Not for the faint-hearted. This extreme sport package makes you comfortable with the best and most exciting sports in the Cape.
• Kite surfing lessons for IKO certificate
• Sandboarding and surfing lessons
• Traditional South African BBQ and potjie
20 DAYS/19 NIGHTS
Price: ZAR 14,630
Tour Code: ES
• Airport transfer
• 19 nights’ dormitory accommodation
• Transfers to and from activities
• Kitesurfing lessons with certified I.K.O Instructor
• Skydiving instructor, flight and equipment
• Sandboarding & surfing instructor
• Equipment rental
Day 1,6 – Dinner
Day 2 – Breakfast, dinner Day 3 – Breakfast
Day 4 – Breakfast
Day 5 – Breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Placement – level test
• All materials
• End of course certificate
• Teachers are all highly qualified CELTA (Cambridge) teachers
• Small classes of max 12 per class
• Free Net Languages online
• English courses whilst studying with ih Cape Town
You are met at the airport and taken to the 4 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. At 5pm everyone meets at SaltyCrax for orientation and a traditional South African BBQ around the fire. 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 a farmhouse 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.
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.
local night life.
You can swop your kitesurfing lessons for a skydive or shark-cage dive.
After a full breakfast served in the dining room, you are taken back to the beach. Your final day of lessons include:
Lesson 3: Water Skills
Includes advanced body dragging, water re-launch and basic board skills.
Lesson 4: Board Basics
Includes first water starts on a board and first ride.
Lesson 5: Supervised Riding and 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! We return to the hostel for dinner.
After breakfast and an early start, we go to Atlantis, passing the Melkbos beach along the way.
Your sandboarding instructor will show you how to ride down the dunes. We then hit the beach for lunch and to wash the sand off with surf lessons. Dinner will be served back at the hostel.
After breakfast we journey to Kamikaze Canyon for a hike. Those brave enough can go kloofing – jumping down 3-22m high cliffs into crystal clear rock pools below. Abseil down a 65m cliff. After the long day in the sun, we return to the backpacker’s hostel.
We take a 20-minute drive up the West coast to the skydiving drop zone. Your tandem skydiving instructor will give you a briefing before boarding the plane. The view on the flight is breathtaking. Cape Town lies to the south, False Bay is further south, Robben Island is to the west and the Langebaan Lagoon is to the north. You can also choose to go shark-cage diving.
DAY 6 – DAY 20
The week is spent on your Standard English Course. Lessons are held from Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 12:40pm.
Activitiy / tour days may be taken over weekends in between the language course, before or after. Accommodation can be upgraded to doubles or en-suites at your own expense.
You can swop your kitesurfing lessons for a skydive or shark cage dive.
This tour is weather dependent and may need to be lengthened for completion. If the full course is not completed the balance of the course will be refunded.