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SSurf's up! Warm waters, empty beaches, world-class breaks and over 2,600km of coastline make South Africa the perfect spot for a surf trip! Today Maya, Alice and Saunders head to Cape Town's Muizenberg Beach, or ‘Muizies’ as it’s known locally, to learn how to surf with 'Stoked School of Surf'.
Here, we bring you some of the best on-screen locations that you can experience on your next trip to South Africa – and which films to watch before you visit!
Windsurfing is popular in Cape Town - Bloubergstrand and Langebaan are popular destinations. Windsurfing is also popular inland on lakes, dams and rivers.
The meeting of two oceans in the Western Cape means that there are always good waves for surfing.
Kitesurfing in South Africa is concentrated around the coastal areas, stretching from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and Durban.
On the Western Cape coast just off shore of Lambert’s Bay is Bird Island. It houses a massive breeding colony of Cape gannets – 1 of only 6 such colonies in the world. Thousands of these birds, as well as Cape cormorants, breed and roost on the island which is connected to the mainland by a breakwater, providing rare public access to these seabird colonies. The reserve features a modern bird hide.
The Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area: spectacular seascapes and aquatic life alongside a majestic vista of soaring mountains and entrancing fynbos where two mighty currents meet.
Chapman’s Peak Drive in Cape Town is a winding 9km route that takes visitors from the fishing village of Hout Bay to the beaches of Noordhoek, through some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery.