Cape Town's beautiful beaches occassionally feel the effects of the chilly Atlantic ocean and steady winds, but these exact characteristics have spurred the growth of two thrilling adventure activities: snorkelling with curious Cape fur seals off picturesque Hout Bay, and international standard kite surfing with perfect conditions for big air and learners alike.
After checking into the slick but laidback POD Hotel, hotfoot it across the road straight onto Camps Bay beach to check out the shimmering Atlantic for yourself. Its sometimes icy temperatures support a thriving underwater ecosystem of huge kelp forests, which in turn feeds the layers of sea creatures that ultimately support bigger mammals like seals. Even the wind, which can sometimes sandblast an otherwise perfect beach day, has been harnessed by sports lovers so that Langebaan – about a 90-minute drive from Cape Town – is now one of the global centres of kite surfing.
With expert guides, specialist equipment and all transfers seamlessly taken care of, you will have four days to immerse yourself in Cape Town’s ocean, swapping your bikini for a bodyheat-loving wetsuit and losing yourself to the eternal ebb and flow of the waves.
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