You are met at the airport and taken to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from Kite Beach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars and shops. Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (optional extra) or simply relaxing on beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. In the evening we will have a traditional South African meal, which gives you a chance to meet the others guests from around the world. After the good meal roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.
After breakfast, a qualified kitesurfing instructor from Wind Sports will meet you. He will take you to the world famous Kite Beach that has an amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and a steady supply of wind and waves. Your first day of lessons will begin with:
Lesson 1: Introduction to Kiteboarding
Includes safety, equipment setup, understanding the wind and land-based flying.
Lesson 2: Water Introduction
Includes large kite handling, self launch and hopefully body dragging through the water.
Lesson 3: Water Skills
Includes advanced body dragging, water relaunch and basic board skills. You are taken back to the hostel after an exciting day of kiting. Relax around the fire while a potjie; a traditional South African stew, is cooked. The rest of the night is yours to discover the local night life.
You make your way back to the beach after filling up with a hearty breakfast. Your final day of lessons include:
Lesson 4: Board Basics
Includes first water starts on a board and first ride.
Lesson 5: Supervised Riding & Tips
Includes riding with power, change of direction and holding an edge.
You will now be an IKO accredited kitesurfer and will receive a certificate and card allowing you to kite anywhere in the world!
Since this program is highly weather dependent, your original itinerary might be shuffled around in case of bad weather. If any activity is cancelled due to bad weather or other reason, it will be refunded or exchanged for a similar priced activity.
2 nights accommodation
Kitesurfing lessons with certified IKO instructor
Backpacker style accommodation. Choose between dorm, single and double room.