South Africa is a beautiful and inspiring location to visit with plenty for visitors to get involved with. An extremely popular past-time is the thrilling and adrenaline-filled sport of kite surfing, with South Africa boasting many locations where this can be enjoyed.
The gloriously stunning Cape Town is known as one of the world’s absolute best spots for kite surfing, with thousands of people flocking to the destination for a try at this exciting ride. Cape Town has a constant strong wind which benefits kite flying and helps people to enjoy it to its maximum potential. In fact, many professional kite surfers spend months at this superb city for training and learning purposes, in order to prepare for the following competitive season.
The best months for a kite surfing adventure in South Africa are November to the beginning of March, with the main direction of wind going South East to South. The wind can get pretty strong, sometimes reaching up to 30-40 knots. For a 75kg kiter the best kite range is probably to have 7-12m kites.
Big Bay is located in the north of Cape Town, and visitors can find lot of infrastructure around the location. There is enough parking place and the spot is also good for wave surfing mostly in the morning. It’s divided in two areas, left there is place for windsurfers and the kiters kite downwind to the right. In peak times it gets crowded, but there is enough place downwind to go and enjoy yourself.
Scarborough is a smaller spot in the south of Cape Town but it’s not really getting crowded as it’s some time driving here by car from Cape Town, approximately 45 minutes. You should come here when the wind is not enough in Cape Town and check the Wind-Forecast especially for this spot as it is possible to get ridable conditions when there is almost no wind at Table View or Big Bay.
If you fancy taking a break from all the high-flying kite surfing action then there’s no need to worry! There is plenty of other entertainment on offer in Cape Town for an adrenaline seeker to enjoy when they are not soaring above the clouds. Cape Town boasts a huge variety of sensational casino’s, with the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World offering one of the best casinos in the city.
This Cape Town based casino is the biggest gaming complex in the entire Western Cape, with 2563 slot machines and 79 premium table games, meaning a visitor to the kite surfing hotbed can enjoy the thrills and spills of popular casino games from the sunny setting of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches.