South African Surfing Tour

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South African Surfing Tour

On an Educational Vacation unlike any other, visit majestic Cape Town, South Africa for the some of the best waves (and Professional Surfing Guides) on the planet!

Hang 10 and experience the thrill of catching the perfect wave as this 14 Day South African Surfing Tour shows you the most beautiful spots of the country’s coast while also leaving you with the skills, knowledge, and appreciation for the ocean that it takes to Surf like a pro!

Dive in to endless fun as this 14 Day South African Surfing Tour not only lets you learn about the sport but also about the many amazing attractions that South Africa has to offer. Experience the people, the places, the food, (and even the world-famous wine) on a Vacation that will give you so much more than just some content for your social media pages!

Surfing Lessons occur every morning of the trip from around 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM. The wonderful part about these lessons is that they’re all in a different amazing location of South Africa, so you’ll get to see them all!

After a welcome dinner on the first night, the first full day of the 14 Day South African Surfing Tour includes a lesson at one of three glorious beaches: Big Bay, Muizenberg, or Melkbosstrand! An optional activity of paragliding concludes Day 2 of the Trip! Day 3’s surfing lesson will be at another of the three beaches followed by a visit to the majestic Table Mountain! Day 4 is at the last of the three beaches and then a trip along See Point Promenade to the Waterfront!

Your Fifth day includes a lesson at Muizenberg Beach and then a trip down to Boulders & Cape Point, while the Sixth Adventure of the 14 Day South African Surfing Tour includes a trip the a Vineyard to taste the world-famous South African Wines and enjoy the sunset along beautiful Chapmans Peak!

Week Two is overflowing with entertainment and recreational education. Activities like Morning Yoga on the Beach and a Braai South African BBQ Dinner are {sandwiched} around more surfing lessons. Day 9 Afternoon activities include lunch at the Riverside Café after the Surfing Lesson in Buffalo Bay, while Day 10 offers the chance to go Bungee Jumping!

Days 11 and 12 of the 14 Day South African Surfing Tour play host to some fantastic fun in Jeffrey’s Bay! Visit the Supertubes, some of the largest waves on earth, experience a Dawn Patrol Surf Lesson, and take a Cango Caves Adventure Tour!

As you can see, the trip is jam packed with surfing lessons and fun, but don’t worry! No previous knowledge is necessary because our Professional Surfing Guides will teach you everything you need to know!

So whether you’re new to the craft or an experienced surfer, the 14 Day South African Surfing Tour will be something you’ll never forget, and never want to leave!


  • Day 1: Arrival Day

    Collection from Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town.
    Transport & check-in to your city accommodation.

    Welcome dinner.

  • DAY 2: Surf Lesson & Camps Bay/Clifton

    Breakfast at accommodation.
    Morning Surf Lesson (8:15am to 12:30pm) – At either Big Bay Beach, Muizenberg Beach or Melkbosstrand.

    Lunch followed by the afternoon at Camps Bay/Clifton beach.

    Optional activity: Paragliding (Cost R1300pp).

    Evening drinks & dinner.

  • DAY 3: Surf Lesson & Table Mountain

    Breakfast at accommodation.
    Morning Surf Lesson (8:15am to 12:30pm) At either Big Bay Beach, Muizenberg Beach or Melkbosstrand.

    Lunch followed by a visit to Table Mountain!

    Optional activity: Abseil Table Mountain (Cost R1195pp), or Scoo-tours Table Mountain (Cost R550pp).

    Evening drinks & dinner.

  • DAY 4: Surf Lesson & Sea Point Cycle

    Breakfast at accommodation.
    Morning Surf Lesson (8:15am to 12:30pm)- At either Big Bay Beach, Muizenberg Beach or Melkbosstrand.

    Lunch followed by a cycle along Sea Point Promenade to the Waterfront.

    Optional activity: Two Oceans Aquarium (Cost R175pp), and/or Sunset Boat Cruise (Cost R320pp).


  • DAY 5: Surf Lesson & Cape Point/Boulders

    Breakfast at accommodation. Check out of city accommodation
    Morning Surf Lesson Pick up at 8:15am) – At Muizenberg Beach.

    Check into our beachfront backpackers accommodation, Muizenberg Surfer’s Corner.

    Lunch followed by trip down to Boulders & Cape Point, then back to Muizenberg via Kommetjie Surf Village.


  • DAY 6: Surf Lesson, Kalk Bay Harbor, Wine Tasting & Chapman's Peak

    Breakfast at accommodation overlooking the ocean.
    Morning Surf Lesson (Lesson starts at 9:30am) – Walk down to Muizenberg beachfront.

