you with the best possible waves to take your surfing to the next level.
The coastline from Cape Town up to Mozambique has hundreds of surf spots, from the ultimate right pointbreak Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay, to numerous other lesser-known but still world-class waves. As the trip gets ever closer to Mozambique, the waves become wilder, and that's when we jump in the 4*4’s for an all-out surf-searching adventure.
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Expect nine weeks of epic adventure, with stop offs at eight of our favourite destinations, giving you the opportunity to surf world-class waves every day, live the local lifestyle, and give something back to the community. There are also all sorts of exciting activities to add to the experience, such as climbing Table Mountain, swimming with penguins, bungee jumping and or going on a heart-racing safari. Mozambique really is the cherry on top with its tropical warm waters, palm trees and paradise vibe!
What to expect?
On this trip the main focus is surfing! July through to August is the best time for swell in South Africa, as there are big groundswells that march up the coast. You'll get coached by some of South Africa’s best coaches, including two national coaches, ensuring that your surfing continuously improves on the trip. The coaches use both in-water and beach coaching, as well as photo and video analysis.
This trip is not exclusive to surfers with experience, as you'll always be coached to your ability thanks to our deep pool of resources in South Africa. The range of perspectives you get from the different coaches will help to ensure that all aspects of your surfing are covered.
Next Course Dates: 6th July to 7th September 2017
Every stop has shops were you can purchase ingredients to cook, as well as cafes and restaurants. We advise budgeting around £10/£15 for all 3 meals.
There is a 'Food Add-On' option which makes your life easier and you don't have to worry about cooking the next meal. The optional add on is £55 week, so £495 for 9 weeks. This includes:
Your Trip Leaders will provide world class coaching throughout your surf adventure.
What will the temperature be like this time of year?
Starting in winter and running into spring, South Africa has one of the mildest winters around. Yes, it can get chilly and rain here and there, but generally that means the waves will be cooking, so you'll be in the water anyway! From Durban onwards and into Mozambique it will be warm!
What is the highlight of this trip?
Wow, there will be so many! It's prime swell season at this time of year with good winds, so you will get some world-class surf! There are so many highlights, from the activities you will do, the community work you'll get involved with, to the friends you'll make and the travellers you'll meet along the way.
Cape Town - 12 days - Settle in, master the basics of surfing and help out in the townships.
Plettenberg Bay - 5 days - Beach bums can enjoy the Garden Route's empty beaches at their very best or adrenaline junkies can go straight for a spot of bungee jumping.
Jeffreys Bay - 12 days - Surf world-class waves all day and get involved in environmental projects.
Coffee Bay - 5 days - Go back in time and enjoy simple South Africa.
Durban - 5 days - Enjoy the buzz of South Africa’s ‘Surf City’ and its warm waters.
Ballito - 3 days - Enjoy the raw power of the North Coast and get ready for Mozambique.
Tofo - 14 days - As you relax in a hammock after another great surf in tropical waters, we've no doubt that you'll be thinking of a way to live out here for good.
Ponta D'oura - 4 days - Expect to enjoy fantastic local food, have arms like jelly from the long waves and top up that tan before heading to Durban and then...home.
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You will need a flight into Cape Town landing on the start date of your adventure. Your trip leaders will have all of your flight details as the Ticket to Ride Head office team communicate very closely with them. You will need a flight departing from Durban international on the finish date of your trip of which your Trip Leaders will drop you off with plenty of time to spare.
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