    After our surfing lesson we will follow the coastal road to the picturesque Kalk Bay Harbor. Lunch at a local fish ‘n chip café.

    Then we head to a Vineyard to taste the local wines whilst enjoying the views. We will drive along the impressive Chapmans Peak to enjoy the sunset. Then head back to our accommodation in Muizenberg.

    Evening: Pizza & Surf Movie at accommodation with the rest of the evening free to relax or enjoy the Muizenberg nightlife.

  • DAY 7: Two Surf Lessons & Lunch

    Optional Activity: Morning Yoga at 7:30am (Cost R100pp).

    Breakfast at accommodation overlooking the surf. Check out of accommodation.
    Morning Surf Lesson (Lesson starts at 9:30am) – Walk down to Muizenberg beachfront.

    Lunch on Muizenberg Beachfront (INCLUDED).

    Afternoon Surf lesson (Lesson starts at 2:30pm).

    Return to the city and check into city accommodation.

    Evening: Dinner (cost not included). Free night to do as you please

  • DAY 8: Travel Day To Sedgefield

    Breakfast at city accommodation. Check out of city accommodation.

    Depart the city at 8:00am & travel to Mossel Bay Point. Lunch at Mossel Bay Point.

    We then continue on to Sedgefield, Western Cape. Check into our accommodation.

    Evening: Braai time! (South African BBQ)

  • DAY 9: Surf Lesson & Riverside Café

    Breakfast at accommodation.
    Morning Surf Lesson – At Buffalo Bay.

    Lunch at Riverside Café.

    Optional Activity: Kayaking in Wilderness (Cost R600pp) or return to accommodation for free time.

    Dinner at accommodation.

  • DAY 10: Surf Lesson & Garden Route Road Trip

    Breakfast at accommodation.
    Morning Surf Lesson – At Buffalo Bay.

    Lunch en route.

    Optional Activity: Bungee Jumping (Cost R1350pp).

    Check into accommodation in Jeffrey’s Bay.

    Dinner at accommodation

  • DAY 11: Surf Lesson & Visit to the Supertubes

    Breakfast at accommodation.
    Morning Surf lesson – At Jeffrey’s Bay!

    Optional Activity: Shopping at the Surf Outlet Stores – whatever your budget and space in your bags allow. 

    Late afternoon visit to the Supertubes to see the famous surf break in action!

    Dinner in town.

  • DAY 12: Dawn Patrol Surf Lesson & Cango Caves

    Morning Surf Lesson – Early/Dawn Patrol.
    Breakfast at accommodation. Check out of accommodation.

    After check-out, we travel the Langeberg Route to Oudtshoorn. On the way we stop at Cango Valley to take a Cango Caves Adventure Tour!

    Check into accommodation in Oudtshoorn.

    Dinner at accommodation.

  • DAY 13: Travel Day Back to Cape Town Via Route 62

    Optional Activity: Early Morning Meerkat Safari (Cost R660pp).

    Breakfast at accommodation. Check out of accommodation.

    After check-out, we travel back to Cape Town via Route 62. Wine Tasting and lunch en route.

    Arriving in Cape Town late afternoon. Check into accommodation.

    Graduation & Farewell dinner.

  • DAY 14: Departure Day

    Breakfast at accommodation. Check out of accommodation with free time until flight departure.

    Transfer to Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town.

    NOTE: ‘Optional Activities’ can be booked in-country and are NOT included in listed tour price. Pricing is denoted in local currency ‘R’ (South African Rand) and are for indication purposes only. Most activities, including all surfing lessons, are weather dependent & therefore a degree of flexibility is expected from all participants.

Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!

Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:

Free Time

*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ. 

Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.

No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.

*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.

Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.

We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!

It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.

Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.

On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.

In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!

As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
  • Additional food, drinks and snacks
  • Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
  • Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)

The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.

In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.

Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.

Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.

*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.

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South African Surfing Tour (14 Days)

Inc. 11 Surf Lessons & Equipment Use + Snap Shots taken by GoPro!
US$ 3750
  • Upmarket Youth Hotel/Flashpackers w/Daily Breakfast
  • 13 Nights Accommodation in Twin or Multi-Share Room (Single Room Supplement: US$360)
  • Visit to Table Mountain, Trip to Boulders & Cape Point + Wine Tasting & Chapman's Peak
  • Late afternoon visit to Supertubes to see the Famous Surf Break in Action
  • Cycle along Sea Point Promenade to Waterfront
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • Cango Caves Adventure Tour!
  • including:
  • Accommodation w/Meals, Daily Transportation and Excursions
  • Certificate of Completion

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